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05-22-2002 02:02 PM
Wet Shrub Why change your oil after a crash? Don't know what the engine did during the wreck?
05-22-2002 12:51 PM
funksouljon Since you have a manual on the way, do it yourself. They aren't very hard to work on. Also, I didn't see anyone mention it, but you may want to change the oil also. Something I like to do when I go down.
Clip-ons are the way to go. Unless you want to keep replacing with the stock ones to delay the initial cost of clipons. If so, let me know. I have several stock sets I can sell to you.
Sucks you went down, just don't let it spook you. It happens.
05-21-2002 07:32 AM
marquee Thanks, Tony! I'm relieved to hear how easy it is. The bike is definitely going on the track again, btw.

Nice going, Alan! Glad to hear that people do actually get moved up to intermediate when they're riding well - and keeping it on two wheels. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town on the 26th. Which is probably for the better so I don't have to rush fixing the bike and probably screw something up. Good luck though, dude!
05-20-2002 11:11 AM
AZ-Mille
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Well I got out on the track for the second time at the CCS LP USA Sport Rider track day at Firebird last Friday. I took it easy in the first session, then decided to try to up the pace in the second one. I was having a blast. I was tucking better, hanging off the bike further, and really, really having a good time.
That sucks about your crash, I was in your session, and I saw you, but after you had already gone down. About halfway through the day I moved up to intermediate. Like you I was running around 1:24's my first day, and I got down to running 1:17's this time out there. It was also my second track day, the April 28th TEAM AZ day was my first also. Hopefully you'll be back out there on the 26th. I am on a red SV with a big ugly white GSXR tail. Soon I hope to get some real bodywork for my SV.
05-19-2002 07:01 PM
FZR400Tony the clip-ons on an f3 are cake. any good aftermarket ones will save you the trouble you just went through. they should be two piece, so you can replace a $15 bar instead of a $75 clip-on.

i have vortex on my bike. there's a bunch of great ones and installation is easy. just take some wd-40 to the screws in your controls the night before.

the master cylinder is also REALLY easy. buy a mity-vac at a local independant auto parts store. it'll show you everything you need to do. it's really easy. seriously. buy brake cleaner as well, it's messy the first few times.

if the bike isn't going on the track again, you can use pretty much any honda master. i'd suggest a 900rr one (because the resevoir is at an easier angle to see and fill). if you use an f2 or f3 master, make sure it's flat as you fill, otherwise, you may not get it full enough.
05-19-2002 05:52 PM
marquee
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Originally posted by desmo079
RIGHT NOW there is a thread on the home page board called "Radiator Draining" that should help a lot.
Thanks, desmo079. Actually, I was asking if replacing the clip-on is something I should take the bike to a shop for, what with the brake reservoir needing replacing and all.

Thanks.
05-19-2002 03:36 PM
desmo079 RIGHT NOW there is a thread on the home page board called "Radiator Draining" that should help a lot.
05-19-2002 10:50 AM
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Second track day, first crash, and a question

Well I got out on the track for the second time at the CCS LP USA Sport Rider track day at Firebird last Friday. I took it easy in the first session, then decided to try to up the pace in the second one. I was having a blast. I was tucking better, hanging off the bike further, and really, really having a good time.

Then I lowsided in turn 4 - a decreasing radius right hander. I'm not sure if my rear tire lost grip or if I pivoted off my stock peg (which I guess would still mean the rear tire lost grip, just in a huge way) - either way rearsets are the next upgrade for the bike. I slid off into the dirt, popped right back up, felt fine, and thought, "well, I got my first crash out of the way, and I'm not hurt, so I guess that's not so bad. But DAMN! My second session of the day?!?!" My bike, however, didn't fare as well.

My right clip-on broke off, and my rear brake lever is all bent up, along with the obvious bodywork damage. What I'm wondering is how hard it is to replace the clip-on, seeing as the brake fluid reservoir on it also cracked open - which to me means I'll need to check the braking system as well.

I'm not the most mechanically inclined person I know, but I can figure things out fairly quickly. I flushed my radiator and changed out my coolant just based on info I got on these boards having never done it before. Is this something I should really take the bike to a shop for, or is it not that difficult? If I can do it myself, that's the route I want to go because I've learned so much about the bike just getting it ready for the track.

Oh yeah, I do have a Haynes service manual ordered.

Any info/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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