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Ruby, glad you are okay for the most part. There's always good and not so good about not remembering the crash. Good is you wont be scared in that turn again, bad that you wont be able to know what mistake you made and rectify the technique issue.
Anyways, when was the last time you bled the brakes? You should try to bleed them every other trackday if possible. Thats my finding on the R3. Somehow, if not bled very regularly, it gets spongy. I didnt bleed after my last race round and on Friday all day (next race round), brakes were very spongy with no feel. By afternoon, the lever went all the way to the throttle and I barely had brakes, but ti taught me how fast I could enter the last corner, hahaha. Went straight back in to the pits and didnt ride till brakes were bled thoroughly. I found 3 huge bubble right at the calipers.
Upgrading to better components is all great and fine, but knowing/determining what caused spongy brakes would be best in my view. I dont think I can out ride stock brake master or calipers yet.
Any more stopping power and I would be slowing way too much before the turns, something for you to think about. These small bikes (at the track) do not need great brakes. Just enough to scrub some speed.
just updating the state of things right now.
Cast had been off a few weeks and now it's all rehab on my hand/wrist before i feel comfortable getting back on the bike. I'm guessing mid january to early february, but only time will tell.
I've worked some on the bike and there was very little damage from the crash. I replaced a couple parts of the left rearset and that was it. I also decided to add a key switch eliminator and keyless gas cap. Next thing i'll be doing is going over the entire front brake system (flushing the fluid, deglazing the rotor, etc).
The weather this weekend has been beautiful in south central texas. I really miss riding!
here's a pic of the bike a few weeks before the crash.
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