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  • Back In The Saddle

    O.K !!!! Last January I low-sided my '99 yellow TLR on a curve that was just asking to be thrashed (85 mph, sand in the road). Final score: 1 broken collar bone (7 places) 1 subframe, rear wheel, tank, fairing stay ,and every bit of plastic on the bike spread over a 100 yard debris field. Also, the rear shock mount fractured and had to be tig welded. the bike had 5k miles, not a scratch and no insurance so I had to get bits as I found them, and man, thank God for E-Bay. I finally healed up and got all the parts , and a really nice port-hole type undertail, since I needed a new taillight assembly anyway. I visited the bike today, and I pick it up tommorow. I promised I would ride it real careful for maybe 5 or 10 minutes, and then, bam! I'm gonna go finish the rest of that curve!
    "SPEED IS JUST A QUESTION OF MONEY... HOW FAST DO YOU WANNA GO ? "

  • #2
    go ahead, kick its ass, seabass!


    welcome to the planet

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    • #3
      good to hear you're back at it .............this time check the road condition first, then go kick its ass
      2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

      Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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      • #4
        Track days. The repeatability factor is kick ass. My last time out, I was able to dial in a fast 120ish mph sweeper. A faster rider who was behind me gave me a tip later in the pits. The track got a lot wider there, pin the throttle (unless you are on a GSXR 1000) and don't worry about the bike running wide. The track was very wide there.

        It was the first time I have ever turned and had the throttle on my TLS pinned all the way through a corner. That was quite an experience.
        "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Duken4evr
          Track days. The repeatability factor is kick ass. My last time out, I was able to dial in a fast 120ish mph sweeper. A faster rider who was behind me gave me a tip later in the pits. The track got a lot wider there, pin the throttle (unless you are on a GSXR 1000) and don't worry about the bike running wide. The track was very wide there.

          It was the first time I have ever turned and had the throttle on my TLS pinned all the way through a corner. That was quite an experience.
          God Damn! I wish I had a track around me.

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