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post #1 of 17 Old 09-10-2006, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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My Vee on a "race track"

Today we went to a Go-Kart track to have some fun with pocket bikes.
My friend has two of them nearly identical.
Well, after an hour one's chain broke away. :shock: We had no spare chain and at that time we were already 5-6 people so we took our bikes and started to circle around.
What a feeling!
That was the first time for me riding on a "track" with a bike.
The pavement was decent but some parts were dirty.
There were a 50 ccm pocket bike, a 250ccm Yamaha Majesty, a 1200 Suzuki Bandit and a 650 ccm V-Strom present.

I didn't use to brag, but I was the fastest.
The Strom performed very well, I rode it in 2nd gear all along.

Chicken stripe on the right = 1 mm
Chicken stripe on the left = 0 mm
Need new wearing bolts for the pegs. :?

There were 3 cameras with us, one is a nearly pro, here are some pics:





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Mokus , Great Pics !! Is this your 1st track day? :lol:

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Quick question, and not a criticism by any means. When your going around a curve, like the top photo you posted, and you have your body leaned over, should your head be leaned over too? I notice myself always trying to keep my head vertical while looking as far through the corner as I can. Am I being nitpicky, or is it better to lean your head over too?
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Looks like its time to add some preload and jack that puppy up a little... you don't want to drag hard parts like that side stand-

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Wow did you have the "sensor" that came with the center stand and where it down to that on the footpeg, or is that the shorter stock "sensor"? The term "sensor" really through me in the directions as coming from an electronic background I was expecting the "sensor" to be connecting to some wiring of some sort. Scraper, feeler, etc. would have been better.

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When your going around a curve, like the top photo you posted, and you have your body leaned over, should your head be leaned over too?
Whatever works for you. Here's a picture from the superbike school. To have his head vertical, his shoulder would have to be removed but he's trying. I think it's much easier to see the line when level headed.


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Next time remove the tail trunk and put your chin guard down.
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Is this your 1st track day?
Yes it was, but to be honest I had some excercises on Grossglockner in Austria last month. :wink:

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When your going around a curve, like the top photo you posted, and you have your body leaned over, should your head be leaned over too?
Well, see Greywolf's reply. I think it's easier to "judge" the curve when my head is vertical. It is also easier to look "into" the next curve.

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Looks like its time to add some preload and jack that puppy up a little... you don't want to drag hard parts like that side stand
Ooops, you got it! I didn't do any magic or incredible thing with that scrapping. My bike is lowered so its relatively easy to scrap pegs even for me. Why did I do yet?
1. It is a goog feeling
2. I felt safe 'cause the lean angle was not too terrific so even the Trailwings could do a fine job (BTW I am pleased with them in any way)

I have no crash bars and I don't plan to have one (bank account...). Without them I will not add preload for a track day 'cause then I think (or am almost sure) I would lean the bike more until it scraps again and at that angle would come up the Deathwing issue and I would drop the bike.

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Wow did you have the "sensor" that came with the center stand and where it down to that on the footpeg, or is that the shorter stock "sensor"?
"Sensor" :lol: I like it! I am also an electric engineer originally.
I have no idea about the "sensors". I got the c.stand with the bike as a present from the dealer and didn't asked them if they replaced the stock ones or not. To be honest I didn't even know that there is different length "sensor" for the CS.

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Mokus, the left side foot peg gets a longer feeler or scraper or sensor just for you racy young fellows to wear down during playtime. You look good out there.

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