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I hadn't decided which bike to take to the VIR track day till the last minute. I had the 998 all wired up and track body but, I really wanted to take the new Gixxer. :scratch:
Sat. morning I found myself safety wiring the Gixxer and I was off for the track Sunday. :bonk:
I took two whole sessions just to get the feel for the beat before I started to turn up the heat. I never cut it loss all the way, all day. This bike has so much power its really hard to control the will spin exiting a corner. :help: VIR is famous for its elevation changes and two nasty off camber corners on the north course. :crazy: Every time I tried to roll on the power through 7 & 14, the Power would spin. :yikes: It takes real control to keep a big bike under you at speed in those corners.

I think there was only five bikes farming today. One was a chick on a 05 Gixxer 600 that took a nasty spill on 14 and another almost made me :cry: (see attachments). He went down hard on turn 1. :bash:
I think he was jinxed from the start. Something about his trailer and he had to rent on from U-Haul. When he got to the track, while unloading his bike. Something happened to a strap, and BAM the bike is on its side with a broken fairing.(first pic) Then mid day, the bike down on the track. :crazy:
 

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Interesting surprise! :rofl:
These guys showed up to practice for the race next weekend. :drool:
 

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Those pics are awesome. And dang I bet seeing those factory guys puts a different feel in your gut... way cool Jeeps! :dthumb:
 

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I can only imagine how cool that would be to go to a track day and watch the Team big rigs show up uexpectedly! Lucky you! :dthumb:
 

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jeeps84 said:
I Every time I tried to roll on the power through 7 & 14, the Power would spin. :yikes:
That's why they call turn 7 unofficially "high-side hill." Glad to hear you had fun. VIR is an incredible course. We'll be down there tomorrow night through Monday night for the big FUSA weekend.

--Laura
 

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snadamo said:
I can only imagine how cool that would be to go to a track day and watch the Team big rigs show up uexpectedly! Lucky you! :dthumb:
I wish I could have meet some of the riders. I still don't know who's bikes where in the Suzuki truck.
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That's why they call turn 7 unofficially "high-side hill." Glad to hear you had fun. VIR is an incredible course. We'll be down there tomorrow night through Monday night for the big FUSA weekend.

--Laura
That's a good name for it. Every bike I have ever saw go down on the hill was a high side except one. I think he low sided off the inside gaiter.
 

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Others.
There were a few more showed up by the end of the day but, I didn't take any pics.
 

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Thats awesome Jeeps, I can't wait till I buy my new bike so I can turn the SV into a track bike.
 

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Those pics are awsome and It sounds like you had a great time.

I suppose the factory guys were there for the upcoming weeks testing?

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2005/Jun/050621c.htm
Yep!
That's what they where there for.
I wish I could have stayed to watch. :cry:
Had to go back to work to pay for another track day.
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Thats awesome Jeeps, I can't wait till I buy my new bike so I can turn the SV into a track bike.
Just use the bike you have.
Its alot of fun and much saffer than ridding like that on the street. :2cents:
 

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More Pics

The first is Jeff (my normal ridding buddy) on his 954, Josh on the ZX-7 (Jeff's 14 year old soon) and me.
We are teaching Josh how to ride. Few more track days and I think he may start teaching us! :whistle: :lol:
 

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Damn, u sure do have some tuff decisions on days like that huh!! which bike to take!! multiple possibilities !! :lol:

Sounds like a blast !!
 

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The decision was, whether to take a brand new bike to the track. The last two times I did, they came home in pieces. :cry: :leaving:
 

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twisty said:
You and the bike look good buddy.
:withstupi Who's takin your pics? They do a good job!
 

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Man, seeing these pictures makes me want to get my AGV Sport Leathers, Boots and gloves and go to the track.

Now I gotta find out what else I need to get on there...
 
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