Thanks man. The other rider in the S1000XR is an instructor, so he convinced me to take mine out. He has rearsets on his and gets some crazy lean angles. I should be able to go a little quicker if I raised my pegs and get Dunlop Q3s or better. I was running Bridgestone Battlax S21 here, and while sticky, they're not as good for the track as the Q3s. At 3:11 and other portions of the video you can see my traction control working overtime even though I had it on the least restrictive mode (Dynamic Pro).Best video I've seen on here in a long time. I bet those guys on track bikes were initially laughing.
Funny..... @z00 never mentioned getting schooled by an XR.
He is! I could only touch him on the straights, in the turns he definitely pulls a lead on me.Steve (a coach with TPM) is damn fast on his XR too
Thanks, I come here every one in a while to be jealous of your bikes, haha.Edit: Glad to see you posting again Harley.
He is! I could only touch him on the straights, in the turns he definitely pulls a lead on me.
At 5:49 I'm chasing him for half a lap and at 6:04 you can hear me dragging the foot peg trying to keep up.
Thanks, I come here every one in a while to be jealous of your bikes, haha.
He was. I switched to S21s because I get an extra 1000-1500 miles out of them on the streets (plus they were $160 for the set), but Q3s are sure better for the track. I'm trying to find a cheap 600cc sportbike during the winter time so I can come play next season. The XR is a lot of fun but what would not be fun is crashing with it.Nothing to be jealous about, I'd blow by him like he was standing still at ncbike on the straight right at the skidpad (about 2/3rds of the straight going clockwise) and he'd immediately late brake me in turn one!!!! Then he'd be gone by the time entering lollipop.......
Hurts the stones........
Looks like he was on Q3's that day.
Don't get your hopes up. That's intermediate group, I run advanced with TPM bro. I was there that track day as well.
Haha, not even fair. We all know I passed that RR because he was still working on his confidence. I was already dragging foot pegs in a few places even on street tires. In advanced group I'd only be passing the 300s on the straight only to get passed again on the curves.The red RR he passed is a friend of mine, he is a member on here too, it's his first track day in 4 years. My red RR has red wheels.
I'm at NCBike this weekend, hopefully XR guys are in advanced, let's have some fun.
Trust me when I say: We all wanted it to be you z00. :laugh:^ @5150 Pops is gonna be very disappointed it was not me haha
I got passed by a supermoto in advanced. Some guys on naked/supermoto know NCBike very well.
XR handles ok on the track, but you know it's not built for it. If you come this weekend, and see a red on red RR, say hi. I have a worn rear sprocket and I hope I'll make it through my track day.
I know, you guys just jeally because I'm new to this track life and can lap many of you who have been riding for years.Trust me when I say: We all wanted it to be you z00. :laugh:
Was just razzin you. I knew full well by the wheels and tape job it wasn't you, but initially I was hoping against hope.