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Well all I have to say is it was hot. LOL I want to thank everyone that came out to watch us and root us on, Gus, Jack, Mike, and Julia. Also had a blast on the track with Grasshopper, Bug, Roman, Jimmy, Mike Jr all from CLSB.

Unfortunatly I had a mechanical issue during the second practice. I thought I had it fixed for qualifying but I spend the whole qualifying session trying to kick start my bike in 95 degree weather on the hot pit lane just so I could get at least 1 lap in so I did not have to start int he back. Well I never got it started and worked on the bike during lunch. With the help of Jack, Jimmy, Nick, Ryan, Mike Jr we couldn't figure it out. Swaped out plugs, drained carb, disconnected all vent lines and gas cap ect also disconnected kill switch. Well I have the bike up on the table so tonight I will tear into it and swap the coil and the ecu. If that doesn't fix it I will be bringing it back to TZR.

Tom at TZR recommended a couple of things to do over teh phone to try to get me going for Race one but nothing worked. So I ended up becoming a spectator. It really sucks when you know you could make a run at the podium and you are sitting on the bleachers watching ur compitition battling it out. Oh well as we all know "thats racing" Spent about $300 for nothing but still had an ok time. lol


BTW if anyone need me to jinx thme let me know. I did a good job of that in the pits. Right Eddie???

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BTW if anyone need me to jinx thme let me know. I did a good job of that in the pits. Right Eddie??? .
Keep that Greek VooDoo shit in your own pits next time....

My bike does not like the heat - P1, P2, Qualify, all good - The 2pm hits, the hottest point of the day, bike fires up on 1st kick, I ride it up to the track entrance, give it a BRAP as I put my goggles on......blub - Dead - Kick, Kick, Kick, Kick, Kick - Full leathers, helmet, 90+ degree and sun beating down - Nada - Race 1 is Bug'less - Then I remember when I bought the bike from Geo and he said, "She LOVES the cold but when it is hot as hell, it does not like to run" - I asked him about it at the time and he said he has gone over every bolt of the bike and it is just one of those things, over 90 degrees and it hates the heat - Had to bump start it with the help of Harlow's Scooter and G2G for Race 2

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Once again another epic race day! Had a blast with you fockers! i was h8ting life at work on sunday=(
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Start of race 1



Really? This is after I gave up on working on my bike during lunch.




Looking at someones tits. LOL



Ryan K. on my bike and Mike Jr. pushing him trying to bump start my bike




Push starting my bike. This is after trying to kick it over about 100 times between me Nick, Jack, Jimmy lol


Jack swapping the plug. I luckily found one from Jesse on bike #357. Jack thanks for your help. I was wiped out and couldn't think straight.




Yeah I think that plug will work lol



Giving up. Notice my right foot.






Jimmy getting her done!


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Nick during practice getting the lines down to a new track he has never been to. You did good Nick. Trust me you held ur own and some to guys on bikes alot faster than you. Aslo you had an awesome crash!!! At least I saw it but did not get it on camera.






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Me in practice round 1






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Me in the second to last corner chasing Mike Jr. my main compitition ;-) Mike i will get ur ass next race weekend. I know ur lurking on here lol




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Me getting ready to spin the rear



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Jimmy going to practice session 1





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Me Tyler and a couple of others waiting to pass the 2 stroker.




Julia's bike. Thanks for coming and helping us out in the pits and taking pictures!




My running at the time bike. LOL




Sexy Mutha Fuc***s LOL


Jimmy trying to start his bike with 2 year old gas in it. hahahaha




Now using fresh gas...


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good pics, looks like a nice full grid for the start. sucks that you guys had bike issues!
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29 bikes for the Heavy sumo class. It was great to see so many guys racing!
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good pics, looks like a nice full grid for the start. sucks that you guys had bike issues!
(25) in the Bigs and (4) in the Lites that they grided us together on - The Chicane on the 1st lap was interesting to say the least but was great to see a (25) Bike Grid for R2

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wow, that's a big grid. who won?
any of you guys stay for SBK2 on sunday?
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wow, that's a big grid. who won?
any of you guys stay for SBK2 on sunday?
Tyler took R1 as Zac crashed out and then Zac came back and took R2

Those cats are fast - In P2, Tyler passed me going up the hill out of the chicane and then split the 2 lil 2 smokers in the 180 degree right hander.........while standing up on his pegs - He is just friggin fast

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Tyler took R1 as Zac crashed out and then Zac came back and took R2

Those cats are fast - In P2, Tyler passed me going up the hill out of the chicane and then split the 2 lil 2 smokers in the 180 degree right hander.........while standing up on his pegs - He is just friggin fast
Looks like a great turnout! Bummer about the mechanicals. Congrats on popping the SM cherry Nick!

What config were you guys running coming back down the hill after the 180? Did you go all the way to the bottom of the hill, or turn left 2/3 of the way down and use the chicane?


For Steve and Ed, have you guys checked your fuel catch cans? I have seen issues before (especially in the hot) if the catch can isn't vented properly, or if it is full of fuel and the vent lines are below the level. Probably not the issue, but a quick one to check if you haven't.

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Looks like a great turnout! Bummer about the mechanicals. Congrats on popping the SM cherry Nick!

What config were you guys running coming back down the hill after the 180? Did you go all the way to the bottom of the hill, or turn left 2/3 of the way down and use the chicane?


For Steve and Ed, have you guys checked your fuel catch cans? I have seen issues before (especially in the hot) if the catch can isn't vented properly, or if it is full of fuel and the vent lines are below the level. Probably not the issue, but a quick one to check if you haven't.
We ran all the way to the bottom of the hill and then through the bowl and cut out the infield with the swooping right hander to take you back on the straight

I have not checked the CC and never even thought of that - The bike did it twice - Fires up 1st kick - Idles (a tad rough) and then when you give it gas......plop

I will check the can soon - Thx C

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I made sure all my catch cans were empty. I use 2 seperate Graves catch cans. I also pulled all the hoses off the catch cans and tookt he gas cap off to make sure I was not having any venting problems and that did not solve the issue.
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Any popping or back fires Steve??

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Yes when trying to start it popped
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Valve clearance.
I mentioned it to nick but i think you fellas were done trying by then.
sorry I missed the chance to help.

With a fresh built motor some valve settling is normal.Especially after hot.

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Well I swapped the stock ignition off my dirt bike to my race bike and same thing. The race bike has an aftermarket Vortex ignition. I have check valves on my ktm before but never my Yamaha. How hard is it? I already have the bike loaded up to take to TZR right after work tomorrow.
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More work getting to the valves than checking them.

This service could be called a 600 mile check up(so to speak) and be billable.

Hard starting along with popping or back fire .Checking them is a must.

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Checking them isn't all that difficult, but the adjustment is a crucial procedure. I personally leave it to a pro, because the cams must be removed. I just don't trust myself with that kind of work.

Also, buy a new cam chain tensioner. They CAN fail without warning, and if it does, new engine goes boom. It's a $35 part from yamaha.
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Ok guys thanks for the info. But even with only 3 practice sessions and 1 race I find it hard to believe I am already having issues with a fresh rebuilt engine.
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for the valve to take a deeper seat in the head is normal Steve. that's why they need to be checked as maintenance.Especially after or during break in.

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for the valve to take a deeper seat in the head is normal Steve. that's why they need to be checked as maintenance.Especially after or during break in.
+1, like i told you on saturday i had the same issue with my DRZ440 within 1 week of new piston, cylinder, valves and seats cut. valves got tight, reshimed and all ok. just the valves settling or something like that. once youre done youll be all good. it takes about 1 hr if your fast to adjust the valves on the yammie. the 5 valve is a bitch compared to the drz.

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Nice pics Steve....you jinx-ed me......I blew up on Sunday near the kink. Have not taken it apart but I'm hoping its only the top. Still got 2nd using my dads bike.
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