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WHR last won the day on July 29 2020

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?

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    Motorcycles, teaching how to ride motorcycles, learning how to ride motorcycles fast

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  1. I recently picked up a K8 and I'm looking for info on aftermarket mods. The first is chain adjusters. Anyone have some info, experience, or recommendations? I ran across Lightech, but they don't have them for the K8. Of course there's a lot from China, but I'd rather deal and do business with a US based firm.
  2. Good read indeed! I'm celebrating my fiftieth year of riding, and I can relate completely.
  3. Very interesting article, and one thing I like to do in this regard is to practice in a parking lot at slow speeds, (20 to 30 mph) to work on head, feet, leg, hand, and arm positions. I can also work on throttle control at the same time.
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    Then vs now

    I think I need to donate my 1997 VFR750F to the school only on condition that it be built as a "demo" bike for students to marvel at it's awesomeness! :-) Seriously, I believe this is a bit like comparing apples to oranges, not to mention all the other factors involved. A better comparison would be the same rider (Rutter for example), riding both bikes on the same day.
  5. I can't answer your question, but I can tell you one thing. Snell approval is overrated. AFAIK, all it does is add $$$ to the cost of a helmet. "They wouldn't be DOT approved in the Asian market." They were probably not Snell approved either. That would account for the cost savings. I wish we could tag someone in a post. I'd like to know the school's stance on this as well. I don't want to assume they would, even if an ECE approval is above the DOT standard.
  6. Hi all, so to make it official I'll lay out the history. Born Oct. 1955, and before my 15th bday, I was lucky enough to buy my first motorcycle, a 1970 DKW 125cc Enduro. So I'm celebrating 50 years of being a motorcyclist! Raced a bit of motocross in the early 70 's, and bought my "real" first street bike around 83/84. Today my daily is a 2004 DL650, and I also have a 1997 VFR750, and a 2000 R1 of which both need work to get them back on the road. I enjoy working on my bikes. I've been a rabid fan of all types of racing, but of course motorcycle (MotoGP, WSBK, AMA, etc.) racing reigns supreme. Life (raising a family) interrupted what I'm sure would have been a grander life on two wheels, if I'had just realized sooner that motorcycles are my passion. But not to wallow in regrets, I'm going to make the most of my golden years by pursuing motorcycle challenges, of which taking a CSS class is one of. I'm a bit afraid that I'll get completely hooked and will not have the time or funds to satisfy my newfound obsession! :-) My profile handle "WHR" stands for Wild Heart Racing. Something I came up with years ago with hopes of someday using it in some fashion related to my passion. My given name is Tom.
  7. Yep, he supports the bike with his knee and lets the bike straighten itself. Then deftly lifts the bike by pushing on the outside grip. Of course he's mastered the "Zen" of riding in the moment without fear.
  8. Hello all, new to CSS, but not motorcycles. 2020 marks 50 years since my first bike. I'm looking forward to taking my first ever, on track, motorcycle class sometime this spring.
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