1989 Yamaha FZR400

Trackbike


Yep - I'm riding the FZR400 for another season.  Why not?  The bike rocks!

I've made a few more modifications to it over the winter of 2004 (before the 2005 season).  I mounted up the front end from a 1996 YZF600 (Forks rebuilt by Traxxion Dynamics), including new EBC Pro-Lite rotors, and a wider front tire with 120/70-17 BT090 rubber.  I'm hoping that this stiffens up the front end of the bike so that I can take turn 9 at Gingerman, turns 9-10 at Putnam, and turns 9 and 12 at Grattan the way I want to and with more confidence.

I also added full race plastic this year, replacing the butt-ugly primer grey half fairing that I've been running for the past three years?  Why?  I guess I like to waste money on needless things.  I sure didn't have to do this, but it was fun as hell and it looks great. 


Trackdays (not all days included)

8/3/2002 - First track day at Putnam Park with the Desmo group

8/26/2002 - Track day at Grattan Raceway with the Sportbike Track Time group

9/16/2002 - Track Day at Gingerman Raceway with the NITRO group

9/30/2002 - Track day at Grattan Raceway with the Sportbike Track Time group

10/14/2002 - Track Day at Gingerman Raceway with the Sportbike Track Time group

4/12/2003 - Track Day at Putnam Park with the Sportbike Track Time group

5/10/2003 - Track Day at Gingerman Raceway with the Sportbike Track Time group

4/11/2004 - Track Day at Putnam Park with the Sportbike Track Time group

Summer 2004 - Track Days at Grattan Raceway with NITRO

8/13/2004 - Track Day at Gingerman Raceway with the NITRO group

4/10/2005 - Track Day at Putnam Park with the Sportbike Track Time group

5/16/2005 - Track Day at Gingerman Raceway with the NITRO group


Track Bio:

I've been riding on the track since 1999 when I first attended FAST Racing School in Shannonville, Ontario, run by ex-Canadian racer Michel Mercier.  I've attended FAST three times now (and won the Top Rider award two of those times), and attended Freddie Spencer's school in Las Vegas in January 2002.

My best lap times on local tracks:

    Gingerman:  1:35.4

    Grattan:  1:33.1

    Putnam:  1:22.7

    Blackhawk:  1:23.8


Last Update - 5/2/2005