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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Took my B3 800 to the track today.......

ANd I'm glad to say that the bike is incredibly fast! I really got to push the bike pretty hard and was able to really sync up with it. This thing really really carries a ton of corner speed. I was diving in on everyone, and keeping the front wheel down while accelerating hard out of a corner led to some pretty nice leaned over wheelies. :P


I got the bike up to 141 on the front straight of NJMP and was able to bring it back down to 60 for turn one in the blink of an eye. The rear does put up objections while doing so but nothing too severe. It just gets very light. THe front end is just dead reliable. I never felt it push at all today and I always had confidence in it.


I messed around with settings and features to get familiar and I've come up with a few points:

1. SPort mode just doesn't work with this stock map. I just couldn't get smooth. I was 4 seconds faster with a custom setting.

2. the lap timer is ridiculousy complicated, it takes a while to get used to. But it's decent


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Hey Gonzo, great shots and thanks for sharing! Glad to hear you had a great time, this bike seems like a ton of fun. I can't wait until I get over the break in period. Would you mind sharing the settings you used for the custom map?

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YES !!!!!....Brutale's are actually a lot of fun on the track...my 910R is a lot of fun on the track, so easy to ride quickly. That B3 800 looks like a good bike!

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Hey Gonzo, great shots and thanks for sharing! Glad to hear you had a great time, this bike seems like a ton of fun. I can't wait until I get over the break in period. Would you mind sharing the settings you used for the custom map?
I messed around with everything but what worked best was keeping everything from sport except for sensitivity. I turned that to normal and it worked well. Sport was way to on off and rain just felt limp.
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I messed around with everything but what worked best was keeping everything from sport except for sensitivity. I turned that to normal and it worked well. Sport was way to on off and rain just felt limp.
Hey Gonzo, that makes a lot of sense and clears the different settings up. I think I will try these settings, it's basically Sport map with Normal gas sensitivity, which is what I'm after.

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I;m going to have to try this.

Congrats on taking to the track! Send that pic to MV USA!
My 1098 streetfighter is my present track bike but maybe I ought to try the b3!


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Hey Gonzo, that makes a lot of sense and clears the different settings up. I think I will try these settings, it's basically Sport map with Normal gas sensitivity, which is what I'm after.

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nice shots !

how does the front feel without a damper?

This is still with stock suspension settings?
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nice shots !

how does the front feel without a damper?

This is still with stock suspension settings?

You took the words out of my mouth.....exactly what I was thinking.

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nice shots !

how does the front feel without a damper?

This is still with stock suspension settings?

Well the front end is not stable at all during hard acceleration. Under braking, in corner entry, mid corner the front feels very planted. i had to baby the corner exits a bit more then I'm used to though since the front end gets very light when I tried to get on it hard. THe last part wasn't that big of an issue, Just more of an adjustment on how I had to ride the B3. The bike would definitely benefit from a damper. It would just make it feel so much better overall. I had the suspension tuned for my weight at a race shop. We couldn't get all the rebound out of the front but we got most of it.


Oh and as a side note. Clean your fork tubes guys. The pads on the calipers are some of the dustiest I have ever seen. I had a buildup of brake dust all over the fork tubes after every session. Over times that leads to leaking fork seals. The entire bottom end of the bike is covered in brake dust as well.
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thanks for the info !

this is on stock brake pads? still create so much brake dust?
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