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Offline hw9rd350b

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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »
Sounds like you had some fun..  Any pics???


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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 02:22:28 PM »
No track photos yet, Dane Anar is still loading them. I did snap a few pics of the bike in the pits.






« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 09:56:19 AM by idr5c »
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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 04:17:56 AM »
Congrates on a successful weekend. Do you have a steering damper on it? If not, they do wonders to stop the bike from weaving.
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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 10:30:44 AM »
WMRRA Round 5 is in the books! Had a great weekend with a few hiccups. Took 2nd overall (3rd in heat 1, 1st in heat 2) in V250 and had a great battle with Daric during the 2nd heat.

The DS7 is running good and handling well now. I installed some Hagon shocks, freed up the sticky swingarm, and went to 20W oil in the forks. Unfortunately my sprockets did not come in for this round, so my gearing was still too short.

A huge thanks to Dane of Who is Dane Photography for the pics! He was generous enough to provide these pics for free. If you are in the PNW, consider him for all your photography needs.  :thumbsup:

For those that have not raced but want to, come out for Round 6!










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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 02:18:41 PM »
Dude, how can it get any better? Build your own bike from the ground up, ride the wheels off it, motor holds together fine, come around the last turn and you see the track marshal grab for the checkered flag. You better be proud of yourself!!  :hfive:
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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2017, 03:03:42 PM »
I am pretty excited with how this project turned out, especially since this was my first Yamaha twin crank rebuild.


Also for reference, this is how I got the bike: http://www.2strokeworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=27158.msg200125#msg200125
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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
Very good you look good on the bike!!

Keep us up to date :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 10:06:00 AM »
Well the 2017 WMRRA season is wrapped up! I raced at Pacific Raceways the first weekend in Sept and it was a great end to the season (ie. did not crash). Both the DS7 and SV650 ran well. I won V250 and got 3rd (podium, woo), 4th, and 5th in my SV races.

A huge thanks to Dane Anar of Who is Dane Photography and Mortgage Lending Group for the race photos. Dane is the man..... also he is crazy (see pics)



One the power out of Turn 10, The Bus Stop





Trying to figure out how to ride the DS7 at Pacific. This was my first time there with this bike.








Didn't manage to stay ahead of Tim O.... Next year maybe!





T3





Krister in hot pursuit



A few laps later





And this is why Dane is crazy







I also had a mechanical issue with the DS7. The barrel end pulled off the front brake cable!!  :aaa:  This happened coming into T3, luckily there is a runoff road available. I shot off the track at 80+mph and got stopped with the rear brake. This cable was one of the EC repro R5 units, so if you are running those I recommend giving them a good stout pull before heading out.




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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
That is scary no brakes- saw that a few times racing, once got hit with a brake pad. Guy in front of me had no brakes- into the tires....

 Funnest event I heard about was from Dale Alexander, Riverside raceway had a banked turn about flat out on a RD. His last lap in 2nd place [60 riders that day] hits the turn and the handle bar breaks- throttle side & brake.  He stuffed the broken bar in between the number plate bracket and the fork tube to finish the race.  Ball of steel that one....

You did Good - keep on posting in the off season on updates...


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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2017, 12:19:49 PM »
It's been a good year overall. The final championship results for me:


WMRRA Championship: 12th overall (out of 165 racers)
250 Vintage: 1st
Lightweight Superbike: 3rd
Middleweight GP Twins: 4th
650 SuperSport Twins: 4th


Highlights
-Fielded the DS7  for the first time, it was reliable and super fun
-Caught and passed 2 of my vintage racer heros
-Didn't crash all season


I owe the 2SW forum a big thanks, you all have patiently answered questions, shared parts, and provided inspiration to get out there and ride the hell out of my old junky bikes.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2017, 12:35:40 PM »
That's awesome! Congrats on a very successful season   :woop:
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Re: Changing direction..DS7 build for 2017 Season
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2017, 12:37:40 PM »
Great pics.