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Great findings, thanks for the write up!  ...I"ve been wishing for a track day, mostly just to get to know the bike better and see what it...and I...can do.  Looks like a great day!


2015 red FJ-09 / touring bags / oil plug mod

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1 hour ago, fireman1028 said:

#2 I found that I was bottoming out the forks on hard braking, even with the preload all the way in. I probably won't address this, since I don't plan on taking the Tracer to the track very often.

I would absolutely address this issue, you use the brakes and suspension for more than track riding but most importantly - since you carry a passenger.  At a minimum get the proper rate springs for your weight to help reduce the brake dive, the stock springs are aimed at someone who probably weighs 140-170lbs.  The correct rate springs front and rear might cost you $250.

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2 minutes ago, betoney said:

I would absolutely address this issue, you use the brakes and suspension for more than track riding but most importantly - since you carry a passenger.  At a minimum get the proper rate springs for your weight to help reduce the brake dive, the stock springs are aimed at someone who probably weighs 140-170lbs.  The correct rate springs front and rear might cost you $250.

You are correct. What I meant to say was that I am not going to address that right now. That will probably be an off-season project. 

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10 minutes ago, fireman1028 said:

You are correct. What I meant to say was that I am not going to address that right now. That will probably be an off-season project. 

You have the GT so you have adjustable rebound and compression in the fork👍  HUGE improvement over previous models.  Correct springs and a few clicker adjustments should get you set up nicely.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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I’m interested to know if you had no touchdown with the center stand and how much do you weigh? 

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10 minutes ago, Toddtr said:

I’m interested to know if you had no touchdown with the center stand and how much do you weigh? 

I think I had one scrape on the center-stand. I made it a point to ride at 8/10's. Considering OEM touring tires and a lack of crash protection. 

 

I am 200lbs in my birthday suit and probably 220-230lbs with my leathers, boots, etc. 

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I’ve been to that track a few times. Last time I crashed my ex’s R6 going into 1 way too hot, that was a fun phone call I made to her after my session. I’m 180 and the suspension seems ok for my weight but I will find out soon. I’m installing Mich 5s so I’m hopeful they are better than the stock Dunlop’s. Thanks for the pics and info

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59 minutes ago, Toddtr said:

I’ve been to that track a few times. Last time I crashed my ex’s R6 going into 1 way too hot, that was a fun phone call I made to her after my session. I’m 180 and the suspension seems ok for my weight but I will find out soon. I’m installing Mich 5s so I’m hopeful they are better than the stock Dunlop’s. Thanks for the pics and info

I love the track and it helps that it is only an hour from my house. The only downside, is that it will chew up a rear tire(see above) in one day. Most of the seasoned guys that run it on a regular basis run slicks, so they can flip the rear tire. 

 

Is she your Ex because of the wrecked R6? Asking for a friend...

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No, just had to fix a few scratched parts to make her happy again. It was a low side and I kinda stayed under it while sliding, happened so fast no time to do anything. 

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That's awesome OP! I recommend getting the suspension sorted ASAP. 

Also, CMP announced they're officially repaving soon. That's going to be a wicked track when tires last more than 1 day haha!

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Cool stuff!!

I put EBC HH pads in front and they are much better than stock.  A worthwhile upgrade for about $75.

Braking is not the FJ / Tracer's strong suit for sure.

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19 hours ago, koth442 said:

That's awesome OP! I recommend getting the suspension sorted ASAP. 

Also, CMP announced they're officially repaving soon. That's going to be a wicked track when tires last more than 1 day haha!

I can't wait for it to be repaved. Maybe with some decent asphalt, I will have the nerve to take the "kink" with some speed....

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Looks like you still have the peg feelers on. Were you dragging those everywhere on the track?

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