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OMRRA April '12 Round 1

Entered my 05 ZX into six classes this weekend.....
Even though I felt like crap with a nasty head cold, and losing my body weight in snot daily, I squirmed into the leathers and put the beat down.

Entered practice with a Soft Dunlop UK....was too soft for the conditions and tore quickly...so went to a US N-tec medium. Much better.
The -1/+2 sprocket combo works well at PIR, just nearing red line in 6th going into turn 1.

Missed my first two sessions after noticing a bulge on my tank under the Kawasaki sticker. Rubbed it with my finger, and the paint sloughed off with a little bit of gasoline residue. Picked this tank up off ebay, and apparently had been repaired and painted at some point...Leaking Tank = FIreball in my experience, so had the wife rush home and get my spare tank.

Made if for the third class that day, Open Supersport. Finished 7th, only 2 seconds off my best lap times.

Bike had some front end chatter that I was able to tune out by adding some preload and compression.
Picked up some rear end chatter going through Turn 1 in 4th gear (didnt have that problem going through in top of 3rd) so I backed it off until I can lick it. That nasty rear end chatter feels like it wants to break the ass end loose and toss me.

Came back Sunday feeling worse than on Saturday...

Finished Formula Ultra in 5th place, and took 2nd in Open SuperSport Senior. Still running 2 seconds off my pace. But thats not bad considering the snot running down my face....Only 2 seconds behind the guys on Modern bikes too. Ill catch them next round.

Took the Gen4 out for a single practice session......man..talk about riding like a 600. Requires a concerted effort to keep it on the boil...but hit 10k and up and it flat out hauls ass. Nice sorted chassis and suspension too. Very easy to ride and go fast.

4th gear power wheelies out of turn 9......yippee! Cant wait to race this bitch.


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i need to get down and watch one of your races. btw that akro exhaust is money! hope you're feeling better by now
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Awesome stuff but I now know not to buy a used helmet from you.
Seriously congrats on what sounds like a pretty successful weekend all things considered.

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Im still dealing with sinus issues...and its been three weeks...

A Used helmet in gerneral is "No Bueno"..... I had a buddy who used to chew tobacco and spit in his...ugh.

Nekkid.....Glad you like that Akro. Its an awesome must have for the Gen1.
Only thing better is the full Ti TiForce.... :)

I have discount gate tickets for the race weekends, or you can get them from OMRRA.com (Be sure to put my number #69 on them!)

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