Track Day - 16Sep13

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Thoughts?

Buy a new bike.
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21%
Fix the current bike.
5
21%
Glad you're OK!
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Haha you idiot!
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13%
Never ride again.
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8%
 
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Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Flake » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:09 am

Well, It's done and dusted.

Had my first track session today.

So we pulled up in Garage 7 at Syndey Motorsport Park.
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Here's me and the Uncle talking before heading out for a session.
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waiting on the grid to go out.
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I'm up the rear in most of these shots. It's turn 8, just after a blin uphill climb.
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This is me, of course.
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This here is my favourite shot. A comfortable ammount of lean, but I can do more...
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A photo of me doing 170 on the main straight, coming into a long left hander.
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Then it started raining. I did one session in light rain and that was much slower but okay.

Next session, mostly everone had gone home.

The mission for the day was: Knee down or bike down.

Because of the weather... Well....

This happened...

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gunna cost a fortune to fix this. I might just write it off for parts yet and buy another bike.

110km/h out of turn for, a dropping right hander, on a wet track, on mostly slick tires. I THINK I gave it too much gas, hard to tell. Rear lost traction and dropped like a tonne of bricks. Hit my hand, crushed my finger (gloves of course) so i have a nice bruise on the middle right finger (read: shit's blue, yo.). That's my only injury, though.

I went for a bit of a slide. Leathers held up well, helmet ok, but scratched, so going to replace it.

And that's pretty much my day.

Had an absolute blast. 10/10, would crash again.

Thought you guys would like the story.

So, buy a bike, go to a race track, and have FUN! This shit is awesome, lots of fun, and I really recommend it. Highlight of my year, for sure.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Flake » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:19 am

More Photos!

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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:34 am

Voted 4 just because we love you :P
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Stingx » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:18 pm

Yeah. 2, 3, and maybe 5.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by iqmal_97 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:32 pm

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ANTA BAKA!!! YOU KNEW IT WAS TIME TO STOP, BUT YOU'RE TOO ADRENALINE PUMPED TO EVEN STOP!! YOUR LUCKY THAT YOU DIDN'T BREAK ANY BONES!! PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOU, YOU KNOW???

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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Flake » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Estimated costs of repair 900 to 2000 bucks.

That hurts.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Bombcat » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:33 am

Glad you had a good time, it looks like a lot of fun. Sorry about the bike, though.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Cobalt09 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:33 am

How much money would it cost for you to buy a new bike versus the possible 2000 dollar investment to fix up the current one? Would it be worth it to sell your current one off for parts/repair and use that money plus the money that would have gone to repairs to work towards a new bike? From a logistics standpoint, I honestly have only those two points. I'm quite clueless on bikes.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Flake » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:44 am

Final repair bill, including paints, replacement OEM parts, brakefluid etc: ~$1000-$1100.

Not a bad effort.

Here's the new girl:

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Isn't she beautiful? :D

EDIT: Oh, I forget to mention, in the process, I've done work I hadn't done before: Painted the brake calipers and various bolt heads, plus I also bought a replacement headlight for the blown one.

I'm getting some higher fuel flow carby jets (missing ONE!) from the UK, which are a step from 105->116, so there is an increase in power to be had there (More accurately, it'll accelerate faster...

So once that part arrives, it's back to the shed and off with it's head, and we're going to add some balls to it: :twisted:
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by wingzfan99 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:13 pm

Congrats on getting it all fixed up. It's not quite the same, because us 'muricans like to go 'round in circles all day, but I'm considering getting into various forms of racing myself. I give you credit for going with the bike -- I'll take a roll cage and V-8 any day but that 2-wheeled stuff is just a bit too awesome for me.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Dragon029 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:42 pm

I'm betting the both of you would love the FSAE car(s) we're working on here; our old car, WS11 weighs around 250kg and is powered by a WR450. That equates to it being able to do 0-100kph in ~3.5 seconds, take corners at ~1.6G (before it loses grip), etc. Unfortunately I can't tell you much more about it's power system though; I only work with the electrical system (and even then, only really with the MoTeC sensors and wiring).

Some recent footage of WS11:
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q9x8EFTOAU[/BBvideo]

I've only driven it twice, but it was heaps of fun both times; it's currently sitting around with 3 wheels, out of order, but that's because we're working on WS13, and we've had to strip some plugs from WS11, which is going to (next year) be stripped of anything other than the bare essentials (no HUD, non-essential sensors, etc) and turned into a driver-trainer.
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Flake » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:03 pm

You'd get this of course dragon:

MotoGP bikes corner at 60 degrees. I need not tell you the ammount of force that exerts yeah? (2g, everyone else...)

God what I would give for one of those RC213v's right now.

Ridden a few go karts, all were under powered pieces of crap :( I want that FSAE cart! :D
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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by Dragon029 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:05 am

Yeah, for the indulgent yet inexperience driver (myself), our FSAE car can be a bit overpowered at times; if you don't handle the clutch properly, it has the tendency to sometimes run away from you.

Also, a bit extra off-topic; but check this out:
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4X9yxO1aks[/BBvideo]
That was an acceleration of zero to 100kph in ~2.5 seconds; another team, using an electric car, has the current SAE unofficial acceleration record (because they used a specially prepared strip, hosed down with sugar water) of IIRC, 2.33 seconds for the 0-100kph.

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Re: Track Day - 16Sep13

Post by iqmal_97 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:58 am

OfficerFlake wrote:Final repair bill, including paints, replacement OEM parts, brakefluid etc: ~$1000-$1100.

Not a bad effort.

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