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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....
 

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u left pretty hard.. till u let off ( lol )

how longs the bar, are u goin to lower it alittle
 

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Not sure how long the bar is, It was a loaner cubshee was nice enough to get for me from Tyson last minute of the last hour.
Tyson almost has my actual bar done...

It actually needs to be raised, and I need to sit up a bit. It was hitting the bar too hard and lifting the back end a little....unloading the tires.

I just kinda pieced it on, a few hours before the actual track. Now that I'll have more time to monkey with it, I'll get more adjustment out of mine quicker....
 

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dave post some picts how u mounted urs after u get ur bar in.. id like to see how they mount to the bike...

i thought if u have the bar to high it with bounce like that ????
 

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QUOTE (kawiking @ May 15 2008, 06:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=227dave post some picts how u mounted urs after u get ur bar in.. id like to see how they mount to the bike...

i thought if u have the bar to high it with bounce like that ????

I'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.
 

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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
 

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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!
 

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Damn 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.
 

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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...
 

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looks great Dave, that thing does leave pretty hard. sometimes it takes a min. to trust the bar. hang that [censored] off the seat and let her rip bro.
 

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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.
 

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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.

Yep...
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!
 

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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
 
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