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Old 07-08-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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Stock gearing on every bike until you become top 10 novice level racer. Everyone who messes with gearing pays the price of having chains come apart, sprocket bolts loosen, coutershaft nuts back out. A great way to ruin a weekend.

On a stock 300 gearing will be fine at TWS (Texas World Speedway). They engineer the bike at the factory to max out in 6th with an average rider at an RPM that doesn't threaten to kill the motor by overrevving, especially when you tip into a turn and run on the smaller circumference of the edge of the tire (TWS (Texas World Speedway), turn 1).

If you felt in between gears on a 300, it is just you. Here is a short course lap on 250's to whet your appetite:

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Those are not big enough for my camper so the one i use is not a quiet one!
Unless you are running 2 ac, it's fine mine is a 28' living space toyhauler and the 3000 pushes the ac, fridge and micro just fine.

Not to mention, Yamaha and Honda make a 4000 and 5000 in quiet gens too
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Unless you are running 2 ac, it's fine mine is a 28' living space toyhauler and the 3000 pushes the ac, fridge and micro just fine.

Not to mention, Yamaha and Honda make a 4000 and 5000 in quiet gens too
Will have to look into that. Would love a nice quiet one! Don't want to lose any friends over a loud gen.
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Thanks Mr. P!
Will have to rethink my approach to the turns.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:08 PM   #25
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the 250 I was borrowing was the one he was chasing in the vid. I'm not near as fast though, as Mark.
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the 250 I was borrowing was the one he was chasing in the vid. I'm not near as fast though, as Mark.
You will see on Saturday that i'm not either, so your not alone!
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Amen brother!
I always have a blast at track day. I sometimes get frustrated when i know i should trust the bike, but don't. Then you hit a straight doing about 90 and all that is gone and you try again. Pushing the edge of comfortable each time allows me to go a little deeper into the turn and a little faster. Such a cool rush!!
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Amen! Last time at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in may they had crashes in every level. 2 got transported.
Thats not what i wanted to read
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Thats not what i wanted to read
The level 3 crash was the worst. A big group was together and 1 guy low sided and everyone else went down also. The guys that got transported were both fine. Safety first!

Level 2 was the same but only involved 2 riders. Both were fine.

Level 1 a guy launched his bike off one of the turns.
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The level 3 crash was the worst. A big group was together and 1 guy low sided and everyone else went down also. The guys that got transported were both fine. Safety first!

Level 2 was the same but only involved 2 riders. Both were fine.

Level 1 a guy launched his bike off one of the turns.
The explanation didnt help, its not just wrecking for me, its wrecking someone elses bike
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The explanation didnt help, its not just wrecking for me, its wrecking someone elses bike
First track day?

I felt exactly the same way! I was so worried about making a dumb mistake and hurting someone it actually made me more dangerous. Just take a deep breath and ride your bike. Level 1 is very slow at the beginning. Just learn the line and find your marks. Go as slow as you want. Its not a race. "there are no trophies at track day".
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First track day?

I felt exactly the same way! I was so worried about making a dumb mistake and hurting someone it actually made me more dangerous. Just take a deep breath and ride your bike. Level 1 is very slow at the beginning. Just learn the line and find your marks. Go as slow as you want. Its not a race. "there are no trophies at track day".
First track day, not my bike

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The explanation didnt help, its not just wrecking for me, its wrecking someone elses bike
It's not like shim hasn't wrecked them before. it's not the Seeley, it's a CBR.
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True, but still
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In that case, your screwed!!
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In that case, your screwed!!
rubbing my sweaty nuts all over your bike.

itll happen, im sneaky
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True, but still
You'll be amazed how much "easier" it is to run the track. No worries of grandma jumping out in front of you, no teenagers texting and swerving, no red lights, no stop signs, no animals in the road, no cops, it's just you and the track.

The best part is, you screw up a corner, you come back in a few minutes and try again.
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I thought you were worried about taking out other riders. Not dropping a buddy's loaner.
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I thought you were worried about taking out other riders. Not dropping a buddy's loaner.
I think he's scatter brained.
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