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Old 10-18-2007, 03:55 PM   #61
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what mods have you done on that Busa?
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:57 PM   #62
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I did the pavement mod.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:22 PM   #65
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:29 PM   #67
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really... you're not even in the top 10 yet
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or even top 20

maybe the top 30.. didnt count that far
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What is meant by the term "cassette style gearbox?"

Most gearboxes require you to split the case and pull all the gears off a shaft to change one ratio.

GP bikes developed the cassette style, which basically has all the shifting gears in a removeable "cassette" that pulls out the side.

So you pop the side cover, pull out the cassette, swap, say second gear, and pop it back in. This allows quick adjustments at the track to get your gearing perfect for each corner.

Race parts trickle down to the street and now they are showing up.
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What product or substance is best for getting all of the road and brake grime out from the swingarm/undertail/axle?

I want something that I can spray on and rinse off - like gasoline but without the harmful side effects. - There's no way to scrub all those crevices.

Try Simple Green, Greased Lightning, or the Purple grease stuff.. can't remember the name...
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In layman's terms can someone run through the difference between rake and trail for me. I think I understand them, but I have trouble explaining them to other people and I take this as a sign that I don't really understand them. How do variances in them affect handling?
Here are some basic definitions, and a link to a good Wikipedia article...

Rake and Trail:

We know you were day dreaming about when the triangles were floating about the blackboard, or for those of you who were already warped, you were doodling motorcycles while the teacher droned on about sines, cosines, tangents. Now all these years later when you finally got the money to build your dream bike, all you can do is thumb through pictures of other people's projects, searching for that "look" blissfully unaware of what all that trigonometry was for. We're going to show you how to do the calculations. We're going to present some data for you to study, and leave the decisions up to you. It might explain why shopping carts weren't meant to go 200 mph.

Your front suspension geometry is defined by the following six variables which are defined as:

OFFSET: Centerline of the top steering neck to the centerline of the top of the fork tubes.

RAKE: The angle in degrees of the steering neck from the vertical cord.

FORK LENGTH: The distance between the top of the fork tubes to the centerline of the axle.

DIAMETER: The diameter of the front tire.

TRAIL: The distance defined by the vertical line from axle to ground and the intersection of centerline of the steering neck and ground.

RAKED TRIPLE TREES: In order to bring trail figures back into line, triple trees with raked steering stems can be used. Usually adjustable in 3, 5, 7 degrees of rake.

HOW TO MEASURE CORRECT TRAIL

Raise the bike to an upright position, using a tape measure, hold the tape straight down from the front axle to the floor. Put a mark on the floor at that point. Then place the tape parallel to the steering neck, following the angle of the steering neck all the way up to the floor. Put a mark here also. Now measure the distance between the two marks and you have your trail measurement. It should read between 2 and 4 inches. Note: If your bike is equipped with a rear suspension, have someone sit on the seat when you make the measurements to simulate your actual riding condition.

TOO LITTLE OR NEGATIVE TRAIL

With too little or negative trail (steering axle mark behind the front axle mark), the bike will handle with unbelievable ease at low speeds, but will be completely out of balance at high speed. It will easily develop a fatal high-speed wobble. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

NORMAL TRAIL

Normal trail is somewhere between 2 and 4 inches. The bike will handle easily at both high and low speeds. Flowing smoothly through curves without swaying or wobbling. If you use a very fat rear tire, you should keep the trail as close to 4 inches as possible.

TOO MUCH TRAIL

If the trail is more than 4 inches the bike will handle sluggishly at high speeds. It will seem almost too steady. You will have trouble balancing the bike at lower speeds or on winding roads. It will feel generally sluggish and clumsy.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_and_trail
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so did he retire?? or is he just waiting to make a "comeback"
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