Zarco has a history in moto2 and 3 of running riders off the track purposely. He goes for gaps where there clearly aren't sufficient space. He is better than he was but he is still too agressive for everybodies own good. I completely disagree that Marquez is more agressive. MM goes for legitimate gaps, sometimes that goes wrong but he doesn't barge as such. He IS assertive, but not agressive.
Morbedelli on the other hand and, if/when he gets there, Mir are up there with Rossi, Marquez, Vinales, Now Dovi ( he took his time. I have been waiting), the Esparagos perhaps, and Jack Millar when he isn't being a dick , as riders that use the gaps but don't barge ( on purpose).
Oh, does it continue to click as the starter is running or just once just before the starter starts to spin. Is the starer spinning at it's normal speed or slow with a a lower pitch?
A weak battery - or connections between the battery to the starter thru that solenoid are not clean/tight - can cause it to click on/off repeatedly.
That's the starter relay. Internally, it connects those 2 heavy wires - one coming from the battery, the other going to the starter motor. It will always click when you hit the switch. You just won't hear it over the starter motor - especially if yer sitting on it.
Yamaha starter solenoids have a pretty good reputation - I've got one in my 2002 Aprilia where it does a bit more work supplying current to a stater that's moving 50% bigger pistons!
Back from Texas? How long has the bike been w/o starting?
How old is the gasoline?
So got my bike back to Texas put all the new parts on and low and behold, no start. This (guessing it's a relay) keeps clicking and the bike turns over just won't start. It's right behind the battery, two green 30 amp fuses. Here's a pic. Got any ideas of which one this is?
*edit* it's the starter relay, but since it's clocking once as I try to crank I'd imagine it's good. Running around chasing my tail here.
Glad you guys enjoyed it. I'm going to try and make it over to Austria and Czech this coming summer. I just bought a second passenger seat off of ebay to make into a platform for my duffle bag to avoid it sliding forward.
I'm actually about to put the Focus ST up for sale. I love it honestly, but I don't drive it much and would rather have more money for motorcycle activities. Plan on getting an old diesel wagon and trailer so I can take my GSXR to the track next year..
I agree with everything except Zarco. He beat Rossi and Vinales several times this year. The last race in Valencia, Rossi was also on a 2016 machine, just like Zarco. The dude can ride. And although aggressive, he is not nearly as hard as Marquez. Nor is he quite as talented, but he is up there with the best of the rest. Only Marquez and Stoner are/would be consistently faster IMO. I could be wrong, of course, being neither fast nor skilled nor talented, but I have become a Zarco fan over the season. Also become a fan of Morbidelli this year. By fan I mean respect for the way they are and perform, not putting them in pedestals.
Yup, setting rider sag is a good way to determine if your springs are in the ballpark. Around 1.5" for street is a good number. Less for track.
Damping controls the springs, so poor damping can make it feel like your springs are too soft or too hard.