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Old 10-21-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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RZ 500 MSR Oct 19 track video with tachometer view. Level 1 session 6.

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From the 19th and a beautiful day. 85 degrees and about 50% humidity. First time I have ever seen what the tachometer is doing because of everything going on around me. Shows that we do not need to rev the out of our engines to stay up with the big four strokes. I have to pat myself on the back on throttle control and shifting consistency. Have to say it was a great track day. Had one hard shift entering #7 and rest was good. Probably road at about 85% this session. Was one of my most relaxed track days with weather and bike performance. Installed new FMF packing in silencers which seemed to help performance. Installed new carbon fiber canister on rear right with thicker wall and higher temperature range. Synched all carbs again, installed Rick Lance's float valves, and set all floats at 24mm. Install overflow bottles on vent lines due to fuel sloshing under heavy breaking. Will get picture of tire wear and measurements on steering geometry Hope you guys enjoy.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Good vid and good lines. If you're passing everyone on level 1 might be time you move up to level 2..
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Love the noise
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:58 PM   #4
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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Tried Level 2 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) a few years ago and had an incident. Could of been the shock was bad before I knew the rebound was out when riding at COTA. For now I feel comfortable in L1 and enjoyed MSR better than TWS (Texas World Speedway) without the tar snakes. The weather was great that day which helped and had instructor help me out a session earlier. Was going to go this weekend but weather took care of that. Might do TWS (Texas World Speedway) at end of month.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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Ahhhhh...the wonderful sound of a two stroke engine. Thank you for sharing sir.
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I thought that white bike you passed at the beginning of the video looked familiar.
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That was a few laps in and I figured that was the safest place to pass. I am always nervous going on the outside due to debris. I was watching you and you kept a consistent line thru the corner so I felt safe. There was still a lot of corner left to get back on line. I screwed up turn 10 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) the last track weekend of the year. Made for a good picture.
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3XV. Thanks for compliment. Not to pat myself on the back but it does sound pretty good. Syncing 4 separate carbs is a little time consuming but throttle response is so much better The bike will pull to 11,000 with power but I seem to shift at 10,000 to save engine. As I said I never watch tach, just listen to the engine. My other one will pull to 12,000 easily and stay accelerating.

Track bike, jet needles, main jets, Jolly Moto chambers.

Street bike, oval bored carbs, needle jets, jet needles, air jets, pilot jets, main jets, air breather kit, and Tommy Crawford chambers. Should not use the clutch. I always am stretching my fingers due to all the shifting
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That was a few laps in and I figured that was the safest place to pass. I am always nervous going on the outside due to debris. I was watching you and you kept a consistent line thru the corner so I felt safe. There was still a lot of corner left to get back on line. I screwed up turn 10 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) the last track weekend of the year. Made for a good picture.

You were good with your passing all day, so no worries there.
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