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Adopt A New Racer 2018

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:32 AM

Hello everyone, This year is looking to be a great one for new racers joining the ranks. With that we could use a lot of help mentoring them and answering their questions etc. So if you are a seasoned veteran and would be willing to help a new racer please contact myself or answer the pleas on this thread and lets help them transition as easily as possible. Thanks
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

I won't be racing in May, but if someone wants to keep me on retainer as a race-day guide let me know. I'm a Lightweight SV650 guy. I can help with any tools or pit equipment if needed since I'm not using it myself. Or if you just want to talk about bike setup or racing strategy and get your head on straight before a race we can go over the mental game beforehand.

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Thanks for starting this topic, Scott.
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

Thanks Luke!
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

Willing to Adopt;

Mrs Old Fart and I would offer our pit services. Includes morning biscuit and coffee, good times, bad advice, ample tools and evening toddies. As we're on the Donny we'll be set up on the west end of rinkie row off turn 10.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:18 AM

Anyone want to adopt me? :hyper:
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

View PostJohnnyCage, on 04 April 2018 - 06:18 AM, said:

Anyone want to adopt me? :hyper:


I'm pretty sure you are un-adoptable.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

View PostMasterton, on 05 April 2018 - 08:18 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure you are un-adoptable.


That's what the foster home said.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:08 AM

Hi I'm Trent Tyykila, new to the CRA this year. I'll be on a cbr600rr the first weekend. Looking forward to getting out there and mixing it up.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

Adam here, riding a 07 600rr, i'm in the Minneapolis area and have a couple of bike set up questions based from the tech inspection checklist...

The previous track I was on did not have such requirements so i'm kind of lost on how to do a couple of items.

Here are some items:

Rear Brake Torque Arm Bolts Wired
-The banjo bolt connecting the hose to the caliper? Or the the bolt connecting the pedal to the brake reservoir?

12 oz Catch Tank(s) for coolant and engine vents
-Where the heck can i fit a 12 oz catch can

Fork Drains Wired or Tape
-My forks are stock, haven't looked at this yet

Rear Axle Nut Wired or Locknut
-What do they mean by locknut?
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:22 PM

Hi Adam! Welcome!

View Postwrds, on 05 April 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Adam here, riding a 07 600rr, i'm in the Minneapolis area and have a couple of bike set up questions based from the tech inspection checklist...

The previous track I was on did not have such requirements so i'm kind of lost on how to do a couple of items.

Here are some items:

Rear Brake Torque Arm Bolts Wired
-The banjo bolt connecting the hose to the caliper? Or the the bolt connecting the pedal to the brake reservoir?

For banjo bolts you can either drill them (be careful not to go too far in!) or use silicone (recommended). The torque arm, not many bikes have one, and your CBR does NOT have it, so no worries on that point. Though you do need to wire where the caliper bolts to the caliper carrier.

View Postwrds, on 05 April 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

12 oz Catch Tank(s) for coolant and engine vents
-Where the heck can i fit a 12 oz catch can

6.24.a states "On 4 stroke machines, crankcase ventilation must be routed into a heat resistant catch can or the air box."
So almost every bike comes with the engine/crankcase vents run into the airbox - if you retain that functionality (I recommend that) you do not need to do anything else.

6.24.c states "OEM or aftermarket overflow bottles, such as OEM radiator overflow bottles, are considered to be catch bottles"
So if you have your OEM coolant reservoir you are set.

View Postwrds, on 05 April 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Fork Drains Wired or Tape
-My forks are stock, haven't looked at this yet

Most of these are recessed and not able to be wired, so do not worry here.

View Postwrds, on 05 April 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Rear Axle Nut Wired or Locknut
-What do they mean by locknut?

Usually you would run a cotter or safety pin through the rear nut and axle. Google "rear axle safety wire" and many examples come up.


Keep asking your questions, and don't fret we will get you on track pretty much no matter what.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:03 PM

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Usually you would run a cotter or safety pin through the rear nut and axle. Google "rear axle safety wire" and many examples come up.

Is the stock one good enough, it is locking nut at least for the 13+ cbrs
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:16 PM

View PostTyykila731, on 05 April 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Is the stock one good enough, it is locking nut at least for the 13+ cbrs



The reason for safety wiring things like your axles is to keep your wheel from falling off at 150 mph. You should ask yourself is "good enough" good enough for you? I highly recommend wiring your rear axle nut regardless of the rules. The rear only has the one nut that keeps it from coming off. The front is a little different and 5 things need to fail to have a wheel come off but still not a bad idea. my two cents
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

View PostMasterton, on 05 April 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

The reason for safety wiring things like your axles is to keep your wheel from falling off at 150 mph. You should ask yourself is "good enough" good enough for you? I highly recommend wiring your rear axle nut regardless of the rules. The rear only has the one nut that keeps it from coming off. The front is a little different and 5 things need to fail to have a wheel come off but still not a bad idea. my two cents


I only ask because I keep a stack of in my tool box as self locking nuts are only designed to be used a a certain amount of times. I only use them a few times and measure running torque putting it on.
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

View PostTyykila731, on 05 April 2018 - 06:47 PM, said:

I only ask because I keep a stack of in my tool box as self locking nuts are only designed to be used a a certain amount of times. I only use them a few times and measure running torque putting it on.

Probably less hassle to take the lock ring out of the nut and just use a cotter pin. Then you KNOW it isn't going anywhere and is fully reusable.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm David Schaenzer. I'm new to the CRA and racing, this year. I've got a 2016 Ninja 300. I'd love any tech. tips or help that anyone has. An adoption would also be lovely. I intend to make it to the May 11-13th weekend.
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