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Jester_ last won the day on May 12 2018

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  1. I will be at nelson next weekend as well, not sure if I am coaching or not but can at least put some faces to names.
  2. That guy can launch a bike... he got the holeshot from the 3rd row lol.
  3. Here is a video I took from Nelson last August with Ricky O'Hare, Vasily Zhulin and Stefano Mesa. Mesa and Zhulin pulled away pretty easily but you can see Ricky for a bit before the tow was lost. Bike placement is very important here to open the radius of the turns and carry your corner speed.
  4. I will miss most of the PIRC track days this year due to scheduling conflicts with WERA... I am super bummed
  5. I used to wear a hit-air vest and high sided at NJMP with it on. It deployed as it should and I am pretty confident it saved me from significant injury. The downside to them is getting plugged in every session, that got old and led to me wearing it a lot less than I should have been the past couple years. I did upgrade to an alpinestars tech air race for next year however. So if anyone wants to buy a hit-air rs-1 let me know lol.
  6. I am not sure what day I am looking to go yet, or if I can at all to be honest. I will let you know though. Will either be the weekend you are going or the one before that.
  7. Barber is pretty cool... not my favorite track but most everyone else loves it. It just isn't as fast as you would think it would be... has cool elevation change, was just repaved, and the facilities are the best in the business. CMP was also just repaved, and I think the lay out looks more fun to me but that is all subjective and the facilities are nowhere near as nice as barber. I am still trying to get to a weekend at either of those 2 tracks, maybe we can ride share if things work out.
  8. Nah not the on off throttle or anything, the power delivery was as smooth as I think it could be given the crossplane crank. When I had the engine done I had the camshafts degreed to bump the power up in the rpm range and the tune was really well done. Maybe its just another of those preference things.
  9. Again some of it is preference but the GSXR isn't as brutal on power delivery, I think it helps you control wheel speed and then there is that top end power. My bike is an SS build, has ceramic transmission bearings and tuned for MR12 or pump but on pump it is an absolute missile when you get into the power band. I think at the club level they are really starting to figure these bikes out, it just took a couple years. Even look at the grid at road atlanta a couple weeks ago, mostly GSXRs or ZX10s in the expert field. 2 years ago it was all R1s.
  10. To be honest I like pretty much everything about it more than the R1 except for the electronics. I like how stable it is in the corners, I like the power delivery more, it feels like it has way more mechanical grip... very confidence inspiring but some of those things are personal preference. The stock GSXR electronics suck, this has the Yosh EM-Pro "like the YEC ECU for yamaha". This is a KWS built bike, has lots of little upgrades on it but the EM-Pro has the KWS flash on it for TC\Wheelie control. It is nowhere close to the R1 in terms of wheelie control but I have heard the TC is close to the R1 I just didnt quite push the bike hard enough to get a feel for it yet. The first day on the bike just cruising around at PIRC on Road Atlanta gearing and I was only a half second off the times on the R1 and I still have to re spring the bike as well as make a few other adjustments to it. I cant wait to get used to this thing though, I really think this is a better platform for me.
  11. Spent last weekend getting used to the new bike. Overall a much better platform me.
  12. Surface is junk Kidding.. I will say the patches are in a pretty bad spot but overall the surface is great. I will also note that I dont think the actual patches have the grip of the normal asphalt, cant get near the drive out of the turns while on the patch that you can on the normal surface.
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