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    Registered User Array twovalve's Avatar
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    Head Shake: Solved

    Thanks for all the advice given me for the scary head shake I experienced at moderate speeds a couple months ago on the S2S. Got a new set of Battlax 020s last week and moved well above the Dangerous Deuce today, steady as a rock. As usual, Ockham's razor provides the answer. It's so damned difficult to find a nice open stretch of road around here to get some real speed. I'd like to flog the kaw a little harder to see what she'll really do so any suggestions of longer straights around the valley are appreciated. Or maybe a track day'd be the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twovalve
    Or maybe a track day'd be the answer.
    You answered your own question
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    If you want to challenge yourself and your bike on a technical track, then Mission is for you. The speeds there are not great, as it is a tight, twisty track. If you want to "open it up" then look to the south for a track with a long straight (which Mission doesn't have).
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    Do a track day with BF at Spokane. Super long front straight where you can hit top end or very near to it. Get in a few nights at Boundry Bay for some practice first on max braking while turning in. At Spokane there's a tiny little kink at the end of the straight that I can take at full speed on my F2 but faster bikes need to back off a little first.
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