Yamaha R1 Track Day Motorcycle Crash With Slow Motion Replay
Me Epic (you be the judge of that) crash, fail, off, oops, duh, noob, fall, slide (Safe!!!), accident, dumb@ss, that's gotta hurt track day video.
Thumb up for the cool slow mo, a quick recovery and return or just 'cause you like to see sh1t happen (you sadistic son'uva...). Or the Special Ed "Yay" moment at the end :P
This is a video of me first track day at Buttonwillow. It is the next to last session of the day for C Group. Lots of offs that day. Hope everyone was ok. In spite of the cool day and me off, it was the best track day ever. "Yay"!!!
Can't wait for next year, more mods, more canyons, more tracks and more vids for you to enjoy.
For the "Keyboard Cowboys": Have at it. Say whatever makes you feel taller, smarter, better looking, studlier, etc. It don't phase me one bit ;)
For our supporters, viewers, fans, friends, riders, etc......this vid is for you to enjoy, learn from, or just watch and say Damn!!! We ride for ourselves, but also for you guys out there. That's why we post the good with the bad and almost everything in between. So I hope you give us a good rating and if you know someone who doesn't know us and might get something from this vid, please share it with them.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts xoxox =)
Stay warm or Speed safe or both if you can.
C ya soon (fingers crossed)
Per your requests. My thoughts on why I crashed (only my opinion, I am no expert):
My suspension was a bit to stiff for the bumpy sections of the track.
Had 3-4 lbs too much air in both tires.
Came in 2-3 mph faster than on previous laps/sessions.
Started on the binders a tad bit later to clear the slower rider without interferring with his entry.
Stayed on the binders a tad too long, coupled with the engine braking weighted the front a bit more than I was comfortable with.
Was at the end of the first lap, tires not cold, but not fully up to temp either.
Came in a little further to the left than previous passes and went over that shiny patch of asphalt.
I believe that all those factors together caused the front end to wash out. I do not believe the front locked up violently, may be it did at some point momentarily. Check the front tire for a flat spot or mark of any kind. After cleaning and inspecting the front tire, I could not find any flat spot, skid mark or other damage to the tire. Skid on the video is from the tire turning and rotating at and rotating slower than the forwrd momentum of the bike. It basically scrubbed the tire...hope that makes sense. Again this is just my humble opinion. If you can add or correct any of the above, I would appreciate it.
Thanks again for all the support =)
My First Motorcycle Crash !!! ($h!t finally caught up to me)
They tell me if you ride, it's not a matter of if, but when you crash.
Well, after a little over 2 years of riding and some 5 track days later, it
finally happened to me. =P
I'm glad I was "let down easy" for a first crash and that it took placed on
a track. Both bike and me ended up coming to a stop off the track so there
was little risk of getting ran over from the guys behind. No injuries to
myself. Some scuff on leathers. Bike's sliders took the bulk of the damage.
Left clip-on bar needs replacement, shifter peg sheared off, shift linkage
bent, some rear body work damage aw well as rear passenger foot peg mount.
Got to get it back running for another track day in 2 weeks time. Same
Girl on R6 - Auto Club Speedway Track Day
Lady L having fun at ACS with FastTrack Riders. This is the 4th session in
Level 1 (beginner group) on 11-30-13.
Hope you enjoy and Thanks for watching =)
MCN Advice: Top Track Day Tips
At a recent Rapid Training track day at Brands Hatch, instructor Andy
Morrison took time out to give MCN some of his top tips on how to get the
most out of your first track day.
If youve never been out on a circuit before, your first track day can be a
very daunting prospect. But as Andy explains, theres really very little to
be concerned about.
Watch the MCN video for Andys advice on everything from bike preparation to
dealing with other riders on track.
Visit www.rapidtraining.co.uk for more information.
Track Day on R6
Running about 65 second laps on a Yamaha 07 R6 at Barbagallo raceway in WA
People On Wheels, A Motorcycle Trackday Project
Shot over April 2009 at Megara Circuit in Greece for a film school project
,this video attempts to describe what goes down on a motorcycle trackday
event, from a more personal perspective/POV.A big thank you to 0-300
magazine, Ms Ioanna Arvanitaki, and Mr Zafeiropoulos, for allowing me to
roam free and shoot,and the friends for letting me capture their ugly mugs
on glorious HD, haha.
Since a lot of people are asking about the music here it is: Ludovico
Einaudi - Primavera .Enjoy!
Trackday Tips for Beginners
Information that I hope will help riders new to trackdays. I also forgot to
mention that some trackday organizations allow you to get a taste of what a
trackday is like by letting you ride in your street gear with a control
rider during the lunch break. Take advantage of this if you are unsure if
you want to do a trackday.
Another note: check your brakes before you go. The track will use up brake
pads in a way that the street almost never does.
http://dunlopracing.com/tires-products/ : Dunlop's selection of track
oriented tires. Clicking on each specific tire will also give information
on recommended air pressures and compounds for tracks.
http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index.cfm?event=performance : Michelin's
selection of track oriented tires.
http://www.michelinpowerone.com/ : Michelin's Power One Tire page which
will recommend air pressures and compounds for that tire.
g38bR17Ss : Pirelli's selection of track oriented tires.
http://roadracingworld.com/guide/detail/?guidecode=schools&guide=2 : List
of trackday organizations compiled by Roadracing World Magazine.
http://35motorsports.com/ : Sportbike and racebike tuning as well as
suspension set up.