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    New bike


    Hey all, I'm having a new-to-me S1000RR delivered today, needless to say I'm ridiculously excited... Anyway, the reason for my thread is that this bike will be track only and in addition to having literally DOUBLE the horsepower of my Hyper, it has a few doodads that I've never had on a bike. Basically I'm curious to get some input from people that have experienced with, first, a bike with this much horsepower at Loudon and Thomson? Second, the new doodads (tech) on this bike include a stock slipper, shift "assist" (quickshifter for upshifts only) and traction control, while I'm excited to have these aides I'm feeling a little apprehensive about getting used to them for the first time on track since I won't be able to cut my teeth on the street.

    My plan is to just take it really easy for my first session/trackday/multiple trackdays, it's really all I can do right? And I've run in blue group for a while now, should I drop down for my first trackday?

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    Re: New bike

    Are you going to get the shark decals?

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    Re: New bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Are you going to get the shark decals?
    Absolutely f'ing no.

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    Nice score. There is really nothing to get used to. All those things make it easier to ride fast. On the street you would never encounter them, and on the track you may not even notice them. The slipper just keeps the rear wheel from hopping on downshift. You would notice if it weren't there. Traction control is pretty hard to notice as well, until it is NOT there.

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    Everyone will be off the game the first couple of T-days. i'd stay in the blue group! Its all about the individual, lines and consistency. If you ridden blue for a while the lines SHOULD be established. Anyhow, The first couple of T-days SHOULD be a slow acclimation for all anyhow!

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    That thing is gonna be a MONSTER! Congrats!

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    Ok, all makes sense, thanks for the opinions. And she just arrived, the next couple months are going to be difficult!!! Well setup bike too, Ohlins forks and shock, high compression pistons and race cams, tune, rearsets, clipons, etc...New bike-img_20200124_134330-jpg

    Oh, and there is a pretty sweet looking GoldBet decal kit that I think would look good on the blue, but still deciding what or if I should spend my money on...

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    Oh wow, a built bike!? That is going to be a monster! prepare for warp 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Oh wow, a built bike!? That is going to be a monster! prepare for warp 9
    I know, I'm genuinely a little scared!

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    i'll ride it for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    i'll ride it for you!


    New bike-giphy-gif

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    Re: New bike

    Better squirrel some money away for rear tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Better squirrel some money away for rear tires!
    Ugh, so true! Speaking of which, are slicks any easier or more difficult to change with irons vs. road tires?

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    Re: New bike

    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    Ugh, so true! Speaking of which, are slicks any easier or more difficult to change with irons vs. road tires?
    Slicks will be easier to change than a normal street tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Slicks will be easier to change than a normal street tire.
    Excellent, I'll be able to save a little bit of money doing it myself I guess...

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    Race tires are soft, pliable and very thin. By far the easiest to change. Especially if you are not up tight about scratching a rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Especially if you are not up tight about scratching a rim.
    The rims are anodized you barbarian!

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    Re: New bike

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    The rims are anodized you barbarian!
    What? You've never seen someone scratch an anodized rim before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    What? You've never seen someone scratch an anodized rim before?
    Here, hold my beer...

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    Re: New bike

    I have a 15 RR and love it. Start w/ traction on its higher settings and figure out what you like/learn the bike. She's def beastly

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    That thing is sick. Congrats!

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    Thanks guys. Just ordered some tire warmers and signed up for the first trackday I could make, May 11th can't come soon enough...

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    Re: New bike

    Remember. If you don't win the first lap you might as well just go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Remember. If you don't win the first lap you might as well just go home.
    Lol, can I steal this!?

    But seriously, I never thought the day would come, but I'm old and my testosterone production ain't what it used to be, I now only moderately care about "winning"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    Lol, can I steal this!?

    But seriously, I never thought the day would come, but I'm old and my testosterone production ain't what it used to be, I now only moderately care about "winning"...
    Same.

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