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About klavdy

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    YES!

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    Australia , Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, U.S.A.
  1. Is there reciprocity and recognition between the schools in various countries? Say you wanted to do a school in Australia and had already completed up to level IV in the U.S, do you need to go back to L1 in Aus and work back up? Or do they take it as if you'd done up to L IV with that school? Cheers,
  2. Hmmm, good points, what about if it's been a couple of years since you completed the Level IV? As an example, I would like to do the braking again, would you go on a Level IV class or back to the level that had the braking classes?
  3. G'day fellers, looks like I'll be over to America in late May and June. Unfortunately the dates of the schools don't line up with my planned rides apart from the 2 day camp at NOLA on the 28th-29th May. Couple questions, is it a favourite track (like Barber is a favourite),how humid is it that time of year and are there any recommended Hotels/Motels?
  4. What a beaut selection of tracks for next year, too beaut as it makes it hard to choose just one. I'm going to do one as part of my holiday trip to the U.S, but which one? Willow Springs is fun but it's a bit of a dull area afterwards,but it's also the gateway to the fantastic routes to the north. Thunderbolt, I know next to nothing of the area, any insiders care to share a few tips? Barber, wow, that's nice around there and the Museum itself is a destination all on its own. Hmmmm,which one?
  5. It was a wee bit nippy on my tour through the Sierra Madres this last 6 weeks,,,
  6. Kerosene or diesel on a rag. Clean motor oil will also work.
  7. Tie them on with some dental floss. Otherwise known as "Norwegian Racing Twine", it really does work.
  8. You can find so many conflicting methods and advice when it comes to scrubbing in tyres, everything from just ride 'em to the "scrub 'em with scotch brite and acetone then do 100 cautious miles route" . You'll notice the schools bikes seem to just get a new set whacked on, couple laps at pretty close to full (albeit easy) lean angles and they're good to go. Some folks like to find a gravel road and ride on that so the gravel scrubs any mould release etc off them,some remain overly cautious until they, well, just forget they have new tyres on. I kind of just take it easy for a few miles, in
  9. The single most offensive person on the Internet (per Klavdy himself!)

    Arrrgh.

    Ed

  10. Impressive riding for sure,looks like a Honda 600 with more upright bars and the rear brake hooked up to the front brake lever.
  11. Lookit young Austin! Riding in the 2011 European Superstock 600 Championship no less! Way to go matey, up and at 'em!
  12. Have FUN! Drink water. I work in tropical countries, water is the best drink. Eat a banana in the morning and one at around lunchtime. Drink water with it, not sodas. Have at least four waters to one "Sportsdrink" Beware the afternoon burn out. To ask questions of your Riding Coach and other instructors, first you must listen. You're paying for their expertise, listen to what they have to say, then ask questions. The Classrooms rely on interaction with the Students, don't be afraid to speak up if you are not clear on anything. Don't hold back from asking questions , even if you think
  13. For me, it went like this: One day (L1)course to see if you like it enough to go onwards. L2&3 as a Camp. L4 as a one dayer The two day camps are enormous fun, the staff really dig them too (C'mon, you know you do) and it's a far more, dare I say, intimate experience.
  14. Umm, I'm an Aussie. What's an "MSF" course? Hard braking. It's not for the track, it's for street emergency stops. Well, I suppose you'd need them for the Track too but I don't do many track days at all. I do a lot of long distance touring though. I don't really want to learn how to do "Stoppies". it's info on how to break through the brake barriers that's needed. I do lock into the tank, keep pressure off the bars as much as I'm consciously aware of,arms relaxed etc, I just can't seem to get over the feeling and fixation that I'm just on the verge of a catastrophic front end lock up
  15. I practice hard stopping almost every time I go for a ride, I practice on deserted safe enough sections of road from 80mph down to 20 mph, I practice in car parks, dirt, wherever I can in an effort to increase my ability and confidence in hard, emergency type braking. I cannot get over the something that is mentally blocking me from REALLY hitting the picks, I get a constant,overwhelming feeling that I'm about to lock up and go into an unrecoverable front end wash out. A mental barrier. This causes me to ease up on the brake, I catch myself and squeeze the damn lever harder in an attempt t
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