Barber Aug 15/16 Trackday w/STT

Discussion in 'Tech' started by RRRepsolRider, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    Question for those who have rode at Barber with an R6. I’m running an 08 R6 and wondering what heating is best for the track since I’ve never been there.

    Also, if anyone is running stock suspension and possibly around 175lbs, what settings felt best for you?

    I’ve been there several times to spectate races but where is a good area to camp and pit? Sleeping in my trailer so a tent isn’t needed.

    Anyone in here that can show the lines for this track as in coaches for STT that will be there this weekend?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Just do what this guys does and your good.
     
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  3. wheelz96

    wheelz96 Well-Known Member

    15/43 is the gearing, not sure about the heating.
    See suspension guy at track if available.
    Sleep in your pit spot. Plenty of parking.
     
  4. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    Oops. I meant settings.
     
  5. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    Hard to see apexes and breakpoints in his vid.

    Just gonna send it bud
     
  6. Chango

    Chango Something clever!

    I was wondering who in hell would be worried about heating in Alabama in August since most people are more worried about keeping cool in Alabama in August.
     
  7. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    I think the entire south feels like a damn oven right now. I’m in TN and it’s horrible here with the humidity up.
     
  8. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Wait till you get on the pavement at barber. Bring a kiddy pool would be my suggestion..
     
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  9. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    I’ve been at NCM when it was 95 with 90% humidity and the asphalt was 145. I had to skip the last two sessions. Just too hot. I was seriously thinking of bringing a small kiddy pool. Charge ppl a bag of ice to come and chill in it during sessions lmao
     
  10. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    everyone Ive seen with the forks setup in the "stock" position has crashed...lol. Why are you polling for suspension settings anyway??
    Summer is prime training time in the SE. If you are bailing on the last sessions... start working on your fitness and learn about hydration. (and no... drinking 50 gallons of water in advance is not hydrating)
     
  11. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    Stock forks can be adjusted but have their limits. Everyone knows that. Only curious if someone else still has them and close to my body weight for a starting point. I bailed on the last sessions due to 18hr workdays and no physical training because my work pays the bills. Track days cost $$$. Never once said drinking tons of water would hydrate my body and quite informed on hydration.
     
  12. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    so you want crowdsourced suspension settings?? good luck with that.
    I can guarantee no professional will answer the question because "No relevant data has been conveyed to make any suggestions" on top of which there is no clue as to the condition of the bike. Has this 12yr old bike ever had the suspension pivots serviced?
    More to the point... the event will have a suspension specialist onsite, correct?? Pay the $40 you made working that OT to get relevant data & take good notes. There isnt a rider in the MA paddock that doesn't consult a suspension specialist.
     
  13. fossil

    fossil Well-Known Member

    Seriously: bring a good-sized electric fan with you. I have suffered at Barber in August.
     
  14. cajun636

    cajun636 Honda Junkie.

    I'll be there. If your suspension is set up for NCM then it is probably pretty close to being set up for Barber. especially if its stock. This is Also dependent upon pace of course. If you are running slicks, find a med-med/hardish tire as with the new surface this seems to hold up best. If you have never been to Barber and unless you're a phenom, and learn tracks very very quickly, the suspension won't be as big of a deal as the layout will be to follow. I isn't an easy track to learn.
     
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  15. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    The front seems to be a bit soft. Back is ok. Front looks like it’s diving based on zip tie location after sessions. Only spent one weekend on it. I’ll run A group at NCM as it’s in my hometown so I know it well. Races since I was 8 so I can learn the track fairly fast. Breakpoints and specific lines will be the weak points in first two sessions. I’ll ask around about who’s coaching and grab a tow. Then I can see the direction I need to go. From other folks vids I have a good idea. Track looks fun with elevation and some nice turns. I’ll be on this R6. If you see me come grab a beer
     
  16. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    I did the same thing at NOLA.
    it was so hot my toy hauler blew 5 of its 6 tires that trip
     
  17. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    I don’t mind riding if it’s crazy hot but I don’t carry large fans or a portable AC unit. So I don’t cool down between sessions that much. Is NOLA a fun track? Haven’t looked into much. Too far away from me.
     
  18. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    NOLA is fun/fast.
    Flat.

    I would describe it as a combination of Little Tally and Jennings stuck together
     
  19. E Reed

    E Reed Well-Known Member


    There are several blind corners at Barber. A lot more so than NCM. You may learn the layout in a few sessions, but it'll take a full day to really learn it. Just my opinion, of course.
     
  20. RRRepsolRider

    RRRepsolRider Well-Known Member

    Fast and flat sounds fun. Gotta get my ass down there then!
     

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