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Question & Answer

Tech Question & Answer

My dilemma is this, you buy a bike – it’s great – you’re a fairly competent rider – why are guys on lesser machines beating me down the trail?  Why are they not struggling against their bike like I am? As I get older I realize that it’s not the $2000 in mods to get…

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Tech Question & Answer

I have a 2005 CBR 1000 RR, which I use for track only use, right now it is in stock form, except for a pipe, pc3, and brake lines.  My question to you is in the suspension department, which I think is the most important to concentrate on.  I have set the sag front and…

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Tech Question & Answer

Hello John, in previous race prep article you wrote, you mentioned that machining the head on a four stroke engine doesn’t tighten the squish….. – Billy Rae Thank you Billy Rae for writing in. Let me expand a bit. A two stroke piston top is perfectly smooth and of course, an almost perfect circle. Its…

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Tech Question & Answer

We have a few questions we can address this week. John, last fall I did a Turn 2 track day at Calabogie on my Street Triple. During the inspection, I mentioned to you that I found the bike turned too quick, almost “falling in”. You suggested I lower the forks (raise the front) a bit,…

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Do I Really Need Tire Warmers?

If not for racing, what about just for Track Days? Road Racers in the early 90’s had a totally different strategy of competition than they do today.  The bikes lined up on the grid and began racing after the green flag dropped.  The first corner was a balancing act as everyone fought their desire to…

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