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cosp600rr
On 5/15/2021 at 8:28 PM, mossrider said:

It's not an RS660 (not that great after all anyway) but it is totally cool. It followed me home from the racetrack last weekend...

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It's a 1999 R6.  I'll be in the 90's Cup class now instead of Lightweight.  An antique racer for a race fossil I guess. 

It came with a new set of bodywork that I dropped off at the painter. And the set that's on there was kinda a mess so I started in on it,

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When it's done I'll paint this set and keep it for a rain or spare set.  The chain pic in the Master Link thread is from this bad boy.  The brakes were shot too so I'll remedy that as well as go through the suspension and spring for my substantial self while I'm messing around. 

More to come.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the RS660........ 

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mossrider
On 5/22/2021 at 7:20 PM, cosp600rr said:

I would love to hear your thoughts on the RS660........ 

Ah, the RS660. Nice bike, nice electronics package, nice brakes, decent suspension, light weight. Fastish but still needs work and upgrading for the track. Better suspension, flash and a pipe give it a bit more legs but since the rules limit motor work on it it's no run away. Roughly the same stock power as mildly tuned FZ's and strong motored SV's @

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Will it devastate MA Twins Cup? No, it's not allowed enough motor work to give any advantage. In club racing we've run against them in super sport form and get killed, in super bike tho it's a different story with a decent level of parity with Yamaha and Suzuki at this point. 

It's a better starting point but the end result is the same, it's another runner which is what the rules are there to create. 

Meh.

On the project front I keep finding unpleasant things such as this glob of JB Weld on the transmission case. There appears to have been damage to the cases from a chain fiasco at some point in the past, strange...

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Speaking of chain, after removing the chain pictured above and examining it more closely I found that 30 rollers are missing and half of the remaining barrels are cracked and ready to fall off.

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Not hard to see how this bike got so beat up. I can't believe this won it's class at Daytona this spring. Better lucky than good I guess.

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DewMan
32 minutes ago, mossrider said:

On the project front I keep finding unpleasant things such as this glob of JB Weld on the transmission case. There appears to have been damage to the cases from a chain fiasco at some point in the past, strange...

 

Speaking of chain, after removing the chain pictured above and examining it more closely I found that 30 rollers are missing and half of the remaining barrels are cracked and ready to fall off.

 

Not hard to see how this bike got so beat up. I can't believe this won it's class at Daytona this spring. Better lucky than good I guess.

You're a better man than me for taking on this rolling basket case of a bike. I hope you got a really good deal on it considering the shape it's in and the apparent lack of maintenance and care this bike seems to have had. 


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Just shut up and ride.

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cornerslider

I've seen some neglected chains, but THAT one is the worst I've ever seen!!! 🤣

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""W.O.T. until you see god, then brake"

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mossrider

Well, this is just how my life goes...

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Purdnear rolled my lawnmower in turn 6. DNF'd race one today.

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DewMan
8 hours ago, mossrider said:

Well, this is just how my life goes...

 

Purdnear rolled my lawnmower in turn 6. DNF'd race one today.

But were you wearing proper riding attire? 😁


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Just shut up and ride.

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mossrider
10 minutes ago, DewMan said:

But were you wearing proper riding attire? <img src=">

I always wear protection...

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mossrider

MotoAmerica news.

Well some of us never learn. Marinading in the sun outside Road America in the staging area.

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Hopefully will have good news to report from our joint 10 Racing/Blue Line Racing effort on Brett's FZ07. Giddy up!

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fzar
3 hours ago, mossrider said:

Hopefully will have good news to report from our joint 10 Racing/Blue Line Racing effort on Brett's FZ07. Giddy up!

Good Luck to Brett and 10 Racing/BLR will be watching from home.

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mossrider

Command central,

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Forgot to mention my crew this weekend is Andy Palmer. Dude seems to know a thing or two about racing. And running the show is Brett's lovely wife Patty. If we come up short now I suck.

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mossrider

After a quick beer and a 15 minute cam swap to version XX bump sticks w/o decompression nonsense we're ready for battle. Feel kinda sorry for the other poor saps.

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A.P. in his natural environment.

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 I'm only playing dumb to get him to do this stuff 🙄

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mossrider

Well P1 was cut short by a red flag incident but we got a good idea of what's what in the 3 laps we got.

Q1 was good, we put it on the outside of row 3 in 9th. We have another swing at the pinatas tomorrow so we'll see if we can improve. 

Greetings from Road America!

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AP996
On 6/11/2021 at 2:01 AM, mossrider said:

After a quick beer and a 15 minute cam swap to version XX bump sticks w/o decompression nonsense we're ready for battle. Feel kinda sorry for the other poor saps.

Is the starter motor removed, I assume you have to bump start without the decompression gear?

Good luck for the races.

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mossrider
6 hours ago, AP996 said:

Is the starter motor removed, I assume you have to bump start without the decompression gear?

Good luck for the races.

Still there, starts on the button fine. 

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bornagainbiker

Best of luck to you and your team. 👍

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Chasing Nirvana,

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(photo by Brian J. Nelson )

Approaching "all there is".

 

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P11 in Q2 so we dropped to the 4th row for the race. When the start lights went out Brett went to work and got it done. Finished in 7th even after blowing Canada corner and dropping 4.5 seconds that he clawed back to make a beautiful last lap pass to rectify!Screenshot_20210612-171854.thumb.png.3cfef70f41eb05239f95c20fa3caf131.png

My best finish to date, thank you team!

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bornagainbiker

Strong finish--well done. 👍

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mossrider

Here's to never growing up.

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Photos courtesy Brian J. Nelson

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AP996
29 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Here's to never growing up.

Amen

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mossrider

Here's the start of the race,

 

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InsaneDawe

Now I know who to root for @mossrider  👍

 

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mossrider
39 minutes ago, InsaneDawe said:

Now I know who to root for @mossrider  <img src=">

 

Actually these guys/gals are all legit folks that I'm proud to be a part of. We're all just booger eaters that drag everything we have to the track, throw it out in a pile and share soze we can all race for a weekend. Parts, tools, spares, equipment, expertise, anything anyone needs is freely shared so we can whip it out and see whose biggest come race day. Old-young, boy-girl, doesn't matter.

I've been lucky enough to do a few rounds per year of Moto America twins since the class started a few years ago. Some of these guys do them all, some do some, some one and done but everyone walks away happier and glad they did it. 

I must give A.P. credit here. I learned more about being a crew chief from him this weekend than I ever thought possible. Thank you Andy.

Watch us at Brainerd International Raceway end of July. Maybe Barber round too. 

Never discount the value of setting yourself afire from time to time!

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InsaneDawe
39 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Actually these guys/gals are all legit folks that I'm proud to be a part of. We're all just booger eaters that drag everything we have to the track, throw it out in a pile and share soze we can all race for a weekend. Parts, tools, spares, equipment, expertise, anything anyone needs is freely shared so we can whip it out and see whose biggest come race day. Old-young, boy-girl, doesn't matter.

Yeah the amount of passion at Motoamerica was unreal. I was out supporting some local club racers Jody (#717) and Danilo (#94), neither had a great weekend but the festivities were fun.

Now I know what FZs to look out for, all my local racers are SV people 🤮

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