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Jaybird180 last won the day on November 8

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About Jaybird180

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  • Birthday May 8

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    Maryland, USA
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    Motorcycle riding, Aviation, Taekwondo...and some other stuff.

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  1. Jaybird180

    Is Jonathan Rea The Best Racer In The World?

    I cannot fathom how he stomps over everyone else. He manages to nearly holeshot every start and from there he charges forward like a raging bull. Then, he hardly makes mistakes either. Apparently there’s a formula for recognizing talent. As a Honda fan, I’m pretty teed off that Ten Kate couldn’t keep him. But he wouldn’t have had the success on such a lackluster machine- but I’m not sure if it’s the bike or the rider looking at the other Kwak riders in the WSBK field.
  2. Jaybird180

    2018 S1000RR Setup for Success

    Most people put on a few lbs in the off season. If you’re the exception then a lighter spring may be in your future. Keep the OE set and as your ability goes up again, you might go back to them.
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    Clip On Adjustment

    I can’t see your eyes very well but I’m wondering how much forward visibility you have at this angle in this position (with a helmet on). And at best it looks like you’re looking over your glasses.
  4. Jaybird180

    Clip On Adjustment

    There’s a larger aftermarket for the R3 now than there was a few years ago. Best Wishes and keep the rubber side down (and sideways).
  5. Jaybird180

    Clip On Adjustment

    What bike is this? Look on YouTube for Dave Moss videos and do a search for “Ergonomics”. Once you find the right rider “triangle” you won’t have to fiddle with it.
  6. Jaybird180

    Clip On Adjustment

    I purchased an aftermarket setup to change my bar position. I too needed more room in the cockpit. Although I went with Apex, Woodcraft makes a similar set.
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    Off camber corners

    There is a Reference in TOTWII that covers the effect of camber on a corner. Don’t have mine in front of me to give you the chapter. But it covers its effect on lean angle.
  8. Jaybird180

    Is Jonathan Rea The Best Racer In The World?

    Anyone take note that Rea has secured a 4th consecutive Championship. Rea is the 1st rider to have ever done 2 consecutive, let alone 4! Rea joins the records books; the only other 4X Champion is Carl Fogarty.
  9. Jaybird180

    Women In Wsbk Racing

    Seems like I’m breaking the news on the CSS Forum Ana Carasco is the World’s first Roadracing World Champion. 2018 Supersport 300 http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2018/Ride+like+a+girl+Carrasco+makes+history+to+become+WorldSSP300+Champion
  10. Jaybird180

    Riding a School Bike

    CSS is piloting a program this year to work with Children. @Dylan Code can fill in the details. I’m going to try to get my children into it as we’re at the tail end of their first racing season. They’re 5 & 8 and have a 2yo brother following intently (not riding yet).
  11. Jaybird180

    timing of steering input and chassis attitude

    MaxMcAllister in his suspension clinic (can be found on YouTube) provides the info that all geometry changes have a side effect for every intended effect. He said it’s about 3:1 ratio of effect to side effect and many people chase setup issues because of missing information of knowing which end of the motorcycle to change. The cliff notes: he provides that front end changes effect corner entry to mid turn and rear end height changes effect mid turn to corner exit; being mindful of the side effect issue. My concern with prescribing a geometry change at this point is introducing another variable into the equation when rider input, vision, timing and throttle control haven’t been sorted, nor do we know if static sag and chassis balance have been baselined. My $.03 is aligned with the OP and Hotfoot’s process to establish what the rider is doing and how the bike is responding.
  12. Jaybird180

    2018 Predictions- WSBK, MotoGP

    My DVR isn’t recording WSBK this year 😞 I’m behind on MotoAmerica and MotoGP watching, so I don’t know what’s happening and I delete the emails discussing race details to avoid spoilers.
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    There are defensive and offensive lines when racing. Tactical vs Strategic choices. Racecraft is the proper mixture of the two. I once witnessed a rider on a slower bike hold off a faster bike by altering exit lines (not weaving) and beating him to the line FOR THE WIN.
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    I watched for this tendency to get on the gas too soon and found I did that in a couple corners. Mind you: this is at a different track, but habits typically follow the rider until changed so it’s likely I’m doing this at other tracks and on other bikes. Also, I found in Endurance racing this weekend that I need a method of prioritizing needs, addressing them and then going down the list.
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    Okay. I’ll go out to specifically observe this. Thank you.