QUOTE (dajogejr @ May 15 2008, 03:48 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=204First day on a bar.... Bob's Raceway
Dam Dave, you come ripping out of the hole, very nice, looks like you got a little squirly though, but man does that thing launch.
I could throw out excuses John, but it boils down to this. First day with a bar, first day back in sand since October.
Bike is running great, and I have to get used to it and learn to ride it all over again.
When you're used to letting off a little when the bikes comes up...then you realize you no longer have to cause of the bar...well, you can figure it out...LOL.
Good to see you over here. Sponsorship here is cheap....might be something worth looking into for you. get in on ground level....
QUOTE (dajogejr @ May 15 2008, 06:45 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=229I'm still VERY GREEN when it comes to bars...but, if you mount it too low, it will hit hard and lift the back end, in other words...it will unload your tires and you'll lose traction.
I was sitting too far back...ideally...you don't want to slam on the bar...you want to hook up, take off...touch on the bar and set back down...
It looks cool to ride the bar...no doubt.
The bad....that I realized. When you hit that bar, it normally hits the takeoff area...so, when it hits a rut...it kicks you sideways a bit from the rut too.
Yah you'll get the hang of it Dave, looks great, and man does that bike leave!!, i am over here thinking my cub is fast, then i see you leave and man am i slow...lol
QUOTE (RJATV @ May 15 2008, 07:59 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=238Yah you'll get the hang of it Dave, looks great, and man does that bike leave!!, i am over here thinking my cub is fast, then i see you leave and man am i slow...lol
Thanks RJ...I've had a lot more practice and I think my bike being strictly setup for drag, whereas yours is still kinda a duner....makes a big difference..
You lowered yours down, strut of marvin'd it out and put it on a diet, then alky...it'd be the same!
QUOTE (06banshee @ May 15 2008, 10:36 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=256Damn man that sand stuf is so weird to me lol.We have traction problems on the streets with little swingarms.You guys have like 14 inches in the back and still carrying the front end.
Now that you've seen it....do you understand why us guys up here kinda roll our eyes at 120 to 140 HP bikes on stock swingers....
I let out, got back in...and still carried the front a little bit...and I'm 250 lbs...
it is hard to get a bar to work.i run one here and try to run it about 6inches off the ground.then you have to play with where you set on the seat when launching. the ideal thing to do is make a bar up with a shock in it.also if you run a shock on the rear of your shee it helps some too.
QUOTE (00tbanshee @ May 25 2008, 05:16 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1094it is hard to get a bar to work.i run one here and try to run it about 6inches off the ground.then you have to play with where you set on the seat when launching. the ideal thing to do is make a bar up with a shock in it.also if you run a shock on the rear of your shee it helps some too.
Rob from RDZ was at the track a few weeks ago for this test and tune, that is exactly what he has. I'm going to have to figure out how to put one on...it was a very nice setup!
i tried to make something up for this yr but i put the shock in the top bar.i think the way it looks its going to brake the shock in half.to much side to side movement in the shock.louie from twister sent me a pic of one that they did and it is a fox shock and they are using it by pulling the shock out and not compressing it.if you figure anything out let me know dave