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Oct 16th 2019, 08:39 PM   #16
 Motorbiker's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  1987 FZR 1000
No pics, but late 80's down in San Diego on 1987 Yamaha FZR 1000. Mt. Palomar in Levi's. I had leathers the next time I rode!
I still have the same bike.
Oct 17th 2019, 01:36 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Bellevue, WA

  Daytona 675R
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No pics, but late 80's down in San Diego on 1987 Yamaha FZR 1000. Mt. Palomar in Levi's. I had leathers the next time I rode!
I still have the same bike.
I popped my cherry on Palomar too, although about 20 years later. Photo is just before the drag.

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Oct 18th 2019, 06:19 PM   #18
 
  Nov 2017
  Vancouver, WA

  2006 GSXR-1000
Turn 3 at PIR. Canít remember if it was earlier this year or late last year.

Iíve been riding since 2004, took a 7 year hiatus from 2011 to 2018. I was always very conservative and my body positioning did not lend itself to putting a knee down easily.

I remember being so freaking excited I blew the entrance into T4 and almost wrecked lol!


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Oct 19th 2019, 05:28 PM   #19
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

13 years ago pacific raceways tun 9, I was 51 years young hence the 51 on the bike, then turn 3 same day no picture of that
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Oct 19th 2019, 05:48 PM   #20
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

Same day turn 3
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Oct 19th 2019, 06:25 PM   #21
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

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Originally Posted by Jkester92
13 years ago pacific raceways tun 9, I was 51 years young hence the 51 on the bike, then turn 3 same day no picture of that
And looking mighty fast at 51!
Oct 19th 2019, 07:15 PM   #22
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

Ha thanks,
3 years ago at 61 years young, the very same spot turn 3 maiden voyage on my ZX10, new fresh Dunlop tires, tipped it in, lost he front, slide across the track on the right side flipped when it hit the gravel. Rashed the right side, broke the rearsets, front fairing, tail, tank, and whole left side when it flipped.
That slowed me down some expensive day, new tires be slippery.
After I got it back together I never trusted those Dunlop tires, my butt puckered every time I got any good Lean angle so I got rid of them and won’t run them again even thou I know it was all my fault. Ha.
Got my knee, elbow, backside down that day.
There fixed it for the grammar police. Now I remember why I only lurk on these forums.

Edited by Jkester92 on Oct 20th 2019 at 10:52 AM
Oct 20th 2019, 06:59 AM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Yes, it's Done-Lap.
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Oct 20th 2019, 12:19 PM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  Kennewick, wa

  '05 Busa, '81 Seca 550, '78 Hawk, '69 Z50A etc..
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But your free will allows you to turn right at any time...
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I heard you got both knees down, at The Menagerie in Rialto.
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"Dunlap"?

My wife and I have been to the Isle of Man for the TT races. We have ridden the Snaefel Mountain Course at triple-digit speeds. We were present to bear witness to Michael Dunlop running the first 16 minute lap in history. We visited the late Joey Dunlop's statue above the Bungalow curves. We watched the late Robert Dunlop and his son the late Robert Dunlop in the Liam Neeson narrated 2014 Documentary "Road" at "The Raven" pub at the Ballaugh Bridge.

You should learn to at least spell the word "Dunlop", before commenting on their tires.
Would it be asking too much to tone down the smartass comments a bit?

You really don't want to be "that guy".
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Oct 20th 2019, 02:12 PM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

In 1972 on a Kawasaki 350 triple I came into a corner and low sided at night and tore the beejeebies out of my right knee (jeans torn to you know what) When I stopped sliding I sat up next to a sign that said caution loose gravel. Would have been nice to have that sign 100 or more feet earlier.

Gravel embedded in my patella, had to be scraped out and stitched.

That was the 1st time I got a knee down! Not on purpose though.
Oct 20th 2019, 02:16 PM   #26
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
In 04 i did my first track days on a bike and couldnt get my knee down so i bought a big boy modded crf50 and wore out a set of knee pucks in an afternoon in a school parking lot and at the next track day i had no problems getting it down everywhere except turn 7 and 8 and still dont get my knee down there.
Oct 20th 2019, 02:28 PM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I've been around curves where if I had stuck my knee out it would've been down..but I didn't and haven't gotten 'em down yet...probably won't...
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Oct 20th 2019, 06:07 PM   #28
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

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In 04 i did my first track days on a bike and couldnt get my knee down so i bought a big boy modded crf50 and wore out a set of knee pucks in an afternoon in a school parking lot and at the next track day i had no problems getting it down everywhere except turn 7 and 8 and still dont get my knee down there.
Are you talking about 7 and 8 at PIR?

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I've been around curves where if I had stuck my knee out it would've been down..but I didn't and haven't gotten 'em down yet...probably won't...
Have you considered making a pair of knee skids??
Oct 20th 2019, 06:09 PM   #29
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

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Originally Posted by unicykle
In 04 i did my first track days on a bike and couldnt get my knee down so i bought a big boy modded crf50 and wore out a set of knee pucks in an afternoon in a school parking lot and at the next track day i had no problems getting it down everywhere except turn 7 and 8 and still dont get my knee down there.
Turn 7 at PIR
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Oct 21st 2019, 07:45 AM   #30
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
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Are you talking about 7 and 8 at PIR?
Yes PIR i dont race, i just track day and im old i already proved myself when i was young and made of rubber but now i dont bounce, i break so its just about fun and still being able to run my business the next day to pay the bills.

Edited by unicykle on Oct 21st 2019 at 07:53 AM
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