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This is a great chance for y'all to get on the track and check it out. JenningsGP in North Florida (close to Valdosta GA) is holding open Track Days June 23-25. The cost is $125 preregistered for Sat/Sun and $90 preregistered for Mon. I'm going down late Sat. and riding all day Sun. and Mon. morning.

Anybody else want to join the fun? Track requirements are posted at www.jenningsgp.com - pretty relaxed as far as I've seen. Grab a new set of tires and come play with me!
 

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

cheapbastard said:
kartstar said:
Grab a new set of tires and come play with me!
That just doesn't sound right. :gayaway:

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You KNOW you're the target of this invite, right? Bring that slow-ass yeller POS and show me what ya got, big guy... :twofinger:
 

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You KNOW you're the target of this invite, right? Bring that slow-ass yeller POS and show me what ya got, big guy... :twofinger:
;D ;D ;D Shit kart, ya know I'd love to, but I just can't see coming up with the $$$ by then. Not to mention I'd have to buy a set of leathers, but I need to do that regardless. :violent1:

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

kartstar said:
This is a great chance for y'all to get on the track and check it out. JenningsGP in North Florida (close to Valdosta GA) is holding open Track Days June 23-25. The cost is $125 preregistered for Sat/Sun and $90 preregistered for Mon. I'm going down late Sat. and riding all day Sun. and Mon. morning.

Anybody else want to join the fun? Track requirements are posted athttp:www.jenningsgp.com - pretty relaxed as far as I've seen. Grab a new set of tires and come play with me!
i might be able to swing that mon. for 90 bucks thats awesome!...sure beats $195 for homestead!...any other florida boyz thinking bout it?
 

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

OK...I'm signed up for the Intermediate group on Sunday. Me and my R6 buddy are heading down for sure to duke it out mano a mano! Still waiting to hear back from my other track day homies, but there could be five or six of us from NC.

Cheap (you :gayaway:)?
Dirt?
Limey?
BillT?
R100Pilot?
Bichomalo?

...Georgia/Florida roll call? I'm looking at a seven-hour drive - surely you guys could make it in the same or less?
 

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

Yeah - Sunday only the way things are looking right now. I'd stay, but I've got the hauling truck, and my R6 bud's got to be back to work Monday...c'mon Dirt, let's play!!!
 

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

damn...i have to be in ocala on sat and sun...i was thinking about that monday
 

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Re: Jennings Track Day 6/24 PICS!

Hey y'all - it was HOT!!!

Speedy was the only naked bike out there. Me and my buddy Joel ran intermediate, he on his '00 R6. We stayed on two wheels all day long, running consistently in the five fastest bikes of the group. It was my first time at Jennings GP, but all in all a really nice facility - concrete pit pads, electricity at every pad (the fan was crucial!), showers, and the track is fast, semi-technical, and really good pavement.

Highs: at the end of the day, Joel and I were running low 1:27's, which is really good for intermediates, average for experts. Track record is 1:14.4, set by Geoff May on a Gixxer Thou. I went as fast as I could possibly have gone on an S3 on that day on Pilot Powers - I was laying ******* out of 6 and 11, and felt a couple very real "pushes" going thru turn 8. It didn't freak me out as bad as I thought it would, but I know what they mean when they say "the front end got vague..." Joel couldn't leave me, nor could I leave him - whoever was in front seemed to have the advantage, but I was getting through traffic a little better - I put some time on him if I could get another bike between us.

Lows: I put tires in the dirt three times - on two I just ran wide and dropped off the edge of the pavement. On one I was trying to outbrake a gaggle of riders going into turn one (at the end of 120mph short straight), and got myself caught out - had to stand her up and ride out thru the sand...1/10th of a second too late on the brakes is all it takes sometimes. Second low: i got passed by a Buell. It only happened the once, and the guy was nice enough to tell me where he was reeling me in, so it never happened again. He was smooth, though, riding a Firebolt really well.

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Me and Joel going thru 10/11


In traffic - the guy on the outside here is passing all of us...on the outside!


Low through 13/14


Nice form (finally...it's hard to relax at 100 sometimes) through 9


Sorry you boys missed it!
 

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Re: SE Riders: Track Day in N. Fla. 6/24-25!

damn...looks like you had an awesome time....i would like to take a track lesson one day..some day...whenever i find my balls
 

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Niiice!!

On the first pic it looks like you're almost dragging the hard parts :eek:

Do you have aftermarket rear sets or the stock?
 

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Yes - stock pegs. I have ground down ends of both pegs and the shift lever - apparently they were sticking out too far... ;D

I used to freak out a little when they touched down - now I just shift my weight in a bit more to lift them off the ground when they touch. I am going to adjust the shift lever up a little, tho. It didn't touch on the last go-round, but I had been messing w/my controls:

I've nearly finished machining a set of plates that will move the stock rearsets back 19mm and up 13mm - I put on the prototypes, but my rear brake M/C was touching my exhaust pipe - no bueno.
 

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Re: Jennings Track Day 6/24 PICS!

kcjones said:
:devi: :devi: :devi:

;D Are you running stock suspension? Just curious.
I would answer, but apparently I've been banned (which I richly deserve - passed by a Buell sheesh).

Yeah - my suspension is stock. I added a turn of preload to the rear before my first session, but then took it back out b/c the rear end was squirming around. I think if I took 1/2 turn of preload out of the front, the push I got would diminish. I have it cranked down to three lines showing, and I'm 160 lb w/o gear. I end up not messing with anything b/c it's handling pretty good, and I'm comfortable with that. I'm sure I could use a good susp. tuning session - mine's set up almost right at this point.

FWIW, the Buell was blue, too. ::)
 
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