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Old guy takes 900SS/SP to the track...

Been 13 yrs since my last track day -had a couple kids- bought a house- you know- grown up stuff- but finally made it back out and went to Chuckwalla in the desert east of Los Angeles and had an amazing day- the track is fantastic- I installed the new Ohlins and raised the ride height about 3/4 inch- feels great and turns in better but now I need to get the front end equally sorted to get it perfect. Was a Ducati owners day and saw a nice mix of bikes- the newer machines where amazing to watch- Mine was the oldest by far which surprised me- 13 yrs ago I used to see more of the old carby's ripping around- it got lots of love from the young dudes though. It has that wonderful mid corner stability I remember -get's blown away on the straights but my old self was able to make up time and pass a lot of folks in the corners. 3/4 of the way through the day it started weeping oil from the left side around the bottom where I could see a little split in the gasket I never noticed before... so i'll need get that sorted and in the meantime I'll be perusing craigslist for Panigales and RSV4's lol. That Aprilia is so damn sexy.
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Lot of fun isn't it?

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I want one...

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Agreed - great fun!


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Man, I really itching to get another 900SS/SP. looks like you had a blast! Nice bike BTW
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The more I see these, the more I want one.... Or a 916... OR BOTH!
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Recently had my 92 SL on the track at Eatern Creek in Sydney, Australia for the Owners Club 40th birthday bash.. Love that bike.
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I find the Carby era supersports to be the new F1 on the track, people are surprised by how well they work and the classic look is often a hit. Not to mention they are now legal to race in vintage classes more people are discovering what good bikes they are all the time.
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Nice looking bike. Looks like the skill set is still there. Nothing like a successful track day to put a smile on your face. And sore muscles for the next few days.
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lot of fun isn't it?

love the white frame bikes!

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