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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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lost my "cherry"

Well, it finally happened...the inevitable...went down at the track. I'm a little banged up, but nothing bad. I was coming in pretty hot into a hard left, when I lost the front end and low-sided. Banged my left elbow on the asphalt pretty good, but nothing broken. Had I not run up on a much slower rider, I carve through like I had done several dozen times already that day. Late day tire wear and the fact that the tires were seeing their second track day (and about a thousand street miles!) also contributed! Hey...I'm frugal!! I was probably getting a bit tired...I should have maintained more distance to the rider in front of me. One thing I must say....Thank God for those frame sliders! They got ground down and bent...but they did the job! I didn't really like the sound of my bike sliding across all that pavement...think I'll try to keep from doing that again...........yea....right!!

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

I prefer 4 strokes over 2 strokes...you get 2 extra strokes!!!

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Glad to hear that you are okay....... would you advise wearing your leathers? Be careful man!

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Funny thing, the guy next to me in the pits said it gives me more "track cred" ....the scuffed up leathers and bike. If they're too perfect, you're not taken seriously. Maybe I won't fix the bike for awhile! Thanks for the well wishes, Inky

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

I prefer 4 strokes over 2 strokes...you get 2 extra strokes!!!

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No problem Rick............

and to the rest of you lazy bastids..........the man crashes and you can't even give him one of these?

You all SUCK.

31 views on the thread and nobody says nothin'..........



You still SUCK.

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Rick, my Mille lost her cherry last Monday at Loudon. Lowsided in the bowl. The crash bungs took most of the hit. My leathers have plenty of credibility now.
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What track??


Glad you're okay and here's the required .

I wouldn't touch a single cosmetic repair if you plan to continue tracking that bike or even riding somewhat aggressively on the street. It'll just happen again and leave you wondering why you wasted the money on pretty paint. Fresh frame sliders and away you go! If you bent the sliders take a good look at where they mount to make sure the frame isn't tweaked.

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What track??


Glad you're okay and here's the required .

I wouldn't touch a single cosmetic repair if you plan to continue tracking that bike or even riding somewhat aggressively on the street. It'll just happen again and leave you wondering why you wasted the money on pretty paint. Fresh frame sliders and away you go! If you bent the sliders take a good look at where they mount to make sure the frame isn't tweaked.

Pretty bikes are for pussy's
I was at Pocono, on their new 3.5 mi layout (most of us didn't care for it btw...it didn't "flow".) I did exactly what you said, replaced sliders, put on flush mount front turn signals...that's it!

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

I prefer 4 strokes over 2 strokes...you get 2 extra strokes!!!

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Glad you're OK! All part of the fun, heh?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 06:41 AM
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Don't feel bad, EVERY bit of shitty Catalyst fiber glass was damaged on my JenningGP lowside. That and a tweaked subframe
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