My goal is skills improvement too but I want to do it on a screaming 750 that is trying to destroy me. Man vs Beast.clem said:I'm in.....again. The track is addictive. I've been considering selling my RD350 to buy a small bore dedicated track bike. I'd rather focus on coner speed and consistency from lap to lap vs having a screaming 600cc trying to destroy me.
The track was setup for their short course so I literally ran the whole track in only 2nd gear. The ZRX is easy like that with wide a torque range but it also a bit less nimble than I'd like. It's my baby, I've owned it since it came off the showroom floor and I know how I'll feel if I drop it.teazer said:You would rather do it on a 1000cc bike that revs almost as high? I can respect that approach.
Lol. I am not fast. I'm faster than a CB160 but probably only in the straights....teazer said:My reflexes are not good enough to arrive at corners at warp speed anymore. That's where a CB160 comes in handy. Lots of time to think and meditate and contemplate the next corner which will arrive any minute now.
Yep, I've got enough for a slide or two and then some. I'm a fan of the nylon bobbin style frame, wheel and swingarm sliders. I'll order up a load of stuff once I see if this engine is a go. I've ordered the minimum amount of stuff necessary so far but I'm waiting on a few small consumables like o-rings and exhaust gaskets. This bike seems to have been a CA model. The thermostat manifold is different on this one vs. the others. The stock exhaust collector is slightly different too.teazer said:The only suggestion I would make is to stock up on consumables like bars and levers and footpegs and get case covers/savers because gravity will kick in at the most inconvenient times. Having a spares kit, allows you to kick it straight, replace necessary parts and get back to the fun.
Yep, EXUP is staying. It will be an essentially stock bike for now. Our track has a longer setup that they alternate, next month is the larger course. I may still end up on the ZRX for this next one if I can make it.teazer said:Does it still have the EXUP system in place? IIRC that was supposed to help low to mid range but reportedly lost some top end. If it's still there might be good for that short track.
Not yet but I'm watching ebay. The club out here has stuff to lend until I find a set. I'll take a look at RST.clem said:Did you buy leathers? I've been eyeing up a set of RST. Their kangaroo hide gloves feel great and are set at a really good price.