crash

MCRA Putnam Park April 15-16 2017

Recommended Posts

Time for some new brake pads if I am going to be braking hard enough to raise the rear end! LOL

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also just looked through my race video (which I am too embarrassed to post) and it looks like I brake about half way down that rumble strip at about 155. To be honest I've never felt good at Putnam and always felt like I've left something on the table braking into 1 myself. At Gateway I really brake hard and get the rear end dancing most every lap but not at Putnam or the other tracks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, crash said:

I also just looked through my race video (which I am too embarrassed to post) and it looks like I brake about half way down that rumble strip at about 155. To be honest I've never felt good at Putnam and always felt like I've left something on the table braking into 1 myself. At Gateway I really brake hard and get the rear end dancing most every lap but not at Putnam or the other tracks.

Ok at Hooters in Detroit  drinking warning curve ahead! ! I love when you get your rear end dancing  LOL

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aren't you supposed to be working?!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The day is done time to look for potential funnys !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, reed12b said:

Time for some new brake pads if I am going to be braking hard enough to raise the rear end! LOL

Barry ditto to you too !

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm gonna stop hanging out with you guys!

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, ABI pictures are up.

 

putnamwheelie_zpsfcggchdg.jpg

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or is there a lack of knee down pictures at Putnam?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You won't find any of me, I try not to drag my knees, lol! 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Domo was looking pretty good.

 

tmp_13892-FB_IMG_1492621116550432698733.jpg

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We found a scratch on one of Barry's knee pucks. We're not 100% sure but we think he touched down somewhere. :)

  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Switched BGD1 back to street mode and took it out for an FCF (Functional Check Flight) with only 1 discrepancy noted. Had to resolder a wire for my GPS. Man that is a fun bike!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, crash said:

Here's the picture link if you are interested in finding your pictures:

 

http://www.abi-photo.com/f338517961

Any video of Intermediate class?

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It'll probably be this weekend before I get it all uploaded.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Following Mike on that last session of the weekend:

 

 

In this video you can see exactly what I am talking about at the end of the every time down the straight. And again, that will get better as you get more time on the track. You accelerate hard initially coming out of 10 then at the bottom of the hill you stop accelerating and just hold a certain speed until you get to the top of the hill where you start lightly braking. You can hold that throttle wide open all the way to the rumble strip and go directly from wide open throttle to medium braking and easily make the turn-in to 1. The later you let off the throttle and harder you brake the less time it will take. I know that's obvious and easier said than done. :)

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More of Mike in the 2nd to last session:

 

 

 

Should have stiffneck up next.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Following Christopher in Intermediat:

 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, crash said:

More of Mike in the 2nd to last session:

 

 

 

Should have stiffneck up next.

Thanks for posting except for where I ran off...  I made two more errors before quitting that session.  Gotta get better at knowing when I'm losing focus...

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...and I may have finally solved the problem with excessive brake lever free play.  Stuffed some aluminum foil into the little 'cup' that pushes on the MC piston;  Also glued a little shim into where the adjuster comes into contact (I did this before and it was somewhat helpful but it fell out last weekend and I expect it will again...) and also a shim onto the front of the handle bar tube. These are all things people from stlar have suggested (in addition to bleeding techniques and steel lines which helped but only a 1/4" or so), so THANKS!  Overall reduced from 1.75 to 1.0 inches which keeps my knuckles out of the way regardless of throttle position.  Test drove and seems to have taken the awkwardness out of getting on the brakes.  May have contributed to me shutting down early; will see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/23/2017 at 3:55 PM, GSXR55 said:

Thanks for posting except for where I ran off...  I made two more errors before quitting that session.  Gotta get better at knowing when I'm losing focus...

 

Ahhhh, 18:20. :) I forgot about that! I was like, where's he going?!? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/23/2017 at 10:37 AM, crash said:

Following Christopher in Intermediat:

 

Thanks Todd, I still look like a hood ornament :lol: Good video, can see I need more practice w/body position. Some how need the rear sets back farther and clip ons farther forward.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found that I kept tucking my inside knee in because my leg would get tired. Once I realized that, it occurred to me that I wasn't weighting the pegs correctly. I decided that the pegs weren't in a comfortable spot. So I decided to order rearsets....Don't tell my wife. I hope I like them. I got a set of driven tt for like $250 from 58cycle. They have to be better than the ebay ones I was considering.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now