Geez! Not wasting any time with the mods, you sending it over to Dave to map it?
Hey if I'm gonna race it this month and do as well as I did on the 13, I need to get it going! LOLGeez! Not wasting any time with the mods, you sending it over to Dave to map it?
Thanks, yea I liked it too. But gonna do something different for the 16.Love the camo on the older one.
Thanks! Hoping to make some progress tonight. I picked up some caps/plugs for the vacuums for the pollution control crap.sickkkkk! keeping up with this one stoked to see how it comes out!opcorn2:
Thanks man! Just waiting for CCS to update their points! I want to see if I took the lead in AMGP! lolSelling the 13 huh...hmmmm.
Congrats man. I wish you all the best on the two race series and express my sincere appreciation that you are willing to spend your time helping other riders develop their skills.
LOL Hey, in my defense, I bought that Grom before the Kawi had come out. lol I do like the looks of the Z125!A Grom?! In a house full of Kawis?! BLASPHEMY!!!
I couldn't bring myself to buy a Grom. Got a Z125 instead
Looking good on the mod list for sure. You keeping the camo theme for the new bike? Really love that look... then again being in the military for 8 years, camo is king of engraved into my subconscious. My buddy did his race RC51 with the same colors but more of an ACU pattern (digi-cam). He also is a cheapskate and did it all by hand via construction paper, painters tape and rattle cans lol.
I hope so, but I'm not betting on it, that's why I am going to keep the 13 until I'm sure. Suspension should be in decent shape, I have a couple friends that are all on the same bike. And I have already been hitting them up. And they are the 4 fastest guys in the Florida series. So it should be a good place to start. But a few different riding styles, but still...from riding both back to back I'd guess you'll be just as quick on the '16 off the go. Hope you got some suspension support lined up to help you get it dialed!
Looking forward to seeing the results, nice build :wink2:Thanks, yea I liked it too. But gonna do something different for the 16.
Cool story bro!Thanks!
Well first race weekend in the books on the Gen5.
It was also my first time at Roebling, so it's somewhat hard to compare the Gen5 to the Gen4 because I had never ridden here... So a comparison wouldn't be fair.
But my impressions were as follows.
- 1.) The bike is FAST, makes really good power
2.) The off/on throttle transition was absolutely HORRIBLE, but... I spent the weekend tuning that and it's now MUCH better than it was.
3.) My launches SUCKED! But... I think that is due to the 1st gear ETV maps, I didn't spend any time messing with 1st gear, just 2-6.
4.) The OEM brake pads either SUCK BADLY, or had some sort of an issue. Because I got some crazy pulsing out of the stock pads. RRR doesn't need much brake so it wasn't an issue, but the next event (PBIR) does, so I swapped them out to see if that was it, and it was. They are fine now.
5.) The engine braking is quite noticeable, TOO noticeable. And I hope Woolich updates us soon so we can start messing with that. When combined early on with the bad off/on throttle, it was crazy.
6.) I really don't like the OEM quickshifter. There were times where I would have this split second doubt as to whether or not I pressed it "far enough" and got the next gear. Because there is so much "movement" in the mechanism. Think I'm going to switch it out with like a Woolich switch. So it's more of a positive feel. It works well, I just don't like the play in it.
7.) The Auto-Blip is absolutely AWESOME! What clutch??
Being my first time there and first time on this bike, I didn't have much in the way of expectations for this event. But I was able to improve every single session. By the races I was able to manage 17.1's which I was happy with. I lead the first race for a couple laps and ended with 2 second place finishes.
I could have and should have won both races, but my right hand fatigued really bad. All day Saturday, those off/on throttle transitions were making me grip the throttle way too tight so that I could try to make the smallest inputs in the throttle and not get ripped off the bike. So by the time we got into the races, my hand was just wore out. So my reaction time was slowing down a lot... And I didn't want to risk crashing. I was happy with the times and place, so I came away with a good weekend.
I'll have some videos up tonight.
I actually saw him, we were going out in practice and I heard him say "hey, we chatted on the forums" or something... lol I tried to find him later but my memory sucks and I couldn't remember what his R6 looked like, and there was a lot of R6's there. lolCool story bro!
Interesting observations on the new bike. I'll be looking forward to the vids later. Tampamike10r was up at Roebling this past weekend racing his R6. I'm kicking myself for not going with him. Would've been nice to meet you up there and watch the events!
I'm sure there were a lot of them up there. His should be pretty easy to recognize though with it's all black paint scheme. It's pretty unique in that regard. I highly doubt there's a lot of all black bikes at the track. :crackup:I actually saw him, we were going out in practice and I heard him say "hey, we chatted on the forums" or something... lol I tried to find him later but my memory sucks and I couldn't remember what his R6 looked like, and there was a lot of R6's there. lol
Well a lot in comparison to the number of people that were there anyway... It was again, a light weekend. Like most of the year has been.
Yeah no one ever paints they're race bike black :badteeth:I'm sure there were a lot of them up there. His should be pretty easy to recognize though with it's all black paint scheme. It's pretty unique in that regard. I highly doubt there's a lot of all black bikes at the track. :crackup:
Glad to hear you had a decent run yourself. Like I said, I'll be interested in the vids and more info on the likes/dislikes in regards to the new steed.
Thanks!Glad to hear you had a decent run yourself. Like I said, I'll be interested in the vids and more info on the likes/dislikes in regards to the new steed.