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    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    There is some racing component to this whole NESBC thing though, right? That would necessitate warmers.
    Yeah, the NESBC angle is (as I understand it) a mini race series tacked onto the end of a track day. There are a couple classes for non-racers, with relaxed tech requirements compared to novice/am LRRS/CCS tech. The NESBC "teams" are also designed to match up noobs with more experienced nov/am racers with an expert "coach." Sounds like an awesome way to get better, not least because competition should help push me to lean over further and stay on the gas longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    90 minutes is plenty close enough. Thanks.
    If you are in Somerville then Seacoast is not an hour and a half from you unless you are talking round trip and yes it is worth the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Sinking firm lever while holding brakes is an internal master leak IF there is no external line/caliper leak. All the fancy fluid/bleeding/bling pads/braided lines/resurfaced rotors won't fix it.
    Floating/warped rotors can knock the pads back in when conditions are right, which will give the same "Oh shit" feeling as the first pump fails to produce stopping power.

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    Re: looking track prep advice

    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    Yeah, the NESBC angle is (as I understand it) a mini race series tacked onto the end of a track day. There are a couple classes for non-racers, with relaxed tech requirements compared to novice/am LRRS/CCS tech. The NESBC "teams" are also designed to match up noobs with more experienced nov/am racers with an expert "coach." Sounds like an awesome way to get better, not least because competition should help push me to lean over further and stay on the gas longer.
    Ahhh if you're doing racing then I'd invest in warmers for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Floating/warped rotors can knock the pads back in when conditions are right, which will give the same "Oh shit" feeling as the first pump fails to produce stopping power.
    First pump is always fine with good initial bite; my concern is sustained pressure after the first full second or so.

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    Sent you a pm for some sv stuff,, don't know if you got it or not, my phone sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    First pump is always fine with good initial bite; my concern is sustained pressure after the first full second or so.
    Oooh, yeah, refer to Doug's comment then. You could always send the master to Acosatto for an eval/repair/rebuild?

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    Riverside Ducati has Dainese and RevIt suits in stock last time I was there. Bought my Dainese from them!

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    Put the back protector and shoulder pads back into the Vanson hybrid, but omitted the giant foam aero hump. Noticeably more comfortable both upright and crouched. Strike one big expense off the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    Put the back protector and shoulder pads back into the Vanson hybrid, but omitted the giant foam aero hump. Noticeably more comfortable both upright and crouched. Strike one big expense off the list.
    Shave the bottom side (where it touches your back) of the foam aero hump down a little

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    I'm told the hump can provide some protection from some neck injuries. Maybe worth trying to make work. Maybe not entirely "silly".

    I think I'd be shopping a hit-air vest though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I think I'd be shopping a hit-air vest though.
    Something like this?
    Race/Track vest: SaferMoto Hit-Air Jackets and Vests

    If it works worn over the existing suit, I'm interested.

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    Yes, like that. Seeing them more and more with LRRS and @ track days. Seems more flexible than the Leatt brace route I went. More comfortable too. Just more expensive. Probably a wash in terms of protection.

    But if I were doing it over again, that's the route I'd go.

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    The time and cost to acquire/service/replace seems a lot more reasonable than the airbag-equipped suits. They really need to beef up their online product descriptions and documentation though. A $500 piece of safety equipment should have a PDF manual online imo.

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    Want to switch to Motul for the Tiger 1050. What product? 7100?

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