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Old 17th October 2011, 18:16   #151
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Some insight's on things learnt, do's and don'ts, etc. for beginners like us to put the step forward in that direction.
The biggest learning has been the throttle control. With this, you have literally learnt almost everything required to control the motorcycle. Rest all other things like brakes, gears...etc complement this aspect. We were told to go around the track without brakes for 90% of the time. It was only in the last few sessions we were allowed to use brakes. While it sounds quite scary in the beginning, this is how one learns to begin concentrating on twisting the throttle and knowing when to wack, when to roll off and when to hold it constant.

I'll compile the list of dos and donts which I got to learn there and which I arrived at through my own experiences a little bit later.
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One of your Snap Jay
It was a good time spent in the track, hopefully you were able to collect the bike without any scratches
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Old 17th October 2011, 22:11   #153
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JVH: Do I see a husky following you ?

Nice pics .. I love your dainese suit
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JVH: Do I see a husky following you ?
Nikhil, there were 2 husky's on the track, 650 CC single cylinder if I sense them correct
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Husky SM610 , greys ? I believe Indimotard people own those two
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Not quite Sure, it appears that they did import 6 of them and each one of them have been sold. This is basically what i heard but would need somebody else to confirm
But these 2 machines are not owned by Indimotard, was speaking with one of the rider. Yep the model is SM 610, grey in color.
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JVH: Do I see a husky following you ?
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Nikhil, there were 2 husky's on the track, 650 CC single cylinder if I sense them correct
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Husky SM610 , greys ? I believe Indimotard people own those two
Yeah, they belong to Indimotard folks. Cool bike!

Edit - Mahesh- surprising, Anand said they belong to him. Looks like there needs to be another confirmation ;-)

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Thats me following you on the Husky. It belongs to me. Good riding man, I was behind you for a couple of laps.

Other Grey 610 belongs to Rajan.

Anand has two other Huskies other than this: SM610 and TE510

Cheers
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Thats me following you on the Husky. It belongs to me. Good riding man, I was behind you for a couple of laps.

Other Grey 610 belongs to Rajan.

Anand has two other Huskies other than this: SM610 and TE510

Cheers
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Sorry about the confusion! I had seen them in Anand's garage and so I thought he brought them.

And Mohit, we should have met Maybe next time.
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Default Learnings from Kari

For the track
  1. It is imperative to study the track, mark the entry points, apexes and exit points for all the corners. This will aid your speed and hence throttle control
  2. Go around the track very slowly to see the points and apexes until you get familiar
  3. Use the lines of these points without speed and brakes so that you memorize them through several slow laps
  4. The single most important point to master the track is to master the art of throttle control. You have to know when to whack, when to hold constant and when to roll off on all the parts of the track
  5. You’ve got to complete your gear shifting, brakes well before you hit the entry point of a corner
  6. At this stage brakes should never be applied lest the motorcycle turns upright and there is every chance that you will go wide and off the corner
  7. There should be no abrupt gear changes either
  8. As soon as you hit the entry, the head should look towards the exit. The apex should be noted through the peripheral vision
  9. From the entry, through the apex until the exit, the throttle should be uniform. The throttle should be rolled off along with braking and gear shifting well before the entry. As soon as you hit the exit, whack the throttle as if there’s no tomorrow
  10. Brakes shouldn’t be grabbed but squeezed gently. 1 or 2 fingers usage is recommended
  11. 2 fingers for clutch engagement recommended
General tips

All the above points more or less apply to the street especially throttle control and peripheral visions. In the end its practice which makes you reach that stage of perfectness or rather consistency. There is no point in racing or doing track days without understanding the fundamentals required to ace the track. Every lap remains a challenge and requires huge amount of concentration. You have to take it one at a time until you master that aspect. After you master all, you need to master the art of connecting each of them to clock a perfect lap. And then there’s no looking back. 1 or 2 track days will not be sufficient to get there. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

This was my first track event. Have jotted whatever I took away. Noticeable absence is body positioning, not covered because I wasn’t able to experiment it enough. Hope the experienced folks can add several other points in the next few posts.
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Oh man, look what i missed :( . Nice summary Jayant, lovely to see you guys had a wonderful time at the track and learnt so much. Its been a while since i got to ride with you as well, lots of stuff keeping me away from rides.
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Oh man, look what i missed :( . Nice summary Jayant, lovely to see you guys had a wonderful time at the track and learnt so much. Its been a while since i got to ride with you as well, lots of stuff keeping me away from rides.
You sure did miss a lot of fun Samarth!

Believe me, you have to go to these track days to get the most out of the bike and yourself as a biker. And we folks down south are quite lucky to have tracks close by. Imagine the plight of our northern biker bros!

BTW, how is the Ninja doing? I got a feeling I overtook you in ODO reading :-)

And on general track/street riding, one can do a lot of good by going through Nick Ienatsch's Sport Riding Techniques and Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist. They are like bibles for motorcycle sport riding.

Come along next time. The event will be in Jan. CSS is also in Jan. Double Dhamaka
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You sure did miss a lot of fun Samarth!

BTW, how is the Ninja doing? I got a feeling I overtook you in ODO reading :-)

And on general track/street riding, one can do a lot of good by going through Nick Ienatsch's Sport Riding Techniques and Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist. They are like bibles for motorcycle sport riding.

Come along next time. The event will be in Jan. CSS is also in Jan. Double Dhamaka
Yeah man, I am sure you would have overtaken me on the ODO :P .
Ninja is doing well, went for a couple of short rides and 1 to Nandi with my wife. So riding a lil bit whenever I get some time.
CSS is something I am really looking forward to, am out the next 2 months as well though the bright spot is that I would be able to get a full riding suit in time for it.

Regarding the books, Aditya has been promising to give them to me and I have been promising to take them from him since i got the Ninja.

Please do let me know when you register for CSS, dont want to miss that one.

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Have I already mentioned as to how desirable your helmet is? It looks fabulous. That is some taste
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Old 21st October 2011, 09:21   #165
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am out the next 2 months as well though the bright spot is that I would be able to get a full riding suit in time for it.
Hmmmm flying eh? Do let me know if you can accomodate something else

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Please do let me know when you register for CSS, dont want to miss that one.
Will keep you in the loop. I guess the registrations start sometime in Nov.

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You sure did Sheel, thanks

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