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First Trackday w Blue GSX-S

Completed first track day at Chuckwalla Raceway in California with open session format. (no time limit. track open all day for unlimited # of laps) Bike prep was super easy. Removed mirrors & popped the front seat off, pulled fuses for head light and tail light, removed 4 bolts for tail piece taped the headlight taillight and bike was track ready. Lowered pressure in stock Dunlop tires 29 front 28 rear. Did not touch suspension and TC was set on level one. Did 120 hard track miles before fuel lite came on. GSX-S could out-pull majority of Ducatis and Aprillas coming out of corners. replaced footpegs w pegs from my gsxr1k without the long extensions so had no issues w ground clearance. No aches or pains at the end of the day of hard riding. Awesome Bike!!!
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Nice, I'm thinking of a trackday next year.
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Did the tc worked for you ?
Nice picture !

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Cool pictue. How'd the rear shock hold up over the course of the day?
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replaced footpegs w pegs from my gsxr1k without the long extensions so had no issues w ground clearance. No aches or pains at the end of the day of hard riding. Awesome Bike!!!
Nice photo. Do you have any photos on the replaced footpegs?
Track season is over here in scandinavia as the temperature is below zero celsius in the mornings. Next year I will take my GSXS F to trackdays and are intrested in your setup.
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First trackday W GSX-S

Running down long straight @ apprx 145mph..downshifting..waaa! waaa! waaa!..slam on brakes for a tight 30mph uphill left turn then Hard on the gas on an uphill off camber crest right hand turn which drops back down leading to a gentle left, I saw my TC lite flicker three times near the end of the day. I suspect my tires were knackered. I was grinning & thought was pretty cool. No issues with suspension on stock settings. I weigh 185lbs. I will post pics of PSR brand footpegs soon. I like them because the edges are sharp and dig in your boot for leverage and security at track pace...hope this info helps....
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Awesome writeup. Good to hear what our bike will do on a real track. I've done "Chuck" a few times and was just talking about riding there again just this morning with a co-worker. Rode the GSXS at Angeles Crest yesterday (first time ever) and kept things "safe". NEED TO unleash this beast!!!

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nice review Rickey, have been watching this site for a while now and what you have said has made me sure i want this bike, which i knew relay anyhow lol, only prob is im not getting it till end of feb but there might be a few nearly new bargains around then i hope , boy its hard to wait that long lol
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i did a track day too this year, well sort of track it was a circuit made out on a airbase runway, still got to give it some beans! i could only get 142mph on the straight, just needed to be a bit braver out of the last corner i think then again it kept going round in my head that "i hadn't even paid the first finance payment on yet so don't bin it!!" i don't think my aerodynamics help much either being a big lad but i have just recently fitted the Suzuki screen so with that and me on a aerodynamics diet and being a bit braver out the last corner im hoping to hit 150mph, i did mess with the front suspension tho, i stiffened the front forks a bit due to heavy braking into the first corner it felt like it kept the rear a bit more planted, but may just be because i'm a bit heavy, i put in a pic for you all to have a laugh over this is what a bear looks like riding lol

P.S my headlight tape work isn't up to your standard, nice job
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bungle, your bike looks kinda small. You must have gotten one of the small ones, lol. Thanks for the track day posts guys!
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