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Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 137,592
Posted By Fajita Dave
I thought the Formula E race was more fun to...

I thought the Formula E race was more fun to watch then F1 even though the track was a pretty bland layout. The cars sound exactly like my remote control 1/10 scale stadium truck :lol3. There was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,109
Posted By Fajita Dave
If your dragging shit your body position is wrong...

If your dragging shit your body position is wrong for the situation (or you're riding a cruiser). That being said proper body position only gives you the ground clearance to lean more, it doesn't...
Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,223
Posted By Fajita Dave
What don't you like about motocross? Its where a...

What don't you like about motocross? Its where a dirtbike belongs. The racing has been better than supercross in recent years too.
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,588
Posted By Fajita Dave
Its good to see you're considering all of the...

Its good to see you're considering all of the variables. All accidents happen when multiple mistakes are made and not just one.

One thing no one else mentioned was adding throttle and lean angle...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 137,592
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm not so sure Massa "jinked" right on purpose....

I'm not so sure Massa "jinked" right on purpose. It looked like way to sharp of a movement to be done by the steering wheel under braking. Especially since Massa already knows Perez is so close there...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 137,592
Posted By Fajita Dave
Especially in the middle of a race drivers have...

Especially in the middle of a race drivers have to run a target lap time to preserve their tires and stay on their race strategy. If they see someone catching them at 1+ second a lap they can't...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 223,235
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm pretty sure all they did was use leaded fuel...

I'm pretty sure all they did was use leaded fuel to help the "new" 4 stroke engines run smoother and cooler. If I remember correctly the AMA was going to penalize him points until they realized the...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,539
Posted By Fajita Dave
You can counter-steer to quickly but only if the...

You can counter-steer to quickly but only if the surface conditions are poor or when the tires are cold. It still makes the front end let go however, not the rear.
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,539
Posted By Fajita Dave
On corner entry there isn't much you can do to...

On corner entry there isn't much you can do to lose the rear end so suddenly unless you were adding throttle + lean angle (which you weren't) or using the rear brake to heavily (which you weren't...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,539
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm glad your ok! When the rear end lets go...

I'm glad your ok! When the rear end lets go things can get much more ugly then that!

Can you clearly remember if you were adding throttle or if you were just keeping it steady? Adding throttle and...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 138,346
Posted By Fajita Dave
So its not something Pirelli was forced to do....

So its not something Pirelli was forced to do. They easily could have said we aren't changing the tires and you need to deal with it by using our guidelines. Like you said they did start making sure...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 138,346
Posted By Fajita Dave
Pirelli wasn't forced to change tires; they just...

Pirelli wasn't forced to change tires; they just didn't have a choice unless you want to see exploding tires in every race.

It seems to me that all of the other manufactures need to get off their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm thinking he needs to ride the Superbike...

I'm thinking he needs to ride the Superbike School's no BS bike. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,222
Posted By Fajita Dave
What a fucking idiot. I've done more river...

What a fucking idiot. I've done more river crossings then I could keep track of on a 240lbs dirtbike and I'd NEVER attempt one like that. Especially not without checking the depth through my entire...
Forum: Racing 09-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 465,827
Posted By Fajita Dave
I wonder if its something as simple as wheel base...

I wonder if its something as simple as wheel base between the Yamaha and Honda? A longer wheel base would favor acceleration and braking, a shorter wheel base would favor corner speed.

At one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
The reason why I asked is because I used to do...

The reason why I asked is because I used to do exactly that on my dirtbike. Sort of like pushing the handlebar down toward the front tire when you make your steering input right? The only thing that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm just curious what you mean by pushing down? ...

I'm just curious what you mean by pushing down?

The easiest way to steer is by pushing in line with the handlebars range of motion. If you push down (straight toward the ground) on the handlebar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,379
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm pretty sure I mentioned track experience for...

I'm pretty sure I mentioned track experience for getting better before, preferably on dirt. With general street and parking lot riding you don't learn anything beyond just the basics needed to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
There is a reason why California Superbike School...

There is a reason why California Superbike School had to make the No B.S. bike. If they didn't need to teach people how to counter-steer at their school then they wouldn't need it.

Even though you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,077
Posted By Fajita Dave
I live near Sperryville and ride through there...

I live near Sperryville and ride through there often. I don't pass if someones doing the speed limit but 9/10 people that I do pass in a passing zone will speed up to block. Its such a guarantee now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
These are the things you need to know. ...

These are the things you need to know.



These are the things you need to do.


If you're to dumb or lazy to learn what the simple act of counter-steering does then you shouldn't be riding a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,813
Posted By Fajita Dave
If you want low RPM torque you'll need this. ...

If you want low RPM torque you'll need this.

https://www.mission-motorcycles.com/r

133 ft/lbs from 0 to 6,400 RPM
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,301
Posted By Fajita Dave
Its a 35hp sportbike (6.9sec 0-60mph) instead of...

Its a 35hp sportbike (6.9sec 0-60mph) instead of a 100hp+ sportbike that has a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds or less. Not only is that kind of power overwhelming to most riders as it is but you have less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,301
Posted By Fajita Dave
Things happen A LOT faster on a sportbike. If you...

Things happen A LOT faster on a sportbike. If you whiskey throttle a Ninja 250 it takes some time for the shit to hit the fan and you might be able to salvage something (like your life). If you...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Fajita Dave
I have not heard of the UGP. Those guys need to...

I have not heard of the UGP. Those guys need to be either fearless or flat out suicidal!!! Its got to be thrilling either way.
Forum: Racing 08-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 67,619
Posted By Fajita Dave
Yeah the dirt really sucked in my opinion. I...

Yeah the dirt really sucked in my opinion. I liked the high speed layout but that dusty crap they had for dirt isn't up to the task of handling it. High speed and off-road is still dangerous mix no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Fajita Dave
I use 12 to 15psi on my motocross / trail bike...

I use 12 to 15psi on my motocross / trail bike depending on the conditions and that only weighs 220lbs. 10psi starts to feel to mushy and doesn't improve traction at all. Not to mention pinch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
For the trials riding example that is a good...

For the trials riding example that is a good reason to weight a peg. If you do fall, at least you'll fall up hill too.

This might be nit picking at details but weighting the outside peg while...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 67,619
Posted By Fajita Dave
If you buy me two plane tickets for tonight to...

If you buy me two plane tickets for tonight to New Berlin, New York you've got yourself a deal!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Fajita Dave
That depends a lot on the surface, suspension and...

That depends a lot on the surface, suspension and tires used. Which ever tire has a heavier demand for traction usually slides first. There are some exceptions for when a tire is unloaded and very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
Every sportbike I've ridden with decent tires on...

Every sportbike I've ridden with decent tires on it has been for the most part neutral while leaned over (it doesn't try to stand up or lean further). It does take more effort to counter-steer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
Everyday :deal You've over doubled my post count...

Everyday :deal You've over doubled my post count in roughly the same time frame.... just sayin'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
Bikes that have to be held down with constant...

Bikes that have to be held down with constant pressure on the bar is due to the geometry (mostly bikes that have a lot of trail built in for stability). How the suspension compresses in a turn and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
The motorcycle will always turn in the direction...

The motorcycle will always turn in the direction the front wheel is pointing (unless its off the ground or sliding). This is steering and for the most part how motorcycles turn just like cars do. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,503
Posted By Fajita Dave
That sounds like Virginia to me! :lol3 I...

That sounds like Virginia to me! :lol3

I used to look for motorcycles and mountain bikes on Craig's list about once a week. Everything was either way over priced or a piece of shit so I stopped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Fajita Dave
Make sure you leave about $1000+ in your budget...

Make sure you leave about $1000+ in your budget for riding gear. Especially if you plan on riding in winter! Helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, and boots add up quick. 90+ degrees will be hot no matter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
This will probably sound like a snide remark but...

This will probably sound like a snide remark but answer me this. If the underlined statement is what you're experiencing then at what point does turning the handlebars do absolutely nothing?

From...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
I'm all for constructive conversations! Arguing...

I'm all for constructive conversations! Arguing never gets anywhere.

Everything you said is absolutely right but I still see it as causing a "counter-steer" type reaction. As you said if you turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 89,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
Due to the geometry of a motorcycle when you turn...

Due to the geometry of a motorcycle when you turn the handlebars left the tire's contact patch moves to the left of the CG. Because of this there is less weight being supported on the motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By Fajita Dave
Eh, on a blue grooved flat track with your boot...

Eh, on a blue grooved flat track with your boot sliding would be fine. The OP is probably on a less then smooth surface and dabbing his foot to stop from dropping the bike. Rough terrain + foot stuck...
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