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Old 01-25-2014, 10:56 AM   #13
Tim McKittrick
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Wasilla Alaska
Oddometer: 1,756
Originally Posted by anotherguy View Post
I remember the first time on a real racetrack how surprised I was at the effort needed to turn an otherwise easy handling motorcycle at high speeds. It is alarming.
I concur- on our track the first turn at the end of the back straight can be entered at about 130 mph- it's a left flick followed by a right and you scrub speed as you enter but don't brake. Do it correctly and you are set up for the next left. It takes all of my strength to muscle my Honda RS250 through those turns at pace, and that's a machine that only weighs 250 pounds. I apply enough countersteering force that the handgrips (renthal soft) wear out each season as do the palms of my gloves.
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