You are so right, Chris.sirch345 wrote:That's good to hear all went very well, well apart from the front brake leaking of course, although I'm glad it didn't have any big issues.gilson wrote: ↑Tue May 10, 2022 7:22 pm It went really well thanks, no accidents, although my front brake was loose and leaking after the first session! Holy hell. All good though.
Had a great time with my mate on a low mileage '98 R1. They are still so very rapid. But the grunt and confidence inspiring ride of the Firestorm hunted him down a few corners later.
The lightened flywheel makes such a difference which I'm appreciating more and more.
It's difficult to separate the braced swing arm from new tyres, but it tips in very quickly, almost falling down, is very stable in the corner and just encourages an early fully open throttle. Wonderful!
I met a fellow firestorm owner who has a GSXR for a track bike. It's in Lucky Strike colours and looks amazing. He has a Firestorm as a road bike and came over when I was loading it on to the trailer. I mentioned this forum, so hoping he joins, I mean, how could he not know about this place?!
He said two things. He was annoyed that I kept going past him on a Firestorm (of all bikes), but not as annoyed as his friend on a V4 Ducati. I'd like to think I'm a good rider but it's easy to think that when your not riding a 20K+ bike. It was well taken and well meant. And please note that I'm in the lower/medium group, certainly not the fast group.
I hope there are some good pics but I wasn't paying any attention to where the photographer was. Too busy concentrating.
An excellent day.
It sounds like you had a great time, and the bike did good
You can't really ask for more than that
The brake was a bit of a surprise. It was fading so I went to adjust the span, thinking it was just warming up. That's when my friend gave it a squeeze and fluid came out. It was more like a squirt than a weep. Could have been a lot worse.
I should do a bolt check before each session, starting at that one!
I love my VTR! ;D