Thanks for that. Both bikes in the picture above are nearly identical in set-up, aside from bodywork. Complete CBR F3 front end and rear wheel, ZX swingarm, Fox shock, Keihin CRs, I run a D&D exhaust and Joe runs a Kerker I think. Makes for some very close racing.dhlogic said:Yeah, congrats Kris! Loved reading the story unfold on your blog.
As per his blog, he has a CBR front end and rear wheel, ZX swingarm, Fox shock, D&D exhaust, and running slicks.
His jetting wouldn't be applicable to our carbs as he's running Keihin CRs.
I recommend you read it all if you haven't already. Lots of wisdom in there!
Unfortunately those weaknesses would render the EX completely uncompetitive in V5 which is a full-blown superbike class, running against bikes with 70 HP or more. Ask me how I know, having run a stock bike in this class previously. Seeing as my EX only makes about 59, you still have to ride the **** out of the thing.FOG said:So the only thing on the bike from an EX is the decal on the tank. Not to belittle the accomplishment. just comparing my experience racing a completely box stock EX and dealing with all the weaknesses.
No problem. I'd love to get a bunch of stock EXs together and race, dragging hard parts all over the place! That would be a blast. Unfortunately nobody wants to race a stock EX anymore. :-[ It's too bad really, because we could have all the fun and competition without having to spend all the money on upgrades for a 30 year old bike with 75 year old technology!FOG said:Not at all Kris,
Sorry to seem critical, just making a comparison. Certainly Congratulations on you wins. Ido know how hard you have to ride a EX to win.
2 weekends?!?!? I got a whole season out of a set!!!FOG said:Yes Way back in 2000 Our race (Production twins) was the best racing of the weekend and drew them all to the fences, we had 4 guys in contention and often raced handle bar to handle bar.
Cheap too I could get 2 race weekends out of a set of tires.
Yeah, I am quite pissed about WERA killing Summit, and no vintage at VIR, so the Mid-Atlantic blows. I am sick of driving 8 hours everywhere to run the SE region. I am thinking about selling the FZR hybrid and only running the EX instead. Got to do some thinking over the winter....britx303 said:Nice job Kris.......I never knew your bike was an ex besides the tank So now that WERA is biting the dust for us,are you coming to CCS? All the FZR guys got ex250's for next year for the ultralight thunderbike and 500 supersport classes.......besides me.I had to be the stubborn one and started rebuilding my fzr400 engine for next year ;D ;D ;D
What mods would I be allowed with the FZR?britx303 said:The Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic schedule is pretty condensed without all the hauls that WERA requires. I can do a full season(6 rounds)besides the CMP round all within 2-2.5 hours from home,granted you are a little ways off from a quick commute to NJ,but still far closer than Alabama. Whats in your Hybrid FZR? If you go with the EX as your only runner,its gotta be mostly stock as opposed to how yours is now I had alot of fun on my stock EX this year,and each weekend had it handling a little better each time.Lotsa giggling going on under my helmet on that bike.BUUUUT im too commited to FZR400's and I miraculously ended up with 2 pristine crankshafts in the past 2 weeks,soooooo im rebuilding 2 400 engines and yankin out my 600 engine.Either way,hope to see you out there with us