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Clubman bars or Clipons
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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:23 pm 
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The motor is fine, it just stopped like somebody came over and turned the key off.
After I calmed down I put the starter on and first turn of the crank it was running. I am going to pickup a gell Batt small enough to attach
to the starter I have, my pit guys are going to be right there if it happens again
Oh well. next round I am going to be a beast and chase them all down.. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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jackjr58 wrote:
The motor is fine, it just stopped like somebody came over and turned the key off.
After I calmed down I put the starter on and first turn of the crank it was running. I am going to pickup a gell Batt small enough to attach
to the starter I have, my pit guys are going to be right there if it happens again
Oh well. next round I am going to be a beast and chase them all down.. :evil:


bummer..

Are you unable to bump it?


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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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Spondon wrote:
jackjr58 wrote:
The motor is fine, it just stopped like somebody came over and turned the key off.
After I calmed down I put the starter on and first turn of the crank it was running. I am going to pickup a gell Batt small enough to attach
to the starter I have, my pit guys are going to be right there if it happens again
Oh well. next round I am going to be a beast and chase them all down.. :evil:


bummer..

Are you unable to bump it?


No Im only 180lbs with all my gear on, we tried but wheel would not budge. I had it in 5th gear lol. In the vid you hear the tire skidding a couple times.
This next tues it is going for the Dyno, the shop that did the upgrade has the dyno, EDR here my town quoted me 400$ for a Dyno job, yea right for a single. My shop is charging me $150. Cheers bro... I will post the results when I get them... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Update had a good day at the track, only had one race, ltwt superbike. had 17 in
class that day, most of them were hibreds or ninja 300's with hot tires. On the green flag I was right in the pack passing 4 ninja 250's, at turn 1 there were 6 of us, that's always fun.
I did have competition this time, a fellow showed up with a probuild 500 Ascot, when I was on the grid for the start he was not in the grid, I thought he did not make it for the race, off we go, 7 laps into it, my teammates on the wall were signaling I had a bike on my ass, I did not get it until the ascot
out braked me in turn, THERE YOU ARE. ha ha the race is on, he had to start from the hot pit, this fellow has been racing for years so he can hammer down, we had 2 laps left, the ascot out pulled me but I had a higher top speed, so last lap I was on is tail coming out of T9 he started pulling away, I almost got him at the checker, with the new engine build and me gaining more confidence I was able to knock 4 sec of my avg times. I will get the ascot next round...
I put a link for a pro pic shot, the bike looks great in this shot.

Willett Sets Scorching Lap
Douglas Willett today clocked his personal best laptime in the Lightweight Superbike race at Portland International Raceway, part of the July 25th round of OMRRA's 2015 championship.

Willett piloted his #211 Yamaha SR500, ultimately crossing the line in eleventh place, with only a handful of position changes. At the end of the race, Willett accelerated past the stripe 0.391 seconds behind Jeff Brooks and a close 3.454 seconds in front of Ravita Om*.

Willett clocked a excellent overall personal best timed lap of 01:35.288. His average laptime was 01:39.112, dramatically speedier than his career average at Portland International Raceway of 01:44.029.

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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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Well Done!
And a good read :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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gcrank1 wrote:
Well Done!
And a good read :D


Thanks :mrgreen:
I had a blast with the new upgrades, I can out pull the 250 ninja's with ease now, always had the upper hand from the green flag even stock, now its more fun to
punch through the grid, 8-)
The fellow on the Ascot is a good racer, so when he past me in T1 my excitement
level went way up, I was only pulling 1.38 and I did that for 6 laps, in the 8th
lap my time dropped to 1.35, the better rider is helping me find the limits
on my SR and me. Was funny to look at the results on my lap time, 138 then boom 1.35, like my teammates say all day long go faster. YUP..
The pit boss turned on my camera for me, thought he hit the rec button, BLAST
I wanted to see this one. cheers bud...... Oh here's the competition 8-) .


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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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Just a couple pics from last round, third pic I am coming out of his draft to pass, he got me by a hair....


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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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Had a good weekend at the track, took a 3rd in one race and a 5th in the next, these shots are of my second race, I hammered down in T4, hit my header too hard and went off track, I was in 3rd in this race, dropped to 5th, I recovered and was just about to pass 1v in T7 when the red flag was thrown, blast. I was able to knock 1 more sec off best time, 1.34.288. #479 is one of our fellow forum buddy.. He went off track at the same spot the day before....
During the hosted event there was at least 12 red flags thrown, many of the WMRRA riders had nasty crashes with no real injurys. :D

This pro picture is right after the offroad adventure. :lol: (wish I had a knobby rear on, would have spit more dirt trying to get back on :lol: )
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Willett Nabs Third Place
Douglas Willett today finished third in the Vintage Middleweight race at Portland International Raceway, part of the September 19th round of OMRRA's 2015 championship.

Willett pushed his #211 Yamaha SR500, thrillingly finishing in third place, after a close race where his position changed several times. In a nail-biting conclusion, Willett powered through the finish line 20.938 seconds behind Levi Maryott and a razor-thin 1.715 seconds before Mica Grohn.

Willett recorded a impressive laptime of 01:35.342. His average laptime was 01:37.724, signficantly faster than his career average at Portland International Raceway of 01:42.800.


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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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Update: it fits perfect, looking forward to firing her up.. :D
43mm TM Pro...


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 Post subject: Re: Cafe 500E project.
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When I first hit the start button on the remote, the engine fired on the first spark, I was amazed. Throttle response much quicker. Idle now thumps lol
I am going to call my dyno guy for appt..


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