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post #11 of 12 Old 11-08-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds exhausting riding at race pace for so long but the good kind of tired of course.

I noticed in photo # 2 that you don't have a gas cap? Is it plugged internally with a one-way valve for speed filling?
Actually, riding a lightweight bike for an hour really isnt that bad. Its tiring, but after a few minutes of sitting, Im ready to go again. Now, racing big bikes (600s & 1000s) is way different. Throwing a big bike around gets tiring and wears you out quicker. Lightweight bikes are, well....lightweight, so its not that bad. Another aspect is the heat. When we are racing and its 105 degrees, it just sucks no matter what youre on. I really like endurance racing because you get a ton of track time, whereas sprint racing is usually less than 8 laps or so. I always encourage people to start off endurance racing because its a better bang for the buck and you get more experience with less risk (relatively).

We do run a dry break in our tank for faster fuel stops. It has springs inside that push the valve up to plug the hole. The fuel can has a male end that pushes the valve open and dumps the fuel. It fills the tank in about 15 seconds. We usually get about an hour and 15mins on a tank so fast fill ups are helpful. Its not necessary, but it helps.

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Actually, riding a lightweight bike for an hour really isnt that bad. Its tiring, but after a few minutes of sitting, Im ready to go again. Now, racing big bikes (600s & 1000s) is way different. Throwing a big bike around gets tiring and wears you out quicker. Lightweight bikes are, well....lightweight, so its not that bad. Another aspect is the heat. When we are racing and its 105 degrees, it just sucks no matter what youre on. I really like endurance racing because you get a ton of track time, whereas sprint racing is usually less than 8 laps or so. I always encourage people to start off endurance racing because its a better bang for the buck and you get more experience with less risk (relatively).

We do run a dry break in our tank for faster fuel stops. It has springs inside that push the valve up to plug the hole. The fuel can has a male end that pushes the valve open and dumps the fuel. It fills the tank in about 15 seconds. We usually get about an hour and 15mins on a tank so fast fill ups are helpful. Its not necessary, but it helps.
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Some laugh a little when I tell them it's an 320cc but until you ride it and feel how easy it is to move it around and a joy to ride comfortably they just don't know. I rode my R3 for an hour once and got off it and walked around a little and ready to go again so I'd have to agree with you about what you said. After riding a brand new R6 on Saturday it was a little harder to turn in the corners like you said than the R3.
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