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EDIT: This has slowly turned into a thread where i basically post any pictures from trackdays or upgrades to my bike. the first couple pages are minor crash repairs but there are some decent pics a little later :D. enjoy!

like a lot of u guys, i'm learning as i go, so feel free to post up or PM me any questions


So i've learned that track days aren't races the hard way. i came in with the wrong attitude and left completely humbled. lesson learned. either way, i plan on slowly putting together a new set of OEM plastics for street riding (using ebay and the likes) so i can use my bruised up set for track days only. i'm also planning to cover the turn signals, headlights, and taillight cutouts to create an oem/track hybrid type set of fairings. this little project might last all summer, but i will hopefully accomplish everything i have planned asap. :D The goal for now is to get it up and running...

Some pre-track day pics:
Wheels off to get tires mounted


Fresh new pair of shoes :D


The only pic from the day i have riding sofar. this was one of my first sessions ever and i was a little hesitant to lean off the bike. i never wore a full suit before and felt like i was gonna slip off the tank. i think i might be ordering some stompgrips soon


And post-pics:
Oh poor bike


Sliders ftw


A little bit of bike rash :(


Removed the broken fairing stay. new one is on it's way




Not too bad. a tank slider might just do the trick here


Lots of broken tabs and mounting points. Gonna get a whole new headlight assembly from a guy who just removed his from a race bike


To make things worse, i stripped the oil pan when tightening the drain bolt for a routine change. Things just started to snowball outta control i guess :nono. Either way, the new pan is on it's way and i'm gonna heli-coil the old one as an emergency spare.


Updates to follow as soon as i start to get 'er back together.
 

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thanks guys. i'm not really looking for any sympathy. i just thought it would be kinda cool to post up the rebuilding process. who knows, maybe someone will learn something valuable.

here's a camera phone pic of my offroading adventure. i gotta bring it back to the guy that mounted them to get it completely cleaned out:

 

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how did u crash
turn 7. lots of braking. i was way too aggressive with my downshifting all day and it finally caught up to me. i'm not exactly sure as to what happened, but i know the rear end started to either lose traction or locked up despite the 2008's slipper clutch. it loosened up pretty bad and i probably woulda been ok if i rode off into the grass. instead, i initiated the turn and the bike instantly flopped on it's side. my shoulder and head hit the track but i couldn't have been going over 40 or so. it's a tough way to get an attitude adjustment, but i'm excited to get back out there and try my new approach.

 

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glad you are alright, sucks about the bike. Hope you get the bike fixed soon and are riding soon.
 

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Here Jordan don't feel bad....and James! look i've been off roading too.
keep your chin up man, you only get faster after it.
Besides man, you brought your A game and thats what matters:fact
 

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I'm sorry Jordan, I knew my cheerleading skirt and pom-poms would be a distraction and I should leave them at home :) Don't worry man you'll have her back together in time to rip it up at BHF for the 30th and 31st of Aug.
 

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What kind of frame sliders are on there.
 

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Here Jordan don't feel bad....and James! look i've been off roading too.
keep your chin up man, you only get faster after it.
Besides man, you brought your A game and thats what matters:fact
Weren't you talking about finding gay sex in the weeds? Hey, wait a minute...your in the weeds....

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yeah those are woodcrafts. it's a good thing, too, otherwise i'd probably be fishing for a bolt all night. they're super easy to replace after a crash :yes
 

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I was looking at a track bike yesterday to try to avoid all of this.... I think I might have to buy it.:jacked
 

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I'm in southern IL, where did you do your track day? I heard there was a track day Sunday somewheres, but I didn't get the exact location. Any info you can provide would be great.
 

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good luck with the rebuild keep us all posted would love to follow this one
 

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WoW, what a bummer man... You def have the right outlook on the situation though! GL on the build and better luck next time at the track... It only gets better
 
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