Why traction control ruins racing.
So I'm checking out some FIM superbike action, and the announcers are stumbling all over themselves talking about the traction control all the bikes now have. Fly by wire, traction control this.. anti-lock this.. Bloody Hell.
There used to be a some really good riding in a town close to here. It was an abandoned rail road bed. A local hunting club had the right of way and would allow anybody to use the trail and all the trails that stemmed from the old rail bed. Everybody got along. Equestrians, 4WD, hikers, mountain bikers and dirt bikers. Then something nasty happened. A group of people who know best how others should live decided that it would best if only hikers and bikers had access to these
Aligning motorcycle wheels when adjusting the chain is simpler than it sounds. All you need is a string that is about three times longer than the wheelbase and two weights to hold the string tight. In my case I've used two old cam belt bearings from my Impreza. I have yet to see a swingarm that has accurate chain adjustment marks. The wheel always ends up being skewed to one side. The good thing about motorcycles is that even if the rear wheel is not perfectly in line with the