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I have several friends who have done track days there there and they LOVE it. They say it is a true road course with elevation changes and lots of turns.
 

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I have several friends who have done track days there there and they LOVE it. They say it is a true road course with elevation changes and lots of turns.
Thanks Des...I saw a layout of the track, and it does look like it would be a blast..Plus I've heard nothing but good things about the Track Dyaz group..:D

Why do get the feeling...this is going to get expensive..??:D
 

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I have several friends who have done track days there there and they LOVE it. They say it is a true road course with elevation changes and lots of turns.
Don't get too excited about the elevation changes. They're nothing more than piles of dirt simulating hills. The track is bumpy (good for practicing relaxation techniques) and narrow in a couple of places. Other than that it is great fun.

Buttonwillow, despite its flaws, is a very technical track. Blow the entry into one corner and you'll lose time in the next two or three corners. I've only ridden there once, but I had a great time. I prefer Laguna Seca and Thunderhill, but for those who live in Los Angeles Buttonwillow is an excellent alternative to Willow Springs. Well worth the time and money.
 

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Don't get too excited about the elevation changes. They're nothing more than piles of dirt simulating hills. The track is bumpy (good for practicing relaxation techniques) and narrow in a couple of places. Other than that it is great fun.

Buttonwillow, despite its flaws, is a very technical track. Blow the entry into one corner and you'll lose time in the next two or three corners. I've only ridden there once, but I had a great time. I prefer Laguna Seca and Thunderhill, but for those who live in Los Angeles Buttonwillow is an excellent alternative to Willow Springs. Well worth the time and money.
Thanks for the info...lucky I'm gettin my new suspension before I go...:D
 

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I've done 3 or 4 days with the Track Daz crew. They are a bunch of good guys, but they don't seem to be very selective of who registers for their days.

My experience with them is that the people (riders) don't know how to follow instructions (i.e. ignore flags), and ride way beyond their means.

They used to call a riders' meeting because some crashed, the red flag is out, and people ignore it, so a riders' chew-out meeting is always called. Since then, they've started holding afternoon riders' meetings just to refresh everyone's minds.

Don't get me wrong, Track Daz is a good bunch. They are still learning how to put on a smooth track day. I totally believe in giving them your support so they can learn and continue to provide quality track days.

As far as Button Willow, it's a neat little track. It took me about half the day to figure out the track (my first time), but it's a nice fast AND technical track. Elevation changes are... like fore mentioned, simulated.

But take my word for it, it'll be a blast... and start getting expensive. :D
 

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Hammer. Let us know how you like it.

BTW I'm getting nervous about this Kieth code school I'm taking Mar. 30,31 because my 207 GP have a few track- school sessions and about three laps of practice and then one 8-lap race(the front runners had a 10 lap race) They are probably O.K. , but I'd like to get $100 for the set. Interested?
 

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Hammer. Let us know how you like it.

BTW I'm getting nervous about this Kieth code school I'm taking Mar. 30,31 because my 207 GP have a few track- school sessions and about three laps of practice and then one 8-lap race(the front runners had a 10 lap race) They are probably O.K. , but I'd like to get $100 for the set. Interested?
Thanks DaDuck..as alway's yur very helpful, as is everyone else..:D

Hey Des..there's going to be a couple of my friends doing that school on the 30, 31st..

Reduc..on a 916 will be there, also a guy named Larry, on a sweet lookin R1..tell em Greg said Hi..

Thanks anyway..I'm gettin a new set of Rennsports..:D sorry I'm not a fan od Dunlops, although I've only used the 207zr's..

still have to find some good rotors for the front, mine are warped so much, my brakes chatter so bad, they are almost usless..:( Plus I'm having my suspension redone, and a few other things..so anyone got some good rotorz...cheap..:D
 

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still have to find some good rotors for the front, mine are warped so much, my brakes chatter so bad, they are almost usless..:(
I have a set of EBC Prolites, and EBC HH Kit pads, on my Gixxer. Too bad I'm not done with them yet (as I just picked up a new bike, to replace the ol' Gix).

You should try them out. Granted, $340 is a hefty price, but you'll pay more than that for a pair of stockers from the dealer. Them EBC's are AWESOME!

www.Cyclemall.Net. Ask for Frank. Tell him Todd referred you. He'll give you a deal on a set.
 

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I have a set of EBC Prolites, and EBC HH Kit pads, on my Gixxer. Too bad I'm not done with them yet (as I just picked up a new bike, to replace the ol' Gix).

You should try them out. Granted, $340 is a hefty price, but you'll pay more than that for a pair of stockers from the dealer. Them EBC's are AWESOME!

www.Cyclemall.Net. Ask for Frank. Tell him Todd referred you. He'll give you a deal on a set.
Ahh..you tempt me, in fact I was looking at the prolites...but with all the other stuff I need to get..I'll prolly have to get them later, I did get a deal on some used rotors for 100.00 though, then I'm getting the EBC HH pads, for the time being...Kewl, thanks for the hook up, I'll give him a call when I get ready to get them..:D
 

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Oh, check out the Butonwillow track map. The back sweeper, Riverside... awesome place to tuck in, draft, and slingshot around a draftee. :D

Almost immediately, there will be a blind right hander. Don't take my word for it, but I always go up the hill, stay on the outside, lean it over and "head for the dirt". That way, when you crest, you'll be on track.

Last words of advice, "go fast. don't fall down."

A buddy of mine said that to me once. I never forgot it. Because of his words, I'm now a retired crash tester, although I may take up occupation again, especially if I keep riding/racing. :D
 

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Oh, check out the Butonwillow track map. The back sweeper, Riverside... awesome place to tuck in, draft, and slingshot around a draftee. :D

Almost immediately, there will be a blind right hander. Don't take my word for it, but I always go up the hill, stay on the outside, lean it over and "head for the dirt". That way, when you crest, you'll be on track.

Last words of advice, "go fast. don't fall down."

A buddy of mine said that to me once. I never forgot it. Because of his words, I'm now a retired crash tester, although I may take up occupation again, especially if I keep riding/racing. :D
I'll keep that in mind..thanks..:D You happen to know Dustin C. by any chance..?
 

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Do I know Dustin Coyner? Well, I can't say we go way back, but sure we know each other. He knows me more by bike and reputation... I'm always the last one to get through tech.

He's cool. He's more on the soft-spoken side. Races WSMC. His right hand man, can't for the life of me remember his name. He does most of the hollarin'. You'll know what I mean when you get there.

Too bad, I almost signed up for that trackday. :( Well, maybe the next one.
 

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Do I know Dustin Coyner? Well, I can't say we go way back, but sure we know each other. He knows me more by bike and reputation... I'm always the last one to get through tech.

He's cool. He's more on the soft-spoken side. Races WSMC. His right hand man, can't for the life of me remember his name. He does most of the hollarin'. You'll know what I mean when you get there.

Too bad, I almost signed up for that trackday. :( Well, maybe the next one.
yep...seems like a great dude, I just know him from another site.. Dang,,that would have been cool..if ya woulda signed up.. :D Maybe next time we'll run into each other...not on the track though..:D

I checked out the track map again to find those places,,,..:D hopefuly I'll have some pic's..to show....:D

Once again fella's ..thanks for all the input..I really appreciate it..
 

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When is Dustin's next trackday? If you're up, maybe I'll start saving now. :D
Well..there's a few spots still open on April 14th..then the next trac daz..are on June 10th, then Aug. 24th, & 25th..not sure if I can make the June date...it would be kinda neat to have some of the SBW crew up there...:D

let me know which date..works for you, prolly the Aug. date would be best for me..it's hard for me to get off during the week..:(
 
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