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VIDEO - Ride Behind - Desmo - October 18, 2011, 05:51 AM

All,

Here's a few laps of ride-behind for Desmo (Tommy) on his SV-650.

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October 18, 2011, 06:16 AM

Great vid and great riding guys. Now for an HD version
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October 18, 2011, 10:00 AM

Thanks for the video, it gives me lots of things to evaluate during the winter. It was a really fun session but also a frustrating one for me. I'm spending entirely too much time trying to get past slower riders that even more slower riders are getting past me! I kept trying to leave a gap approaching the corner so that I could try and pass them using my drive off it, but it just wasn't working, my timing was always off. I also wussed out a few times on passes as I thought they were going to end up as inside passes. Especially that one in T5 where you ended up going by. That guy on the red GSXR with the Rossi helmet was killing me!!! I normally do most of my passing on the outside of T5 and T6, but he always went way outside in both of those turns eliminating those options.

Thanks for the advice on T4, I can see how much I'm leaving on the table there.


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October 18, 2011, 10:21 AM

about halfway through video clip, nice pass going into turn 1 where you passed a pack of slower riders in the braking zone.

watching these videos makes me want to get another trackbike!


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October 18, 2011, 10:44 AM

Nice vid! Rat's a good guy and slows down for us slower folks sometimes and lets us see some great footage of what we're doing.

Desmo - You've definitely stepped up your game! Nothing wrong with being conservative in your passes. Just need some time for the confidence to catch up to your skill set.

One place that jumped out at me as a place you were consistently giving up time was your drive out of turn three. Lots of track left there. Pick up the drive there and you'll be able to pick off riders from turn three through turn five like they were parked.
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October 18, 2011, 07:23 PM

Looking good out there Tommy, outbreaking lots of them on T1

Was your bike running ouf of steam after T10? Not trying to be an ass, its just that it kind looks like it does.
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October 18, 2011, 07:31 PM

Nice vid! I didn't watch the whole thing cuz im on my phone but I noticed that on T2, if you push to the outside further you can carry more speed coming out if T1. It took me about 3 days to realize that.


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October 18, 2011, 07:34 PM

Looking good, makes me anxious about getting into the I group. Might need to pickup a camera for my bike or get someone to follow me. Though I would hate to slow some of you faster gents down.
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Looking good out there Tommy, outbreaking lots of them on T1

Was your bike running ouf of steam after T10? Not trying to be an ass, its just that it kind looks like it does.

The bike made a massive 70hp when it rolled off the showroom floor thirteen years ago and it's been a rough 13 years since. Figure all the 600 guys have around 110hp and the 1k guys 170+, makes me look like I'm standing still.


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The bike made a massive 70hp when it rolled off the showroom floor thirteen years ago and it's been a rough 13 years since. Figure all the 600 guys have around 110hp and the 1k guys 170+, makes me look like I'm standing still.
That's why I was wondering why you expected to pass them when coming out of the turn. When all throttles open wide you're not gonna be the one pulling ahead. You're gonna need to get more comfortable with passing them in the turn or when entering the turn. You're not gonna fly by them exiting the turn or on the straights.

And yes there seemed to be a few missed opportunities there. But I'm not a racer so I really shouldn't talk. Carry on
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October 18, 2011, 10:51 PM

Well one thing I noticed with some bikes closer to my engine size there was a particular one that would pull in the straight a bit after 10, though in the rest he had nothing on me. So I let him take a little more lead before 10 and then came in harder on 10. I had way more speed than him coming out of 10 I was able to zip pass him before his larger motor could walk away from me. But not having as much power you can carry more speed into turns then some other people. As when you passed a group going into turn 1, you were able to brake way later.

I am no expert on this but have always been around racing and studied different aspects of late apex, early apex and regular apex. Just my observations, anyone can correct me if I am wrong.
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October 18, 2011, 10:56 PM

Pat,
I'm afraid you are going to damage your engine downshifting like that into T1.
There is no over-rev protection when downshifting.
Brake, then downshift.


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I'm afraid you are going to damage your engine downshifting like that into T1.
There is no over-rev protection when downshifting.
Brake, then downshift.
Oh, I only did that when I was on Don's bike.

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You'll have to show me. I gotta do Cornerspeed next year.


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