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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-22-2002, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Got Beacon?

Does any one know where I can buy a lap timer beacon and a "reciever" to put on my bike?

If so, how much do they cost?

Are the "frequencies" the same for all of them?

After my track day 5-21-02, I realised that I can't truly judge my progress (if any) without accurate lap times.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-22-2002, 05:39 PM
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There's a ton of different places to get them from. I think they run around $285 or so (the great thing about Aprilia is they build timers right into the bike ). You may want to check out www.racewaycycle.com (732)262-2808. The guy who owns it is Mike Miller. He sells strictly over the internet and track-side. He is a great source of information and will bend over backwards to answer all of your questions and a get you a good price. I have found it rare to find a genuinely good guy in the sportbike business. I buy from him whenever I can.

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The most common one used by racers is the MyChron Light model. It's what I use, works great. Widely available for $200 or less. A new player in the market is Ultra Lap- some good reviews so far, has been discussed at length on the WERA board. I think it's about the same price. The IR transmitter is interchangeable between these brands. 95% of the time mine stays in the van since someone else has theirs set up already.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-22-2002, 07:11 PM
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Oops. I meant to say $185. Glad you caught that. Someday I'll get one for myself.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 04:28 AM
 
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I have the My-Cron version, I only bought the timer part not the transmitter ($185), our club has one that we set up, if not others have the transmitter. It works great for me, it's a great tool to judge your progress if you can't get one have someone time from the sidelines evey once in while.

The lap timer on the Aprilia is a manual so it might take some attention away from the track to work it and that's not always a good idea. There''s already enough to think about out there who needs more.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks a lot, guys. That info helped a lot. I'll get one soon.

As much as I like Aprilias, I agree with gs500rider, toggling an on-board lap timer is a bit too distracting for me

Thanks again, guys.
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As much as I like Aprilias, I agree with gs500rider, toggling an on-board lap timer is a bit too distracting for me

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Racewaycycle

Hey Stake:

Thanks for telling me about racewaycycle. I called him and got his cell phone. He took my order while he was driving his truck to a race! GREAT service and fair price.

Thanks again.
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Cool

Glad it worked out for you. As soon as I sell the Falco I'm gonna start stocking up on all that cool racer stuff.


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