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    apriliaforum expert TheDuke's Avatar
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    New shop tools/toys for Micah to think about when he gets back!
    http://bazzaz.net/index.php?option=c...396&Itemid=279
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuke View Post
    New shop tools/toys for Micah to think about when he gets back!
    http://bazzaz.net/index.php?option=c...396&Itemid=279
    Huh. Bazzaz (Ammar) is a surname.
    Fooled me... great name though, it'd be hard to make that one up!

    So... are you trying to tell us something, or prefer to be vague? The current (no pun intended) dyno down there, I thought, was the bees knees.

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    No, just saw the press release. Ammar's stuff tends to be very good, and gearheads always want the latest, greatest, shiniest new thing!
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    I am perfectly happy with my existing dyno but if eventually I decide to get a second one they do have some very cool options. I would like to get an AWD car dyno used and cheap one day...

    Typing from Dallas this morning about to get into truck and head south. Was in Tulsa yesterday, blew a trailer tire on the flyover transition between I44 and I35 which was way fun with 10k lbs behind me. Time to head home, I stayed here last night since at my current tire limited top speed I am setting no records for transiting across the southwest and was really tired after loading trailer, driving, dealing with blowout, and limping to Dallas. Be back soon.
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    I told ya I'm off I35........AWD dyno hmmmmmm I know some people that have personal experience with them.
    Cobb Tuning in Plano, have a couple friends that work there.
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    I see Cobb Tuning on Facebook. It looks like they do some pretty cool stuff.
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    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    yeah, COBB is big w/ the Subbie WRX/Sti crowd, i think they've ventured into other cars now.
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    Cobb is Based in Austin, owned by Trey Cobb who also does some crazy jap skyline conversion and imports for another company I believe.

    They deal with Subies/Evos/Mini's/BMW/Mazada/GTR35

    I do not know the guys at Austin, they would be closer to you. The guys in Plano I personally know. I have been going there for years and one friend of mine got a job there 3 years ago.


    Yeah JDM Legends.....

    http://www.modified.com/features/mod...d/viewall.html
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    Motonation
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    BD Racing
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    Race Tire Services
    Lucas Oil
    Vortex Racing
    Shorai Batteries
    North Texas Superbikes


    1964 Vespa:
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    2008 Yamaha R6 #728

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    I used Cobb's stage 2 setup adding their access port, up and down pipe, with the cat back exhaust, along with their lighter front pulley. Nice gains over the stock 227HP on my '02 WRX. Add colder plugs and a Walbro fuel pump….it was good enough for me to win several local championships (Auto X, Rally X and ice racing). Super reliable too.

    I've moved forward with larger injectors and open source tuning now but still retain the exhaust system and use the access port to manage all my maps. It has some great built in performance measuring features as well as flat foot shifting, etc.

    A good company for the most part. I would not recommend their springs though. They crack, break and flake off paint horribly.
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    Ice racing with a WRX. That has to be a kick!
    Bikes:
    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
    Ice racing with a WRX. That has to be a kick!

    Well, yeah, it is !

    This video should give you an idea.http://youtu.be/UwMue-SDHwc .
    I have several other racing videos of multiple different disciplines (Auto X and Rally x) that you should be able to link through this video.

    This particular race was sort of a special deal. We usually race in the daylight. We went in last year with the snow machine racers and got a special deal on some lights (through one of the racer's dad's rental company). They were all getting ready to do the Iron Dog and needed to work on some night time issues with their sleds/riding gear. http://www.irondograce.org


    I put together a fun little video for everyone. I use the video to critique myself and document the events. It is something to do during our long winters. Feeling what the differentials and chassis are doing out there on the ice at slower speeds has helped with my driving abilities progress immensely. About like what racing TTR125 dirt bikes on a small dirt oval does for the guys at Colin Edwards' boot camp.

    This is the course from the air, not a great shot but look closely. You can see the Oval and the 1.3 mile road course.




    The racing is rubber to ice. No studs allowed in this class. We do have a super stud class but that requires built tires, a cage, fireproof suit, fuel cell, etc. It takes quite a commitment to do that, car on a trailer to the track and so forth. AS it is, most of the competition is in this class. Lots of turbo AWD cars up here. We usually invert the field. I'm the hotshoe and start last. Some of the cars in the video are are 2wd FWD cars. We have a mix of abilities and vehicles out there.


    My car is really well set up. Other cars are generally just traffic to deal with. My tires were 3 year old destudded Nokian Hakkapellita 5's. Quick spooling turbo and a cable actuated throttle allow me to ease into the available traction on the corners. Other cars don't have the sensitivity that my car does and/or have a pedal by wire setup that is all or nothing. The Teale colored Talon and I had a great battle here, he was on brand new Blizzaks. I caught him on the last lap or so of the 20 lap feature main and dropped a bomb on him.

    Its all just for fun, nothing to win, not even a trophy, just gentleman & ladies racing….door to door in your daily driver on a frozen lake an hour north of Anchorage. The lake looks like snow but that surface is crystal clear ice….slick as snot…in case you are wondering why we aren't going faster.


    With the right conditions, I've hit 75mph on the straights before with a clear track in front of me.
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    2002 Aprilia Caponord (gone to a great friend)
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    2003 Aprilia Tuono Magnet Grey
    2017 KTM 250XC
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    farkle, the vids (the ones that worked, anyway) even sounded C-C-COLD.
    Bet that pot of hot stink head stew you guys eat felt good after freezing yer wee-wee's off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickHX View Post
    farkle, the vids (the ones that worked, anyway) even sounded C-C-COLD.
    Bet that pot of hot stink head stew you guys eat felt good after freezing yer wee-wee's off!

    -Quick
    Quick, it was only 20 below.

    and BTW, stink heads are a delicacy that you eat cold, not in a stew.

    We just took big swigs of George Dickel No. 12 to stay warm.

    miss ya man, come up this winter to visit. We'll sit around the wood stove and pick a spell.
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    2002 Aprilia Caponord (gone to a great friend)
    2007 Aprilia SXV550- whoa nellie, gone but not forgotten, damn trouble maker

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    2002 Aprilia Mille R
    2003 Aprilia Tuono Magnet Grey
    2017 KTM 250XC
    2017 KTM 250XCF
    2005 Yamaha FJR1300
    2001 Yamaha TTR125 modified.
    2003 Kawasaki KDX200
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    I have been meaning to put up an Aprilia mapping list for some time for Dynojet's PCIIIusb and PCV. I am not able to really sort these maps by bike type so you will have to look through mapping "notes" after opening the map in the Control Center software, I am a total fag for writing decent notes with my maps however so finding one close to your bike should be easy enough. I will put all the 1060cc and 1102cc maps in here as well in case you have a big bore bike!
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    WEll that did not work perfectly...will try again later...at least some loaded
    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
    AF1 Racing
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    Austin, TX 78753
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