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    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    Fronts so stiff you are leaving 1.5" on the table. Seems wrong.
    I'm attributing that more to pace and not using all the front brake available right now. I know there is much more front brake there 'cause I panic squeezed more a couple times in traffic and the bike said 'Sure' without a flinch.

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    Got it. Don't panic squeeze leaned over. It stands the bike up in an instant.

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    So, discovered today at some point I've become afraid of moderate braking on a bike. Figured it out riding my Pan America to Bike Week to abuse some test rides. It all clicks now, dunno WHY I'm tensing up and refusing to use more than a little brake, but it's clearly happening and I caught myself doing it on a demo bike too.

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    Fine for the street. Track is not so good. The reason is that if you're not aggressive on the brakes you are braking early. Might get assed packed. I like to brake hard enough that the rear wanders just a tad, always straight up. Off the brake , crack the throttle to unload the suspension. That's just me. The bike has plenty of stopping power.

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    Looks like the last air-cooled twins holdouts in Super Hooligans are the two riders on BMW R Nine Ts, out of the crate they're about on par with the Buell at the brochure, 95ish HP at the wheel, 72ft/lbs of torque, but a bit of a weight problem. Looks like they can be punched up to 1300cc and drop 135hp to the wheel though, which would explain how they're hanging in there with the liquid crew. No idea how far you can strip them down weight wise.

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    400mi of race abuse later, so far it's looking happy in the garage. Front pulley nut shows no signs of moving since repaired, no leaks, belt is happy. Going to drop the engine and primary oil later for a change and look-see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Looks like the last air-cooled twins holdouts in Super Hooligans are the two riders on BMW R Nine Ts, out of the crate they're about on par with the Buell at the brochure, 95ish HP at the wheel, 72ft/lbs of torque, but a bit of a weight problem. Looks like they can be punched up to 1300cc and drop 135hp to the wheel though, which would explain how they're hanging in there with the liquid crew. No idea how far you can strip them down weight wise.
    But they can't turn. According to a fastback rider grad-buddy that ran one for a season in Fontana. Their limit is those cylinder heads. Work on corner speed and you should be competitive!

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    The King said, go in slow come out fast.

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