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Old 02-27-2009, 12:21 AM   #41
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:34 AM   #42
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Why would you not wanna know how fast you go? That is all rubbish about the speedo. I peek all the time and Im not a nooby. People peek at the lap timer but wont look at the speedo how dumb is that?
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I guess that would be the main argument: "I am not a nooby". In Dustin's case it would be his first time at the track. If he actually concentrates in the important things like Body position, coner entry speed, shifting, etc. for a few TDs; in the future he could gain more speed and become smooth.

When he loses the noob status, he can pretty much do whatever he wants but the circumstances will be different. I guess it all comes down to your riding experience.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #43
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:53 AM   #44
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If you're not checking your temperature on anything tuned or with kit radiators (tape on, tape off) trouble will seek you out in my experience and when you feel it lose power it's often too late!!.
IMO it's good practice on a stocker too. Rads get holed etc
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I have noticed that if I don't tape mine I occasionally look at it. Put a piece of tape over it and write "Relax!" on it.

FWIW I don't look at my lap timer either until OFF the track. In fact it is behind me on the back seat.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:27 AM   #46
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FWIW I don't look at my lap timer either until OFF the track. In fact it is behind me on the back seat.
Behind you?

In practice, or at a track day, I look at mine all the time when I am using it. I use it as a tool -- it can be a good way to monitor results when experimenting with lines and gearing and whatnot and seeing on-the-fly if something is working. In a race, though, I may not have the time to look at it.
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Behind you?

In practice, or at a track day, I look at mine all the time when I am using it. I use it as a tool -- it can be a good way to monitor results when experimenting with lines and gearing and whatnot and seeing on-the-fly if something is working. In a race, though, I may not have the time to look at it.


I am having fun. I don't need the lap timer distracting me from what's going on. I can almost always tell when I am doing a much faster lap anyhow.
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You could achieve the same results without a lap timer.
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You could achieve the same results without a lap timer.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:01 AM   #50
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how about the temp???
I think I know the answer
I have a temp light but it stays on with water wetter in it.
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maybe this is a dumb question, but why would I want to time my laps, arent track days time limited sessions?????? just asking.
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If you really want to know how you're doing, get a setup like maxgs has and that you can download to your computer for later analysis.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #53
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maybe this is a dumb question, but why would I want to time my laps, arent track days time limited sessions?????? just asking.
progress and consistency my friend.

sessions are time limited, but it only tells you when to go out and when to come in (often times cut a bit short).....you can do a 10 minute lap time, and (5) 2 minute lap times.....but you might not know that your first lap was 10 minutes without the lap timer.
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