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ktk_ace

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  1. hmm... none on the handlebars? (throttle is another thing, smooth roll on baby)
  2. Of course what you are saying is correct. The only thing I need to correct is where you say "CSS is not big on super hard late braking". Braking is braking and you can and should brake as hard as you want as long as you don't find yourself rushing to a corner in a fashion that makes your entry rough or on the edge of crashing. Motorcycles only have so much braking capability and they have not changed much for decades on the straight line 60mph to 0mph stops. Compare the 60-0 stopping distance of a 1983 Honda Interceptor and a 2014 Yamaha R1. They are the same or within a few feet. You can only get about 1.0g's maximum of braking unless you have added downforce (like a wing on a car), uphill, added wind resistance (parachute or very large surface area), or at very high speeds where the wind resistance is extreme. does electronics count? eg: -CBS (combined braking system) -TC (traction control) -EBM (engine braking management)
  3. Hi chris, a noob on the forum doesnt mean you are a noob in real life and vice versa Great to have experienced members around to guide the younglings!!
  4. Thanks Dylan, that cleared up quite a bit of confusion for me : )
  5. new article on MC.com http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/columns/embrace_risk_code_break/
  6. front fork looks stock but has damper and oil changes back is aftermarket preload adjustable.
  7. look at the motogp/WSBK and you will find the answer. imho nope if at same skill level.
  8. imho it could be a bike centric problem. the CB400SF for example loves to skid to the right (tailpipe side) if you3 e-brake the rear the extra weight and position of the pipe is detrimental to one side's flickability so to speak as it makes handling not neutral. I balance my own bike by adding weight until skids dont pan out in either direction
  9. imho bad if not horrid idea to ride spiritedly 2up. ride slowly and within the legal limit.
  10. imho... a noticably slower exit speed out of the turn and lower confidence + bike doesnt feel as planted due to decreased G forces from unoptimal lean angles.
  11. what KEEPS you from trying out riding on the track? 1) too far from where i live 2) Monetary issues 3) Racing culture here (lack of sponsors , hooligans on the tracks , horrid safety precautions and no run off areas )
  12. Hi there, welcome! Im the opposite of you, havnt attended school but have been here chatting up with the peeps here
  13. Im with Khp data acquisition is cheap and easy but turning it into useful information isnt
  14. Im cool with anywhere between 3-10 pounds of fat loss ... not muscle loss thou Better diet Better relationship with my immediate kin
  15. MD250 is listed unfueled at 194.XX lbs which is below 200lbs= wow! PS. which super single is that?? As Tyler already partially answered - the SuperSingle is a YZ450F dirtbike converted to a road racer. It has YZ450F motor, frame, transmission, etc., but the suspension has been shortened, it has roadracing wheels and fairing. I have done a lot to make it track ready (rearsets, GP shift, spools and frame sliders, fancy laptimer) but no engine work yet. I changed the gearing with the hope of getting a higher top speed out of it but haven't been able to test it out yet; if I can get it to top out at 125mph or so I'll be pretty happy and probably will leave the engine stock. It's still a kickstart, which turns some heads at the racetrack. It is FUN to ride, very lightweight and flickable, plenty of torque; it has been a really interesting project, I've learned a lot in the process of getting it ready to race. It is debatable whether it will be faster than the Moriwaki, it has more HP but doesn't handle as well, but it is a lot more comfortable to ride because it is much larger, and the torque makes it a kick to ride. I wasnt expecting a formula 450 bike here , im very surprised in a good way!
  16. MD250 is listed unfueled at 194.XX lbs which is below 200lbs= wow! PS. which super single is that??
  17. This guy is riding an FZR400. He seems to be doing ok for himself with the bigger bikes. Hopefully some day soon I'll be making a video like that of my own. If the track favors smaller bikes (lots of slow/medium speed corners) , sure. if vice versa, you are really out of luck. Which track? I would like to see the layout and give you a free assessment You do have a very valid point there. On a track with a particularly big bias towards straight sections the more powerful bike will likely be at an advantage. The closest track like that to me would be Road Atlanta. The back straight would be very difficult to make up for in the corners if you were comparing lap times between the bikes. Interestingly enough your original suggestion had been made to me by a few other people and I eventually ended up taking the advice. I bought an ex race R6. I'm just too stubborn to give up on a challenge. I will continue to ride the FZR400 occasionally until I learn it's quirks. My goal is really just to improve my skill set. Learning how to maximize the strengths of a "slow" bike is probably not the easiest way to go fast I certainly admit. It's about having fun for me. Hopefully some day I can terrorize some R1's and R6's with my 24 year old clunker. Well if you are light like hotfoot, a MD250 might fit the bill... But upkeeping it WILL be more expensive than off the shelf newer 600's. or you can learn some new tricks , a kasaki ZX-6R 636 with traction control will be alot of fun to learn imho, esp when you step up to R-abc and tunable TC. Whats your version of fun? would live to hear!
  18. This guy is riding an FZR400. He seems to be doing ok for himself with the bigger bikes. Hopefully some day soon I'll be making a video like that of my own. If the track favors smaller bikes (lots of slow/medium speed corners) , sure. if vice versa, you are really out of luck. Which track? I would like to see the layout and give you a free assessment
  19. imho... GET A BIGGER BIKE. Bringing a 400 ti a litre class track / track day is the equivalent of bringing a knife to a gun fight ... you will be VERY outgunned.
  20. sounds erriely similar to steering corrections . Yep And you might also miss your turining point... which is very nasty, one whole avalanche of things going wrong is gonna happen...
  21. Possibly one of the hardest SR's to correct. I say even harder than letting go after breaking up
  22. Im with fiery robot. I think the physics is that the wheel's rolling momentum will try to correct itself and bring it back to equilibrium eventally. Excess inputs such as holding the bars tightly/brakes will delay/prevent it and the resulting unwanted oscillation might cause headshake > whole bike wiggles > not good.
  23. sounds erriely similar to steering corrections .
  24. Funny, where are the Q2/3's? Or these are Euro spec tires? (cuz de german...i canz reed)
  25. It runs wide because it makes the motorcycle stand up while doing the quick flick?
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