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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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

Tire Warmers, An Unfair Advantage?

The theory behind using tire warmers goes much deeper than having an advantage over your competition for the first two laps. Racing tires and rubber are complex: the result of years of testing and engineering. National Kart News – June…

The Heat Is On

The smart racer looks for the competitive advantage. He keeps his eye on the trends in the sport and strives to be the leader. When the heat is on, the real winner will head for the front. Circle Track Magazine…

Warm Thy Rubbers

It doesn’t matter if you’re a slow-mo-Joe or a hot-shoe-go-faster, warm tires are your friend. SuperMoto Racer Magazine View Article