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  1. Start rolling on the throttle as soon as the steering action is complete and you are on the correct line through the corner. If you charge the turn, or over-cook it, you will be struggling to get on the correct line, or maybe even to stay on the blacktop! If this happens, no doubt your roll-on will be delayed until you get pointed where you need to be. If the road is damp or grip is low, good throttle control is that much more important.
  2. The very first thing I learned from Keith was from that classroom scene in the TOTW II video: "Once the throttle is cracked open, it is rolled on evenly, smoothly and constantly throughout remainder of turn." In my opinion, when I feel I need maintenance throttle it is because my entry speed was too low. I can't imagine getting on the gas before turn in. In some sections like turns 4/5/6 at SOW, I may not ever close the throttle all the way but just stop rolling on while turning.
  3. I noticed recently that it is becoming popular for riders to post videos of their track-day riding on social media and then ask others to critique it. I thought it was a good idea for someone looking for feedback to improve their skills, but it can also lead to a lot of bad advice. This got me wondering if CSS had ever considered doing a Remote Coaching-type service where riders can pay for video review and feedback from a CSS coach. I would think that there would be a huge demand for that, but I also know that the coaches keep pretty busy already with the school calendar. Maybe it's just wishful thinking. In the meantime, I'll keep signing up for school dates! See you guys soon.
  4. That's a good question; I don't really know.. I don't shift based on the sound of the engine but I do like to have the sound as feedback, especially during downshifts. I probably don't need to hear the bike at all on track but it feels important for some reason.
  5. I am guilty of not wearing earplugs on track. I tried using earplugs while riding with CSS a couple of times and I couldn't do it; it was too hard to hear the bike. I tape over my speedometer to reduce distractions! I didn't realize how much I was looking at my instrument cluster until I started masking it.
  6. Yep, sure have!  VIR is definitely one of my favorites.  You will have a blast there!


  7. Welcome, Rick. Have you ever been to VIR? I never have myself, but it's one of my favorites on the MotoAmerica circuit and I'm hoping to do a 2-day camp there next year.
  8. Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone rides at High Plains Raceway, Motorsports Park Hastings, Raceway Park of the Midlands (when it's not underwater), or any nearby tracks I might not know about. I don't know any riders in the area yet and it would be great to meet some who have some CSS background. See you at the track, Andrew
  9. This. You'll have so much fun no matter which track you choose. I did Laguna Seca for my level 1 and 2 training and It was fantastic, especially because it was right after the Motoamerica/WSBK weekend and I got to watch the races and then do the 2-day camp!
  10. I actually just registered with a couple organizations to race in a few hare scrambles this year. I've never done anything like that before, but it sounds like a lot of fun.
  11. I had no idea the 2019 schedule was out until you posted this. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Also, welcome! Laguna Seca is a great place for a 2-day camp. Have you driven at that track?
  12. I would strongly recommend against running the clip-ons with only the pinch bolts holding them in place. If you can't find a comfortable position with your current setup, I would look for aftermarket adjustable clip-ons as there are quite a few options. I use Helibars TracStar clip-ons on my Gsx-r. They aren't adjustable but are angled slightly forward and upward. They say for better ergonomics, but I wanted more clearance between my bars and gas tank at full lock. Not needed for the track maybe, but it helps in parking lots.
  13. A throttle body sync was done when the bike was new at 600 miles, and another one is due in about 1000 miles. I think I'll do it this weekend, thanks for the input.
  14. Thanks for the input. I'm hesitant to play with the clutch mid-corner because I could do a lot more harm than good if I mess it up. Cornering in a higher gear does help some and I'd take lugging the engine a bit over destabilizing the suspension. I think an ecu tune might be my next step. I've heard mixed reviews; some people say they gained 15hp and some say no change. If I can get smoother throttle response and a higher idle speed out of it, that'd be great. Any recommendations for where to go for a tune?
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