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Haven't decided yet. But I am leaning towards going. I really need more confidence building track time before I play with you big guys.

Just sold the gsx600 so have a little cash to spend on the hobby. I need to call the red roof and see if there are any openings.

Are you going?

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i'm signed up for wednesday. i have done a couple of the open test thursdays when the modern bikes weren't racing that weekend,not crowded at all. joe ruth
 

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WOW. A warm dry track. 65-70 degrees, green track, only about 50-60 bikes, 12 in the "USCRA" C class contingent. JB< I wish you lived closer. Champ showed up for the morning for encouragement, as he was playing hookey from work. We got your bosses number, Champo.

There were 4 "vintage" there, me, Crash camelhairy, Jack C. and Joe Ruth. Jack had to have Fran k fix his broken shifter after two laps. Everyone else had tire warmers on . . . . I don't think there were any serious crashes (Means we weren't going fast enough) and Frank and I worked on blocking procedures to keep Champ out of ULSV running next week.

The MT125 ran sweet, keeping up with Franks 175, and for the last 8 laps passing 900 ducs and FZR's or what ever they were was the balls.

See ya all on Monday. I got my dry practice in. Jack C, hang in there, and Kudos and thanks to your son for corner working. They get no thanks, all they do is stand there and wave flags all day. Bring him back. (I htink there were only two cornerworkers there . . . Sandy, Jack's son, and John Owen, Photographer.

Evil (My leathers finally dried out.)
 

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Like Evil said, what a day! Camel Hairy took me around many times. I would think, hell, we really going fast! Then Frank would put his hand on his hip in a turn and look back at me. Here I am working as hard as I can and Franks riding with no hands.....oh well, we all start somewhere.

While my son has no interest in motorcycles he did enjoy the corner work and says he learned alot about racing and could tell who was good and who needed practice. Seems like Sandy taught him some of the finer points of corner workers. I think I will try corner working for those last two races of the year, since I won't ride after August 15th, which just happens to be the next 101 expert track day.

Remember to tighten ALL the nuts and bolts on your bike, and safty wire everything you can. If it wasn't for Franks much appreciated help (along with Champ and Evils heavy looking on, with pointers) on my shifter mechanism I would have paid over $400 for 3 laps around the track.

I was really neat seeing Frank and Evil, both with little 125's blowing away guys on 1000cc rockets.

All in all, an excellent day!
 

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I found out why the 180 Yamaha didn't want to run very well yesterday.

The wrist pin clips came out and destroyed it. I'm never using clips on this motor again.
 

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Frank...what kind of clips? Little wire spring type? You gotta install those with the gap up or down you know...not to the side. Also...you NEVER reuse them...always get new ones. Yes I'm telling you how to build a two stroke.

Just finished getting the fairing installed on my bike. I'm willing to BET it's good for another 5mph on the straight. Last years top mph at NHIS was 84.7 mph.... I think I'll be close to 90mph...which it used to run with the full fairing. Now I've just got a quater fairing on.

Frank....get some four strokes...they don't blow up so much.
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jeez frank, we should have kept that thing on the starter rollers longer and we could have blown it up even better . . .
 

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Oh now that's going to cost more than 9.95 and a half hour. New piston, rings, wrist pin, cylinder is probably trashed.

You just go ahead and put some acid in that cylinder to clean it up, put it all back together...and I'll help you push it back to the pits when it blows up again.

Don't make me come out there and help you build that engine right.

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Frank was expounding on the fact that one side is from a 180 and the other from a 200 . . . what difference does it make? He said . . . .
 

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quote:Oh now that's going to cost more than 9.95 and a half hour. New piston, rings, wrist pin, cylinder is probably trashed.
Now Johnnyb, consider who you are talking about here! To the camel, a 1/2 hour is all day and he still thinks $10 buys breakfest, lunch and dinner!! Geez...he has his AARP card and he runs in super masters after his mid afternoon nap!

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Can we have a small discussion about this positioning of the circlip, please, or move this to tech, as no where have i ever read anything about the position being critical . . . eh, Frank?
 

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and what's wrong with 1950 ?...Frank don't listen to them, naps are good...

dch
 
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