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Old 04-21-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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GSXR lap timer question

Got an XT mini lap timer from Texas Track Bikes this past weekend and got to try it out on Sunday. I did pick up a few lap times, but for the most part, was having trouble with the timer registering lap times. Half of the time the timer would just run for most of the session, and one session it did not even come on.

I think my problem is where I have it mounted, on the bottom of the gauges, just below the tach (on an 07 GSXR 600).

My question is for you guys running newer 06+ GSXR's. Where are you mounting your lap timers?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Stick it to you undertail, like were a passanger would sit. Use a good brand velcrow.


I Only got 3 laptimes Sunday out of the entire day and I own a XT mini laptimer that was brand new. I heard not to many people were getting times.
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Exactly, I know the last two sessions I could not get a reading, maybe the transponder was shut down or something.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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Maybe it was the beacon if others had the same problem. I thought I had a good spot on the fairing stay and that it had a clear path.
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Exactly, I know the last two sessions I could not get a reading, maybe the transponder was shut down or something.
what kind of times were you turning?

McD, spring for a GPS timer. They'll work anywhere. Anytime. Regardless of beacon
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Got an XT mini lap timer from Texas Track Bikes this past weekend and got to try it out on Sunday. I did pick up a few lap times, but for the most part, was having trouble with the timer registering lap times. Half of the time the timer would just run for most of the session, and one session it did not even come on.

I think my problem is where I have it mounted, on the bottom of the gauges, just below the tach (on an 07 GSXR 600).

My question is for you guys running newer 06+ GSXR's. Where are you mounting your lap timers?
I bought one from Pete Sunday as well. I have ran his several times before renting them and never had a problem. I tried 2 different locations Sunday (Ram air cover and tail) and I only got times 2 sessions. I know at least twice I came back with 10+ min lap times, which means it was registering at least once to activate, but not registering afterwards.
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what kind of times were you turning?

McD, spring for a GPS timer. They'll work anywhere. Anytime. Regardless of beacon
My best registered time was on the second session after lunch. A 2:03.5, I felt better on the third session after lunch but don't know my times; fourth I was eff up so I know they were slow times.

What were you running?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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I had the same problem all day.....
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My best registered time was on the second session after lunch. A 2:03.5, I felt better on the third session after lunch but don't know my times; fourth I was eff up so I know they were slow times.

What were you running?
I ran a 2:06.4 right before lunch. My best time out at MSRH is 2:04.9. I know I was riding way harder in the last few sessions, wish I would have had the timer working though.
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I have no lap timer, Irak.

I'd like to rent one, but I'd be when I got back and ran 2 10 min laps.
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I forwarded Pete a link to this thread. Hopefully we won't have the same problem next time.
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I have no lap timer, Irak.

I'd like to rent one, but I'd be when I got back and ran 2 10 min laps.
LOL, you were cooking it better than I was all day, so I'm sure you were under my times.
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Usual story...

I was surprised the transponder actually worked in the morning.

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Usual story unfortunately...

I was surprised the transponder actually worked in the morning.

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I have rented them at least 4-5 other times (MSRH & TWS (Texas World Speedway)) from Pete and never had an issue except once when someone knocked over the beacon at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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I got zero laps on Sunday. Liek hooligan said, Id put it on your tail then you can run both left and right sensors things at the same time so when they decide to move the beacon on you, without telling anyone, you will have something for their . and still get your laps.

Or buy your own beacon/transmitter.
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I got zero laps on Sunday. Liek hooligan said, Id put it on your tail then you can run both left and right sensors things at the same time so when they decide to move the beacon on you, without telling anyone, you will have something for their . and still get your laps.

Or buy your own beacon/transmitter.
Hey brandt, wouldn't someone really fck things up if they put their own beacon out there? Then if it hit Pete's beacon and someone else's beacon it would think that is one lap, when really it may have only been part of a lap?

This is assuming the beacon is compatible with the mini xt's which i believe many are.
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Hey brandt, wouldn't someone really fck things up if they put their own beacon out there? Then if it hit Pete's beacon and someone else's beacon it would think that is one lap, when really it may have only been part of a lap?

This is assuming the beacon is compatible with the mini xt's which i believe many are.
Good question. Not sure if I know the answer to that.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:50 AM   #18
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beacon was in a bad location, when riding the "correct" race line.....there is absolutely no way the beacon can catch the lap timer. the beacon requires a certain distance from the lap timer and being that the beacon was right up on the wall, made it have some problems. pete will be putting the beacon on the rider's right at msrh from now on.
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thanks for the info Tony!!
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Of course it was having trouble how the do you think I pulled a 1:35.7
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