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Old 10-08-2006, 06:24 PM
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Thanks Mike, really glad you joined us! I'm going to try oval for the first time next weekend. It's an indoor track and I've never been there before. I have no idea what to expect.

I'm going to try and have a sway bar by then. I'm still trying to decide what to do about lowering the V. I can't bring myself to spend $150 on VENFORCER's lowering kit, but I might have to give in and buy one.

For the first time out, the sway bar alone might be enough.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:16 PM
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Jay...are you running stock shocks?
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:27 AM
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First time out just get used to sliding the bike around and weight shifting. Basically like fast open trails I guess.

I dont know about Ray but generally I just use the front brake and not the rear. I tap it to wash off speed entering the corner but keep the throttle on. It transfers the weight to the front so it avoids a lot of understeer. It slides the back out into a nice controlable, and fast drift. Dont chop off the throttle, it will unsettle the bike and you will loose a whole heap of speed.

With my body I tend to get right off the seat and basically crouch down on the inside of the bike, near on into the nerfs. Ray was right saying he was too high in that pic. Ideally you need to be way lower. When you lean, it starts to get more drive in the rear wheel you are leaning into and the outside wheel starts to buzz up and then grab. Great feeling when your on a sticky track and it grabs and throws you forward

The V IMO is great for TT for Flat track.

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Old 10-12-2006, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the info, guys. Yes Ray, I am running stock shocks for the time being.

I should mention that I'll be racing in a class with guys who are not serious racers. I'll be in the beginner class and most of the guys do not have full-on dirt track setups. They also are not going to be as aggressive as the faster guys.

I'm fighting problems with the used sway bar I bought. So, I might not make it to this week's race, in which case I'll have to try for Oct. 21.
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That was my first time out in that picture...Now I'm hanging out the side and low...I do the same with the front break...tap it and body shift...steer with the throttle. If you want to bring the back end more around you gas it...want to widen out in the curve just back out a little...practice it a few times and you'll get the hang of it...More throttle doesn't mean faster. You'll also want to practice shifting weight front to rear while hanging of the side...

FYI...don't know what you have for safety gear but wrecks in flat track are more often then not, high siding in a corner which plants you on your head and neck...wear a good helmet and neck collar if you have one...cheep insurance to save you from a possible head and neck injury.
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So don't hold out on us now Jay....Did you race this past weekend?
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:09 AM
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No.. between the screwed up sway bar and other stuff, I didn't get to go.

I think I'll have the sway bar fixed tomorrow. There's another race this weekend. Hopefully I'll make it to this one.
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We want pictures...
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:31 PM
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If I can get anybody to go with me I'll try and get some. Having to go it alone sucks.
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That is a bad way to go racing...not that you'll crash but the just in case...
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