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Hey guys and gals this Workshop is happening!

 

Please contact Tim at the office (323-224-2734) if you are interested.

 

 

Dear Rider,

 

This is a survey: Would you like to understand suspension? Would you like to be able to make suspension changes and really improve your bike?s handling?

 

Read on?survey is at the end.

 

Understanding Suspension Workshop ?The simplified theory and practical application of 21st Century suspensions.

WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK? CAN YOU MAKE IT BETTER? DOES ANYONE REALLY UNDERSTAND SUSPENSION?

On November 22, 23 and 24th in the Los Angeles area the most complete suspension workshop ever will host two of the most suspension savvy people in the world: Author and world lecturer, Tony Foale and David Hodges of GP Suspensions.

 

The Event

 

Tony Foale Two Day Seminar

 

Monday and Tuesday, 22 and 23 November, in Los Angeles

 

Tony Foale has called on his 40+ years of experience, riding, racing, building and studying motorcycle behavior to design a series of seminars on motorcycle dynamics. These seminars explain how tyres work, how we balance and corner, what stops us cornering faster, suspension, steering geometry, squat, braking, stability and much more. Even factory racing teams have provided their staff members with Tony?s crystal clear understanding of suspension.

 

Here is a small portion of subjects covered (first half of first day):

 

Tyre characteristics, suspension and offshoots

? Basic construction.

? Differences between radial and cross ply.

? Why radials have lower profiles

? Some reasons why we need tyres.

? Tyre is NOT a gas spring. Force/deflection curve is basically linear.

? Suspension action of pneumatic tyres.

? Weight support. - how?.

? Optimum conditions for maximum traction.

? Tyre hop and damping.

? Suspension settings and differences between optimum for comfort and performance

? Contact area - variation with load.

? Some geometric effects of tyre width.

? Sidebar on basic bike geometry - rake and trail, as a lead-in to:? Pneumatic trail.

? Mechanisms of tyre friction.

? General shape of force vs. slip curve.

? Driving and braking slip.

? Steering slip - slip angle.

? Camber force.

? Concept of steering and camber stiffness.

? Combinations of steering and camber forces.

? Required steering angles at given cornering speeds.

? Friction ellipse.

? Drifting and throttle steering.

? How tyre characteristics provide limit feel.

? Variation of grip with vertical load.

? Under/over-steering from tyre view point.

? Under/over-steering from steering and stability view point.

 

DAY THREE?AT THE TRACK WITH DAVE HODGES

 

At last, with your eyes and head filled with real information and a true picture of what suspension is all about we head for the track.

 

Staff

 

Under the guidance of master suspension tuner Dave Hodges of GP Suspensions, the California Superbike School staff will be on hand to help you sort out your bike at

Willow Springs. Dave will have his "suspension shop on wheels" trailer and all the tricks and all the technology on what to do and how to make it work for you.

 

The Track

 

We will use the Horsethief Mile track on that day. The "Mile" provides short but busy laps on a new and excellent track surface with a good blend of braking and elevation changes and 13 corners, all in one mile.

 

Number of Attendees

 

The day will be limited to only TWO GROUPS OF 15 RIDERS. That?s way too much track time and certainly more than enough to achieve a thorough understanding of suspension changes that will last you a lifetime of riding.

 

COST OF THE WORKSHOP PACKAGES

 

a) Three Day Package (includes lunches and snacks)---------------------------------$495.00

 

B) Two Day Tony Foale Seminar only---------------------------------------------------------$275.00

 

c) Three Day Package (with a ZX6R (636) Kawasaki)-----------------------------------$695.00

 

d) One Day Track/Suspension Day (on your bike)----------------------------------------$250.00

 

e) One Day Track/Suspension Day (with ZX6R)-------------------------------------------$475.00

 

THE SURVEY

 

I wish to attend the following UNDERSTANDING SUSPENSION WORKSHOP with Tony Foale and Dave Hodges: (check one)

 

a.

b.

c.

c.

e.

 

Contact me so I can confirm my reservation and put down my deposit for this long awaited event____

 

Please email this back to us and we will contact you.

 

This is going to be awesome.

 

Keith

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I have a slot that I paid for and am unable to go.

I am willing to sell it for 75% of value. It is the whole three day event on Nov 22-24. I paid $495. i'll take $370.

 

The wife is making me choose between Auto racing and Motorcycle racing. So now the ZX10 and Superhawk are going away also!!!

 

Yes, being whipped sucks.

 

call me 559-977-7115

Scott

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I have a slot that I paid for and am unable to go.

I am willing to sell it for 75% of value. It is the whole three day event on Nov 22-24. I paid $495. i'll take $370.

 

The wife is making me choose between Auto racing and Motorcycle racing. So now the ZX10 and Superhawk are going away also!!!

 

Yes, being whipped sucks.

 

call me 559-977-7115

Scott

Tough choice..........

 

Is it still for sale?

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