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hello PRE folks
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:29:03 AM »

I have been doing trackdays for 25 years and have done one previous PRE trackday at road atlanta 3 years ago. That was on a 2003 SV 1000 naked version. Going back there this weekend with my new 2018 R1.
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 10:25:33 AM »

Hi Red5,

Thanks for checking us out again! We're looking forward to a great weekend coming up at Road Atlanta.

So, how do you like the 2018 R1?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 12:10:49 PM »

I just picked it up last week. Only has 60 miles on it but so far I love it. The way the power comes in is amazing. it's like a turbo or a 2 stroke, nothing, nothing then bamm!! hold on tight.
Spent the weekend prepping for the track. changed oil/filter and coolant, safety wired oil filler cap/drain plug and filter and added frame sliders and engine case covers. Oh and cleaned/lubed the chain.
I been riding all my life and have ridden just about everything from air cooled kawasaki 550 4 cylinder, aircooled yamaha XJ 900. The original 92 fireblade 900.
92 GSXR 400, 98 GSXR 750, 2000 GSXR 750 race bike, 2005 GSXR 750 race bike.
My favorite bike was 2004 ZX10. even though this has a reputation as a widow maker I never had any issues with it. it would wheelie everywhere, even over humps in the road at 150mph in top gear but it never scared me.
This R1 scares me!
Maybe I need some more miles on it
Maybe I'm just getting old, lol.
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 01:09:06 PM »

Greetings, and welcome aboard.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 01:54:53 PM »

I just picked it up last week. Only has 60 miles on it but so far I love it. The way the power comes in is amazing. it's like a turbo or a 2 stroke, nothing, nothing then bamm!! hold on tight.

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This R1 scares me!
Maybe I need some more miles on it
Maybe I'm just getting old, lol.

I'd recommend starting out in Mode C or Mode B until you get used to it a bit. All modes have the same power, but B and C are softer delivery. Also consider having it flashed so it's no so 'binary' when the throttle comes on (though that will also unrestrict it and allow for even MORE power delivery).

The R1 is a great bike - best of luck with it!
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 04:10:04 PM »

Welcome to PRE! :thumbup:
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 05:06:52 PM »

Welcome sir! Is it too soon for me to start packing?!
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 05:53:42 PM »

I'd recommend starting out in Mode C or Mode B until you get used to it a bit. All modes have the same power, but B and C are softer delivery. Also consider having it flashed so it's no so 'binary' when the throttle comes on (though that will also unrestrict it and allow for even MORE power delivery).

The R1 is a great bike - best of luck with it!

yeah, would love to add a pipe and flash, but...you know...money.
anyway she is fast enough for me at the moment. Once I get used to the power and get bored I would like to do that, but for right now I would rather spend the money on track days and tires.
thanks for the suggestion on power modes. I've tried A and B modes on the street, but didn't notice much difference. They are both a bit snatchy around town but I think will be ok on the track
I think I just need time to get used to riding this type of bike again. I've never used a quickshifter before and find myself riding like an analog bike, rolling off the throttle on upshifts   :doh:
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 05:54:57 PM »

Welcome sir! Is it too soon for me to start packing?!

lol, I know the feeling. the week before track is always the slowest week of the year!
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »

I've never used a quickshifter before and find myself riding like an analog bike, rolling off the throttle on upshifts   :doh:

When I had my first quickshifter I went though the same thing.  then I hopped back on my non quick shift bike and started trying to shift without rolling off.  I normally do the quick shift but sometimes I just instinctively pull the clutch.

Also, welcome and hope you enjoy road A.  im looking forward to it myself.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 12:12:52 PM »

a couple of pics for you to enjoy.
bonus points if you can name the year/bike/track.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »

Well, 1998 gsx-r750 :D (I get points for speed, at least)
Track looks VIR-ish, but I wouldn’t really know.
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2018, 01:00:03 PM »

Well, 1998 gsx-r750 :D (I get points for speed, at least)
Track looks VIR-ish, but I wouldn’t really know.

yep, 98 GSXR 750
not VIR
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Re: hello PRE folks
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2018, 02:49:52 PM »

Tire walls make me think Roebling Road...or Jennings GP (running clockwise)
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2018, 05:30:45 PM »

Tire walls make me think Roebling Road...or Jennings GP (running clockwise)

nope.
I thought the number plate (license plate) might be a clue.
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