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Wendy and her R-6 were not getting along. She was sad and thinking about selling her R-6. She had gone to many people for help but nothing worked. She knows others are happy with the R-6. She watched a R-6 win the Daytona 200. What is a Wendy to do?
Ed said he knew what was wrong and how to fix it. Wendy decided to give her R-6 one more chance, but if it didn’t work out, she would sell it.
The R-6 spent a day at the Race Shop for geometry changes and to have it’s shock mounts modified for fast and easy shock changes.
Today was phase two of this R-6 project. The weather was perfect at Willow Springs where Motoyard.com held a track day.
We started with adjusting the sag and damping to go along with the new geometry. On her first lap, Wendy knew all was well. We made some more damping adjustments based on rider feedback and she bettered her old R-6 lap time easily and with less effort.
Being able to understand what a rider is saying and turning those thoughts into changes that rider needs is job one for a crew chief. That job starts and ends with listening. Note taking is one of the keys.
The photo shows Ed listening and writing down something Wendy is saying that is important to whatever problem they were working on. Latter in the day this process reveled that on/off throttle abruptness was caused by to much throttle play.
Wendy is keeping her R-6. If your R-6 makes you feel like you’re trying to balance on the head of a pin, I can fix it. If your R-6 feels great, I can make it and you faster.
The photo at the top of this Blog of me on my ‘07 R-6 in Turn 4 at Willow Springs is my proof that I know what I’m talking about. If you don’t believe that picture, ask Wendy.