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  1. I haven't watched the video but I HAVE experienced noticeable changes in handling as a result of changing tires (brand or size), and after a few of those experiences I now pick a brand and size of tire and set up the bike for THOSE tires and stay with them. If I need to change to a different brand or size of tires, I am prepared to start all over on suspension settings and bike setup. Changing to a different model or size of tires can change how the suspension feels - is the tire stiffer than the prior one? Does it have a different profile shape that affects the turn in and steering chara
  2. Ready to ride? I just found out there are a few spots still available for the March 18-19 2 Day Camp at Streets of Willow. It's a rare opportunity to jump in last-minute, schools normally sell out far in advance. I'll be there, I can hardly wait! Sign up, come on out, tell your friends.
  3. Ha ha, looking forward to seeing you again!
  4. Less rake and less trail would make the motorcycle easier to steer into the corner, the front wheel will respond more quickly to steering change. "More stable" generally refers to straight-line stability - the bike is less reactive to accidental steering inputs, steering from wind buffeting or rider movement, less prone to head-shake or over-reactions to bumps. It is more resistant to initial turn-in, takes more steering pressure to start the turn. Referring to "stable" IN a corner would usually just mean the bike holds a line (doesn't drift wide or fall in), the term "stable" would
  5. I look forward to seeing you guys at Barber!
  6. In general, lowering the front will make the bike easier to turn into the corner, and cause it to hold a tighter line. It can also make the bike less stable - more steering response can make the bike feel "twitchy" and lowering the front too much can cause the front end to shake or wobble entering a corner. John (above) is correct that the rear shock or ride height can affect this also - is your rear suspension set much stiffer (or higher) than the front? You may also want to take a look at the profile of your tires, and the pressures. A cold race tire can feel (and is) very stiff; when l
  7. I can try to answer you but I'm not sure what exactly you are asking. If you are asking about whether to do single day schools versus a 2-day camp, there is info on the website about the differences but some of the major points are: 2 day camp gives you 7 riding sessions versus 5, there is a 2:1 student to coach ratio at 2 day camps versus 3:1 for single day schools, and there are fewer riders on track. For a 2 day camp you must use a school S1000rr, so if you want to bring your own bike you'll need to do the single-day format. If your question was "what level(s)" should I take, the
  8. Wow, thread resurrection! A nice reminder that even threads that are years old, on this site, are a great resource for information. Yes, whether you push or pull or do both is a personal preference and perfectly ok- as long as you know which way is the correct way to turn the bars for countersteering - and assuming you are not fighting yourself by pushing/pulling with one hand and resisting with the other, which is a surprisingly common thing that riders do, especially if tense or if they have some fear of leaning the bike over. Many of us have had the experience of riding one-hand
  9. Very nice! Where do you plan to do Level 2?
  10. A benefit of Streets of Willow (aside from the interesting and challenges technical aspects that Yakaru mentioned) is that due to the layout and the schedule flexibility of the track, coaches tend to get a little more time with students, both on and off the track, compared to some other larger tracks, and also the weather is generally good - rarely rains, etc. If you are doing a 2-day camp, though, which I imagine you probably are, there will be plenty of coaching time no matter where you ride. Sonoma is a lovely area and the track has a lot of variety and is a longer track with more plac
  11. Welcome to the forum!
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