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Andy Kang

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About Andy Kang

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    Cornering Apprentice
  • Birthday 11/07/1984

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    Yes, Taiwan CSS.

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    Vancouver, Canada/Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Thanks everyone for the replies! Now I've definitely got more than enough information to find the right suit for me. My plan now is to try all the brands I can and get the most comfy one that's at the right price. Will share my result when decided!
  2. Jeff: I can totally relate to that feeling of slipping into something you thought that fits a while back but just don't anymore. LOL And I know exactly what you're talking bout with that old Dainese suit of your's. I'm experiencing somewhat a similar situation where I just feel stiff and not flexible enough on the bike. note taken, thanks for the reply. Eirik and Jeff: Paying for the brand is something I was thinking about actually. I've noticed that the big names like Dainese and Alpinestars have a bit more safety and functionality designs to their suits. As to other brands, most of it
  3. Hi All, I'm currently wearing a Dainese two piece and looking to invest in a suit. There're SO MANY choices out there and I'm wondering if I can get some thoughts and pointers from you guys. I'm looking to spend $1000~$1500, and hoping to find one that's bang for the buck. Any type of feedback is welcome. --- Andy Kang
  4. Coach, I see, I didn't realize crossing the border would be that big a task! And you're probably right, having a truck load of motorcycles can cause a stir with the customs. I will definitely consider taking a vacation to California or Las Vegas and fit in a schedule for CSS in the future. Sounds like an exciting trip just thinking about it! Now that I've known Victor and the rest of the people at HDMoto a bit more. I'm sure I'm practicing with the right people. I have plans to fit in as many track times as possible from now on. Totally loving riding even more with the right fundament
  5. I see now. Well, despite this mishap with my bike, I'm still happy I got to experience CSS even if it's on another bike for Level 2. And after the brake was out, it really got me thinking it's actually the throttle and vision techniques that I need to work on. I didn't need to rely on the brakes like I first got on the track. Maybe this was meant to happen? haha just joking. and thanks for the help Coach! By the way, I was wondering if there would be a chance of CSS going to Canada in the future? Though I'm not familiar with the number or quality of tracks back in Canada. But I'm plann
  6. Hey there Cryo, glad to see another rider from B.C. on this forum. Where do you live at? I'm from White Rock, but currently living back in Taiwan. Best, Andy Kang
  7. Hi Coach, I didn't touch to see if the brake was hot or not, but noticed the disc was kinda rusted and had yellowish stains. Could that be the signs of the disc or calipers being overheated? I'm very sure that my foot wasn't on the lever unless I needed to use the brake. As to the question, "was it on the whole time?". My feelings were I didn't feel like the brake was on, but I wasn't riding at a higher speed yet to feel a significant drag. Thinking back just now, one thing I forgot to mention was after I came in the guy riding behind me (when all this was happening) said he sme
  8. Hey Coach Cobie, It's no problem at all, ill try to explain as much as possible. A few days before my bike was sent down to PenBay, I went to Nic Lam's (the Bitubo suspension seller you've most likely have met as well) shop aka Race Tech, to get my stock suspensions adjusted. He had found out that my rear brake lever, when pressed on, was oddly loose. I haven't ridden the bike for a couple of weeks since it was raining non-stop. Since my bike was still under warranty, I told him I'll get it bak to Ducati Taipei for a check up. Ok, this next part I'm not quite sure how to explain because I
  9. Carey: Yes, I have to say I've had some mechanical issues as well with my 1198. And I've only bought the bike for less than a year and only put 3000+ kms on it. In fact, a major one happened during the first day of CSS! I'll just skip the details on what and how it happened. In the end the whole rear brake system needed to be replaced! I was so bummed that I wasn't able to use my bike during Level 2, but understood it's for everyone's safety. haha don't we all wish we had a lot of extra cash laying around! But yeah, when I thought about purchasing this 1198 was that I wanted a bike th
  10. I say Yay for this section! I think in order to have good stability on a sports bike, one would probably need to workout or exercise regularly. (At least to me it is.) Andy Kang from Taiwan
  11. Thank you guys for the warm welcome! ktk_ace: Did you attend the 2 day CSS as well? I usually just ride on the Taipei~Yi-Lan route(Bei-Yi) and normally during day-time. Carey: If I were to point one thing out on how it made the biggest impact on me, I'd have to say it's the 2/3 step drill. Basically just knowing where to look for reference made a lot of difference for me. I've never been on a track before or have had any similar training. During the first day, I'd have to say I was running all over the place. I thought to myself, "As long as I'm making the corners safely, it must've
  12. Coach Cobie My name is Andy Kang and I was one of the students. I have to say that I had the time of my life attending the two days of CSS. Unfortunetly I didnt get a chance to be your student, maybe next year? haha I posted in the other thread about my experience so ill just keep it short here. Just want to say thank you again for coming to Taiwan and I can't wait for you and all the coaches to do it again next year! I couldn't agree more, Victor, Gina and the rest of HDMoto did an awesome job. If it wasn't for them, I don't think we will ever get to experience CSS in Taiwan. Defini
  13. Hey Everyone! My name is Andy Kang. I attended CSS Levels 1 and 2 on Dec. 4~5th here in Taiwan. I just discovered this forum and thought I'd introduce myself considering I might be the first and only Taiwanese CSS student to post here. I'm having trouble editing my profile information due to website having error issues so I guess I'll tell a tiny bit of myself here. I'm a Taiwanese/Canadian who now lives in Taiwan for about 10 years now. I've started riding as a regular hobby about a couple years ago. First on a BMW R1200GS last year, then switched to a Ducati 1198 just this February
  14. Hi y'all. My name is Andy Kang, new to the forum still, and was one of the students who attended this Taiwan CSS. I'm one of the only few who knows English (I'm Taiwanese/Canadian, but living in Taiwan for 10 years now), so I've decided to share a little of my thoughts and experience about these 2 days. I don't think many students will post to this thread due to, well, not knowing how to type in English. So here we go. To start off, I gotta say the 2 days course in Taiwan was the best experience I've ever had on a motorcycle. It was as exciting and fun as I've seen on youtube and some for
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