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hey what kind of tires you running on that bike? do they have tubes?


Looks great also!!!
 

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The front is A MT60 Corsa and the Rear is a MT90 Scorpion. The 90 has a harder compound which aids in sliding it around. The front is a 120 and the rear is a 150. Yes, they have to have tubes because of the spoked wheels.
 

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The 426 is great. Its a little buzzy with stock gearing but will wheelie and slide on command. with a 40 in the back it great for faster roads. The only problem is its loud as hell. I have a WR exhaust with the plug but it robs to much power.

I'm thinking of getting similiar tires as yours for the street and supermoto track and keep the pilot race for the big track.

Have you gone to Myle Standish state park. I use to race around there on my Duc. nice tight twisties. I haven't taken the SM there yet
 

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I live about a mile from one of the entrances to MSSF. I go in there almost every time I jump on the bike. It is by far the best riding for twisties that I know if. It's a great place to practice!

Where do you ride the SM on a track? I really want to try out a track this spring.

I have ridden a 426 in the dirt, but never on SM. That snappy power must be unreal! What kind of top speed will it get? Isn't the 426F the close ratio tranny? I hit the rev limiter on my Husky at about 102 in 6th with the gearing I have on there. I think 102 is fast enough on an SM and I still have more than enough torque to stand it up whenever I please.
 

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I have gone to NHIS on the 426 I threw a 40 in the back instead of the 49 tooth sprocket. I also have gone to NY out by RT87 and 84 with http://www.supermotard-usa.com/. It's a go-cart track with a dirt section. Lots of fun.

Since I don't have a speedo or a tach. I can only esitmate my speed based off what my friend says while we are riding. I just cuise around 70-75 with the 40 around 60 with the 49 sprocket. I think with stock gearing I top out at 85. Most of the place I ride are real tight 3 thru 5 gear corners. I never go on the hiway and try to stay away from any major roads, so I rarely put the 40 on
 

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Nice pic!

Was that a track day? I would like to definitely try one next spring!! Do you have to have everything saftey wired and catch bottles there? Also, were leathers required, or can you wear MX gear? Who put on the event?

Sorry for all the questions!
 

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The bike is fully safety wired with no coolant just water and water wetter. I have a baby bottle for the crank case breather, but I don't have a catch pan. I can help you safety wire. I do it all the time on my other race bikes

You have to wear full leather, sometimes you can get away with 2 sets of jeans. The SM racing series you can wear MX gear not recommend.
The trackday was put on by www.sportriders.com good group of people. I ran in the fast group and had no trouble passing people on the 426

ask as many questions as you like, I can talk about bikes all day long
 

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Looks like I need to find some leathers!

I can safteywire like there's no tomorrow. I was a jet mechanic for 8 years, so safteywiring is like second nature to me. The only problem is my hardware would need to all be drilled.

I currently use engine ice instead of regular coolant. I don't know if that is an acceptable substitution for water wetter or not...

Sounds like a lot of fun, but I think I will need to do some preparations to be able to run on the track...
 

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hey ducman,

do you put your foot down all the way on asphault? doesn't it kick back up at you? i saw boots from sidi (maybe) that had sliders on the soles.

also, are either of your sm's street-legal? if so, did you do the baja kit, or ????
 

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FZR400Tony said:
hey ducman,

do you put your foot down all the way on asphault? doesn't it kick back up at you? i saw boots from sidi (maybe) that had sliders on the soles.

also, are either of your sm's street-legal? if so, did you do the baja kit, or ????
I do sometimes drag me feet especially when they get trapped between the bars and the ground. They slide fairly well, but I try to keep them up. They are wearing out fast. Sidi makes the boots with the sliders but they make the footing on the pegs slippery in the dirt section (so I have heard). I use my old road racing boots because i get better feel for the back brake then with my moto - x boots. I might velcro some plastic to the soles for next season

My 426 is street legal. I got the Electrex Dakar kit. It is well made and works very well. It take about 5 min to take it off for racing. they are a great company and where very helpful on the phone http://www.electrexusa.com/electrex_dakar_2003_kits.html
 

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mine is also street legal. I used the Baja designs kit, but ended up changing the tail light assy, because theirs was awful. I was not as pleased with BD. They sent me the wrong wiring diagram, wrong banjo switches and then charged me for overnighting the correct ones. Otherwise, they were OK to work with and helped when I asked for it. I also had problems with the teenie weenie battery. (I think electrex uses the same setup.) It's 10 AA NiCd batteries wired in series. I ended up getting a sealed LeadAc battery like the ones used in alarm systems instead and it works fine. (Even a little better becuase it has a 1.3 AH output instead of .8 AH) The connections between the AA's on the old setup kept coming undone from the vibes. (At least I think it was the vibes...)

Are you thinking of becoming a 'tard?
 
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