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  2. Lots of good data from some of you and especially Hotfoot’s info. Here’s just a bit more on the subject of Pivot Steering. May be repetitive of some data already written but look it over an do the experiment at the end for fun. My statement in Twist II about getting your weight closer to the center of mass or center of gravity by weighting the pegs rather than the seat and any implication that it alters the center of mass (COM) or center of gravity (COG) was, or helps in any way is, for lack of a better words, junk, incorrect, wrong. Weight in the seat or on the pegs does not change
  3. You can use your knee as a lean angle gauge. If you are touching it and still running wide it probably does mean you have too much speed, but it doesn't necessarily mean that speed is the ONLY (or even the PRIMARY) problem, for you, in that corner. For example, if you had a bad line or poor body position that could contribute to excess lean angle and thus limit your possible speed through the corner. If you are running wide and you don't know why it is happening, it sounds to me (especially in light of your prior questions in this thread) that you are riding over your head and pushing too hard
  4. If you weren't excited and a bit nervous, you'd be a...non-human :).
  5. Great to see the responses on this. Some years ago a coach missed T-boning a car at an intersection. This boulevard had a median, and tall curbing on the street-side edges. The car pulled across the median and then stopped in his lane. He steered quickly right, but had to also steer it back left (or hit that tall curbing). Both the visual skill (of not target fixing) and able to turn it quickly, are practiced skills, saved his bacon that day. It's a recommendation for simply getting onto a track now and again. Practicing riding technique in a controlled environment is ben
  6. Excellent - I will look these up. Is it safe to say that I can use my knee as a lean angle gauge and if I touch and am still running wide that I've just got too much speed for the corner?
  7. Sorry I never got notifications for these replies but this is exactly what I needed so thanks tremendously!!
  8. Yes, i was purposely experimenting with some hard acceleration, while pretty upright and that’s why the wear in the center. I agree, makes sense that the tire did not get warm enough and this caused the cold tearing. I will lower the pressure next time. Thanks to all that answered,
  9. This is actually a tough question to answer because it can depend on a LOT of variables (pressures, temps, suspension settings, tire fit to bike, riding style, etc.) and that is probably why you haven't seen much response. It does look like cold tear and it's interesting that it seems to be happening near where the tire changes from one compound (harder) to another (softer). Do you accelerate hard, in short bursts, with minimal lean angle? What is the tire size you are running, is it the same size as the OEM, or have you put on a wider tire? I agree with Yakaru that you should probably s
  10. Sounds good, thank you. I’ll try a lower pressure.
  11. Well, not my area but to give a bit of quick feedback: "The Q3s' recommended (cold) pressures of 32 psi front, 30 psi rear still apply to the Q3+" (source: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/03/31/dunlop-sportmax-q3-test-13-fast-facts/ ) -- your pressures seem high and usually you run the front higher than the rear, whereas you're doing the opposite (I tend to run the same pressures on both tires for Perellis on my Ninja 250, otherwise it's always lower in the rear).
  12. Street: 3, 4, 1, 5, 2. Track: I'll find out at the end of October!
  13. I'm anxious, excited, and nervous all at the same time. An odd combo for a wise old dude like myself. 😆
  14. Street (as requested) in order: 3, 4, 1, 5, 2 Track (in addition) in order: 3, 1, 4, 5, 2 -- though a tighter spread in places (Physical condition is 4th in both, but "more important" for track, at least for a full day/multiple days)
  15. Hi, I’m new to the forum and from Canada. I have a Q3+ set on my 2019 s1000xr and I’m getting a weird wear on the center of the rear tire. Only about 500 kms. Image attached. I’ve been running 33F 36R pressure. The front looks good, no issues. Is this indicative of too high of a pressure, like a cold tear? Should I lower the pressure and what temps should I be targeting. I checked the tire temperature with an infrared thermometer and was around 140F-145F, after a few miles on some curvy roads. I did play with the throttle a bit. I know that th
  16. I'm already signed up for Oct 30-31 in Las Vegas. Looking forward to it.
  17. Based on your email above, I'd say go for a 2 day camp. More time with your coach, fewer riders on track, and a busy schedule with LOTS of riding time. At either a 2 day camp or 1 day school you will always be allowed to ride at your own pace, and not required to wait for other riders or adjust your pace to others (except in the very first couple of laps of the day which are sighting laps so you can get a look at the track, where the flags are located, etc.) Full disclosure, just so you know what to expect, even on a 2 day camp the morning of the first day can feel a little slow, due
  18. Even though this will be my first CSS course, I took the BMW Performance Riding School a couple years ago and it convinced me I wanted/needed more. That one-day course was a long 8+ hours, filled with close to 30 riders of different skill levels, and somewhat exhausting, but from a pace and patience perspective. Not that I'm an expert rider. I'm smart enough to know I'm not. But I've taken all the MSF course levels, I work on my skills with purpose on some of my rides, and I found myself getting frustrated at the BMW course because I realized I had a higher level of riding confidence than more
  19. Hi Merritt C You'll love your time on track with the superbike school! I disagree that the Two-day camp is too intense for first-timers. I attended a two-day camp with just 10 months of riding experience and loved it. The coaches will look after you on-track, as will course control and the instructors in the classroom too. They are a great team who want the best for your time there. Personally, I found the two-day camp really lets you soak up all the information like a sponge then practice at your leisure in your own riding time. You also have two days with the same coach to imp
  20. They have full gear, so the same undersuit suggestion applies to women as men. as for school vs camp: I get a lot more from the camps, personally, and favor them for the increased time per day on the track to refine things. But it’s something I can see others wanting more “processing time” for the lessons or not physically prepared for two full days of riding having the opposite opinion. In the end though I’d say it’s probably not a drastic difference either way — both will be effective so pick the one that you think sounds more appealing or fits your schedule better.
  21. Really need some input on single vs. two day camps: Never done a track day - would rather take a course with CSS than “wing-it.” Have done several other training courses - but nothing like CSS. I’ve read reviews that suggest two-days are too intense for first timers and recommend the single day camp to do first. Also read the opposite opinion, suggesting two-day camps are better for first timers, more time, training etc. Been riding three years. As far as being physically ready (idk?) I workout 6 - 7 days a week, (a lot of cardio/some weight training) not sure what level of endurance you need.
  22. Red_Baron

    KTM

    I'm a fan of Honda and MM, but I like to see a competitive race where you don't know who is going to win. This year, even without MM, it's been super exciting to watch. And yes!!!; I am very happy to see KTM and Suzuki bring it to Ducati and Yamaha. I'm rooting for Pol, Mir, Rins, Oliveira, Zarco, Fabio and Nakagami. Sorry, I don't care for the others, especially for Diva Rossi and Prima Dovi.
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