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Old 09-06-2006, 12:20 PM   #21
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I don't see a problem with getting rearsets befor etaking a school to be hoenst. I say that because it would be best he gets the bike where h'es comfortable on it first then learn to go fast......
i equate that to getting a 600SS bike before taking the MSF class. whats the good if you don't utilize it.

baring the crash, was he scraping pegs? or toes? better technique will get you faster then "trinkets". esp the level of bike he has vs his riding skill level.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:30 PM   #22
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Wish I could find some used rearsets. The stock pegs on the F3 are way too low.
Check the CMRA board.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:36 PM   #23
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I use GP for both street and track bike.
It works for me, but I know it's not for everybody.
Before you spend money over it, why don't you just switch with your stock rear sets.
You don't need aftermarket to switch to GP shift.
At least wasn't for my bikes.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:37 PM   #24
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I would have to agree with Ed on this. Your bike is already a mean machine and GP shift and rear sets are really useless at this point unless you find yourself unable to get enough knees into the tank or something. Do a couple of track days at the same track then seek out the Ty Howard school or some one on one track time with Ty Howard or Mike Sanchez. Possibly send Buck a PM and see who he can get you teamed up with for a 1 on 1 school but, you absolutely need to be familiar with the track long before getting into the 1 on 1 stuff. At that point the racers will be able to help you with exactly what they feel you need in your setup to be a better and faster rider. If anything put some race compound brake pads on your bike so you can slow down.

Or donít listen to me because I am slow and suckÖ..
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #25
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:20 PM   #26
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I switched to the GP pattern several years ago and don't plan to go back to standard shifting.
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Gilles rearsets are around 5 bills but, I've read nothing but good things about these.

I just dont know how long it would take to adjust to GP style
i had a set of gilles, there nice, but i dont think they grip good enuff. my boots use to slip on em, and they kind of started to wear down after a while. i have some vortex now and they bite nice, and cheep, i got mine for 315 new, parts are easy to find too
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on my bike all you have to do is flip the shifter linkage upside down. on others you may have to add some kind of offset plate. no aftermarket rearsets required.

i also think you buy rearsets for the higher foot position and not for the GP shift. just my .02
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I've never liked GP shift but that's just me. Out of the racers I've known throughout the years the split has been 50 / 50. YMMV.
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i have it on my bike, but it was free. all i had to do was flip the rod that attaches to the tranny shaft 180 degrees. it definately makes going through the gears a little bit quicker. but i wouldn't spend any money on it.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:00 PM   #32
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why would it make it quicker? it's the same "throw" distance just reversed.
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I think it is easier to load the shifter with regular.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:17 PM   #34
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i wanted to switch, never got around to it though, ive heard the same. takes time to get used to though
Yes...shyt is def. hard to get used to...well, dependant upon how long you been ridin anyway...
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i put several thousand miles on my r1 with gp shift i like it better i dont know why just favor it more...
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Learn how to shift without using the clutch first. Let's start there.
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why would it make it quicker? it's the same "throw" distance just reversed.
maybe his foot reflexes are faster going down 2,3,4,5, and 6 than going up. my dirtbike has reversed shifting (GP shift ) and i can shift faster. i dont have to slide my foot under the shifter to upshift.
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Gilles rearsets are around 5 bills but, I've read nothing but good things about these.

I just dont know how long it would take to adjust to GP style
Can you flip the shifter rod to convert it to GP shift without buying new rearsets? Talk to some ppl that have the same bike on ways to switch without spending all kinds of $$$, just incase you don't like GP shift... then you're not out all that $$$.
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maybe his foot reflexes are faster going down 2,3,4,5, and 6 than going up. my dirtbike has reversed shifting (GP shift ) and i can shift faster. i dont have to slide my foot under the shifter to upshift.
LOL.......boy that .05 to .01 sec is gonna make HUGE diff. in his lap times..........HUGE!!!!
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LOL.......boy that .05 to .01 sec is gonna make HUGE diff. in his lap times..........HUGE!!!!
it is when you try to downshift and brake the latest possible. if your just going out to ride around then i would see your point. i dont have GP shift on my bike but ive considered trying it.
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