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post #16 of 79 Old 01-05-2017, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I just looked up this track... I would be scared of the drag strip in the straight. Would it not be super slick in all but the best weather?
Correct. I was told it feels like ice when it's wet or if it's cold out like pretty much anything less than 40 degrees or so. And they don't run the long course in those conditions usually. But nothing to be scared of when it's decent weather. T1 on the other hand...that's a different story

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I just looked up this track... I would be scared of the drag strip in the straight. Would it not be super slick in all but the best weather?
It is super sticky in the dry, add water and it is a recipe for disaster! Worse than wet paint even!


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After I finally managed to sell the Bell Star I got last year which didn't fit me right, I got a smoking deal 2 Kabuto helmets! Hustle Hard Racing is having a clearance sale on these and they were offering 35% off plus buy one get one free!! These retail for $500...so getting 2 of them for $350 shipped was a damn good deal. Sure they're a couple of years old but that's ok...even with CCS' 5-year rule I can still use them for about 3 seasons which is well worth the money. Bonus is I got 2 now so I plan on leaving the clear shield with anti-fog screen on one of them for colder and wet days, and get a tinted shield for the other one and use it for most days. And in the case I crash hard and destroy one, it'll be nice to have a back-up The fit seems to be great, very similar to my old Arai but a bit more snug which is good since the Arai was slightly on the loose side. Also seems to have similar field of view to my Arai, which means I'll actually be able to see straight ahead when fully tucked, which was the problem for me with the Bell Star.


Also got another set of used rotors to use on that spare wheel. Still waiting for my refund from the previous set that had a warped one....but these ones are perfectly straight, with plenty of thickness left, and only cost me $60 shipped!
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post #19 of 79 Old 01-14-2017, 05:21 PM
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Nice snag! I have to be very careful with helmets, I found out the hard way. Apparently I don't have a very long neck or my shoulders are too high. I got a really nice Scorpion EXO-R2000 that was great before all my gear came in, but once I got my suit I couldn't see the road in front of me because the back of the helmet was pushing against my suit. But I already wore it so I couldn't return it My Shoei RF-1200 is a lot better but I still struggle with it at times. So, I'm too chicken to order one sight unseen.
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Nice snag! I have to be very careful with helmets, I found out the hard way. Apparently I don't have a very long neck or my shoulders are too high. I got a really nice Scorpion EXO-R2000 that was great before all my gear came in, but once I got my suit I couldn't see the road in front of me because the back of the helmet was pushing against my suit. But I already wore it so I couldn't return it My Shoei RF-1200 is a lot better but I still struggle with it at times. So, I'm too chicken to order one sight unseen.
That's a bummer, I've heard of others have similar issues like you described. I really wanted a Bell after reading all the reviews and hearing everyone say how much they like them, and unfortunately there is no Bell dealer around me, so I took a gamble and bought one without trying one on. I learned my lesson the hard way as well. As good of a deal as it was with these helmets, I didn't want to make the same mistake again, especially since I hadn't even heard of the brand before, but after doing some research online, reading reviews, I also found out our major motorcycle dealer here in town is apparently a Kabuto dealer, so I drove over there tried a couple of helmets on and figured out they fit me really well, so then I pulled the trigger. Turns out Kabuto's only been selling in the US for like 3-4 years, but in Japan they're the 3rd biggest seller after Arai and Shoei, and they have a pretty decent presence in Europe. Sounds similar to Bell how they're very popular here in the US, but no so much in other parts of the world.

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Got some more goodies today from a new sponsor! Our very own PSlo at MSM! Got some titanium hardware for the front end!

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Got some more goodies today from a new sponsor! Our very own PSlo at MSM! Got some titanium hardware for the front end!

Nice. Ti hardware is legal with your race category? I know I've read that some don't allow it.

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Nice. Ti hardware is legal with your race category? I know I've read that some don't allow it.
It better be! Honestly now you got me worried because I never specifically checked for that lol...I never thought it'd be against the rules. Pretty sure PSlo has them on his bike and LRRS/CCS have the same rules as far as I know since they sort of run together. I'm 99% sure they'll be fine for Superbike and GP classes since those allow all sorts of other crazy mods and lightweight wheels, but I'm not sure about Superstock rules. I know I have to use stock wheels in that one but I don't recall seeing anything about fasteners. I'll check now.

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Ok I just read through that whole section in the rule book. It's all good! Legal for supersport as well
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Because safety-wiring sucks!

This is much better. Clip going through both pinch bolts. No way to twist off, and much easier to take on/off. Might end up tying it to a wire though so I don't forget and lose it when I change wheels (did that once with my rear wheel clip...forgot it on the ground in the paddock).

The MSM titanium bolts work very well for this. Just needed some spacers so that the holes in the bolt heads clear the recessed edge of the fork.
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Because safety-wiring sucks!

This is much better. Clip going through both pinch bolts. No way to twist off, and much easier to take on/off. Might end up tying it to a wire though so I don't forget and lose it when I change wheels (did that once with my rear wheel clip...forgot it on the ground in the paddock).

The MSM titanium bolts work very well for this. Just needed some spacers so that the holes in the bolt heads clear the recessed edge of the fork.
Nice! That'll definitely make tire changes easier. Where did you get that clip?
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Nice! That'll definitely make tire changes easier. Where did you get that clip?
I got the 25-piece assorted pack from Moto-D. It comes with 4 different size clips. In plan on using them for most of my safety wiring. I will use them on the oil drain, filter and fill plug and just tie a wire to them in tension, so that they can't twist off but removing the need to always have to cut and re-wire everything.

Not original by any means, I've seen quite a few others doing this, that's where I got my idea. CCS is also the least picky organization that I've seen so far when it comes to safety-wiring, so a lot of this will go on this that I want to do extra, just for piece of mind.

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are those snell 2010 certified?

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Just FYI you shouldn't use clips on drain bolts, filters, or anything that the tension in the safety wire is the thing keeping the bolt from backing out. A clip through both pinch bolts or an axle is different because then the clip itself is held in place by what it is passing through. I know you say CCS is lenient but damn at least wire the drain bolt haha. Safety wiring is kinda fun I think!
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Just FYI you shouldn't use clips on drain bolts, filters, or anything that the tension in the safety wire is the thing keeping the bolt from backing out. A clip through both pinch bolts or an axle is different because then the clip itself is held in place by what it is passing through. I know you say CCS is lenient but damn at least wire the drain bolt haha. Safety wiring is kinda fun I think!
I'm not sure I'm following...why would it not work well? Here's what I'm talking about. Clip through the drain bolt, anchored with a wire in a bit of tension to some anchor point. That can never loosen at that point.

I've had an oil filter that was safety-wired and it still came loose just enough to leak some oil in the belly pan. I think anything that you can do to make it better, and more efficient is worth doing. I hate safety-wiring, especially things that are in tight places where you can barely get your hands through, or stuff on the bottom when you have to sit in awkward positions to do it. I know that if done right, any method should work, I just feel like using a clip like I have drawn is a much easier and quicker way while achieving the same result.
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