2018 Summer Drive

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 22 Jul 2018 11:44

ok Yah..MISSED YAH NORM!!!
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by funwithmonkeys » 22 Jul 2018 11:56

That looks like it was fun. I got out for a drive up here yesterday. As it was I would have been getting into West Van Friday night at almost 11:30 after 4 hours of sleep on Thursday night I really didn't think it would be a good plan to go on a drive with 3 hours sleep.

It sounds like you are enjoying the new tires. I am very happy with the Nankangs so far. On a hot day they get really sticky and the grip is astounding. Just like the A048 and the A050 I have dove into corners at speeds that I am not sure if they are going to hold and come through with no drama thinking I could have gone quite a bit faster. I will be in on the next drive and duct taped to your bumper.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 22 Jul 2018 12:02

I tried to let Trevor in the Porsche be the RCMP magnet, but he was too clever for me and did not take the bait!
It is incomprehensible to me that these type of tires have this much grip. I wish I had these at the Knox Mountain hillclimb. I went down on tire pressure again, I think on my car happy point is 28 cold. It was hard and meaning less to check tire pressure as we had slowed down in most of our entry points to parking.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by funwithmonkeys » 22 Jul 2018 12:11

I know these Nankangs are happy at very low pressures. The harder sidewall keeps them sharp. I have gone all the way down to 18 cold and they feel the same as at 24. For fun I deflated one to 0psi and looking at them you could not tell which one it was.
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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by gooned » 22 Jul 2018 16:50

Dave!

How cool is that, looks like a good outing guys.

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by msaunders » 22 Jul 2018 17:36

Ah crap, my son and I missed you guys by about 30 mins! We spent the afternoon at the park anyways. Looks like a great drive. I’ll catch you on the next one.

Matt

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by Byron510 » 22 Jul 2018 19:08

As Keith eluded, I really need to get off my ass, build and install the surge tank! I didn’t top up in Hope, as I knew we were all stopping in Princeton. And although the speeds were not extreme, the grip generated by our good tires is certainly enough to uncover the fuel pick up. The esses just after entering Manning Park are a beautifly contoured, banked and consistant radius set of bends - it’s always a fun section of road. But even I was surprised that this fuel starvation could happen at 1/2 tank, it did catch me off guard. Basically it like throwing the ignition switch, the A/F meter goes full lean and you just wait for the throttle to come back - there’s just nothing you can do. In this case I just drifted a bit wide to try and get the fuel back sooner. As it was four lanes and zero traffic, I had that opportunity. And I was only running the Yoko S Drives! I can’t imagine what would have happened on the A048’s with this extreme level of grip. I’m thinking the turn in alone would be enough to uncover the pickup!

At any rate, I had to back peddle for the remainder of the drive to Princeton. Need to get on this mod - very soon!

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by bertvorgon » 22 Jul 2018 19:14

hey Matt,

Sorry, we did wait till 10;45, thinking I had told you 10;00 to 10:30. Yes, next time!

Actually, we will just come to your place. I like my steak medium well, ice cold ginger ale and my lawn chair at a 45 degree angle.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: 2018 Summer Drive

Post by Alveen240/610 » 28 Jul 2018 01:35

I've got bunch of drive pix bt it dnt allow me to post.
I was the last one down n had my dash cam on

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