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Dirt Track (Speedway) on a Supermoto
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Author:  pneumatic [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 11:17 am ]
Post subject:  Dirt Track (Speedway) on a Supermoto

I felt particularly stupid on the weekend and decided to ride my supermoto on some dirt track, running road rubber and all. I was having a struggle for traction, so decided to watch some of the faster boys. There was 1 lunatic in particular that seemed to have a good handle on riding a bike sideways and using his body weight. His name was Gary McCoy, you may have heard of him...

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Author:  lunatick [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 11:33 am ]
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Yeah the guy is one of my all time favourites hello2
His nickname was Mr Squiggle , coz he used to draw black lines all over the track :headbang
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Author:  wingnut [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 2:56 pm ]
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pneumatic wrote:
I felt particularly stupid on the weekend and decided to ride my supermoto on some dirt track, running road rubber and all. I was having a struggle for traction, so decided to watch some of the faster boys. There was 1 lunatic in particular that seemed to have a good handle on riding a bike sideways and using his body weight. His name was Gary McCoy, you may have heard of him...

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Is the bottom of that tyre really that warpped

Author:  MR-NONAME [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dirt Track (Speedway) on a Supermoto

wot trak is that ???? would love to give that a go.

Author:  1650bullet [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 3:53 pm ]
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wingnut wrote:
pneumatic wrote:
I felt particularly stupid on the weekend and decided to ride my supermoto on some dirt track, running road rubber and all. I was having a struggle for traction, so decided to watch some of the faster boys. There was 1 lunatic in particular that seemed to have a good handle on riding a bike sideways and using his body weight. His name was Gary McCoy, you may have heard of him...

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Is the bottom of that tyre really that warpped[/quote

You have to run 8-10psi and 2 rim-locks in the rear trials tyre to get it to work properly. Thats what there supposed to do. It looks like Nugee dirt-track to me.

Author:  pneumatic [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 4:43 pm ]
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Yep, it's Nudgee. It's cheap fun. $20 for a day license, $20 for the practice session. Practice was 1-4pm, there was 8 groups so we only got out for about 4 sessions of ~10mins each.

We had our own supermoto class so we didn't have to ride with the insane proper dirt trackers. We were rather slow, but we had little grip :)

Matt and I were on road track tyres with no tread. I put some horizontal bar grooves in the middle of my rear tyre with a tyre groover, but it didn't help much. Some guys were running wet weather track tyres which looked to be working better.

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Author:  MR-NONAME [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 6:37 pm ]
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Post when your going out next ,,that looks like a blast.


Now i do have to get some more wheels for the Berg. :headbang

Author:  1650bullet [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 6:53 pm ]
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DAN-B-GER wrote:
Post when your going out next ,,that looks like a blast.


Now i do have to get some more wheels for the Berg. :headbang


Trials tyres are the best thing to use on a Decomposed granite track such as nudgee. It would of been a slow run on those super-moto wheels i reckon. Well done for going out there on such a set-up though. Bet eveyone was watching yas"

Ps; The last 2 pics shows the track must of been dry and dusty. Did they use the water truck at all to keep it miost.

Author:  pneumatic [ Mon 05 Nov, 2012 7:00 pm ]
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Yes they all thought we were going to die :)

Gary McCoy walked over and looked at my rear tyre with a funny look on his face - like wtf :)

Author:  pneumatic [ Tue 06 Nov, 2012 10:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dirt Track (Speedway) on a Supermoto

Here is a better video, this is session 3. The track conditions were much better, the grip was more consistent. In the first session the far corner was like deep sand and the straights had slippery mud.

Around 2:58 you see my handlebars go out to the right as I lock the front braking into the turn (similar to Lorenzo at Sepang for all the motogp fans).



There is linked comments on the youtube video page with links to the exciting bits. I have copied them below...

0:00 Start
1:10 hear Paul coming down the outside on the straight
1:15 Paul in too deep runs very wide
1:30 Paul around the outside slipping around
2:58 lock my front brake into the corner, that was exciting :o
4:28 I can hear Glen's 2 stroke YZ250 coming
5:20 catch Brian
5:30 end of session before Glen gets a chance to pass me.

This was my 3rd session at Dirt Track at the Nudgee Speedway. I'm on a DRZ400E with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa road tyres, with no grip. Brian is on a DRZ400E with Distanza's, Paul is on an Aprilia SXV550 with wet style track tyres and Glen is on a YZ250 with proper dirt track tyres.

Author:  Shane-O [ Tue 06 Nov, 2012 12:51 pm ]
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this is a old friend of mine who use to do flat track stuff..
it may seem safe but it aint!

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Author:  pneumatic [ Tue 06 Nov, 2012 1:09 pm ]
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Ow!

At least someone got the photos of it!

The good thing about riding the supermoto class is that the lack of grip limits the speeds and potential for massive crashes like that. And all the crazy people are in the proper dirt track class. There were some really fast crazy girls out there too.

Author:  shane [ Tue 06 Nov, 2012 5:36 pm ]
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yep please post up next time you go , I m in too , looks heaps fun

I ll chuck a trials tyrs on back of the YZ

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