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Old 05-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #21
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But the guys with no display can't set start/finish. Once it's set, they'd be golden. How do you guys set start/finish without the display on?
We set the it when we build the lap. So the only thing we are missing out on is the lap timer, tach and shift lights. We still have our old XTs and run them when we want too see the times while on the bike.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:46 PM   #23
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I like the big display on my mychron. To me, it's easier to use than the xt. I wouldn't waste money on the mini xt. If this is long term from one track to another, the mychron will hold memories and you can compare from previous time you were there.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:02 AM   #25
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Glad you made this thread Chris. I've been kinda curious about this myself and will def. have to come back to it at the right time.

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I ride in the Intermediate/Level II groups, and looking to start SEEING my improvements as I make some.
I like the way you think. I've heard a lot of guys say that lap timers are discouraging and so on. I can kinda agree with that to a point but I think it's a really great tool to help you monitor your progress.

You should get a GoPro cam too. They are SWEEEEEET
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That's another question.

How do these things do memory for the day you're on the track? Do they remember each lap from each session? Or will I need to bring a notebook to make notes, and write down my times from each session/day?
the mini xt will hold up to about 20 or so laps in memories, I might be wrong. I am not sure how many does the bigger xt hold or how to program that thing. I borrowed that from Alstare_Gixxer but didn't know how to operate it. He helped me got the mychron. The michron can hold a lot of laps and you can program in many different tracks in there. You can always view your time from previous when you come back. It also does split timing but you don't have to worry about that since they don't do this on trackday.
It will record each lap and you can see the session since there there is a gap of a lap that is about 2 minutes more than your last lap. I never had to erase any memories to accomodate the new one, and I had it for a year already.

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #29
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I liked the xt ultra lap that I rented when I rode with ride smart. it looked like that stored previous track info
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before the lap timer, it was all for fun trackday no times to worry about. Whenever I have the laptimer on, it's always about trying to beat the previous lap or session.
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The xt is not bad, it's just the display is tiny compared to the mychron.
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Get with Pete (PropHead) with Texas Track Bikes. He sells the Mini XT for $99+tax.

FWIW mine is mounted on the rear though, I don't look at it while on the track. So I am not worried about the size of the display. It has a 40 lap memory I believe.
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Is that a good thing, or bad thing?
Bad for trackday since you have to worry about going fast and pushing yourself, then crash. Good if you have intention of racing, or pushing yourself or anything that could improve your timing. You should enjoy the trackday at least 10 trackdays then start pushing yourself. There is no substitute for seat time experience.
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Yea, already sent him a message. And I've thought about where'd I put it, on the tail or tank. Wondering if I'd be tempted to look each lap, or just wait til after the sessions.
I have never had good luck with it picking up on the tank.
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WHY THE NEED FOR A LAP TIMER? get to the point where you are comfortable on the bike and at the track and then worry about times. Right now just go enjoy the ride and focus all your attention on whats going on around you not the last lap you posted or what's your fastest. at this level you should improve throughout the day, worrying about a lap timer will surely make you crash. That's when you start pushing it and end up on your in the grass (hopefully) Just an in experienced guy's opinion. Feel free to flame me now
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Don't get a mini dude. At least get the plus. Save tracks, dates, laps etc. I've been running mine for 10 or 15 trackdays and still have like 85% memory left. Get the mini and you will be upgrading soon. Kinda like buying a ninja 250.
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I can scroll to TWS (Texas World Speedway) 4 track days ago and tell u what I ran in the 3rd session. you can find a plus for about 50 bux more than the mini.
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