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Old 10-10-2006, 09:12 AM   #101
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #102
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Some of the differences will be no compression braking and being able to brake later because of the size of the bike.
Another will be picking up the throttle again mod-corner, you'll have to be more conscious of where you are at in the powerband in order to get a good drive out of the corners.
Im still getting used to the bike and my body feels awkward on it.Im riding it like my other bike right now and adjusting for differences in throttle and suspension. The brakes are kinda wierd right now so i have to check to see if it is ok. Next time on the track I will need you to dial in my susp. settings because right now its set to Piersons settings. For now i just need some good old coaching.
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nice meeting you too long...

alan tan (one of the other lstd instructors) runs a 1:50 flat @ TWS (Texas World Speedway)... and endurance races a Honda RS85... :notworthy

so absofreakinlutely yes...
Yes i heard is he awesome on the 125s. Put in a word for me that i would like some advise/help. If i can make 2:00 TWS (Texas World Speedway) i would be happy.
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Im still getting used to the bike and my body feels awkward on it.Im riding it like my other bike right now and adjusting for differences in throttle and suspension. The brakes are kinda wierd right now so i have to check to see if it is ok. Next time on the track I will need you to dial in my susp. settings because right now its set to Piersons settings. For now i just need some good old coaching.

Yes i heard is he awesome on the 125s. Put in a word for me that i would like some advise/help. If i can make 2:00 TWS (Texas World Speedway) i would be happy.

Where did you get your TZ? I'm looking for an Ride Smart Let's race!
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Im still getting used to the bike and my body feels awkward on it.Im riding it like my other bike right now and adjusting for differences in throttle and suspension. The brakes are kinda wierd right now so i have to check to see if it is ok. Next time on the track I will need you to dial in my susp. settings because right now its set to Piersons settings. For now i just need some good old coaching.

Yes i heard is he awesome on the 125s. Put in a word for me that i would like some advise/help. If i can make 2:00 TWS (Texas World Speedway) i would be happy.

2 mins. is pretty fast on that thing i would imagine. Hope all that works out for you.. Maybe i can keep up with you once you get it down good.. That'll be my goal.
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Where did you get your TZ? I'm looking for an Ride Smart Let's race!
Its hard to find a brand spanking new tz or Ride Smart so you are going to have to find it used from someone who bought it used from someone on and on lol look on fatbaq.com,usgpru.com,wera boards. And anytime you want im game..........i do want to go up against the 600 and 1000 bikes because i know i lack the power and therefore i have to increase my skill to keep up and even beat them.Use your disadvantage to become a better rider. Hey r1 yea last fri was the second time on my tz and i was riding maybe 60% didnt want to wipe out and i made 2:20's so im sure i can get 10's soon.
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Yeah Pierson's settings will probably be a tad on the stiff side for you until you get going faster. I'll be at the TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 30th, if you're coming come see me and I'll work with you some.
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Its hard to find a brand spanking new tz or Ride Smart so you are going to have to find it used from someone who bought it used from someone on and on lol look on fatbaq.com,usgpru.com,wera boards.
Yeah, RScycles say they will only get about 7 new 125's this year. hehe But I don't want to pay 10k anyway. I've been trying to jump into 125's for a few years now. I almost bought a TZ from a guy in San Antonio last year. I'm looking at a '96 Ride Smart right now but it's in California. I'm kinda hoping something local pops up now that the season is over.
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I've got a friend who is heavily into the 125 / 250 two stroke world.
If you're looking for a bike, give me a shout and I'll pass along his number.
If he doesn't have one he may know someone who does.
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yea it took me 8-9 months to track down a decent price/bike. But those websites i listed have for sale sections and they only have 125 or 250 on them for sale.The bike itself might not cost alot.........but the spares, and tricked out kits costs thousands lol. I see there are two nice bikes for sale on usgpru for 5k plus shipping......thats really decent.
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