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  1. it was the best motogp race I've seen since stoner/rossi battled in their days. .
  2. since we're posting bad videos - this is the worse I've seen at a track day(at VIR) - skip to about the 1min point. . Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt. . oh, and in response to the previous video - apparently no one was seriously hurt. a concussion for the high side and the guy with a bike flying at him just has a lot of aches and pains and maybe shouder surgery is what I've read.
  3. and this is the reason I keep telling people (CSS and others) as to why I keep going back riding with CSS. . I would rather pay the 475/day fee to get instruction and have a nice safe track day that is well run than deal with the stuff/ego/bumping/politics of these track day orgs (especially prevalent in the Northeast). . In this particular one this is N2 (successor to Nesba) and the control rider/coach is leading a rider (camera bike) that wants to get bumped to "A". . well, control rider ignores the rider that has gone down at the :05 second mark, ignores the red flags that
  4. this is one of those old school debates that people want to latch onto. . its a technological improvement, no doubt. . Not sure why people are against it. if we don't want technological improvements to be brought in, lets go back to the old days, with old helmets, single compound tires without all the advances that have been made there, pre suspension tech (no ohlins type of suspensions), no fuel injection, etc, etc. .. personally, anything that enhances rider safety is a good thing
  5. I have/had schuberth helmets, including several color/design variations that have never hit the states along with their electronics that go into the helmets. . so I'm committed either way. . I think I've even mentioned shuberth helmets on several posts in this forum in years past. But I do think it would be a good thing for them as most people still don't know how good these helmets are. . .
  6. They do need the rabbit to send out in front for the wolves/greyhounds to go catch. . .. .
  7. look where everyone hangs their tire racks and enclosed cabinets on the wall (also frequently the spare tire as well) .. . they are always over where you would normally have cars or bikes. . If you don't use that space it essentially goes to waste. . you'll never need the space above the bike and it only hangs out a little over it. . Make sure the baxley chocks are bolted down when you are moving. . otherwise they do have a tendency to shift and if they shift, your straps will go loose and the bike will go down.. . I love the baxley chocks and before I went to tire warmers, I w
  8. RB Components makes a bracket that you can attach to the roof to hang your leathers off of which is quite convenient. http://www.rbcomponents.com/components/brackets/universal-hanger-1.html If you had enough height, pitpal's helmet shelf has a hanger underneath that works but you have to put it a bit higher than one sometimes likes to make sure the suits don't drag on the floor, but it looks like you've put another one up. The above one from the ceiling works great. I would consider thinking about putting those two items you have above the height of the bikes. Save the front V fo
  9. Actually the lineup is the same there and here. . . they sometimes have a few more colors in certain styles there than here. . The same C3Pro, S2, and SR1 are there and here. What I meant was that they just don't have a $400 helmet - its all $600-$900 for their helmets which is fine for some but difficult to recommend that to others.
  10. Carbon fiber or fiberglass in a helmet isn't much of a difference.. they are designed to "give" when impact occurs, so while the carbon fiber might be a little stiffer, the real important part is the give in the syrofoam inside the helmet. . If you wanted an impenetrable helmet, then you could easily make a all carbon fiber helmet but your noggin might be in trouble when you hit something as it wouldn't give at all .. . My list of factors are similar to hotfoot above - I prefer quieter helmets. . Shoei and Arai both make excellent helmets and are the big names in the space. . The
  11. yeah but I think what you are missing is the obvious choice. A toy hauler type of trailer. The point against an RV is that you aren't using it constantly and its a pain all in one unit. Well why pay for the engine part without actually using it. So go with a light toy hauler trailer. It will have decent amenities and no engine - thereby making it significantly cheaper. you can easily leave it unhitched at the track and take your tow vehicle wherever and just come back and everything is still setup. It is the obvious choice for track use.
  12. personally, I would stay away from RV's. . They are great, but very inconvenient for the track - like bordering on possibly a real bad option .. . Without elaborating too much - they are great if you plan on staying stationary. If you have to move - and since tracks are usually in the middle of nowhere - nothing worse than having to pack up/close up to go to dinner. and also have to worry about parking in a small lot or whatever. . Just to eat and get groceries and then have to come back and re-lay everything out again. . Like I said - bad idea.
  13. Don't forget that its not just putting an AC unit up top (outside of the cutting of the hole, etc) - but that you have to run power from there down to some outlet/receptacle via a breaker box. That way you can either plug your generator into that receptacle or shore power to power the unit. and while you're at it putting a breaker box in there, you might as well wire another outlet into the breaker that is attached on the outside of the trailer so you can run tire warmers when you're plugged into power (or running off genny). And then run another outlet on the inside of the trailer so th
  14. 13500 can be run off of lower amps. the 15k btu ones are a bit of a stretch and require more power.. . I think the 13500 is rated to be run off of the 3k genny's., the 2400 you have might be a stretch with the lock rotor starting. . my piece of advice - get a roof top unit and be done with it. they aren't that expensive and the last thing I want to do when I get somewhere is to get more stuff ready (like pull an AC unit out, figure out where I want to put the generator (exhaust CO safely) etc etc. . . and if you have it plumbed for 30amp service (or even 15/20amp service), if you hav
  15. only issue there is that I believe Sonoma is considered a very slick track in the rain. . If its raining, they generally won't ride. . .
  16. It's /always/ raining in sonoma (or just about). . the good is that it usually passes. . . that being said - I had a day rained out last year out of the two days I was there. ..
  17. its unfortunate. . I had signed up for Mar31 VIR, but since that appears like its not happening with either group, I am trying to get a refund. . They want to give me 1/2 credit which is absurd. . I'll just challenge it on my credit card and get my refund that way. . I don't have anything nice to say about either group since /someone/ has taken off (or trying to) take off with money from previous registrations. . unfortunately both groups are fruits/branches from the same poisoned tree. . .
  18. the two brands fit a bit differently. . so depends on your size/weight combo to determine whether a particular brand fits or not.. . A* and Dainese are both consistent. you will get a certain level of performance/fit/protection based on price within their line. I would use 1000 as a starting point for them as anything below that is essentially their "entry level" suits and I always advocate staying away from anyone's entry level unless its really good. Dainese and A* are "Italian" in name only. The brand is italian but essentially none of their suits are made there. They are all
  19. camping depends on the track. . I know several tracks where people do camp at the track.
  20. I think the definition of "good" needs to be clarified. . . because you can have a guy who is stunting on his motard down the road on one leg. Is he a good rider ? Yep - definitely better than me. Is he experienced - yep. If he safe ? not at all. .. So what is the definition ?
  21. i rode with them in SLC in 100-105 degree heat. it was hot but we hydrated and stayed as cool as we could. . pour a cup of cold water into your suit before every session. . it'll dry by the time you finish but it keeps you cool for the session. . .
  22. I don't trust weather forecasters more than 2 days out, much less 10 days out. . .. . That is putting a lot of faith in a weather forecaster to predict the weather and whether it will rain 10 days out from class :-)
  23. not sure if you know or not, but that class usually has an extensive wait list as its one of the fastest classes to fill (with LS being the other one). . If you haven't been on that wait list for awhile, I'm sure there may be at least 15-20 other people on that list. ..
  24. Thomas; Thanks for putting this up. Here in the Northeast USA, Time Warner Cable and Fox 1 Sports had not concluded their "deal" until late morning on Sunday so I couldn't even program my DVR to record it. Luckily I checked back in right before the beginning of the MotoGP and found the pre-race show airing. Unfortunately, we did not get the Nick Harris/Gavin Emmett audio feed. As for Nicky and Dovi, remember Ducati didn't renew Nicky's contract and decided to keep Dovi and bring in Cal Crutchlow to take Nicky's place. That's motivation as far as I can see. In a tangential way to Rossi
  25. I think it depends on the intended use of my bike. On the last bike I just did in the last few months - -DP Rear sets -front brake pads to brembo z04 -brake caliper -brembo HPK rotors -brake master cylinder -fluid reservoirs (purely aesthetics) -bar end mirrors (easy to remove for track) -bar end signals (instead of stalks) and double as bar end sliders -charcoal canister delete -free flow exhaust (termis) for track -sticky Pirelli SC2 wheels -marchesini mag wheels -replace factory skins -Aim data logger with basic telemetry hookups -tech spec grips
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