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About DLHamblin

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    Cornering Master
  • Birthday 04/02/1959

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    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Motorcycles (of course), MotoAmerica Volunteer Track/Flag Marshal, firearms competition (IDPA), model building.

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    Yes, 1986 Mid Ohio, schedule for 2016 VIR in May

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  1. DLHamblin

    Leaning on straight

    Any chance you can get someone to video you? Video can be a powerful tool in these type cases.
  2. DLHamblin

    Hello everyone

    Welcome to the forum!!!
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    Yoga for rider prep?

    YES!!!! I am 58, but still love and prefer a sport bike over cruiser/tourer. Several years ago I was having issues "folding up" into the bike, my neck would get cramped up, and I would be sore and stiff after any extended ride. I was really concerned how much longer I could do it before the discomfort over ruled the enjoyment. Then a friend who teaches yoga suggested I try her class. She was thrilled when I agreed (she said only one other man had attended, and he got sick halfway through and never came back :-) Well, that was close to 6 months or so ago. Unless I am out of town on business or one of the MotoAmerica rounds I go twice a week. It has made a huge improvement. Easily "fold up" to a crouch, no sore neck or back, can move around much better on bike, and can ride much longer at a time. So I am a believer!!!!
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    PIR --> Cobie, Dylan

    IMG_0603.MOV A shot from our flag station of the chicane
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    PIR --> Cobie, Dylan

    I worked the chicane Friday and Saturday (and turn 3 Sunday). It will stay but will be modified and made permanent from what was said. Whats not evident from TV is its actually blind to riders until then are already in braking zone. Early Friday it would have been easier for me to call who DID make it versus who didn't. Friday afternoon they added a few cones to give a reference. That helped. I will say by Saturday morning they all (thats why they are pros) had it figured out and dialed in. There was a couple dicey moments when 4 or more bikes arrived at same time but as I recall only one crash and that was due to a washed out front exiting when they got in the grass.
  6. Hi Cobie, Dylan. Just got done track marshalling the first ever MotoAmerica race at PIR (Pittsburgh International Raceway). Was my first time there as well. If you all haven't taken a look at having a school there please do!! The track(s) are excellent!!!! Elevation changes, positive, negative cambers, grass run off versus gravel (like VIR), new smooth pavement. Plus, its only 4.7 hours from my house :-) The MotoAmerica riders all gave good praise as well (I drove it about 8 laps in my car, wished I had a bike the whole time. I have a video I took while scouting track with chief flag marshal if interested, Dave
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    Possible issues with K&N oil filters

    In 2016 K&N (actually I think most aftermarket filters) were banned in MotoAmerica competition after Kyle Wymans K&N filter on his Yamaha R1 failed on COTA's back straight. I actually saw that one, bike actually caught fire and it oiled down the back straight and took about an hour or so to clean up. From what I recall, the issues were primarily on the filter for the R1. The threads were not machined correct so filter did not tighten right and o-ring blew out. I still use the K&N on my GSX-R1000 and have not had any issues. The #204 is the one for the R1 so its hard to say if K&N fixed the issues or perhaps still baqd ones out there.
  8. Hi all, I had promised Aliki I would post a review of the undersuit I got from her company http://vnmsportgear.com/. A bit late but have given the product a good test in hot weather now. Up to now, I had been using a 1-piece undersuit (described in another post here as a baby Onesie). I purchased one of VNM Sport gear 2-piece suits. I have found I prefer the 2-piece design much better (which surprised me). On occasion when wearing armoured jeans (Bull-IT) with my Dainese jacket, I will wear the top only. When wearing my 1 piece, I use top and bottom. The top has a longer cut and silicon grip band, and does not ride up. I am not a typical thin rider, and the size Aliki recommended fits me great. (no, I am not posting a picture of me in them, could not do that to you all). How does it work? Every bit as good as my old 1-piece and maybe better. I feel much cooler and leather are easy to get on/off even after a hot days ride. So I give the product a great thumbs up and recommend you give them a look if looking for a good 2-piece suit. Happy Riding!
  9. DLHamblin

    500GP vs MotoGP

    Yes, most of the time they are up telling us how/why they crashed or asking for a ride back to pits before the bike is even recovered.
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    500GP vs MotoGP

    Starting last year, they went to a spec ECU which all teams must run. This was done to "even up" the racing. For example, Honda's factory ECU technology was rumored to use GPS technology to adjust the bike for each corner; a technology not available (or affordable) to non-factory teams. So per some factory teams the spec ECU is about 5-10 years behind what the top factory was running. Even in 1992 the 500's were brutal. 1993 was Wayne Raineys career ending crash. Kevin Schwantz had some pretty spectacular get-offs during that period. I think the current 4-strokes are easier to ride at the edge and live to tell the tale where the 2-strokes bit without warning.
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    500GP vs MotoGP

    COTA's track had a lot of complaints from riders being very bumpy. At turn 10 where I was stationed this year, there was a very good bump that got the bikes quite unsettled if they hit it and caused a couple spectacular tank slappers and get-offs over the weekend. The perimeter roads we took to get on station were bumpy as could be as well. Plus todays MotoGP bikes are around 260 HP; quite a bit more than 1990's bikes.
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    Goin to Cota

    Yes, same thing in July when they (MotoAmerica) run with World Superbike a Laguna. Makes for long track days, but again its a lot of racing and a lot of fun. Regular MotoAmerica events are not nearly as hectic and cramped.
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    Goin to Cota

    I am working COTA MotoGP/MotoAmerica this year in flagging/communications. Arrive on Wednesday night and full schedule Thurs-Sun but lot's of fun. Then I have most of the east coast MotoAmerica races set. Being on track (well off to side of track) is definitely best seat in house.
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    Healtech Quickshifter Easy

    Quick Video I made a quick video of some shifts with the HealTech Quickshifter. Should be public so viewable by all.
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    How many read the latest e-mail by Keith?

    I do and read them all. Need more ;-)
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