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Just perusing the VRRA website for trip planning to the St. Croix,Quebec track June 30-July 1st and Mosport. I see that they will now require the use of transponders this season. They will have some available for rental.
Any chance the USCRA will go this route also? I would purchase one if it were compatable with other organizations. What does Wera use? AHRMA does use any as far as I know.
Any one else planning on going to either of these events? Better make plans for St. Croix now since it is Canada day weekend.

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wera uses the amb system. so does lrrs but last time i checked the lrrs was older. if youre running a vintage only bike, look into the cheaper transponders like for go carts. when i was talking with the amb rep in atlanta, he seemed to be trying to say the cheaper/lower reading transponders would be fine for slower vintage bikes. like we dont have to have them read to 180mph. apparently the software is supposed to be the same for all of thier systems. so id look into that. its when they upgrade the transponder that things get screwed up. the guy at louden said i might not be able t use my wera transponder (at the time) because they were running the older system and it might not be compatible. i never even looked cuz i never registered it. i figured it just wouldnt work. then they ended up not using anything.

i will say they totally kick ass.

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Be careful when using the TranX160 100MPH Kart version transponder on a racebike. While it will work fine with any AMB system, the unit needs to be mounted no more than 12 inches off the ground. This pretty much limits the mounting location to the lower fork leg near the axle making it very suseptible to crash damage. The TranX260 is good to 160MPH and can be mounted up to 47 inches off the ground. The specs for each unit are listed in the respective brochures on AMB's website.

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Joe/Bret,
Yep, vintage only. So both the 160 and 260 are compatable? You just convinced me to hold off on the TranX160. (That's what VRRA is going to be using).

Been looking at lap timers again too. UltraLap as Johnny B recommended a while back.

Thanks,
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bret,

good info! wonder if the vrra knows that about the transx160?

jeff,

i always recommend buying the transx260 because if you ever decide to retire from competition, you'll have a larger audience to sell you transponder to.

transponders rock!

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yeah, the 160 is like 150 bucks though. so you could still crash and replace it. and still be ahead of the game. we also talked about mounting locations too at the time. mine mounts right at the bottom of my axle anyway. the 260. so no big difference there. we dontmount htem on the tail sections or anything like that. your forks cross the line first right? well, unless youre mike. then it could be anything.

i was just putting it out there. tex makes a good point though. those modern guys will buy anything.


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I was considering mounting mine to a 20 ft pole leading fwd on my bike.
Good point about resale. Think I'll just rent one for this season.

Retiring? I just started and besides I'm not retiring until TEX makes me pancakes!
Formula CB this year, Whoo-hooo, Turn 1.

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I know for a fact people have at the last moment ripped off their velcro mounted transponder and thown it over the finish line just ahead of their competitor.

Ok ok....I don't know that for a FACT...it's just rumor.

Alright then....I just made it up.

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thats a great idea.

measured my bracket for the transponder. right at the axle. 18" front wheel. its just about exactly 12"


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Hehe...I love it when 250 guys think my bike is a cheater...just means they are threatened by my skillz. Someone should come up with the $50...I'd enjoy that :)
Course I'd throw in a side bet....$500 if my bike is found illegal...and if it's not...they'd have to dance in their skivvies during award ceremonies.
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man you must have a lot of dough...it takes a ton of blood sweat and tears for me to earn the $500.00 i'd need to risk on such a wager (wanker). but...i will give you this...if the day finally comes and you see the P1 checker in a uscra 250gp race, i will gladly dance in my skivies as a special award just for you sir j.b. been wanting to do that in front of a crowd for a long time...make it happen for me baby.
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sir johnny
the idea is to get to the checker first. i think you a bit odd to be out there in the hopes of being protested. you could protest yourself i suppose. i'll watch if you do. remember "who is not in danger. he does not win."
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Damn....I forgot that most wise of sayings.

But yeah...sometimes I go so fast that I do think of protesting my own self.
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