Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Knox Handroid Gloves Review

I will freely admit that I purchased these gloves on look alone.  They are a very cool looking glove.

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Sponsor: XT Racing

In my professional career I deal with data on a daily basis.  I have been working with data collection and analysis in one form or another for most of my career.

When I started working on improving my performance on the track I immediately wanted to start collecting the data so that I could observe it, measure it and ideally improve upon my performance by analyzing that data.

In the past few years I have tried nearly every lap timer on the market.  From using my iPhone to some very expensive units.  I have a nice collection of them in a box as "spares".

The unit I settled on was the GPX by XT Racing.  It provides the best GPS signal as well as the most user friendly software out of all of the items on the market currently.

I am pleased to announce that they have agreed to sponsor me for the 2015 season. Through their sponsorship I will be able to run their lap timers on both of my race bikes for the next season.  This will allow me to compare my data on the bikes against each other as well as against my fellow racers to further improve my race-craft.

If you are looking for serious data analysis on the race track, I would suggest looking at XT Racing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Sponsor: Bazzaz

Over the last few years I have had reason to work with a few different after market "piggy back" systems for my motorcycles on the race track.  Without being negative, I ran into a number of issues.

Therefore, I can speak from experience when I say that I had the best experience with Bazzaz.  I am running their full system on both my ZX-10R and my R4.  This includes traction control, fuel mapping and quick shifter.

I currently do not have the traction control enabled on my ZX-10R.  The ZX-10R has an excellent system built in and I am comfortable with it.  It is part of my todo list for this year to experiment with some changes to the traction control settings on that bike.

Having said that, I will absolutely be using it on my R4.  In 2008, Yamaha did not install a traction control system on the R6 which is what my R4 is based on.  Therefore the Bazzaz traction control is going to be a welcome addition to that bike.

Also new for me for 2015 is the Air Fuel module on my R4.  With my ZX-10R, I had EDR performance tune the bike for me.  Eric knows his craft like few others and he produced an excellent bike.  However, with the R4, I am more hands on.  I will be tuning the R4 myself and learning even more about how she runs through the experience.  I will be using the Air Fuel module to monitor her mixture at each race track, each race weekend, and dialing her in each time.  Since the difference of 1 horsepower can make a difference at the 450 level of competition I am looking for every opportunity to make sure she is running and her maximum potential.

With Bazzaz I expect to achieve that potential.