Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:42 pm

Hey guys, I wanted to share that although the EBC SRK047 (race clutch, full kit) doesn't include our MC15 VTR250 on the fitment list it does fit. :D
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 am

The new clutch is great! The new Penske is fantastic! I got two more third place finishes in 250 after we cleaned up from Dorian. We had all races cancelled Saturday and just sat around during the heavy rain in our trailers or the classroom building. Howling winds Saturday night, but the sun came out Sunday and we managed to put five races together in the afternoon.
My previous best lap time in 2018 was 1:22.047, I ran in the 1:22's all this year and I'm pretty sure I didn't get any 1:21's. Yesterday in the first race I did a 1:22.016 but was stuck behind a kid on a built Ninja300. The organizers felt bad and let him run in the 250 race, but with no points. He did however really interfere in my race :(
In race two I did a 1:20.658 and two other 1:20's with all other laps in the 1:21's! I am very pleased and know I had more speed available.

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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby ExTex77 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 am

WOW. Sounds like you are having fun.
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:39 pm

ExTex77 wrote:WOW. Sounds like you are having fun.


Yes, fun. I could use some more of this fun...
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:05 am

On Saturday we had our season ending 2 hour endurance race. On my 36th lap I had a vicious high-side and got flung in the air at about 60MPH, landing violently on my right hip. No bones are broken and the bike isn't too bad, I am still hurting and using a crutch to get around. Everything will be fine, in time.
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby ExTex77 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:18 am

Sorry to hear the bad news.

Just glad that you are not too badly hurt. Also the bike.

Good that you will have the off season to mend and repair the bike.

Get well fast.
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:37 am

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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby Spoot5 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:30 am

Awe Sh!t. That sucks.
Take your time and heal up.
Great on job on some more podiums!! AND setting some more personal best times!

Any idea on what happened? Hot tear after so many laps vs sprints?
I wonder if there was some sand\dirt on track since you mentioned Dorian passed through, or rain washed off the track?
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:08 pm

Spoot5 wrote:Awe Sh!t. That sucks.
Take your time and heal up.
Great on job on some more podiums!! AND setting some more personal best times!

Any idea on what happened? Hot tear after so many laps vs sprints?
I wonder if there was some sand\dirt on track since you mentioned Dorian passed through, or rain washed off the track?


Thanks, that's racing... highs and lows

I have no idea, but I had thrown on my old tires as to save my decent set for the first half of next year. Probably didn't help, but they were not complaining up to that point. I may have just laid it down too far and was at full throttle on the very edge of the tire.
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Re: Building my first trackbike, the ongoing saga

Postby Murdo1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:14 pm

Ouch Spot, get well soon.
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