My '08 from Portugal - "13"

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  1. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Impressive. How long in real time to do all that?

    Must admit I didn't see much of the bike - but the cat's nice!!:D:D
     
  2. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

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    Around 3.5 hours... But as you can see I spent quite a long time around the side fairings... had 1 screw in each side that *would not* come out...
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Yep, I did notice that, but didn't want to embarrass you by asking. I never want to upset anyone.:D:D;)
     
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    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

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    Quite an eventful day at the track...
    Spent the previous day with a massive headache... Unable to sleep properly, woke up at 2 am with my head "bursting". Took some more painkillers.
    Woke up at 7am to leave for the track, head seamed ok.
    Hop on the bike for the first laps, immediately headache returns.
    At the end of the second session I felt I was going to throw up inside the helmet. Considered parking for the rest of the day.
    Laps were going horribly, doing lots of mistakes, almost crashing twice due to going into 1st gear instead of going to 2nd, my mind was not there..
    Since we had an intermission of almost 3 hours due to the European Harley Davidson club parade, went to the circuit's Medical Center.
    Blood pressure through the roof (for my age the maximum value should be 140, I had 175). Got some pills to drop the blood pressure and for the headache.
    In the mean time I noticed my left crash protector was loose. Thread in the engine mount is trashed, no crash protector on the left side for a while.
    Started 3rd session still feeling like shit. Left knee pad flew off exiting the first turn. Saw it in the middle of the track for a couple of laps. When the session ended, talked with a marshal, it was picked up and later it was returned to me.
    From the 4th session onward I felt better, started to be more consistent, lap times started to go down, and ended up doing my best time in the end of the 6th session, with a time of 1.59.123.
    Due to a bad crash in the Advanced group, track was closed for quite a while, and 7th session was severely reduced, only made 2 laps.
    8th and last session, was the one I enjoyed more. Started behind a small group of 5/6 riders. My confidence was at it's peak, I was sure I was going to break the 1.58 barrier. Managed to pass all the riders and literally half a lap after I pass the last of them, my rear fairing mounts broke. Felt my ass sliding "away" from the bike... Emergency brake, up to the gravel already at a reduced speed. Luckily it was at the end of the day, not at the beginning.

    Went to the organization's pit box to change the tires back to my road tires... And then I've noticed my exhaust tip also flew off...
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    2 of the screws flew of, and the carbon tip broke in the screw holes....
    Talked with the organization, and they allowed me to go on the track in my car to do a lap to see if I could find the tip...
    Incredibly I did found it, in the gravel, exiting the last turn. Can't believe my luck. It needs repairs, but... beats having to buy a new one.
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    More photos as soon as I get them, in the mean time.... here's a video of my fastest lap:
     
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  5. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    Nice lap. Shame about the bits and pieces. Hope you get it all sorted soon.;)

    Always loved Estoril. I don't think it's used much now for major races, is it?
     
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    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

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    Not really :(
     
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    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

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    While the carbon tip is being sorted, here' the temporary exhaust look:
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    As she stands right now...
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    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Naked!
     
  9. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

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    Almost done...
    Going to ride without side fairings for now. Next week I'll take her to the shop to remake the crash protector thread. Side fairings will go afterwards
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