Killer Clickers! Ouch!!!
Posted June 08, 2002 - 05:29 PM
I told a freind and he says you made 2 adjustments so you don't know which one fixed it
So I go back and set the rebound back the way it was. But left the High Compression the way it was from above. It's amazing what one click off the rebound will do for ya!!
I was anxious to get to the track to try the jumps. I took the shortcut across the kiddie track. Somewhere in the middle of 3rd gear, done it many times. Hit a little kiddie jump. nothing i haven't done many times before.
Holy S#$t!! I was jettison'd into "thumper orbit"!
I remember looking down at my bike as my hands were yanked off the bars(felt like I was 5 feet above it)thinking uh oh! this is gonna hurt!!
I did a good double somersalt with just a little twist at the end would made my daugther proud(she's a gymnist)
Finally the dust cloud clears as I stop rolling across the hard packed clay. Stupid me jumps up cause I don't feel anything. Looking for my bike but wait what are these white squiggly lines running across my eyes? 1 blink 2 blink hmm still there. My buddies show up telling me "we didn't expect you to be getting up after that"
"These pain killers are starting to work"
Long story short. I hit so hard the chest protector left full imprints on my back. That was through my shirt!! Big not on top of my head. Helmet looks like crap now. Handle bars bent down to side of tank. The worst of all I have a left sprained wrist
And my first race was next week. All because 1 click of a screwdriver blade......
Considering all this, guess I'm lucky I didn't make it to the adult track to try those jumps.
And even luckier the kiddies weren't out there to see that.
Sorry If I rambled........
Posted June 10, 2002 - 07:18 AM
or even a "you shoulda did your clickers this way" ...hmmmm
Practiced a little yesterday and (against doctors wishes) "98yz" looked at susp. says it ain't set up right Think I'll get susp. redone any recommendations guys?
Posted June 11, 2002 - 11:36 AM
Posted June 12, 2002 - 06:51 AM
It was good to see someone who has good MX experience ride my bike. It helped me see where
my weaknesses and the bikes weaknesses lie. Mostly mine
Yea that gearing thing is bothersome in a tight track. I'm waiting to see what comes out new this month before I make any changes to it. Just may
trade for a YZ. I think i'll have an easier time riding the YZ on different tracks than I will with the WR on mx tracks.
Bikes have changed so much in 25 years.
The wrist is much better. Intend on racing at
Corner this weekend, I'll just wear the brace.
Can't wait to see how the susp. works our for the ole CR250.