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  • Birthday 04/29/1948

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
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  1. Most of the tire manufacturers recommend to ride the tires for about 100 miles so they can settle. I usually take the highway and run it for about 50 miles at the speed limit. Around here is 65 miles/hr. (right)) then I start doing sigsag increasing the leaning angle gradually, then I go into the road (twist) to finish breaking them in. My main concern is to get the tires warm first. Regards,. the razor.
  2. Kai I was refering as how quick he is taken the turn and did not mention leaning. The time I've been on the track I use quick turn (session 3 Level I) and I always hit my apex. And it is because the speed on the track is faster than the speed on the street. If I just push the handle bar I end up wide. In any moment in my point of view I mentioned leaning. I mentioned turnig. Which is why I was refering to. Just for clarification.
  3. .Are you turning the bike as fast as you can. I guess the right term is flick. Both of them has the same meaning. Turn quickly and effortlessly. I am sorry for my Spanglish. Have you taken level I. I think it is session 3 where this subject is covered. If you have not I recommend you to do so. It is worth the money. You will never regret it. Regards.
  4. When you lowered both ends, and the astern most, you actually increased rake and trail, which are contributing factor for stability. Lowering the bike, OTOH, will decrease stability. Overall, the two probably more or less evened out. I agree about leaving the front end slightly dropped and see how you like it. I am not an expert on the subject. But I had my bike tuned up based on my weight and my type of riding. The sag, rebound and compresion were adjusted front and back. My question is, do you know the sag, rebound and compresion you have as of now. Remember the factory setting is set based in two person (rider and passenger). I personally will recomend you look for a place that does suspension and have it set up for you. Go and take it for a spin and come back for fine tunning. Good luck. My two cents. The razor.
  5. It looks like Fajita is right. Looking at the video you are taken a wide turning point. Also, Are you flipping on the turns.
  6. Thanks Cobie. I am going to lift the back and see what happen. Got to be on the spring though. Too cold on the northeast.
  7. Can you elaborate more on what change you are seeing? Better? Worse? Just different? .Stevo. It is not turning as fast as it used bo be. I have to keep the pressure a lit bit longer on handle bar to hit my apex. Before I just pushed and it was there. Now, if I do not keep the pressure a bit longer I get a bit wide on the turn with the end result I am off the apex, not by much but still wide. Thanks for asking.
  8. I know Cobie is going to have a new section (I think) about tires. But since this question is related to tires I'd like to put it out there. I changed the brand of tires on my CBR1000RR. I used to have the factory bridgestone and after going to the CSS I went with the Q2. I noticed the change in handling from one tire to the other. To be specific, the way it reacts when cornering. By the way. I had the suspension set up with the factory tires. Questions: Why is there a change when cornering?. What is the corrective action so the Q2's corner as the factory brand?. Also, gripping is not a factor. OK. fellows let it reap. I am all ears. Thanks, The razor.
  9. Yes, I have done level 1. I know my throttle control suffered a bit and I was actually trying to go line to line. The road is in Southern California (Sage Rd.), one of a few I just found, and it was during normal working hours - so there was very little traffic. My attempt was geared toward looking and trying to "read" the turns (using how close the DY and white lines appear). I had the idea of experiencing a more sweeping approach, using the whole lane, instead hitting apexes. This may be slightly less than desirable but it did give me a better sense of how much room I really have. I'm getting pretty good with flicking the bike (still practice the L1 flick drill daily). That video that Eirik posted is nuts. Just keep practicing. Practice is the key to success. By the way, it is a nice road. Good luck to you myfriend. Next, Level II. Happy holidays.
  10. The question is how much longer can they survive riding on the road before things happen. Remind me when I was in my teen's ridig motorcross until it happened. But I am sure now a lot of people are going to be confident leaning on white lanes when turnigng. Just a thought.
  11. DMJ120. Have you taken Level I. If you did I think you need to go over the techniques. From the video, You were very closed to the center lane. In a few occasions you went over it. I do not think it is a good idea. I've seen people go down when in a turn (leaning) the back tire has gone when hitting the yellow line. Practice throttle control, turning point, apex, flipping. Nice road though. Where is it. Be safe. The razor.
  12. We like to get them out every day, and are still piloting a new timing system, using RFID tags. Still some things to work out, but should be good when done. I agreed 100% with rainman. When I took level I I did it to learn the drills and made the adjustments so I can correct my flows. I used a speed that allowed me to feel comfortable in all the drills. Toward the end I was much faster due to the fact I was executing the techniques much better. For me personally, time was not as important as to apply the correct techniques. Now I can go to the track and see how my laps have improved from session to session. As was explained here, there are going to be slower riders taken the classes that are going to affect of how fast you can go in a specific lap or session. By the way not offense to anybody. Everybody has a different point of view (goals) when going to a track or a class.
  13. Razor; I know from cornerworking there this past season that the School does bring it to NJMP. They run the off track drills in the paddock beyond the end of the garages. Rainman Rainman is of course correct, we do run it there. Can't do the slide bike though, not enough room. Also, can't run it in the wet, the original crash test dummy (me) found out exactly what happens when you ride it in the wet--you slide off the back as it spins past 180. Was pretty entertaining really. CF Thanks Rainman and CF for your answer. Looking forward to trying the lean bike even if it is for a couple of try. I hope we do not get rain on the day I take level II or level III for that matter. Looking forward to going back to NJMS. Maybe I get lucky and I get Cobie as my coach. Thanks again guys. the razor
  14. Is the school going to bring the lean Bike to Thunderbolt. I am planning to take level II and III. Just want to know if I am going to be able to ride it. Thanks The razor.
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