Join Date: 05-07-2004
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
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First Track Day on the CBR1KRR
First track day on the blade under the belt and what a difference to the SP1
I was defiantly faster through the corners on the blade though I did have some issues in getting the suspension set up for the track. The power on the straight was, well impressive.
You do not have any idea at all what this bike is capable off when riding street, if you have one of these bikes you have to go to the track!
1 Was having some problems getting the suspension set up as apart from the front pre load being wound right in was running the standard settings.
2 Wound the front compression and rebound damping up two turns which helped.
3 I used to bottom out the SP all the time under braking but had no issues with the blade so the front was working well.
4 In the end I had the rear shock on number 8 for preload and one turn up on compression and rebound damping.
5 My main problem was that I was not turning on to the apex where I wanted to be so my line was out by at least a metre and when I was on the gas she tended to run wide rather than track on my required line.
6 From the above my turn in points probably need working on.
7 I was a bit tentative on the throttle and if I was more aggressive I could probably cut off another couple of seconds off the lap time. But there again I am there for the corners (well thatís my excuse and am sticking to it)
8 My corner speeds are an issue and felt that when I was in the corners I could have had a faster entry speed and corner speed. I think that this is a fear barrier and once I get a bit more track time I should be able to move through this barrier. This is obviously me and not the bike.
9 The throttle seemed very on off, so when you crack the throttle open at the apex you get a kick, again I will have to get used to this.
10 The steering damper worked and if the front end wobbled it was quickly were taken care of.
11 The brakes sucked on the track with a progressive loss of pressure during the session. I am sure that there is some air in the system that only came out when the fluid got hot. A good bleed and braided lines should sort this out.
12 014ís worked well, got hot quickly and, well they just worked.
All up did about 250 kilometres on the track and went through a tank plus 8 litres that I took with me in a back pack.