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post #1 of 17 Old 05-10-2019, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Who's the Oldest GSXS Rider Here Still Getting Their Knee Down?

Piggy backing off another thread (Oldest Rider Here). I'm 61 and did my first trackday on the GSXS in March. It was excellent, except for the rear shock (future project).
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Who's the Oldest GSXS Rider Here Still Getting Their Knee Down?

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Piggy backing off another thread (Oldest Rider Here). I'm 61 and did my first trackday on the GSXS in March. It was excellent, except for the rear shock (future project).


What tire set up are you running Iím trying to go to the track soon and I want to get a set of tires for the track, I might gear it down as well but just for the track I love this bike,

Looking great!! Much lower than the sports bike back there, where do you ride?


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It's currently wearing Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires. I like them a lot, but the next set will be the new Michelin Power RS tires (read Kevin Cameron's column in the August 2017 Cycle World).
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Piggy backing off another thread (Oldest Rider Here). I'm 61 and did my first trackday on the GSXS in March. It was excellent, except for the rear shock (future project).
That's freakin' awesome bilbo! Congrats! I have you by a couple years, and so that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
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This trackday was at Arizona Motorsports Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona (a Phoenix suburb).
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you got me by 10 years, awesome to see you tracking your bike, I plan on taking my gsxs to the track soon, I used to do lots of track days on my gsxr, still have my leathers and tire warmers, keep on tracking, have to find my track pics, only one for now, lol
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First track day in March? Excellent progress!
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Kind of amazing how some riders hone in on the GSX-S1000 as the bike of choice. Sometimes x-racers or serious sport-bike guys that want something more comfortable, and sometimes long time riders looking for something with more performance and versatility, and sometimes old a-holes like me that just have ridden a lot of bikes and find this one scratches the itch. It's all good (even though I hate that expression, because it's never ALL GOOD)!

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This is the longest I have ever kept a bike in my life and that's a long time.
Four years old at end of May and 30,300 miles. There will be another 1000 or so on by the end of the week. I'm touring Scotland, leaving in about an hour.
PS. Never had my knee down.
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. I'm touring Scotland, leaving in about an hour.
PS. Never had my knee down.
But, will you have some wee Haggis ????

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