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  1. -Be loose on the bars (taking excessive rider input out of the equation of cornering) > better weight distro as one needs to have proper lower body anchoring for loose upper body movement >one steering input per turn is perfect then is throttle control for smoothness ...
  2. Are you sure about that, or could that be a Survival Reaction causing the uncomfortable feeling? What starts causing your uncomfortable feeling while cornering? Bonus Question: What signals would the bike give you when it is approaching maximum lean, and what is maximum lean? hardware max lean = scraping parts
  3. Maybe at those IOMTT speeds, the roads (remember they are public roads , not hi friction maintained track tarmac) are "slippery" which is no.2. Theres a list of things that prevents doing the quick flip in the video/book imho.
  4. Nice article Erick!! Its wet today and after reading the article and riding afterwards, really helps to revise my riding in the wet
  5. nice gif...lol but im thinking the bottleneck is still road conditions, not the bike or tires now...
  6. Seems like a new business opportunity for the school if they can crank up a course on wet riding trainingf
  7. i dont listen to music when I ride. I prefer speakers and piano tunes in front of the computer thou ...
  8. http://www.sportrider.com/riding_tips/146_1204_trail_braking_riding_skills_series/ Looking at the G force data , seems that my hypothesis on braking hard on straights to 15 degree lean angle + a quick flip into the corner has G force data logging graphs to back it up! meaning if the maximum total G force the bike can handle in a turn isnt scrubbed off on the straights , the far-too-hi-speed cornering speed will come back negatively as an unwanted cornering G-force ; physics will take over for better or worse and you lose the freedom of near total control of the bike also sub second flips on road bikes with smaller lean angles means cutting the "empty/sub optimal" total g-force timing to a minimum, making the bike bike compliant thru the whole process of the turn (from finding a turn point straight up all the way to exiting the turn straight up) as it is properly loaded up with the optimal g-forces at the optimal times with minimal "pogo-ing" so to speak . Another hypothesis that Im willing to make is that track conditions only have to deal with much less factors which affect total G Force Potential ( GFP ) , meaning if a stock bike can handle 1G acceleration/deceleration on straights and corners : external factors that might affect the total GFP will include -banking angle -humidity/water depth -sudden unideal road conditons (sand/debris , etc) hardware factors that might affect the total GFP will include: -sticker tires -tuned suspension -personalized tuned power output - personalized tuned braking linearity rider factors that might affect the total GFP will include: -rider weight (F=MA , bigger mass = less acceleration can be used for same given force (total GFP)) -rider "experience" on speed/precision of reading and guessitmating/sampling future road condition GFP's for optimal speed and safety -rider effective input to pre-optimize total GFP before, during(throttle control) and after(pick up) a turn I might be wrong or need correction so feel free to chime in and discuss/ throw in corrections ps. both bikes are bone stock (including tires) so this works for stock bikes.
  9. Confidence will get you more per second spend (be a 9 not a 10 which is overconfidence) I'd say stay away from rainy/cold seasons as it affects tire grip and suspension nice white Ducati btw.
  10. My guesstimate on why it isnt widely used: 1) clumbersome for road racing body movement (MX bike/riding is MOSTLY lower body and seat/tank/rider positioning is pretty diff from a road racer bike setup) 2) aerodynamics? anything not so aerodynamic above 60 MPH = very draggy
  11. different road conditions different answers imho.
  12. *facepalm at stroker not reading/ watching his materials.
  13. ...so Hottie how did this happen? Having just gotten out of a flex cast myself inquiring minds would like to know. WELL... as you may recall, I have horses. My horses are very tall, and I'm pretty short, so I use a mounting block to get on, especially when riding bareback. A couple of weeks ago I was standing on the mounting block getting ready to get on my horse, and he moved away a step - so I stepped down off the block, and my foot landed on an uneven piece of ground and twisted under me. It probably should have been a sprained ankle but I'm very flexible, so my ankle just rolled all the way under until my fibula snapped. Audibly. I don't seem to have any tendon or ligament damage, which is good news since those sort of injuries take longer to heal than broken bones, but the bad news is that I'll be in a cast for a total of 6 weeks... so I have about a month to go. It's my left leg, a complete mid-shaft fibula fracture. Not that exciting of a story - it happened in my backyard! Naturally, everyone assumes it was a motorcycle injury (despite the fact that I have NEVER been hurt riding a motorcycle). I need a sign to wear around my neck that says "No, I did NOT fall off my motorcycle!" You should totally have a sign on the plastr saying " the horse did it"
  14. Im banking my guesstimate on the thin tires and very sandy/grainy surface that breaks... surface tension with ease
  15. Not getting into accidents/crashing while generally 90% ahead of the pack while riding on public roads.
  16. I'm pretty surprised to hear that! What kind of situations put you in danger? I think this comes back to the point that electronic aids are just another control that need to be used properly. You can't blame the TC for limiting your speed on corner exit, that's like getting mad at the bike because you have a limited top speed when you only twist the throttle to 80%! If the TC is limiting you, the solution is to change the setting, or just turn it off. The TC is not faulty in any way, it's acting exactly as it was designed to. Strange that you don't trust the aids, it seems like they have been behaving predictably and remained constant for you (for example rain mode limiting your drive out of corners)? You can trust it to do the same thing, every single time. You can't really ask for more than that, can you? Mugget, to answer your first question I'll start with my local area in which a lot of the intersections are rather "blind" so, when you must go you must go. The last thing I need is a TC system that is confused and limiting power to less than a Toyota Prius just because the car was not pointed in a straight line or even when pointed in a straight line. It is quite common for my TC to engage as low as 1500 RPM's. Now these are not situations where full throttle is needed or applied, maybe 15~20% throttle used. The same has applied when I have been the one to have to slow down. When you are expecting the car to slow and the ABS starts engaging for no reason would you think that cause concern? Let's put this into a riding scenario. You are behind an unpredictable rider that swerves from one side of the track to the other for no apparent reason, almost stops going down the straights, almost crashes in every turn etc, etc, etc... Would it matter if others told you that he's ok and you should just trust him? Or would you prefer to stay as far away as possible? If you go back and read my earlier comments about "rain mode" you should notice that I said it was entertainingly aggrevating. I never said that I was mad at the TC or anything else. You are aware that in some vechiles when you turn off the "electronic aids" they are never turned completly off, even when advertised to do so. A little different riding scenario. You are behind a rider that is not riding as one would expect but they are predictable in every turn, straight and braking. You may follow them and enjoy the entertainment for a while then get aggrevated after they have delayed your progress, Yes? For me it is more about the systems operating when not appropriate or expected. well then get a programmable one? TC... the stock ones are pretty much... tuned for maximum safety. tunable race grade TC is getting cheaper by the moment~
  17. Oh, this is new to me, I thought the braided steel lines were just to reduce expansion of the brake lines to give a better and more accurate feel on the brakes. Thanks for posting that. I can't prove it... but, I've seen a stock line cut by debris on a friends street bike. There's not a whole lot of structure/reinforcement in stock lines. Fortunately it didn't result in a crash, only an overshot stopsign at the end of the off-ramp. I personally would change the front lines on any bike I own whether they're street or track bikes for that reason but I really do like the gain in performance and feel you get with them as well. Besides, they are relatively inexpensive so I can't find a reason not to do it on the front. I rarely use the rear and it is better protected so I don't consider that necessary. Benny A brake vendor came yesterday to the shop where i frequent and I saw translucent "rubber" encased steel briad brake hoses ... could you say double trhe protection??
  18. thats new, I havnt seen that in my manual ~ Had replaced the brake fluid every 6 months thou~
  19. your lap times and how they compare to the groups on the track. aftermarket programmable traction control also can extend tire lifespan by 10-20% depending on setup from what i read.
  20. I'm pretty surprised to hear that! What kind of situations put you in danger? I think this comes back to the point that electronic aids are just another control that need to be used properly. You can't blame the TC for limiting your speed on corner exit, that's like getting mad at the bike because you have a limited top speed when you only twist the throttle to 80%! If the TC is limiting you, the solution is to change the setting, or just turn it off. The TC is not faulty in any way, it's acting exactly as it was designed to. Strange that you don't trust the aids, it seems like they have been behaving predictably and remained constant for you (for example rain mode limiting your drive out of corners)? You can trust it to do the same thing, every single time. You can't really ask for more than that, can you? You can if you spend time and money on aftermarket programmable ones... heheheh or get a S1000rr HP4
  21. I'm sidelined for the moment, broke my leg. I was NOT on a bike, which proves that walking is more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. About four more weeks in a cast... Get well soon Hotfoot!!
  22. Im glad 2 stroke is gone... very polluting in normal commuters hands.
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