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  1. Cobie, nicely written! What a brilliantly run event, thank you Gina and Victor and the team. Andy, glad you had such an amazing time! Victor, your CBR1000RR is warming up ready for you at Eastern Creek, Australia my friend, ready when you are! JasonBW
  2. Brilliant info here! Klavdy if you're serious about learning to wash speed off effectively (road or track) then read Jasonzillas post a number of times over and over till you have a plan to try on the road.
  3. Excellent stuff Slobdog! Make sure we get to see a picture of your bike after you fit it all up. P.s. Level 4 rocks! So much track time and dedicated staff to work with you!
  4. Good stuff, you've been "armed" then, here's something to try if you want: Try rotating on the bike and using your calf to lock on for a few corners (lower speed and at a safe place like a track), takes an AWEFUL lot of effort.... no wonder the big guys are paid the big bucks to be athletes... they get those legs working for them (they have to, otherwise they couldnt be nice and loose on the bars) but at the cost of extreme physical training regimes. So yep, it sure is possible, but it's just a question of how fit you are and where you focus your fitness.
  5. It's a great and often asked question there Brad! We teach you the method of locking on that is easiest, that is using the outside quad muscles anchored to the tank. You might see Rossi or Lorenzo use this great method, but there there are many others who use a different method that works for them, i.e. Pick a pro rider that might prefer to get his or her butt off the seat more, which leaves their upper body high and a little crossed up, as they've rotated around the tank they can't use the outside quads, so they're using their calf muscles, abductors, heel, butt, elbow etc ANYTHING they c
  6. Gday James, I wasn't your coach but I got to see you riding around on track with that goldish McDuc numberplate of yours, well done on your riding!!! How do you feel your riding has changed?
  7. McDuc you'll have a huge selection on Monday morning, but I love the line "When in doubt, swap them out"! Mainly because I've seen the damage to person and property that can happen with tyres that are worn. It's a good thing to check not just the tread depth but also the shape of the tyre, i.e. stand above the rear tyre and look straight down, do you see its retained a nice symmetrical shape or do you see a band of wear? e.g. the centre is worn, or a certain angle of the tyre worn... Why is that important? If you have bands of wear then you'll have varying (reduced) sized contact patches
  8. Here we go... attached. I spoke too soon re: temperature... right here right now at 6:30pm in the evening its 115deg !
  9. How cool is that to have the legendary sign out your office window!!!!!! Over 100deg F here for the last week, too hot! This weekend us Aussies are heading overseas to New Zealand for a few days, we love that place! then straight back for then next couple of days at Eastern Creek... What a great life we have!!!
  10. Carey, you're gonna love Level 3 then, Cobie and his team will have you working with the bike, it makes an insane difference to nearly everything we do on a motorcycle.
  11. Greg, just a side note, keep in mind when working forks, the individual legs can be on different settings no problem, as once they're bolted together into the triples they work as a single unit. I.e. you can put a .95 spring in one and a .90 spring into the other, even have rebound clicked 6 out on one leg and say, 2 out on another... the spring and rebound in this instance will work as a concatenation of the two settings, like having a 0.925 spring and a rebound setting of 4 out. So if this was the problem, it wouldnt be that the two are different, it's that the two are adding up to an i
  12. Well done on even noticing that MrSlow! Most only wonder why their leg hurts so much after spirited cornering sessions. You noticed it's not very comfortable having so much weight on the inside peg hey? The ability to get your footpeg weight setup such that it's comfortable depends on a few things, but by and large the most important reason is the ability for you to "lock on" to your motorcycle effectively. As you've not been to the school yet I can't relate you to drills that are relevant (necessary) to get it perfect, but we'll take a stepped approach to see if you can get a little clos
  13. Good stuff Greg, keep on testing, if you're 100% that the problem is suspension and not one of those things we do to upset the bike in motion then I'll bow out, there are much wiser suspension techs than I. A good source of suspension is the "independent suspension forum". Made up of a few suspension gurus worldwide.
  14. Cool stuff, just to be sure of the suggestion, OEM being the actual original equipment, true Honda stuff... So call up local bike shops or even better, drop into their service departments and ask if they have scratched up panels, usually they have stacks hanging around the rafters... if you speak to the right person high up enough in the chain of command (or low enough) you can grab a few panels for the price of a few beers on a Friday afternoon
  15. Slobdog, something to consider... Good race fairings are designed to not just survive reasonable well in a crash, but also to be as lightweight as possible (both those goals are at odds hey!) plus provide less panels and faster removal, and have a catch pan to catch fluids like oil/water as per the regulations. All that comes at a cost! What of those design requirements does your bike need for the track on trackdays only? How about buying scratched OEM panels, and make the job of swapping to track mode easier (read: faster). That's exactly what I did with my older CBR1000RR, I then
  16. Gday Stewy, welcome to the forum! Two wheels on track is VERY addictive hey! Wannaroo your local? Where about's from WA are you from? I've lived over that way a while... I miss the sunsets over the sea at Scarborough. P.s. If you come east to PI be prepared to be spoilt. It's an amazing experience!
  17. Cool Greg, thanks for the fast response, I was away though so glad Cobie got the ball rolling on the other good data. I need some clarification on your statement in reply to the pressure on the bars AFTER steering, but to avoid some back and fourth I'll make an assumption: You've stated the pressure on the bars was "constant", (read this next bit carefully) can I assume this means we have some pressure on the bars to "hold the bike in the turn" AFTER we've finished steering? Would you believe me if I said we don't need to hold a bike into the turn after steering? I.e. Once we've stee
  18. Gday Neil, not a stupid question, it just happens to have a very simple answer: Traction Control attempts to mimic perfect throttle control. As a reminder, the golden rule of Throttle Control is this: "Once the throttle is cracked open, it is rolled on evenly, smoothly and constantly throughout the remainder of the turn" It's quite funny, as riders we want things to be complicated! After all, if it's simple, yet we don't understand it, then we would have to feel foolish to some extent. Most of motorcycles greatest technical revelations are really simple facts. Glad you asked buddy!
  19. Gday Greg, there are a fair few potentials here, let's make a start: can I ask you to best describe the pressure sequence on the bars when steering the bike into a turn?
  20. Deadsmiley that might just be the helmet "broke in" gradually and you didn't notice it until something made you put attention to your vision: this thread, a scenario on track, whatever the case, well done that you've identified it! Grab a brand new one in the shop and try it on, bet it feels a little different to your worn in one. FlyingV, can you describe the vestibular system and the impact to plugging the ears. Is there potential that track riders wearing ear plugs could be causing a decrease in the ability to sense lean accurately? Sure I wouldn't ride without 'plugs but it's an inte
  21. Steves already answered you Stevo but I'll add my bike serves multiple purposes, as a race bike, track bike and a commuter. Just takes an hour to pop the other tyres on, good fairings off and the race fairings on.
  22. Dead right Oz, actually it aint pink, it's orange... the video is off colour Here's the Aus eBay link to the one: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Multi-Tyre-Changer-and-Bead-Breaker-Rim-Edge-Clamps-/370275736748?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5636275cac but if I had my time again I'd go the extra for a NoMar: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NoMar-Classic-Model-Motorcycle-Tyre-Changer-/150454218818?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2307c53042 But that's just me, considering I'm changing my tyres near every few weeks it would be worth the extra or just get a few more mates to put in.
  23. being hands on, I love having the ability to change my tyres. If you get serious on track you'll quickly realize the savings. My setup is similar to a Harbour Freight unit (google), but I purchased polyethylene bar stock, angle ground them down and fitted them to the mount/demount bar. Never a scratch and it takes moments to change a tyre. I think I have a video of it Yep, found it, this is me showing a buddy how to use it, I'm the fatty in the pink shirt. P.s. Apologies for the music P.p.s. Without this, changing from road tyres to slicks for trackdays would be too c
  24. Hi IgnativsElvis, this is a GREAT question, one that when answered, surprises even very experienced street riders and racers! Best to answer this question by clearing the purpose of counter steering: The purpose of counter steering is to bring to bike to your chosen lean angle. We can discuss how Counter Steering works if necessary afterwards as you indicate in your post above an understanding of Counter Steering. Once the motorcycle is at speed you initiate a turn by counter steering, once the bike is leaned into the turn, you release the pressure on the bars entirely, the motorcycl
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