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  1. khp

    Lowering the body

    Is it time to post this comparison between body positioning again?
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    MotoGP Qatar, March 26

    I saw it live with two of my friends. Moto3 and MotoGP had great action all the way, while Moto2 was kinda dull because the winner just pullled away from the other guys. But hot daymn! If the average race even have half the action of the Qatar race, this is going to be a great year and a great show!
  3. I have some bamboo running socks. Really nice & comfy
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    Favorite racer...

    That was Assen 2013, 5th place. Top in FP1, breaks the left(?) collarbone in FP2, didn't do FP3, FP4 nor Q2 (gridded as 12th), did WUP and Race Saturday. Rossi sure stole the limelight that day with his first victory since the return to Yamaha, but Lorenzo's feat was at least as big as Rossis. Doohan: that outright desire to win and incredible talent. For me, Rossi & Marqeuz have that same boyish love for riding and winning.
  5. I agree that it's very dependent on the rider. I generally get up to (my slow) speed quickly on new tracks, whereas one of my friends need a lot of time to get used to a new track (or a good tow around). Figuring out the hooking sweeper (Turn 9) on Big Willow did require some personal tuition from Cobie though. DL: It's pretty much down to yourself. I've never taken a CSS course on a track I knew ahead of time, so I might not be the best person to answer. You could actually argue that having a new track to learn is beneficial, because you don't have old & bad habits from riding there previously
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    Baseline Setup for 06 CBR1000RR

    I'd start with getting the front fork spring rate right, then damping (fork oil viscosity/level, comp/rebound damping). I have never experience a shock spring rate being vastly wrong, so I presume it's less important. On the rear, I've experienced a 'dead' shock (ie oil is worn out so no/little damping left) twice, so I'd look for that. Then there's getting the front/rear balance right, in terms of of fast the frotn/rear goes through the stroke. The only measurements I've done is sag and oil level in the front. YMMV.
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    How many read the latest e-mail by Keith?

    I got it & read it. Just waaaaay too cold and miserable to even think about riding around here. Kai
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    2017 Predictions

    I'm still gonna stick with Marquez, Viñales, Rossi. Lorenzo appears to be struggling a lot with the GP17, though. The unknown quality about Viñales is how he'll handle the fighting at the sharp end. He was too agressive at one of the Spanish GPs last year, and just ended up slowing down himself and Pedrosa. Marquez put it very well at the Philip Island test (link): "Yes, Viñales is faster than Rossi over a single lap, but Rossi's going to be there on Sunday." (paraphrased)
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    How To Countersteer

    Unfortunately that one isn't of my own making - I think I got that from the "Squid purity Test" (warning: long).
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    How To Countersteer

    Countersteering - isn't this when you guide the guy behind the counter to the stuff you need?
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    How Many Countries On The Forum?

    And a proliferate Norwegian. I guess he's hibernating right now.
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    Video & Data

    There are a couple of software packages out there that can overlay video and data. I've used Dashware to do this (it's free). Unfortunately, development has stopped, as the team has been aquired by GoPro.
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    2017 Fleet Break In

    If I had been in SoCal and had the time, I would have loved to help.
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    Tires Temperature Onboard Sensors

    The MotoGP riders can nod to that in unison. Sachsenring is infamous for that problem, due to having no less than 7 left-hand corners in a row, then followed by a downhill right-hand corner (T11, the "Waterfall" corner).
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    Tires Temperature Onboard Sensors

    Looks like Dashware to me.
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    Tires Temperature Onboard Sensors

    How would you use the information from the temperature sensors? you might be able to integrate the information into the TC, but it still couldn't compensate for track surface/adhesion.
  17. Hi AC, Welcome 'back' to the forum You don't sound like the average testosterone-filled 18-year-old (quite the contrary), so I think you'll do fine if you end up buying the S1000RR. You do have a point about starting out on a low-power bike; it teaches you good roll-on of the throttle and a smooth riding style which is easy to carry over to a more powerful bike. Usually a 600cc sportsbike is a good starting point, as they have goo drive but won't try to launch you off to the moon if you give it the handful (a 1000cc with zero traction control will try it's best). Merry Christmas, Kai
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    Race Suspension Set Up Questions

    Roland, point your browser to Racetech's FAQ here and be enlightened: http://racetech.com/page/id/30#3 Merry Christmas, Kai
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    2017 Predictions

    Merry Christmas everyone. Cobie, it pretty well established that it wasn't as much Rossi & JB "didn't figure out how to make the Duc work" - VR & JB knew exactly what it took to make it work, it was Ducati's race management that had their heads buried far up their own behinds to actually do what they were asked to do. In a sense, it took Rossi's failure to shake Ducati up, fire their top brass and hire Gigi to make a racing-winning MotoGP bike. Here's a short but interesting interview with Michele Pirro (the Ducati test rider) at GPone, where he says: Lorenzo is contractually forbidden to comment on the Ducati until the expiry of his Yamaha contract (ie, he can talk freely from Jan 1st), he was smiling after returning to the pits at the end of his first stint on the GP17. As much as I want Rossi to win that elusive 10th championship, I don't think it's going to happen. His best chance was 2015, on sheer consistency on the podium. Marquez is just way too fast & talented, and this year he has learned to bide his time and take the money, oops, points on the table. Viñales was wickedly fast during the Valencia test. He made a very interesting comment: "my target is to beat Marquez, not Rossi". There's little doubt that Lorenzo is faster than Dovizioso, but the question is whether Gigi and Ducati can improve the bike in the mid-corner (which is where all the riders complain about it). So, to go out on a limb, I'd say: 1) Marquez (having a better bike than 2016 and matured) 2) Viñales (being young, agressive and having a seriously competitive package) 3) Rossi (getting sour, but not going into a full rage because Viñales targets Marquez and not himself) 4) Lorenzo (because it took Ducati longer to sort out the bike) What about the rookies and the changes? In order of 'winning' teammate and teams standing at they end of the year: Iannone & Rins on the Suzuki Zarco & Folger on Tech 3 Yamaha Aleix & Sam Lowes on the Aprilia Pol & Smith on the KTM Who'll be the best non-factory Ducati? - I'm cheering for Petrucci, but Barbera beat him this year.
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    Winter Projects, Stuff To Do...live Chat?

    We've got trucks driving around with big salt shaker mounted on the back
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    Winter Projects, Stuff To Do...live Chat?

    Hi Cobie, I've been pretty quiet partly because I'm commuting doing a weekly commute (by air) these weeks. Plenty of time going into work, and not enough play. But it's the right time of the year to have it like that. The bikes don't like the salt on the roads. /Kai
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    Hp4 Race

    Carbon fiber can handle a very high tensile stress, while compression stresses not so much (this of a piece of paper). There was at least one accident some 10-15years ago where a US racer had the rear rim more or less collapsed on itself (it tore over the ribs). There was a youtube video of it, but my Youtube-fu is failing me on this.
  23. SofToric 66 lenses here. I've never had the issue of my lenses falling off. I used my glasses on a street ride earlier this year and it drove home why I use contacts on the track (I'd be looking over the glasses all the time due to the tuck).
  24. Helmets, boots and gloves are part of that sphere where I won't buy online unless I know *exactly* what I'm getting. I would not want to buy an RPHA11 only to find that it doesn't have the right fitment like the 10 did. I rememer some years ago I found that the fitment of the various models from the same helmet vendor (Shoei) varied quite a lot on my head. I have an X-Spirit (I think), which fits me really nice, but sits so low on my head that I can't use it on the track because it obscures my vision when in full tuck.