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odie_trackie
06-23-2009, 11:43 AM
So, I got into the B group at Street of Willow this Saturday. First real track day with the new bike. It's gonna be fun. Just hope the stock tires can handle it.

Has anyone changed out their coolant for water and water wetter?

I'm going to mount my GoPro camera and take some video for the entertainment of the forum.

frankd_nm
06-23-2009, 07:55 PM
I bet you're going to have a great time.

I've made the change over to just water & water wetter on my track bike with no problems. It's been running a steady 3 bars on the track, but day-time temps at the track have only hit the high 80's and low 90's.

Have fun, ride well and be sure to post some good video.

Beau1K
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
What are the stock tires??? One thing I hear consistently from people who crash at the track "I'll never ride DOT tires on the track again!"...and then there is "Damn...I didn't adjust my suspension for the race tires" Make of it what you will.

odie_trackie
06-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Well, all the track days I have done have been on Pilot Powers and I have done to kart track days on the 125 with the stock tires.

Additionally, since I won't have tire warmers, I really don't want slicks. It'll take forever to get up to temp.

It'll be pretty hot so I would imagine my tire will be getting pretty greasy as the day goes on.


What are the stock tires??? One thing I hear consistently from people who crash at the track "I'll never ride DOT tires on the track again!"...and then there is "Damn...I didn't adjust my suspension for the race tires" Make of it what you will.

odie_trackie
06-29-2009, 04:27 PM
SOW (streets of willow) was...educational. Well, I should say education on a 125. I actually really like the track. Lots of sweeping, flowing corners with not that many straights that discourages point and shoot riding. I realize I have a lot to learn, it's tricky trying to go fast on a 125. But I knew that going in.

As they say, it's all about momentum. I know I wasn't even beginning to tap the potential of the 125, but it was my first time on a real track with the bike and the first time on that track.

I did all but the last session and I think I still have a good quarter of a tank left and I think my tires have a lot of life left in them. For OEM tires, they stuck pretty good. Though the air temp getting up to 104F might have helped too. Didn't need tire warmers.

I did encounter some rear end chatter under hard breaking, but surely that would go away with a real rear shock.

It was fun and I got a lot of smiles, kudos and thumbs up from everyone there.
I can't wait to go back. I will post some video soon.

odie_trackie
06-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Here are some pics from SOW...

http://www.odiesystems.com/photos/Moto_Pics/SOW/SOW_6-27-09_31.jpg

http://www.odiesystems.com/photos/Moto_Pics/SOW/SOW_6-27-09_23.jpg

http://www.odiesystems.com/photos/Moto_Pics/SOW/SOW_6-27-09_37.jpg

http://www.odiesystems.com/photos/Moto_Pics/SOW/SOW_6-27-09_7.jpg

ThisEndUp
06-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Cool.

The funnnnest thing I've found about the RS, is that you push the tank with your outside leg....and the bike cranks right over, fast as can be. Very little input from your hands is necessary. Having come over from the big bike world.....this was absolutely a hoot.

Don't use tire warmers on street tires......they over cook and get real greasy fast.

ThisEndUp
06-30-2009, 05:53 PM
o.k,.......Odie cracked the door open. Obligatory track pics....post 'em up.......:happy:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/ThisEndUp_photos/1.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/ThisEndUp_photos/2.jpg

odie_trackie
06-30-2009, 06:00 PM
Awesome!!!! C'mon folks. Let's see them.

frankd_nm
06-30-2009, 07:03 PM
Here's some from back in March at Arroyo Seco.

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr205/frankd_nm/IMG_62603.jpg

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr205/frankd_nm/IMG_62637.jpg

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr205/frankd_nm/IMG_61670.jpg

And here I am ahead of the leaders in Formula 40, just before getting lapped!


And finally...some onboard video during trackday.
Trackday at Arroyo Seco Video (http://s484.photobucket.com/albums/rr205/frankd_nm/?action=view&current=Production10.flv)

rs250slowpoke
06-30-2009, 08:24 PM
Ok mine was just last week from SOW.

http://caliphotography.exposuremanager.com/p/3175/cp3_607624

Does Palomar Mtn count as a track????:cheers:

odie_trackie
07-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Finally uploaded some video.

SOW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ_t3RZDLvc)

This is from about midday and I was still going pretty slow. I ran out of battery in my camera.

odie_trackie
07-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Good to know. The stock pirellis definitely didn't need nor would it probably tolerate warmers. At the kart track they were getting kinda greasy just from all the hard braking.


Cool.

The funnnnest thing I've found about the RS, is that you push the tank with your outside leg....and the bike cranks right over, fast as can be. Very little input from your hands is necessary. Having come over from the big bike world.....this was absolutely a hoot.

Don't use tire warmers on street tires......they over cook and get real greasy fast.

rexcarnage
07-01-2009, 03:41 PM
I have a blast on my RS125. It is a 2002 with a Tyga exhaust and stock everything else. Here are a couple of shots from my last track day at Jennings GP.

Dieterly
07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
Rexcarnage,

I have put about 1000 miles at Jennings so far this year. It would be awesome if I got a chance to ride with you at Jennings (I have a -09). I'm doing my last track day on the 25th, before they close the track for most part of August (BTW 25th is a clockwise day).

Magnus

rexcarnage
07-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Magnus - that would be awesome. I was planning on attending one of the days in July so I'll plan on the 25th. It would be cool to see another small displacement bike around there - especially another RS125!

Alan

newtomoto
07-07-2009, 03:07 PM
what tire pressure are you guys running on the 125?

odie_trackie
08-18-2009, 12:21 PM
Oh, didn't even see this question.

With the stock tires, I have been running 26-27psi hot. The AF1 guys have been running 25psi hot on their Dunlop race tires (AF1, correct me if I am wrong).


what tire pressure are you guys running on the 125?