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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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After not riding a SuMo or a dirt bike, I was very rusty this afternoon at New Castle. All the roadbike riding had me all messed up, look at how far back on the seat I am

The bike is working awesome though. The MX-tech suspension feels great. I put on an old set of slicks that had a substantial amount of tear. (Haven't put in my Michelin order just yet) After the first 20 min session, they were scrubbed perfectly smooth. I only had a few moments of chatter, but that was more likely die to my messed up riding position. The tires are telling me that the suspension is good to go.
The fresh motor just RIPS. There were some rises in the track that I'd have to drag the rear brake to keep the front down, and it pulled hard everywhere through the revs. I can't wait to finally get this thing on the dyno, get it properly jetted and see what it puts out.
I think I'm going to go back to MX gear. The leathers felt a bit cumbersome, so I might order up some leather sumo pants go back to my bionic jacket and jersey setup.

All in all, a GREAT day. The turnout was weak with only 5 riders, but we had the track totally to ourselves and I got the opportunity to pick the brain of a pro for some pointers. The weather could not have been better, 70 and sunny.

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You also forgot how to properly structure a functioning sentence, title or otherwise phrasing

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I had to tell myself a few times on Sunday to move up on the bike as well.

I was having arm pump issues almost right away, I gotta get in shape and ride more.

Good pics btw.

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Before MX-tech



After MX-tech




That is the SAME tire. The photos don't convey how much tearing was present on the tire, it was worse than it looks. The 2nd shot is that torn up tire after a few sessions.

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same track?
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Hey guys,one of you that knows good form, how about starting a Ongoing supermoto track form thread, like in the other track sub-forum.


Nice on the suspension rob.

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No, but the pavement seems to be equally grippy. The first pic was after a track day at Putnam, and the second New Castle obviously. For a more direct comparison, I had Pilot powers on the first 2 times I went to New castle, and it tore them up a bit too, though not as bad as these which is likely because of the much softer compound in these. Thats why I think that the difference in wear can be chalked up to the suspension being MUCH better than it was.

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Hey guys,one of you that knows good form, how about starting a Ongoing supermoto track form thread, like in the other track sub-forum.


Nice on the suspension rob.
+1. I'd like to see that and hear some constructive criticism from the fast guys. I've received a little feedback from one Pro, but he wasn't following me all that long.

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You and the bike look good. I would reconsider the leathers though, after my first motard crash, I think I will be keeping mine on.
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You and the bike look good. I would reconsider the leathers though, after my first motard crash, I think I will be keeping mine on.
I've crashed in MX gear. It wasn't all that bad. If I would've had my jersey tucked in, then I probably wouldn't have had the minor rash I did get.
Maybe some supermoto specific leathers would be the best choice.

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I've crashed in MX gear. It wasn't all that bad. If I would've had my jersey tucked in, then I probably wouldn't have had the minor rash I did get.
Maybe some supermoto specific leathers would be the best choice.
I thought a bout wearing MX gear, but I should learn to not crash and then I will switch. Plus, my leathers are huge on me now. If you get a new suit, white is the new black
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