Gearing for ASMA

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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby ZiaThunder » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:19 pm

For a first track day.... don't worry about it. What you have will work fine.
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby findgold » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:18 am

bakuthapak wrote:Hey buds..!
New in here with ya' and looking forward to getting out to my first
track day here real soon. I realize this topic goes far 'n wide and
is a little dated on the forum.

Could I pick a couple brains and see what gearing you folks could
reccomend for ASMA for an ol' guy on an '03 ZXR636. I've read
through some info that people have reccomended what I believe
is for street riding..? They speak purdy highly of a -1/+2 setup.
Looking at keeping the bike as smooth as possible and not over
working itself. She's completely stock, short of exhaust and filter.

Any and all help is much appreciated!
Peace,
Mike

As a rule of thumb: any bike should be geared so that you are at redline and/or at the RPM that gives you Max. HP. in top gear.
At Arroyo the fastest part of the track is the long(?) back straight which is around a 1/2 mile long.
Almost no matter what, you will want to be geared lower then stock for best results at Arroyo Seco. :alien:
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby ZiaThunder » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:13 pm

Lucky13 wrote:Top speed isn't the most important thing to gear your bike.
Corner exit speed and fewer shifts to run the track would be a start.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gear for the most important part of the track. Hint: It isn't max speed.
Exit speeds win races... Not latebraking :roll:

Gear so you are best set up to exit the most important corners on the track. Hint: they are the ones that lead onto the straights.
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby Roger@Arroyo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:25 pm

Normal here is -2f and +2 rear to start and go from there. This works at most of the tracks in the Southwest.
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby bakuthapak » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:50 pm

Gentlemen, Zia, gold and Roger.
Just as proud as I can be to hear from ya' and I can't
thank you each enough for all the help/insight! 8)

Really lookin' forward to getting out there with you
good folks and learning all the right stuff.

Thanks again!
Peace,
Mike
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby Misfit_13RC8R » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:00 pm

what would you run for my RC8R as its power and torque are completely different then the jap bikes
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby Roger@Arroyo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:59 am

Not sure on that one, usually it's pretty close for all bikes, as the goal is 2nd and 3rd gear corner exits.
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby mesches » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:23 pm

But you'd be happy to take the bike out for a spin and provide some more advice?
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby Misfit_13RC8R » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:45 pm

Yeah the only time I have to drop down into 1st is the bus stop area to get a good drive out but then I have to end up shifting to quickly because the front end wants to say "hi sun, your so bright" its a damn torque monster so I think imma try +2 in the rear to try and keep me in second and the front wheel down
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Re: Gearing for ASMA

Postby blendedfamily » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:17 am

2nd gear is the right idea exiting the bus stop..
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