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  2. Big thanks to Dylan and Hotfoot! That kind of knowledge is priceless to us casual track day riders.
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  4. Glad my ears weren't planing tricks on me. And agree, his riding is incredible. I didn't catch that he backed it in at the 3:40 mark. I'll have to watch it again.
  5. Sanity and hearing are good! That is impressive to watch and incredible the way it makes all the other bikes look like they're barely moving, especially getting on the power out of corners. The squeals occur more the further the video goes on - clearly looks like a kid with a new toy who's starting to play around with it! The one at 3:40m (ish) sounds like he's backing it in, but not sure if this is the case later on - the one at the 7:09 mark sounds like it's coming from the front as he steers, decreases steering and the bike's roll angle before getting back on the steering and power.
  6. I didn't watch the entire thing but I heard what you heard and a small one at around the 3m:?? mark as well. There remarkable thing to me is how he uses so little energy/effort to ride at this level.
  7. The second video also gives you a great view of the M1000RR's display which is set to Race Track mode so you see exactly what is happening with his RPMs and braking deceleration levels. The throttle control and trail braking is impressive, as is the amount of time he spends living at 11,000+ RPMs. Also seems like there is not a single moment of coasting - he's either on the throttle or on the brakes. Good stuff.
  8. Okay, I could use a sanity check. I caught this video of Troy Corser ripping around Hockenheimring on the new M 1000RR. At various points in the video it sounds like his tires are squealing (and not just a little but a lot) from braking and corning forces taking his traction to the limit. Is this what I'm hearing or is it something else? I first hear it at 4:37. Also hear it at 6:05, 6:56, 7:09, 7:35, 7:53 and 8:16. The clip is from the camera mount on the back of the bike facing forward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU6PSQrH5vQ You also hear it in the footage from the front
  9. Thanks. I'll give it a try next ride.
  10. @Dylan CodeDid he give you any starting street pressures?
  11. The best person to ask would be the Dunlop race tire distributor at your track day. Other than that I would start off with 32 PSI front and 30 rear. The Dunlop tire engineer who designed the Q4 said that they are less sensitive to pressure than other tires like slicks. He's the one who gave me those psi figures.
  12. I have a question and I keep getting different answers. I’m riding in A group at a pretty good pace and I’m running Dunlop Q4s on my L8 GSXR 1000. What should I set my tire pressures at front and rear to start the day on cold tires? When I come it they spike so should I check them after each session and continue to make adjustments after every session to keep them at a desired pressure or adjust once and leave them alone? 45 minutes between sessions and I ride primarily in South Florida’s heat. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Your Bonneville will, obviously, feel more upright than the BMW RR but in your first session (assuming this is your first time at the school) the first couple of laps are slow-speed, follow-the-leader 'sighting laps' which allow one time to adjust to riding position anyway. The first session is usually spent getting used to the track and lines, getting used to the bike, and still early in the day so tyre and track temperatures can still be cool - point being it's not worth going flat out immediately. The coaches really know their stuff and are fantastic at looking after you so you will get a
  14. Thanks Vic. Great point about the bikes having different modes I can use to get comfortable with the bike. I’m thinking about renting a sports bike prior to the dates so I can get used to the riding position. Starting out with Rain mode is an excellent idea.
  15. Hi and welcome! El Colibri covered it quite extensively above. I would add that my first time at the school I used their bike but was apprehensive about riding a sportsbike as I thought it may detract from the learning experience, but they are excellent and surprisingly user-friendly ("pussycat" was the term used!) This was the previous generation S1000RR - maybe someone else on here who has ridden the 2020 version has feedback on it? During the first couple of sessions the bike is in 'Rain' mode (reduced power, more forgiving throttle response) and the option to move it up to 'Sport'
  16. El Colibri, wow. Thank you for taking the time for the reply. This is great stuff to think about.
  17. New2mac, welcome to the forum. I’d say that the skills learned at the school are very easily transferable back to your bike on the street. My first time at the school was on a school bike and I had no issues taking what I learned out to the street on my bike. I don’t know that it’s necessarily ’better’ to mix it up and learn on different bikes. I can imagine for some, getting on a sport bike when never having ridden one before may actually take away from focusing on the drills in each session (a lot of attention *could* necessarily go toward just getting accustomed to a new/different
  18. Is it better to learn on your own bike on the track, or is it better to mix it up and learn on a different bike like the s1000rr? I’m currently riding a Triumph Bonneville with some performance and suspension upgrades here and there. I love this bike and currently do not have any plans to pursue a street bike. And my goal for the course is to be a better street rider on the twisties. Should I be concerned about transferring what I learn from a type of bike I probably won’t ride except for this course? Of course, I can bring the Bonnie for the 1-Day course but I’m worried I’ll show up wit
  19. I haven't watched the video but I HAVE experienced noticeable changes in handling as a result of changing tires (brand or size), and after a few of those experiences I now pick a brand and size of tire and set up the bike for THOSE tires and stay with them. If I need to change to a different brand or size of tires, I am prepared to start all over on suspension settings and bike setup. Changing to a different model or size of tires can change how the suspension feels - is the tire stiffer than the prior one? Does it have a different profile shape that affects the turn in and steering chara
  20. I can only link to the teaser, but I am a paying member and have watched the full video. But how much importance does the profile shape, carcass construction, height and width of a tire matter in your experience? Because a 120/70-17 tire can vary greatly in size, profile and construction between models, would/do you adjust your bike to accommodate every time you fit different tires?
  21. For the camp obviously there is the school provided bike. I’ve got my s1000rr and hp4 both already there; and as much as I’d love to bring one of my small bikes I need the trailer space free to bring those back home after. Cobie recommended the s1000 for the tryout.
  22. I am! And then right after I have my coach tryout on the 20th so hopefully I'll have the rust knocked off from this winter and my studying will have stayed in my brain!
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