That hwy 88 looks like a blast! Good surface and little traffic. I wanna ride it! Thanks for sharing
Thanks, I'm crap at video editing so it took way too long to make that lol.Nice work on the show case Sponge. I'm wondering if Woolich will/have added decel fuel shut off disable to their package. Really irks me round town.
This is my 3rd track day on the 400. I think if I was able to get my outer leg more planted I'd feel more confident getting my upper body off the bike more, it is always a work in progress as you say. My instructor suggested I move up to B group, hard to get clean laps as we were running way faster than the rest of C group.If that was your 1st day, you are doing AWESOME Sponge!<img src="http://www.ninja400riders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=273&d=1519412569" border="0" alt="" title="Clap" class="inlineimg" /> The upright ergos on the 400 do make it kinda difficult on proper BP (body position). Your lower BP is spot on. The upper body you just need to get your head over and elbow out a little more. We ALL are a work in progress. You are doing great.
Just don’t be in such a hurry to get out of the beginners group or C group. That’s where you work on your passing. How to set guys up and execute the pass. Knowing how to pass will help at the next level, so when you are behind someone just a little slower than you, you don’t get stuck.
Great pics, great job, def thumbs up!!!<img src="http://www.ninja400riders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=273&d=1519412569" border="0" alt="" title="Clap" class="inlineimg" />
Yes this was a big turning point for me too. Other than the woohoo factor you now have a reference point for whether you are on the pace or not and how close to the edge of your grip you are. Also you now have the ability to save a slow front end slide. This isn't just the domain of Marc Marquez!Being able to consistently drag knee is one of the best feelings in the world. I feel like I'm finally in a position to start building off of everything I've learned to become a safer and faster rider.
Ok, I have finally read all through this, good stuff!Been busy contemplating whether I want to actually start racing or not... the answer is yes. I've been building a guide that covers the absolute minimum to pass tech for WERA and CVMA. I plan on doing a safety wire write up... I was looking up videos on youtube and the amount of people doing it wrong is astounding.
I've also ordered spears racing clutch springs and clutch detent spring. Hopefully I haven't glazed the clutch. The spears racing clutch return spring definitely helps but if you are really banging through the gears it isn't enough. Here is a short clip of the slippage I was experiencing
Yeah I think that if you identified it and changed your riding to avoid slippage you should be fine.I've also ordered spears racing clutch springs and clutch detent spring. Hopefully I haven't glazed the clutch. The spears racing clutch return spring definitely helps but if you are really banging through the gears it isn't enough. Here is a short clip of the slippage I was experiencing
I really do like the Q3s. They seem to hold up pretty decently on the street. However my commute contains no turns so they started getting a flat spot after just 800 miles. I need to try some metzelers, never ridden on them before. I recently got a Honda Magna for commuting though. I hate riding the Ninja in a straight line for miles and miles. Cali is honestly the best place, probably in the world, for track and roads to go ride. Sadly it is so **** expensive it is ridiculous. Now that I've moved to Arizona, I realized it was possible to fund myself for a racing season.Ok, I have finally read all through this, good stuff!
Sucks about the whole tuning experiences...
It makes so much sense now, your responses, wording, etc.
Your process and workmanship.
Aerospace and crew chief :wink:
This also explains your safety wire....you know working in Aerospace you could commute to work one Friday on the bike, take a half day vacation and spend the rest of that day "off" using the cable gun and safety wire that puppy up :grin:
I love where I live in TN, but the one thing I wish we had were all the tracks like Cali, I mean even Cali has two Kart tracks you can run mini's or supermoto's on every street corner(one on each side of the street, lol) ...well I guess except the streets in Beverly Hills, but then everyone has one in their yard instead...
You really like those Q3's?
I thought about running the Metzeler M7 RR's on the 400, ran then on the SV(street and one track day, had the SC2's for other track days) and on a few other bikes and really liked them.
On the SV if I did a track day with them they seemed to wear out much faster than hard riding on the street.
I might look into the Q3's.......how they holding up on the street?
Good news, I've got seat brackets. I just took measurements of the stock one and made it up in CAD. Had some 3D printed out of Polyamide-Carbon Fiber. I have yet to ride with it installed but I don't see it failing. My wife demanded to break one, after much strain she managed to fold the tab completely flat and it snapped. This material can be bent decently far with no damage, and it springs right back. PA-CF filament will not start to deform until it reaches 120C or 248F. Has me thinking it could be possible to design and make intake snorkels, possibly some other things. @Kiwi Rider I got your grams of weight savings right here buddy. I've got 9 I don't need and am willing to sell off, can DM me if interested. However if you have a 3D printer, or want to order some yourself. The files are posted on thingiversetrying to get my Woodcraft superbike seat installed. I'm planning on Plastidipping it black. I don't want to have to pull off the locking tab on my stock seat to run the woodcraft seat. Sadly Kawasaki has the entire seat assembly as one part number, I'm going to contact kawasaki to see if it is possible to order this part. If not I may just make a CAD model of it, either make some myself or have a machinist make me some.
:goodjob:Good news, I've got seat brackets....
Well the 3D files are up for grabs so you can print one yourself or order one from a local printer through thingiverse. I do not know the weight difference. However it is obviously lighter, I'd guess about half the weight per mass of aluminum. I'll see if I can weigh them at work on a nice calibrated scale.:goodjob:
Nice work! I must admit it was an area I had over-looked in the weight saving dept.. Thanks for the offer but I dont think I will get into an international mail order over 9 grams Lol.
Do you know how that stuff compares weight per mass wise to aluminium?