Check out these sensors Chad is using to test suspension

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10/22/2014 10:00 AM

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I believe they are potentiometers to gauge the suspension travel. He has one on the fork and one on the shock.
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10/22/2014 10:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2014 10:12 AM

Yeah. It also plots rate of travel, which is everything...

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10/22/2014 10:47 AM

Surprised they are using such primitive equipment, but I suppose cheap and easy for anyone to use.

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10/22/2014 10:48 AM

What better do they need? Combine his feedback with the readings and make the proper adjustment

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10/22/2014 10:54 AM

JGR has the real stuff.

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10/22/2014 10:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2014 10:56 AM

hillbilly wrote:

JGR has the real stuff.

Nascar shit. Smaller package but the same...

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10/22/2014 10:57 AM

hillbilly wrote:

JGR has the real stuff.

yep. must be nice having million dollar suspension dynos.

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10/22/2014 11:00 AM

Me thinks he will drive himself and his entire team bananas trying to make that bike work perfect, When in real life, its all in his head..
Does he want to be here (SX) or chilling with his family on a beach down under?

There ya have it, I have it all figured out..

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10/22/2014 11:01 AM

hillbilly wrote:

JGR has the real stuff.

O___o wrote:

yep. must be nice having million dollar suspension dynos.

I think they have so many knobs and switches that their riders get lost.

Brayton seemed to be the first one to conquer it.

I saw a piece on them testing and just thought ,damn,the shit they could sneak on a bike at a sx race and gather real data and then store that for the next time the track shapes up the same.

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10/22/2014 11:06 AM

rosebud441 wrote:

Me thinks he will drive himself and his entire team bananas trying to make that bike work perfect, When in real life, its all in his head..
Does he want to be here (SX) or chilling with his family on a beach down under?

There ya have it, I have it all figured out..

It's difficult to argue with your first sentence. He's ALWAYS trying to find a combination that works and never seems satisfied with what he has. Some of that is just characteristics of a guy that REALLY wants to win so you can't blame him for that but you have to be careful that it doesn't become an excuse. It sure seems the bike seems to be the problem pretty regularly.

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10/22/2014 11:07 AM

They don't wash the bike before they tear it down?

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10/22/2014 11:08 AM

hillbilly wrote:

JGR has the real stuff.

O___o wrote:

yep. must be nice having million dollar suspension dynos.

hillbilly wrote:

I think they have so many knobs and switches that their riders get lost.

Brayton seemed to be the first one to conquer it.

I saw a piece on them testing and just thought ,damn,the shit they could sneak on a bike at a sx race and gather real data and then store that for the next time the track shapes up the same.

The riders aren't the ones figuring out the data. They just ride. The engineers are the ones figuring out what direction to go based on the data for the next setup. The problem with a dirt bike is that so much isn't constant. The rider's choice on body position and HUGE fluctuations in traction/track conditions make the reading of the data very difficult. More so than a car on a consistent paved surface for example.

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10/22/2014 11:09 AM

motosmith wrote:

They don't wash the bike before they tear it down?

That shop is mostly likely at Chad's house and they're probably testing today. Pulled it in the shop, took the suspension off, tore down on suspension bench with drain, make changes, re-assemble, place back on bike, and off he goes again.

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10/22/2014 11:16 AM

rosebud441 wrote:

Me thinks he will drive himself and his entire team bananas trying to make that bike work perfect, When in real life, its all in his head..
Does he want to be here (SX) or chilling with his family on a beach down under?

There ya have it, I have it all figured out..

IWreckALot wrote:

It's difficult to argue with your first sentence. He's ALWAYS trying to find a combination that works and never seems satisfied with what he has. Some of that is just characteristics of a guy that REALLY wants to win so you can't blame him for that but you have to be careful that it doesn't become an excuse. It sure seems the bike seems to be the problem pretty regularly.

Yeah but just as you start thinking that maybe he is using the bike as an excuse he gets it the way he wants it and reels off a couple wins. I'll NEVER count Reedy out. As long as he thinks he's got a chance he does.

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10/22/2014 11:16 AM

Don't think these are potentiometers, but instead LVDT's (lineair velocity distance transmitters). It give's you the distance and velocity and is very accurate and not so expansive.

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10/22/2014 11:26 AM

Jef Pizza wrote:

Don't think these are potentiometers, but instead LVDT's (lineair velocity distance transmitters). It give's you the distance and velocity and is very accurate and not so expansive.

Neither are all that pricey and both useful

http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/1329

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Recovering JS7, PED, 2-stroke vs 4-stroke, Alessi, thread poster....

10/22/2014 11:45 AM

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

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10/22/2014 11:46 AM

Dart Board wrote:

What better do they need? Combine his feedback with the readings and make the proper adjustment

What better do they need? Christophe Pourcel!!!

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10/22/2014 11:47 AM

rosebud441 wrote:

Me thinks he will drive himself and his entire team bananas trying to make that bike work perfect, When in real life, its all in his head..
Does he want to be here (SX) or chilling with his family on a beach down under?

There ya have it, I have it all figured out..

I agree 1000%. I think his comfort level is all mental. When he's mentally strong he's on it. If endless suspension testing gives him the mental comfort so be it....hope he's on it this season.

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10/22/2014 11:56 AM

motoarmageddon wrote:

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

Reed was running Showas at MEC.

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10/22/2014 12:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2014 12:02 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

Survey says, you need to check in on Pit Bits more often.

It was Showa.



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10/22/2014 12:06 PM

Potentiometer, could Chad Reed potentially win races in 2015?

Beep. Beep. Beep. Boooooop.

Reply hazy. Try again.

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10/22/2014 1:51 PM

rosebud441 wrote:

Me thinks he will drive himself and his entire team bananas trying to make that bike work perfect, When in real life, its all in his head..
Does he want to be here (SX) or chilling with his family on a beach down under?

There ya have it, I have it all figured out..

yes, those 2014 wins were all in his head. right? Reed knows nothing.

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10/22/2014 4:25 PM

O___o wrote:

yep. must be nice having million dollar suspension dynos.

hillbilly wrote:

I think they have so many knobs and switches that their riders get lost.

Brayton seemed to be the first one to conquer it.

I saw a piece on them testing and just thought ,damn,the shit they could sneak on a bike at a sx race and gather real data and then store that for the next time the track shapes up the same.

Darryl916 wrote:

The riders aren't the ones figuring out the data. They just ride. The engineers are the ones figuring out what direction to go based on the data for the next setup. The problem with a dirt bike is that so much isn't constant. The rider's choice on body position and HUGE fluctuations in traction/track conditions make the reading of the data very difficult. More so than a car on a consistent paved surface for example.

Not what i saw,they had both riders looking at the data curves and putting a seat of the pants feeling with what was on the screen.

I cant remember what show or channel that was on,my mind will bring it around ,it is shifting thru the cells i killed last night at
the moment.

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10/22/2014 5:56 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

GuyB wrote:

Survey says, you need to check in on Pit Bits more often.

It was Showa.



It's really weird seeing Chad with a beer belly.

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10/23/2014 11:53 AM

When my son was Dungy's team mate, I watched Roger file a piece of steel for two days,just to fit to Dungy's rear end to see when it blew through.

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10/23/2014 11:56 AM

Old Mate wrote:

When my son was Dungy's team mate, I watched Roger file a piece of steel for two days,just to fit to Dungy's rear end to see when it blew through.

it's juvenile to laugh at this. but i did.

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10/23/2014 12:05 PM

Who makes those cabinets in the background? Are they worth a shit? Particle board? Anyone here have any?

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10/23/2014 12:37 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

GuyB wrote:

Survey says, you need to check in on Pit Bits more often.

It was Showa.



Myke wrote:

It's really weird seeing Chad with a beer belly.

Jason Thomas took him to Italy for 2 weeks holiday.. seems they did enjoy time over there.

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10/23/2014 12:44 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

was Reed using the ohlins stuff at MEC?

GuyB wrote:

Survey says, you need to check in on Pit Bits more often.

It was Showa.



And you can bet they are spring not air forks ... does anyone know for sure?

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