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#237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

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    #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns


    Did Penguin Friday, after not riding a motorcycle for 2 years. Spent the day working out the cob webs...haven't ridden for a while, new bike, haven't seen Loudon for 9 years. By the end of the day was starting to put the pieces back together.

    Saturday
    Morning practice was good, kept looking for new ref points, working on lines...the basics. After having issues with my clutch intermittently not disengaging and really unpredictable, realized the master was failing. No time or parts to fix it, just had to adapt. I have a slipper, so I just needed to not stall on the starts.

    Race 1 Rookie. F the Dash, Rookie Race is where its at. lol Got on the grid, felt where the clutch was grabbing, which happened to be at the bar , so just held the bike back. Lights off, gas on, and we went. Got to 1 in 2nd or 3rd, managing to beat a bunch of middle weights to 1 on my CRF, so that was fun. Didn't push too hard, showed a couple wheels, basically practiced and kept the bike on 2. Took down a 3rd, but only ran 1:37's.

    Race 10 Nov Formula 4. Still had the messed up clutch, but managed to get to 1 in 2nd. Was starting to find a better groove and more markers on the track so pushed a little harder. Felt strong apex 6-9, on the brakes in 3, but could definitely brake less before turn in. Weakest points were entry of turns 1, 3, and 6. I slow down too much before turn in. Might have to try to dolla bill method and close my eyes. T1 entry is where 2nd turned into 3rd. Id get 2nd back in 6-8 or out of 12, but lose it at 1. Took down another 3rd, time dropped to 33.

    Overall not a terrible start, spent most of the weekend following the "go slow to go fast" mantra. There are a few spots where I know there is time to be had and I used to be a lot faster, just a matter of practice. I'm also being fairly timid on passes, taking the easy ones, but no stuffing into the apex or anything like that...yet My goal next weekend is to get to the bump threshold. 6 seconds is a lot of time to drop, but I know where it all can be had...just have to not be a biotch. Thanks to everyone around C15, especially Kurlon for the support all weekend and Brian Faucher for giving me some awesome go faster tips- wouldn't have dropped 4 seconds between races without them! Good to see a lot of familiar faces again and some new ones! See you all at the classic. That SUMO race is gonna be fun, dirt on slicks always is!

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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    On that clutch master, if it's using brake fluid and not 'Magura Blood' https://www.amazon.com/KTM-BREMBO-HY.../dp/B00WABXA0Y should be a direct replacement for fairly cheap. Take the piston out of the bore and I bet you'll find the bore is scored up, had the same issue on my 09 300. Or, you know, convert it back to a cable?

    Good to have you in the garage, and I look forward to making a mess of the Supermoto event with ya!

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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    On that clutch master, if it's using brake fluid and not 'Magura Blood' Amazon.com: NEW KTM BREMBO HYDRAULIC CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER SX SX-F XC XCF XCFW 54802030144: Industrial & Scientific should be a direct replacement for fairly cheap. Take the piston out of the bore and I bet you'll find the bore is scored up, had the same issue on my 09 300. Or, you know, convert it back to a cable?

    Good to have you in the garage, and I look forward to making a mess of the Supermoto event with ya!
    I ordered the cable shit yesterday...Im done with hydro! May rebuild the master to have as a spare.

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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    Way to go HDizzle

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    I saw you in tech. Nice to meet you. The supermoto race will be fun.

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    Great write up and awesome pitting near ya!!!

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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    Great meeting you!


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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    It was nice meeting you at Brookside Saturday! Nice work out there. You'll be dropping time like flies!

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    I was only over North garages a few times and didn't catch you, I'll be back up in August and the fall rounds... you gonna be doing more I take it?

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    Re: #237 Race Report -The Alley Returns

    Thanks Everyone, nice to meet you all as well!

    DB, get your ass back here, I need some go fast ginger in my life.

    Scottie, see you in August bud!

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