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I kept wanting him to max out that back straight and get'er up over 150! Nice video none the less, thanks for sharing!
 

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After a 12 year hiatus from the track . . .
I'm relatively in the same boat as you are. I just got back into riding after a ~6 year break due to my work out of the country. Got back into riding about 6 months ago. "Pulled trigger and now he's dead" as in Bohemian Rhapsody. Needles to say (although I'm gonna' say it anyway) I'm completely enamored with my '17FZ10. And that's after beating the snot out of a Gixxer-1000 for 4 years (great bike in it's own right).

Lap one was a warm up lap, but two and three were decent. Not the fastest cat on the track, but not the slowest either.
I'm at the stage now where I need to find a fairly local track here in SD. As I stated it's been a while but I'm back in the zone now. I've got a "public" run here at the Coronado Island that's called the "Silver Strand" and there's 3 nice straight runs where I've got my Roxxxie up to ~165 MPH but not enough real-estate to get her up to her top speed, yet.

I too (as DIW stated above) was "gunning" for you to break 140 MPH. The track looked like much fun and I know if you and I were there together, I'd lure you into it, and more! :wink2:

I just this morning at the SS (5:30am) got her up to 154 MPH in 5th gear with relative ease and (as always) ran out of real-estate. For me, I find that if I read-line all gears I top out very quickly to make as much use as possible with my limited real-estate. I'll have to contact my local shops here in SD and enquire on some tracks available.

Question for you, was the audio/video gear you used yours, or did the track provide you with some sort of one-time rental service?


Looks like a lot of fun . . . I want some too.
 

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I kept wanting him to max out that back straight and get'er up over 150! Nice video none the less, thanks for sharing!
There's more room on the front straight at PIR than on the back, and the 146 I saw a couple of times was absolutely maxed out. Keep in mind that the bike is about as aerodynamic as a barn door, and I'm 6'2", 195lbs. Tucked down as far as I could below the non existent windshield, the 146 was all she had.
 

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Cool video! How did you add that minimap in the top left corner?
All of the overlays on top of the video are part of the GoPro software that you install on your computer. Once you import the video in, you can add about 8 different things. The gps in the camera is what provided the map.

If you want to have some fun with your friends, install the Glympse app on your phone, then send them a Glympse just before you head out onto the track. Keep your phone with you, and not only can they track you in real time around the track, but it displays your speed. :)
 

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I'm relatively in the same boat as you are. I just got back into riding after a ~6 year break due to my work out of the country. Got back into riding about 6 months ago. "Pulled trigger and now he's dead" as in Bohemian Rhapsody. Needles to say (although I'm gonna' say it anyway) I'm completely enamored with my '17FZ10. And that's after beating the snot out of a Gixxer-1000 for 4 years (great bike in it's own right).


I'm at the stage now where I need to find a fairly local track here in SD. As I stated it's been a while but I'm back in the zone now. I've got a "public" run here at the Coronado Island that's called the "Silver Strand" and there's 3 nice straight runs where I've got my Roxxxie up to ~165 MPH but not enough real-estate to get her up to her top speed, yet.

I too (as DIW stated above) was "gunning" for you to break 140 MPH. The track looked like much fun and I know if you and I were there together, I'd lure you into it, and more! :wink2:

I just this morning at the SS (5:30am) got her up to 154 MPH in 5th gear with relative ease and (as always) ran out of real-estate. For me, I find that if I read-line all gears I top out very quickly to make as much use as possible with my limited real-estate. I'll have to contact my local shops here in SD and enquire on some tracks available.

Question for you, was the audio/video gear you used yours, or did the track provide you with some sort of one-time rental service?


Looks like a lot of fun . . . I want some too.
There's more room on the front straight at PIR than on the back, and the 146 I saw a couple of times was absolutely maxed out. Keep in mind that the bike is about as aerodynamic as a barn door, and I'm 6'2", 195lbs. Tucked down as far as I could below the non existent windshield, the 146 was all she had.
So...as MRB says above...he was hitting 165mph and it wasn't topped out. I know gearingcommander.com says if...if you can pull redline at 12k it's 164mph. I'm thrilled to hear the bikes will hit 150ish, but 165mph is beyond my expectations. Where I ride...I want it geared for 145...maybe 150. Problem with this...just means more wheelies and less time on full throttle ripping from turn to turn. I'm a old racer that loves the FZ brand...this is my 6th one. I've had all (3) generations.

We'll see what I do with it to get it dialed in and more friendly for serious backroad/track work. Before you say it...I know just buy a R1...I plan on it in a few years when I find a fully modified 17' for cheap. This forum isn't as well sorted as FZ1OA for the Gen1 & Gen2 model, but I'm hopeful over time it will be just as informative...meaning full blown tech tips or high performance modifications done with pictures etc. This motor is so smooth...everything else needs work...IMO. And my bike is already modified pretty good. See below.

R1 forged magnesium wheels
Galfer wave rotors front & rear
R1 master cylinder kit
Steel braided brake lines
Graves smog block off plates
ECU reflash
Auto blipper for clutchless upshifts and downshifts (also have a quick shifter that is not being used)
FJ09 passenger foot pegs (much better than stock for passengers)
Yamaha comfort seat
Radiator guard
Givi windscreen
SW Motech rear rack
Also have a Shad top case mount for the rear rack. You can buy a Shad top case on amazon for about $100 and it will bolt right on.
SW Motech frame sliders
SW Motech gas tank bag mount already installed.
Custom revalved forks and revalved shock by Evolution Suspension i
Yoshimura Y Series Slip on with Y pipe cat delete
Fuel controller (perfect fueling no matter where you go and better gas mileage)
Michelin RS tires
Black aluminum levers
heated grips
Rhino bar ends
Galfer ceramic backed brake pads
Tank pad
bar end mirrors
fender eliminator
integrated tail light
battery tender plug
 

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So...as MRB says above...he was hitting 165mph and it wasn't topped out. I know gearingcommander.com says if...if you can pull redline at 12k it's 164mph. I'm thrilled to hear the bikes will hit 150ish, but 165mph is beyond my expectations. Where I ride...I want it geared for 145...maybe 150. Problem with this...just means more wheelies and less time on full throttle ripping from turn to turn. I'm a old racer that loves the FZ brand...this is my 6th one. I've had all (3) generations.

We'll see what I do with it to get it dialed in and more friendly for serious backroad/track work. Before you say it...I know just buy a R1...I plan on it in a few years when I find a fully modified 17' for cheap. This forum isn't as well sorted as FZ1OA for the Gen1 & Gen2 model, but I'm hopeful over time it will be just as informative...meaning full blown tech tips or high performance modifications done with pictures etc. This motor is so smooth...everything else needs work...IMO. And my bike is already modified pretty good. See below.

R1 forged magnesium wheels
Galfer wave rotors front & rear
R1 master cylinder kit
Steel braided brake lines
Graves smog block off plates
ECU reflash
Auto blipper for clutchless upshifts and downshifts (also have a quick shifter that is not being used)
FJ09 passenger foot pegs (much better than stock for passengers)
Yamaha comfort seat
Radiator guard
Givi windscreen
SW Motech rear rack
Also have a Shad top case mount for the rear rack. You can buy a Shad top case on amazon for about $100 and it will bolt right on.
SW Motech frame sliders
SW Motech gas tank bag mount already installed.
Custom revalved forks and revalved shock by Evolution Suspension i
Yoshimura Y Series Slip on with Y pipe cat delete
Fuel controller (perfect fueling no matter where you go and better gas mileage)
Michelin RS tires
Black aluminum levers
heated grips
Rhino bar ends
Galfer ceramic backed brake pads
Tank pad
bar end mirrors
fender eliminator
integrated tail light
battery tender plug
I just wanted to add this about my thoughts on gearing for my bike. I'm doing a 520 pitch -1 +1 conversion...it works out to 148.3 mph at 11500 rpm 6th gear. So about right for me...it's the **** wheelies I'll have to contend with. I have a serious plan of attack on the wheelie problem. I'll keep everyone posted with pictures on my new mods with a write up after doing my favorite backroad. Might be 3-4 weeks before I have the main mods done. :D
 
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