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Old 28-03-08, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Trackday - Eastern Creek - Sat 12th April

When: Saturday 12th April
Where: Eastern Creek Raceway here
Cost: $199

Ok, new bike, first trackday! Waiting list only for the lower 2 groups so I booked into medium/fast! Oh yeah!

Any takers? Ibishu?

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ps. This is in Sydney, Australia!
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Old 28-03-08, 05:50 PM   #2
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Old 28-03-08, 10:27 PM   #3
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Old 07-04-08, 08:31 PM   #4
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i would love to! however, a need for sanity has led me to have to sell my half of my track bike, so i shan't be out on the track for 6 months or so until i get enough money to get my own track bike, or find someone else who is not insane to go halves with.
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Old 07-04-08, 11:34 PM   #5
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i would love to! however, a need for sanity has led me to have to sell my half of my track bike, so i shan't be out on the track for 6 months or so until i get enough money to get my own track bike, or find someone else who is not insane to go halves with.

What about the Daytona!?
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Old 13-04-08, 02:41 AM   #6
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Default Re: Trackday - Eastern Creek - Sat 12th April

It had to happen - lowsided my new 2 week old Daytona at around 130kph I'm fine - really testament to all my gear which held up superbly. Even the GB Racing crash bungs and engine covers did a great job taking the brunt of the slide....until I hit the gravel trap. See, having never visited a gravel trap, I thought they were made up of the soft powdery stuff you get in dressage arenas - not frickin stones and dirt! So, despite all the damage being cosmetic, pretty much all of it was done by the damn gravel trap.

As for the accident itself - Little bit of a mystery. I was really flying. The bike was performing superbly, though a lot of people had warned me about the lack of trail on the bike and that it was liable to tuck without warning rather than slide. One quick fix that a few people advised was to drop the forks down so that the caps were flush with the yoke. I'm getting some suspension work done in a couple of weeks and the tuner agreed that this would be good. Anyway, I was about mid way through turn 12 - fast left hander on the start finish and I have gone in a little hot. Knee is already on the deck and am starting to wind the throttle on. The extra speed is drifting me wide, so I lean a little more to compensate and bam, front end goes. I'm guessing I just leaned off the side of the tyre as I was already cranked right over. Just wish I could see some pics or video to get a better idea.

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Front fairing - gravel rash - apart from the rear, None of the plastics cracked!



Poor tank - small dent; more gravel rash



Yet more gravel rash



Alternator cover did a great job - Paws, Ed + Monkey, If just have crash bungs then I would definitely advise getting these too.



Damaged side panel (already got a replacement from fleabay) GB Racing crash bung and covers. Missing indy



Tail unit, ripped apart. Fortunately there is nothing in there - just empty space. Maybe I should have left the pillion pegs on though!



Gear lever didn't snap - just bent. Will try bending back



Pic of the bike after a hose down. Not too bad - couple of bits to get it back on the road and then scour ebay for cheap replacement parts

A few pics of the actually day are here, but mainly the first two sessions:

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Old 13-04-08, 03:29 AM   #7
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I retracked my previous statement (in another thread)

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ah no, really feel for you!


hope you get the bike fixed up soon, and hey look on the bright side at least you now have track fairings for next time!
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oh noooooo! sorry to see this
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Ahhh not good ..... bad gravel !!

With a bit of money and time she can look like new again and give you something to do and as Fizzy Fish says you have trackday fairings now

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