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  1. No, instead of going to try it (and besides it's in the 30dF temperature range here) we'd rather discuss it ad-nauseum online until the thread is at least 500 posts. LoL (point taken, Dylan)
  2. How much awkwardness have you seen from students trying to change their techniques to push-pull with both? How long does it take for this to become habit in the average rider? Otherwise, I would think this could consume valuable mental processing capacity until it becomes second nature.
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    Track walkthrough? Library

    Not exactly what you asked for, but there are a ton of YouTube videos available; some are pretty good.
  4. This is the reason they usually disallow this type of direct comparison. Sometimes when a WSBK (or MotoGP) round is combined with US Superbike round, there will be some change that won't allow apples-apples. In this case, the similarities stop at the fact that both bikes are 1000cc. WSBK bikes have been developed for years with incremental improvements over the years, while MotoGP is subject to major rules changes each year, which sends them back to the drawing board. Sometimes, the rules are changed for the purpose of slowing them down (remember the short era of the 800cc bikes?). I'd theorized that Jonny Rea would be competitive against MotoGP riders, but I had no quantitative measure to say that HE COULD actually be the BEST rider in the World. http://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/rea-outpaces-the-motogp-riders-on-day-two-at-jerez-853466/
  5. I cannot fathom how he stomps over everyone else. He manages to nearly holeshot every start and from there he charges forward like a raging bull. Then, he hardly makes mistakes either. Apparently there’s a formula for recognizing talent. As a Honda fan, I’m pretty teed off that Ten Kate couldn’t keep him. But he wouldn’t have had the success on such a lackluster machine- but I’m not sure if it’s the bike or the rider looking at the other Kwak riders in the WSBK field.
  6. Most people put on a few lbs in the off season. If you’re the exception then a lighter spring may be in your future. Keep the OE set and as your ability goes up again, you might go back to them.
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    Clip On Adjustment

    I can’t see your eyes very well but I’m wondering how much forward visibility you have at this angle in this position (with a helmet on). And at best it looks like you’re looking over your glasses.
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    Clip On Adjustment

    There’s a larger aftermarket for the R3 now than there was a few years ago. Best Wishes and keep the rubber side down (and sideways).
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    Clip On Adjustment

    What bike is this? Look on YouTube for Dave Moss videos and do a search for “Ergonomics”. Once you find the right rider “triangle” you won’t have to fiddle with it.
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    Clip On Adjustment

    I purchased an aftermarket setup to change my bar position. I too needed more room in the cockpit. Although I went with Apex, Woodcraft makes a similar set.
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    Off camber corners

    There is a Reference in TOTWII that covers the effect of camber on a corner. Don’t have mine in front of me to give you the chapter. But it covers its effect on lean angle.
  12. I'll definitely be watching this year as I've long held some theories that women may have some physical advantages in motorbike racing. http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2017/Carrasco+and+Biddle+lead+the+way+for+women+in+WorldSBK
  13. Anyone take note that Rea has secured a 4th consecutive Championship. Rea is the 1st rider to have ever done 2 consecutive, let alone 4! Rea joins the records books; the only other 4X Champion is Carl Fogarty.
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    Women In Wsbk Racing

    Seems like I’m breaking the news on the CSS Forum Ana Carasco is the World’s first Roadracing World Champion. 2018 Supersport 300 http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2018/Ride+like+a+girl+Carrasco+makes+history+to+become+WorldSSP300+Champion
  15. When I talked with the Office staff, they made a point to remind me that there was another bike available other than the S1000RR for student rental, albeit in short supply. Can someone please remind me which model that is? Thanks
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    Riding a School Bike

    CSS is piloting a program this year to work with Children. @Dylan Code can fill in the details. I’m going to try to get my children into it as we’re at the tail end of their first racing season. They’re 5 & 8 and have a 2yo brother following intently (not riding yet).
  17. Anyone care to make any predictions regarding World Superbike and MotoGP for 2018 season? My prediction for MotoGP has in contention MM93, Lorenzo, Vinales, Jack Miller and Johann Zarco. It's a tough field but I've got to go with Marq Marquez to win another crown in 2018. For WSBK, all I'm willing to say is that I think we will finally see the Honda on the box again (I'm a Honda fan) a few times and we also might see the Aprilia on the box a couple times. There is a lot of good talent and good bikes in the series this year.
  18. MaxMcAllister in his suspension clinic (can be found on YouTube) provides the info that all geometry changes have a side effect for every intended effect. He said it’s about 3:1 ratio of effect to side effect and many people chase setup issues because of missing information of knowing which end of the motorcycle to change. The cliff notes: he provides that front end changes effect corner entry to mid turn and rear end height changes effect mid turn to corner exit; being mindful of the side effect issue. My concern with prescribing a geometry change at this point is introducing another variable into the equation when rider input, vision, timing and throttle control haven’t been sorted, nor do we know if static sag and chassis balance have been baselined. My $.03 is aligned with the OP and Hotfoot’s process to establish what the rider is doing and how the bike is responding.
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    2018 Predictions- WSBK, MotoGP

    My DVR isn’t recording WSBK this year ? I’m behind on MotoAmerica and MotoGP watching, so I don’t know what’s happening and I delete the emails discussing race details to avoid spoilers.
  20. I'd been working on my accuracy. It seems that the product of that has been consistency. This means that I tend to get consistent placement on where I want to be, just not as accurate as I would like. I'm a foot or less from where I want to place my wheels, and it seems that closing that distance to apex for example is a battle with self. Best I can come up with is that it's a vision deficiency but I don't know what to do to correct it. I latched onto a faster rider, but was just unable to duplicate the lines or keep enough pace to be able to follow for more than a few corners. But I did learn something by doing so. Looking for ideas of what I can try differently. Next trackday in 2 weeks.
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    There are defensive and offensive lines when racing. Tactical vs Strategic choices. Racecraft is the proper mixture of the two. I once witnessed a rider on a slower bike hold off a faster bike by altering exit lines (not weaving) and beating him to the line FOR THE WIN.
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    I watched for this tendency to get on the gas too soon and found I did that in a couple corners. Mind you: this is at a different track, but habits typically follow the rider until changed so it’s likely I’m doing this at other tracks and on other bikes. Also, I found in Endurance racing this weekend that I need a method of prioritizing needs, addressing them and then going down the list.
  23. I have some concerns about the discussions on "weight shift" theory. Albeit not telling the entire story, by summarily dismissing it sans a thorough review or questioning of their effect on the motion or change of motion on a motorcycle we could find ourselves lulled into a mindset similar to religious cultism. Is that healthy? It can be readily observed that if a rider moves his/her body to one side of the seat that the bike tends to lean (and change vector) and the rider has to compensate for such tendencies. It is possible to explain it away that the rider is making an unintentioned bar input, however the experience of riding with a pillion (passenger) would seem to betray that logic and provide a rationale that something else is occurring now that we have an asymmetrical weight distribution about the longitudinal axis. Is it possible to exert a force (weight) at a lever point away from the center of rotation and have a predictable outcome? A discussion on Gyroscopic Precession may be able to provide some clues
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    Consistent vs Accurate Lines

    Okay. I’ll go out to specifically observe this. Thank you.