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post #2026 of 2038 Old 05-07-2017, 02:02 PM
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@PainfullySlo , can I send u a PM ? have some questions about seating position.
Of course, but you may consider just posting here instead: Help critique my riding/body position/whatever

I am fine either way =)
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FYI, Keigwins@theTrack is providing pictures for free to all riders this year with Dito from GotBlueMilk.

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I love that you noticed. It is the same picture i was showing to my teammate to prove that my complaints were valid. I need rearsets to raise my leg position so i can get up into the ridge of the tank. either that or i have to sit up on the tank some more Either way yes i need to be able to jam it against the tank so i can take any pressure off my arms.[...]
The cost of rearsets can be on the extortionate side. If you wanted to save (not inconsiderable) money, using your current pegs with some jack-up plates should be pretty cheap. Even a local fabricator could knock up something decent for very little cash. My ex-wife is Guyanese, so I know all about the need for, um... local, homebrew workarounds.

It looks like you currently use your chest against the tank to accomplish what your legs should be doing. It does help to keep your centre of gravity lower, but it's really the inside of your legs that provide the stability. Some grip pads on the tank and/or a pad at the back of the seat would probably help too. Neither of these would be expensive.
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The cost of rearsets can be on the extortionate side. If you wanted to save (not inconsiderable) money, using your current pegs with some jack-up plates should be pretty cheap. Even a local fabricator could knock up something decent for very little cash. My ex-wife is Guyanese, so I know all about the need for, um... local, homebrew workarounds.

It looks like you currently use your chest against the tank to accomplish what your legs should be doing. It does help to keep your centre of gravity lower, but it's really the inside of your legs that provide the stability. Some grip pads on the tank and/or a pad at the back of the seat would probably help too. Neither of these would be expensive.
A man of the world... thanks much. Yes rearsets are pricey, so i'm hoping to snag a used set if i can eventually. I never thought about trying to manufacture my own plates and it seems so obvious now.

I have been trying to keep my chest on the tank...PS gave me some tips as well so i'll try those this weekend on track. Will let you know how it works out. Thanks a lot, you guys are a great help
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Meet#2 - CMRC report

Well i can't stop smiling lol...

Jamaica hosted the opening round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship at the Jamwest Speedway with none other than #74 Bryce Prince, the Motoamerica superstock 600 champion, as special guest. The track was refinished with a new section so all track records were out with the updated configuration being used for the first time (having been abandoned last year as asphalt had not set properly).

After speaking with you guys here and doing my own research, we went to the track the weekend before and tested some new geometry settings. I made some minor adjustments to my stock clip-ons for a bit more comfort and man oh man....came the "aha" feel. The bike was doing what i wanted i was immediately more confident and faster in corner entry and mid-corner. Exits weren't running off, i felt like i could do anything i wanted. Never mind i was still slower than the usual "fast" guys but i knew i had more to give. PB for track before race weekend 1:27

Qualifying on saturday

Bryce put down a 1:17!! next closest was a 1:21 ...i qualified 7th with 1:25 on a 27 bike grid. I was pretty damn happy to be at the sharp end.

Race 1 i got swallowed up at the start (worst launch ever) but fought my way back up to 7th...posting a 1:23 PB along the way. ....then that's where the good news stopped LOL.

Race 2 i made a stupid mistake being impatient with a pass i only "thought" i could make (on the first lap). By the time i tried to abort i had lost the front and washed out of the race....

Patched myself and bike up for race 3 thanks to help from my team (and a spare rearset). Because I DNF'd race 2 i started back of grid for Race 3 and with no hope for getting to see Bryce ride up close (I had started much better in race 2) I decided to just do my best and have fun carving it up from the back of the track. Best lap for that race was a 1:25 but i had fun anyway and was happy i had enough left in the tank to do another race. All in all an amazing weekend. Bryce was reeeeally cool and open with information about everything. We did a little interview so when that is done i'll post it here as well. His riding is amazingly smooth and looks effortless. Anyway! Time for pics!








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Congrats 5hift! 7th out of 27 is a fantastic qualifying, especially for someone new to the game. Well done!
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my first time ever at track. Novice of course. Grattan Raceway. had so much fun and learned alot. Going to Gingerman in June. I'm hooked. <3
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Need to focus on putting my knee put and dropping my elbow. Hope to get better and better. I waited until after my first track day to purchase a race suit. I have anxiety and didnt know if I'd like it. I loved it. felt adrenaline but not fear.
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awesome!!! and don't worry about the details at this point. This will be a long journey! Just relax and have fun...the rest will come.
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awesome!!! and don't worry about the details at this point. This will be a long journey! Just relax and have fun...the rest will come.
thank you. will do!! my understanding is that Grattan is a tough track. So I'm looking forward to Gingerman where I can focus more on the ride rather than just not going down. lol
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