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Old 02-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #1666
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Question why light activated

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The timer itself is pretty accurate, and holds a lot of laps to scroll through. However the triggering system is a bit cumbersome to set-up and sometimes doesn't pick up the signal, or can pick up some other infrared light source and start/stop your timer in the middle of the lap. I found it works for me about 90% of the time, and when it doesn't, it usually just needs a readjusting on the bike, or old batteries in the beacons.


As far as using this timer for GP8, yes, you need two beacons, set up on both sides of the start/finish line.

Those beacons are nothing more but an infrared light bulb. You can probably just get it at Radio Shack and strap it to a battery.
Why not use something like this, so nothing has to be mounted to the bike?

http://www.wirelessdrivewayalarms.biz/product/60-512
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:33 PM   #1667
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Why not use something like this, so nothing has to be mounted to the bike?

http://www.wirelessdrivewayalarms.biz/product/60-512

I was looking for something like this, always see these things taped down on the roads! Had no idea what they are called or what to search for though. Thank you! Will definitely research more into in now.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:23 AM   #1668
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how about putting it here, so three days from now when Facebook changes something we'll still have access , please?
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:05 PM   #1669
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better timing device

I'm late to the party but very interested in something like y'all have been discussing. It would seem better and cheaper than buying a lot of modules for the timer that I have now. I have added a second beacon to my front fender so that it will transmit in both directions to start/stop the timer regardless of which way I'm traveling. It works, but it'd get expensive quick if you had to have more than a few and then figure out how to mount them to various bikes for an attack event. I didn't mind putting velcro adhesive tape on my fender, but a lot of riders might flinch at that type of mount.

Any news on this new device?
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #1670
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My first timer

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Recently, I bought same lap timer:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/lap-timer-be...bb1bea&vxp=mtr

I have problem with GP8 timing, because beacon is on different side of bike at start then at the end.
I can measure time of each lap, but can not measure whole GP8 course.

Does anyone have experience of how to set a beacon and reciver that will detect the measurements from both sides?
This is the timer that I am using now.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:17 AM   #1671
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I'm late to the party but very interested in something like y'all have been discussing. It would seem better and cheaper than buying a lot of modules for the timer that I have now. I have added a second beacon to my front fender so that it will transmit in both directions to start/stop the timer regardless of which way I'm traveling. It works, but it'd get expensive quick if you had to have more than a few and then figure out how to mount them to various bikes for an attack event. I didn't mind putting velcro adhesive tape on my fender, but a lot of riders might flinch at that type of mount.

Any news on this new device?
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #1672
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I had an audience for a while today:



I think I dragged an exhaust pipe on my cone?



The biggest limit to the V-star seems to be the cornering clearance. It drags the pegs pretty easily.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:13 AM   #1673
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Going to give it a whirl this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

This may have been covered earlier, but do you guys warm up your tires beforehand?
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #1674
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Going to give it a whirl this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

This may have been covered earlier, but do you guys warm up your tires beforehand?

Yes.

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Old 02-19-2014, 09:40 PM   #1675
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I gota say since moving to sydney inhavnt had time to do any gymkhana or even a decent ride appart from to work n back

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:29 AM   #1676
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Yes.

I felt that all the way over here!
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:51 PM   #1677
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I felt that all the way over here!
I'm still sporting a fashionable "screw in JBweld epoxy", brake lever tip that I fastened after that fall.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:58 PM   #1678
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I'm still sporting a fashionable "screw in JBweld epoxy", brake lever tip that I fastened after that fall.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:45 AM   #1679
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:32 AM   #1680
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Just to give everybody hope that the weather will get better and the 2014 season is going to be a blast, here is a nice video from our friends in the Netherlands showing what we have all got to look forward to.

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