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Galfer Wave Rotors

By |2017-11-25T09:40:06+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

Modern stainless steel rotors work very well for the street. They also have a great deal of longevity and can see 10’s of thousands of miles of good performance until eventually, they simply get too thin and have to be replaced. When you start going to the track and then building a track bike, one [...]

Galfer G1375 “White” brake pads for track and race day performance

By |2017-11-25T09:36:33+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

Galfer 1375 Brake Pad Long term test report It has been several track days and over 1500 miles so how do they perform now? We become used to brake pad performance as the pads wear and adapt our braking accordingly, so it is worth taking a few laps to see how much adapting we have [...]

Yacugar Shock Test

By |2017-11-25T08:46:23+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

YACUGAR, THUNDERHILL RACEWAY PARK DATE: 6/12/2011 TEMP: 73F ambient, surface at 98F BIKE:  2009 Yamaha R1, 5,800 miles on the odometer lap 1 straight line braking and acceleration lap 2 trail braking and mid corner throttle lap 3 corner exit acceleration lap 4, fast lap at 90% Once the 6 laps were completed, the in [...]

Moto-D Pro series one temp tire warmers

By |2017-11-23T05:34:16+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

The last tire warmer test was of the Moto-D adjustable temp series. For 2013 there’s the single temp warmers at a bargain of $299. Handcrafted PRO-Series Tire Warmers featuring Carbon Wiring 25% Faster & Hotter Heatups (vs. traditional Copper Wired Warmers) (80’C / 185’F HOT) Includes an EVA Zippered Carry Case and Two (2) Year No Hassle “Burnout Proof” [...]

MOTO-D Pro Series tire warmers

By |2017-11-23T05:24:24+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

Are tire warmers really all the same, other than thermostat control options? Of course not if you look at the manufacturers details carefully and then use the product. With today’s track and race tires, tire warmers are a great investment in both reducing heat cycles to a minimum daily and also by assisting with blocking [...]

Carrozzeria Wheels

By |2017-11-23T04:13:32+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

Let’s start with a little background and technical information on the Carrozzeria V Track wheels I tested. The owner of Carrozzeria is a Japanese engineer that worked for both Kawasaki and Yamaha Japan then spent many years on the GP circuit for both companies doing both Motocross and Roadracing. Carrozzeria is an offshoot of Carrozzeria [...]

NiTek Helmet test

By |2017-11-23T04:02:02+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

Tracks: Thunderhill raceway park, Laguna Seca Raceway Roads: Northern California, all types from city to urban to countryside. I normally wear a medium Bell or in previous years a medium Arai. The fit has been perfect each time. Recently I acquired a Bell that was a custom fit. You certainly notice [...]

Bickle Knee pucks

By |2017-11-22T15:32:16+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Testing Program|

I’ve used all kinds of knee pucks for many years varying from plastic to leather and back to plastic. Riding small bikes and using my knee a lot, the leather knee pucks generated too much sustained heat. That lead to pain and some blisters. Paolo of For The Track suggested I try the Bickle pucks. [...]