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    LOL. I was seriously impressed by your knowledge.

    But wondered if you could ever put theory into practice
    I'm the bollocks!

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    I'm the bollocks!
    I can lend you my old orange bib and get you a job at MSV. I was on 400 a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    400s are fun at Snetterton. Yes the back straight is everyone's excuse to get past you, but you'll be quicker round the rest of the circuit, and overtaking them all back.
    A 400 is fun at Snett, but bigger bikes now corner as well as 30 year old 400s.

    I like the 400 because I can't be lazy on it, I have to be in the right gear everywhere to get a decent lap, on bigger bikes I have a tendency to be lazy with the gears, on a 98 R1 I could ride round the whole of the old Snett in 5th if I was feeling particularly lazy.

    Looks like I've developed a whole heap of poor riding habits that I need to work on, but having fun will always be more important to me than going fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    A 400 is fun at Snett, but bigger bikes now corner as well as 30 year old 400s.

    I like the 400 because I can't be lazy on it, I have to be in the right gear everywhere to get a decent lap, on bigger bikes I have a tendency to be lazy with the gears, on a 98 R1 I could ride round the whole of the old Snett in 5th if I was feeling particularly lazy.

    Looks like I've developed a whole heap of poor riding habits that I need to work on, but having fun will always be more important to me than going fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    Good times not lap times
    With couch on this one it's a trackday, or in this case more a social meet.
    It's about having fun riding around and staying sunny side up, so what if you can't get your knee down or ride in the fast group.
    To be fare I just enjoy watching and talking to people if I get to go on the TRC day but if it's a trackday with my ride out mates it would be different but even then I do 3 out of the 5 sessions and then just talk bollocks and fun watching others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Maybe in 1985. Try that now with a 200bhp R1.
    As he says.

    Back in 1989 you'd maybe be riding a 3tj with 60hp and an alloy frame against a 210kg fzr1000.

    Not the same these days, you'll be up against 1000cc bikes not much heavier with modern suspension, abs brakes, traction control and near on 200hp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    400s are fun at Snetterton. Yes the back straight is everyone's excuse to get past you, but you'll be quicker round the rest of the circuit, and overtaking them all back.
    Even on my R6 the speed of the litre bikes as they come passed is pretty impressive. I'll also hazard a massive guess that my track R6 will out handle my 690 as well. But to be honest I'm not fussed either way I'll just move right over on the straights.

    If you're fast enough you can make it back in lower groups, but that'd be on any bike I'd guess. I got stuck in the fast group at Snet once and I got overtaken by a Manx Norton. I could have pi*sed him down the straight but didn't see the point of having to make him overtake me again so I sat behind him and enjoyed the sound/smell.

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    You do talk shite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    Even on my R6 the speed of the litre bikes as they come passed is pretty impressive. I'll also hazard a massive guess that my track R6 will out handle my 690 as well. But to be honest I'm not fussed either way I'll just move right over on the straights.

    If you're fast enough you can make it back in lower groups, but that'd be on any bike I'd guess. I got stuck in the fast group at Snet once and I got overtaken by a Manx Norton. I could have pi*sed him down the straight but didn't see the point of having to make him overtake me again so I sat behind him and enjoyed the sound/smell.
    At Cadwell Classic Track day there was someone on an old BSA who came past me round Charlies 1, I followed him through Charlies 2, I've never seen a bike frame visibly flex before, I could have passed him on Park straight, but it seemed a bit pointless when he would just come past me again either round Park or the Gooseneck.

    He was very entertaining to follow though, no brakes, frame flexing and tyres sliding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    At Cadwell Classic Track day there was someone on an old BSA who came past me round Charlies 1, I followed him through Charlies 2, I've never seen a bike frame visibly flex before, I could have passed him on Park straight, but it seemed a bit pointless when he would just come past me again either round Park or the Gooseneck.

    He was very entertaining to follow though, no brakes, frame flexing and tyres sliding.
    The frame isnt flexing...its compliant.

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    I thought reasonable lean angles was established by chicken strips rather than dodgy tilted camera pictures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I thought reasonable lean angles was established by chicken strips rather than dodgy tilted camera pictures...
    I'll put the Maxxis tyres back on then, I was getting them right to the edge, I'm not getting to the edge of the Conti race tyres but I'm cornering faster and leaning over further on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I'll put the Maxxis tyres back on then, I was getting them right to the edge, I'm not getting to the edge of the Conti race tyres but I'm cornering faster and leaning over further on them.
    My preference would be to have tyre to spare

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    Meh, over rated


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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I'll put the Maxxis tyres back on then, I was getting them right to the edge, I'm not getting to the edge of the Conti race tyres but I'm cornering faster and leaning over further on them.
    don't use the C word in front of Tricky... :/

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