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CHR raffle winner Dan Edmondson enjoys the Prize!

CHR raffle winner Dan Edmondson enjoys the Prize!   Having his name selected from the entries, Dan Edmondson smiles here with his Yoshimura branded tire warmers which were autographed by former team rider Blake Young. In addition to the one of…

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Fuel of Power

VP Fuels has been concocting racing gas for more than 25 years. Starting with drag racing, the company is now strong in all forms of motorsports – from cars to motorcycles, motocross to road racing. VP just introduced U 4.2,…

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Change of Pace

Team Chicken Hawk Racing made a last minute change to campaign the new Ducati 1098S instead of the 999R, the set-up of which has been well documented in this column. 2Wheel Tuner Magazine – July 2007 View Article

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Going Big – On Track

Rear tires come in a variety of sizes. How can you decide which one is right for you and your bike? For some street riders the decision can be infl uenced by the bigger is better mentality which is a…

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Slippery Shifting

To look at what a slipper clutch is let’s start with engine braking and what happens without a slipper clutch. When you roll off the gas the bike slows down. Friction from the moving parts, like the chain and wheel…

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Geared for Speed

For racers and track day riders who visit different tracks, often the overall gearing of the motorcycle doesn’t suit the course. Many times it is too “tall,” meaning the motorcycle can’t achieve its top speed on the track because you…

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The Spoiler

The Chicken Hawk Racing team and I have been preparing for the AMA Sports Grand Championships by hitting local races; our Ducati 1098S race bike and I have been improving our form race by race. 2Wheel Tuner Magazine – December…

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The Quick Shift

Race bikes get the good stuff. Sometimes that means better components like more advanced suspension with more adjustability or a higher state of tune such as motors that have had special fuel maps made for a specific exhaust system. Then…

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Learning Fuel Mapping

Most people who like motorcycles also like performance; motorcycles are the kings of acceleration. It is not surprising that after the purchase of a new ride the first thing to go is the stock exhaust pipe. 2Wheel Tuner Magazine –…

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Dynamic Riding: Sportbike Athletics

Riding a motorcycle is not like flying a plane or driving a car. In a plane or car you are strapped into the seat and only able to operate the controls; your body movement and force have no effect. 2Wheel…

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