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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion January 23rd, 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Yakaru
I've been ridiculous enough to my street 300 that...

I've been ridiculous enough to my street 300 that Alex found fit to comment on it. The only thing I haven't really touched substantially is the engine internals.

Saturn's upgrade list, to the best...
Forum: New Members October 3rd, 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Yakaru
:welcome: Suicidallife69! Glad you found us...

:welcome: Suicidallife69! Glad you found us...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk April 21st, 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Yakaru
Figured odds were good for that being the cause;...

Figured odds were good for that being the cause; looks like I'll have to pull the whole thing off and scrub it out then. Time to take a lot of pictures so I remember what goes where when I reconnect...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk April 21st, 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Yakaru
Winter recovery

Was dealing with the aftermath of winter on my 250s now that spring has returned, and since it's my first winter with them (way back when I had my first years ago was in Nevada/SoCal so there was no...
Forum: Riding Skills April 7th, 2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By Yakaru
I can think of a few reasons: 1. track...

I can think of a few reasons:

1. track conditions. Often records are broken shortly after a track is resurfaced or similarly treated. On the other hand, as a track ages the available traction,...
Forum: Riding Skills March 14th, 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By Yakaru
Yeah, 99% of the time I can go by just the...

Yeah, 99% of the time I can go by just the rpms/power band and donít care numerically; but first gear on the ninjette is so wound up that itís borderline useless outside starting and so ending up in...
Forum: Riding Skills February 9th, 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By Yakaru
I recently did CSS on my Ninjette and was given a...

I recently did CSS on my Ninjette and was given a huge finger wag to not use the clutch for my shifts -- learning that skill was definitely interesting but now it's pretty fun.

I will say that the...
Forum: Riding Skills January 21st, 2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By Yakaru
If I can, another advantage to setting up before...

If I can, another advantage to setting up before braking is mental attention -- in addition to moving around potentially upsetting the bike it also just adds one more thing to do during what is...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed January 21st, 2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 182,189
Posted By Yakaru
I missed you last year, and I really hope you can...

I missed you last year, and I really hope you can come back to the Ridge this year and we run the new chicane, it's a huge improvement to the track in my opinion (more turns is more better :P)
Forum: New Members December 7th, 2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Yakaru
:welcome: vandammages! Glad to have you aboard...

:welcome: vandammages! Glad to have you aboard...
Forum: Motorcycle Gear September 24th, 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,986
Posted By Yakaru
I have bought several sets of plain plugs and...

I have bought several sets of plain plugs and speaker plugs from plugup.com and am very happy.
Forum: Motorcycle-related September 20th, 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Yakaru
Urg, talk about bad timing. If the AreaP doesn't...

Urg, talk about bad timing. If the AreaP doesn't sell I'm interested but my budget is shot for September and October already.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 14th, 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yakaru
Thank Misti, great feedback as always. I...

Thank Misti, great feedback as always.

I think the WOT and Apex Accuracy got dialed in throughout the day (this was the first session, then I completely forgot to record anything else). Being...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 8th, 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yakaru
One of my top 3 in the US, absolutely love it....

One of my top 3 in the US, absolutely love it. The chicane layout is better than this one, but it's a trip. Technical but also relatively quick.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 8th, 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 182,189
Posted By Yakaru
Been a while since I updated my BP, so here's one...

Been a while since I updated my BP, so here's one from the Ridge this year on my 300 and one on my 250.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 7th, 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yakaru
Last trackday of the year

Well, I have another race and school in October, but the last track day of 2020 has come and gone. I decided to take my Ninjette out to the Ridge one last time and see what I can do.
This wasn't the...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 28th, 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,053
Posted By Yakaru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5QFuHCzuo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5QFuHCzuo
Forum: Riding Skills August 26th, 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By Yakaru
For me it was toe before knee but reasons might...

For me it was toe before knee but reasons might include:
Being crossed up or other body positioning errors
Foot position making opening the leg awkward
Road camber changes, especially if it alters...
Forum: Riding Skills August 26th, 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By Yakaru
First time was on this baby Yamaha dirt bike with...

First time was on this baby Yamaha dirt bike with slicks on it at the skid pad of VIR in May of 2019; but then I did it again in the big carousel turn at Barber later that month.
This year I...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 21st, 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Yakaru
Iíve got a bit of a theme ;)

Iíve got a bit of a theme ;)
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 21st, 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,053
Posted By Yakaru
Went great. Won second place both times (last...

Went great. Won second place both times (last October and last March)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ODgADpUML/?igshid=1k1osxagnolyo
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 21st, 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Yakaru
Return of my first bike

Those of you who've been here a while may remember my first bike was a new gen 250 (named Hotaru). After a nasty collision with a car making a blind turn into my path of travel she was totaled as the...
Forum: Riding Skills August 7th, 2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,157
Posted By Yakaru
The entire reasoning for selecting the amount off...

The entire reasoning for selecting the amount off the tank is maximum contact, so if that's where you get the most then that's the same technique. There are a few bikes where that's true for me, but...
Forum: Riding Skills August 6th, 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,157
Posted By Yakaru
I've tried the 'up on the tank' technique and I'm...

I've tried the 'up on the tank' technique and I'm not a fan. It really pushes you to cross up the upper body and put more weight in the arms during corners since you have less contact with less...
Forum: Riding Skills August 6th, 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,157
Posted By Yakaru
Recently spoke to some high level riders...

Recently spoke to some high level riders (MotoAmerica, Moto3) and most of them say that what advantages the dangle does have are limited -- one comment I saw was "it really only matters if you're on...
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