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    Very new. Very.

    Hi everyone,

    Have joined the forum after Marshy has suggested I do.

    Total newbie, my background being pretty serious Ironman (yes bikes you push) racing.

    Bought a Ducati monster 2 years ago after retiring, have loved it, so have just purchased (awaiting delivery) an R6 Nick had for sale, all nice and done up.

    Have done a few slllloooow track days on the duke, looking very much forward to the next possible track day on my new track bike. Both PI and Broadford so far.

    Am loving the technical aspect of riding, versus previous sport which was just hours and hours of the same thing.

    Based in Shepparton, not sure if i ever would consider racing, however im sure thats how it all starts.

    Any tips on how best to develop technique, keep it upright, anyone i should get to know (or avoid), and anything thats a must, would be much appreciated.
    This, could be interesting.

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    Welcome!! pretty much everyone is always willing to lend a hand!

    just have to ask

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    Avoid chubb at all costs !! especially on facebook !!!!!!!

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    PI your local track hey? Sounds like a tough life!! Hope to see you out there sometime...

    Quote Originally Posted by R6newbie View Post
    an R6 Nick had for sale, all nice and done up.
    She's a beauty! You'll absolutely love it....

    Quote Originally Posted by R6newbie View Post
    Any tips on how best to develop technique, keep it upright
    There was a thread on coaching started not long ago.. http://tarmactalk.com/forum/showthread.php?690-Coaching
    some good info on there. If you can get a copy of "A Twist Of The Wrist II" either the book or the video (if you can stand the cheesy American production values), there's heaps of useful info in there to get you going.
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    When I recover a bit more from the epic PI return drive, I'll say more

    But awesome to have you here! It's a good bunch of people that are all addicted to track days!
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    Avoid chubb at all costs !! especially on facebook !!!!!!!
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    Welcome R6Newbie...

    Well I guess if PI is your local, then it's also mine ! Haven't been to Broadford yet, although there are some pretty spectacular roads around there if you know where to go...

    Bring on Summer! I once did a trackday at Silverstone...in December...and I think it was warmer than this!
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    Welcome to Tarmac

    Have fun ..
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    Welcome mate
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    hey mate, r6 is the perfect bike to start racing with

    Post up some pics when you get it

    welcome




    I was very very new once

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    I finally have the bike, check this mad machine out. Very happy Nick! Thanks again. Now to learn how to ride it...

    photo on bike (640x480).jpg
    This, could be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R6newbie View Post
    I finally have the bike, check this mad machine out. Very happy Nick! Thanks again. Now to learn how to ride it...

    photo on bike (640x480).jpg
    nice

    that's a quick bike! i think i'm the only one without a r6 now haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan View Post
    nice

    that's a quick bike! i think i'm the only one without a r6 now haha
    I know a guy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubb View Post
    I know a guy....
    Me too.....
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    thats a sick jumper



    nice bike too

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    Quote Originally Posted by R6newbie View Post
    I finally have the bike, check this mad machine out. Very happy Nick! Thanks again. Now to learn how to ride it...
    Fantastic mate!! It sure looks the goods
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    Quote Originally Posted by chubb View Post
    I know a guy....
    did he just buy a 2nd honda ?

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    Realistically I'll be looking at updating for 2016 season I reckon!

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    Aiming for 40s in 2015 on my K3 yieew

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan View Post
    Aiming for 40s in 2015 on my K3 yieew
    Yep, in the 40s, ie high 49s, I reckon is just about doable on a gixxer Just
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan View Post
    Realistically I'll be looking at updating for 2016 season I reckon!
    Yeah, but your update will be to a 2005 model.....

    Your old bikes might be good for collecting, but they are not the fastest, safest way around the racetrack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshy View Post
    Yeah, but your update will be to a 2005 model.....

    Your old bikes might be good for collecting, but they are not the fastest, safest way around the racetrack

    going to get james' 04 cbr haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshy View Post
    Yep, in the 40s, ie high 49s, I reckon is just about doable on a gixxer Just
    If I dont do 40s i'm going to just assume you serviced my rear shock wrong and pass the buck hahahahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan View Post
    If I dont do 40s i'm going to just assume you serviced my rear shock wrong and pass the buck hahahahha
    You did say reinstall the valving upside down, right??
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    Ooooh Dan! Marshy's giving you a fair old slap around in the face with the glove
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    Ooooh Dan! Marshy's giving you a fair old slap around in the face with the glove

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    Oi no knocking my ciggie out my hand!
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