Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going? - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Western USA Regional discussion for members that live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 2:08 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-03-2002
Posts: 735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

My first time at BW, who's going?


Any recommendations besides taking it easy on turn 2?
RacerCutie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 2:11 PM
 
Join Date: 04-17-2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 2,477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
 
Send a message via MSN to GhostRider
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerCutie
My first time at BW, who's going?
I'd go if I was anywhere close...but I'll settle for pics. (maybe with alittle cleavage too, after you win )

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
GhostRider is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 2:24 PM
 
Join Date: 07-20-2002
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
   
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerCutie
My first time at BW, who's going?


Any recommendations besides taking it easy on turn 2?
After my first weekend there I concluded:

Most people over break into turn 9, including myself.

Look WAY ahead in turn 8a to go fast.

Don't target fixate onto people crashing in front of you.

http://www.garyratherphoto.com/141/index.html

-Shrub

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
WetShrub is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 2:32 PM
 
Join Date: 07-25-2002
Posts: 4,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
             
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerCutie
My first time at BW, who's going?


Any recommendations besides taking it easy on turn 2?

Have fun over the wheelie "hills" Turn 3b is a common area for problems with traction. If you do the sweeper (instead of star mazda) realize it goes slightly off camber at the end and the radius decreases. Lost hill is pretty fun the first couple times for a newbie to the track (remember it's a right handed turn...heard someone went dirt tracking as they though it was a left handed turn their first time over ). Other than that have fun...and we want pics.
RRWANTR is offline  
post #5 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 2:34 PM
 
Join Date: 07-25-2002
Posts: 4,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
             
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WetShrub
After my first weekend there I concluded:

Most people over break into turn 9, including myself.

Look WAY ahead in turn 8a to go fast.

Don't target fixate onto people crashing in front of you.

http://www.garyratherphoto.com/141/index.html

-Shrub
Is 9 the turn before lost hill? If so, that's a VERY common place for people to over brake. Really don't need to brake there as it's very fast....
RRWANTR is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 3:06 PM
 
nedro's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-29-2001
Location: Campbell, CA
Age: 56
Posts: 4,003
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 27
         
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

look out for the evil tankslapper coming down the front straight I couldn't get rid of it.

Ride Red
nedro is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 3:11 PM
 
Join Date: 07-25-2002
Posts: 4,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
             
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nedro
look out for the evil tankslapper coming down the front straight I couldn't get rid of it.

I've heard of a few crashes on the straight due to this....I haven't experienced it....is there a ridge or something that you're hitting?
RRWANTR is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 3:21 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-03-2002
Posts: 735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Thanks!
I just picked up a Scotts damper so I'll be installing it this week.
How's the condition of the asphalt?
RacerCutie is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:26 PM
 
Join Date: 12-21-2001
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerCutie
My first time at BW, who's going?


Any recommendations besides taking it easy on turn 2?
Goin to Laguna wdalance---you arent going fast enough to worry about T2, if you do just take it easy on the gas, smae thing on 3B, BTW
Trackho is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:28 PM
 
Join Date: 12-21-2001
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nedro
look out for the evil tankslapper coming down the front straight I couldn't get rid of it.
Me too---just got used to it---its kind of fun wadamper---the bike seems to slap less with da big azz 195 X 70 slicks on it---cant recommend them high enough(add two links to stock chain length)

Last edited by Trackho; 04-05-2004 at 4:28 PM.
Trackho is offline  
post #11 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:30 PM
 
Join Date: 02-14-2002
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

RC, I guess you didn't make it out last weekend? I kept an eye out for ya. R U going to T-Hill Fri? As for Buttonwillow, the asphalt sucks. You'll probably find you can carry more speed into turn one. Turn two can be slick, I nearly high sided there last week. You may have to drag your rear brake over the lump between turn two and cotton corners if you're still excelerating at that point (tends to wheelie). Entry to cotton corners is bumpy. Don't excelerate too hard exiting there either, that's where Tigert lost it last week. Either drag your rear brake or short shift going over the lump between the grapevine and club corner (another wheelie section). Riverside, Lost Hill, and the Sweeper all tighten up, so don't fly through those turns until you're comfortable. There are no brake markers or land marks to reference so you'll have to look for something on the track surface. I've only been there twice so I'm not real comfortable yet so take this for what it's worth. I wish they would repave though. Good luck and enjoy!! See you at Sears in two weeks?
Cowboy is offline  
post #12 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:36 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-03-2002
Posts: 735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Thanks Boomer. Cowboy, if you're there next Monday, could I follow you around a lap or two?

I couldn't make it last week to BW.
I will be there for Sear's!!
RacerCutie is offline  
post #13 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:37 PM
 
Join Date: 07-20-2002
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
   
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RRWANTR
Is 9 the turn before lost hill? If so, that's a VERY common place for people to over brake. Really don't need to brake there as it's very fast....
Just after lost hill. It's the long right hander before the esses.

You are right about the turn just before lost hill. I think that's 8a. On my SV I can go full gas through there.

-Shrub

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Last edited by WetShrub; 04-05-2004 at 4:37 PM.
WetShrub is offline  
post #14 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:42 PM
 
Join Date: 02-14-2002
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacerCutie
Thanks Boomer. Cowboy, if you're there next Monday, could I follow you around a lap or two?

I couldn't make it last week to BW.
I will be there for Sear's!!

Sorry RC, I won't be there. BTW my earlier comment was assuming they run configuration #13.
Cowboy is offline  
post #15 of 32 Old 04-05-2004, 4:45 PM
 
Join Date: 07-25-2002
Posts: 4,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
             
Re: Buttonwillow 4/12: Who's going?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WetShrub
Just after lost hill. It's the long right hander before the esses.

You are right about the turn just before lost hill. I think that's 8a. On my SV I can go full gas through there.

-Shrub
ahhh...everyone numbers the corners different at BW...Yes, I tend to over brake for the sweeper also. That's the one I mentioned tightens up at the end and turns a little off camber....look deep through the corner. Had a 600rr lowside there right in front of moi...made me want to cry.

Last edited by RRWANTR; 04-05-2004 at 4:47 PM.
RRWANTR is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Regional > Western USA

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire support at Buttonwillow? WetShrub Road Racing: Club / Amateur 3 03-08-2004 10:17 AM
Racing at Buttonwillow anyone going? coderedcbr Road Racing: Club / Amateur 1 10-30-2003 2:56 PM
Trackdayz, 8-2&3, buttonwillow, ca G-Force Junkie Track Days / Riding Schools 49 08-05-2003 1:45 AM
Buttonwillow on the 26th RRWANTR Track Days / Riding Schools 3 05-19-2003 3:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome