Join Date: Oct 2002
Sportbike: XB12R, H1, TTR125
Years Riding: I still have some money left...
How you found us: old member
A transponder is usually the term that refers to the bike identifier transmitter used for racing. That would mount to the tail for the dbCOM stuff used by CCS. WERA, CRA and others use the AMB system, and they mount on the fork tube.
I had a couple of the original Microns. Moved to XT, and I have had very good luck with them until I tried a GPS timer.
Beacon goes at the side of the track. I don't think I've ever used mine as someone generally always is bringing one. If there is more than one beacon, yeah, you can get splits or two readings. Depends upon the timer/receiver configuration. XT's will work off of Micron beacons, but I don't believe that the Micron's will work off the XT beacon. Maybe that has changed.
Hopefully that helps.
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