Join Date: Nov 2014
I Ride: 2009 monster energy zx6r
I didn't want to mess with changing sprockets out for the different tracks here in the NW so I went with -1 in the front as a happy medium. It seems like a lot of riders prefer a -1/+2 setup, but I never tried that setup since Portland International is my home track and has it has a super long front straight and I thought that I would be topped out half through it. It is .9 miles long to be exact without the chicane! As a matter of fact, I am thinking of going back to stock since I am now racing at PIR and could use all the top end that I can get there. I figure I can just alter my gear selection from what I am used to coming out of a couple select turns to get some good drive.
If I was going to change gearing for different tracks I would definitely try the -1/+2 rear setup for Oregon Raceway Park in eastern Oregon. It is a super tight and technical track with short straights. Then I would try that setup at The Ridge Motorsports Park as well which also has a lot of turns and elevation changes. -1 has worked well for me at the Ridge though so I haven't had the urge to make changes. I would also like to hear others opinions on gearing for fast tracks like PIR. Does anyone run stock anymore? Haha
By the way, did you just pick that 2011 up here in the NW? Looks exactly like a WMRRA novice's bike that I saw for sale a couple of months ago. Right down to his race number lol. That bike has some goodies on it!
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