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Shift Star/Detent Arm/Spring Compatibility/Trainspotting

Shift Star/Detent Arm/Spring  Compatibility/Trainspotting

My friend Ryan sent me a bit of a doozy (which he then helped me figure out). "What shift star and detent/spring are the best?"  Well it turns out that the ones you want are 05+ for all 1g and 2g bikes. They are as aggressive as the factorypro kit and cost much less.  The 05+ star has bigger lobes, the spring is stronger, and the detent arm has bearings rather than a bushing   left is 05+, right is 99-04 05+ note the bearings on the detent, an extra coil on the spring (blue not yellow), and more aggressive lobes on...

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Things I Need to Work On

Things I Need to Work On

in no particular order, I wanted to make a list of things i need to work on with technique Less weight on the bars (more locked in with the foot/knee) torso closer to the tank (get lower)  Not so much knee out (knee is down way before it needs to be and is the limiting factor in lean angle rn) brake later and trail more brake less/throttle more  get over the "head level with the horizon" thing. it's slowing me down and making my neck hurt. basically learn to balance with my head tilted  handle the feeling of speed better (cart...

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Line Planning Backwards = Billiards

Line Planning Backwards = Billiards

When shooting a combination shot in pool, many players work backwards from the pocket (hole). if I want the 3 to go into that corner, i need it heading in the direction of the hole. To get it going in the direction of the hole I need to hit it with the 5 in a certain spot. To get the 5 to that spot I need the white cue ball hit in a certain direction, etc.  How does this translate to planning a line through a track? You can think of it the same way! Work backwards from where you...

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No Goals? No Gainz!

No Goals? No Gainz!

So I asked a seemingly simple question from a bunch of my friends. If you’re one of my friends that I asked… don’t get offended… I asked a bunch of people “what are you working on as far as skills now?” I got a mixed bag of answers, but they basically fell into two categories (about half and half): 1) “lap time” and 2) “something more specific.” Guess which group is the fast one.  My theory on this is if you’re not working on a specific skill, you’re just cruising around. Fun it may be, but “Deliberate Practice” it ain’t....

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Habituation vs Sensitization

“Habituation occurs when we learn not to respond to a stimulus that is presented repeatedly without change, punishment, or reward. Sensitization occurs when a reaction to a stimulus causes an increased reaction to a second stimulus.” - Lumen Learning   In other words, when you’re used to something being a certain way, you stop paying attention to it. And when something scary (or…expensive) happens, you can become overly sensitive to it. In motorcycle terms, crashing on gravel may make you sensitized to every slight twitch of the front wheel, or on the flipside going through hundreds of corners without any event at all habituates...

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