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post #1 of 48 Old 03-11-2006, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hillbilly Test and Tune.

So today I went to MSR to work with my Suspension man Jim Cambora since my race is there in two weeks. For those who dont know I recently purchased the traxxion fork internals and a Penske tripple shock. the front has been working great, but the rear was giving me issues. Basically i wanted to make sure everything was good for the race. First of all I ended up rasing the forks in the tripple and the raising the rear, to get my swingarm angle right. Later after riding, I ened up lowering the front back down however since it wasn't holding a line upon exit. I made alot of progress suspension wise and also found several areas of my body position to improve upon as well. However, for one reason or another I trashed my tires BAD. As soon as I started riding at a decent pace, I just shagged my tire and it was just spinnin everywhere. I ended up takin the tire off, and running it backwards so I could go out for one more session...however I had ZERO traction on either side, and my brakes were gone, so I decided to call it a day. All in all it was a good day...but I am upset about one BIG thing. The fastest I was clocked at was a 1:25.6. I'm pretty sure I ran faster than that, but not by how much. I was doing two wheel slides and losing traction with the rear even on corner entry so I didnt have much confidence to push hard. After checking the times in the race from last year...first place guy ran several 1:20s and a couple of 1:19s to take first... Now Im sure that I can pick up the pace some for the race...but Im not sure if I can pull 4-5 seconds out of my butt...So I'm pretty dissapointed in that...I was hopin to do well...but I guess I wont really know till we put the gloves on. Since you read all my mumblin you are awarded with pics from the day...




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Scary ! where's the boards bookie.......give'em a country fugg'en Hill
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Good story and pics Hill....Let us know how the racing goes!

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Tearin it up Hill!! it's early in the season man , and only one weekend wait till i'm racin ya!! you'll think your ready for MotoGP!
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Whoa, thos tires are fugged up. I love the asiachineseresturant.com sponsership sticker...........eat a little chinese food, do we hill?????
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Whoa, thos tires are fugged up. I love the asiachineseresturant.com sponsership sticker...........eat a little chinese food, do we hill?????
Got to! Asia is my main sponsor! NONCOntengency!

And yes I love my Pepper Steak!




For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil full of deadly poison.
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gotta bring some to Barber in August Hill!
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MSR Cresson has a reputation of being hard on tires. M. Sanchez says that they run the hardest tires they can get. The track is low on grip. And they (Sanchez bros.) say that is why you have to run hard tires. I know that it is the only track where I can hear the tires squelling as the bikes go around the corners. Not that I know a lot, but that looks like cold tearing to me. At least that what more knowledgeable people have told me. Some of the experts have told me that tires like that are a sign of poor suspension set up. But what do I know?

Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.
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Hillcountry, you got off easy... ain't that bad for MSR tearing. I've seen WAY worse.
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Guess ya won't be selling those on! Are you allowed harder compounds for the class you race in?

Has anyone seen my marbles ?
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