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Greetings and salutations :)

 

After several attempts I finally made it in here ;)

 

I had the pleasure of completing Levels 1 & 2 @ VIR on May 21 & 22. ALL of the instructors were great and felt I got a lot of personal attention. Had a great time, especially the second day when things started coming together for me. Especially after using the lean bike and then getting straight back to the track for 2 laps. Those 2 laps were amazing for me. I felt the most comfortable and everything flowed easily, I felt as if I didn't have to think about anything I was doing, it was just natural, and they were most likely my fastest 2 laps. And that's the feeling I don't want to loose!!

 

I had some issues being vertically challenged getting out of the pit lane on your ZX-6R, (Big thanks to Will and his assistant that day for helping me out each time :) ) I was amazed at how flickable the bikes are, and found the bike to be incredibly confidence inspiring. I had a blast. I ride a Ducati Monster900 on the street, but now I'll definitely be looking for a similar trackbike this fall/winter. (Terry my boyfriend, who was in the same class, spoke with Will about possibly purchasing one of your older bikes for me).

 

I'll be doing a track day next month @ Loudon and look forward to putting the things I learned into more practice.

 

I look forward to learning more in this forum as well.

 

 

 

Cobie, I see you asked another forum newbie if she had any female rider specific issues she felt you could address. Mine isn't strictly female, but just someone with small hands. Even with my adjustable levers set to their closest setting, I can only get the tips of my fingers on my levers, this makes it difficult for me to simultaneously roll off the throttle while beginning to squeeze the front brake and vice versa (releasing the front brake and rolling on). Any tips for me? (other than attaching weights to my fingers while I'm walking, to try to make them longer)

 

 

 

Michelle

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Cobie, I see you asked another forum newbie if she had any female rider specific issues she felt you could address. Mine isn't strictly female, but just someone with small hands. Even with my adjustable levers set to their closest setting, I can only get the tips of my fingers on my levers, this makes it difficult for me to simultaneously roll off the throttle while beginning to squeeze the front brake and vice versa (releasing the front brake and rolling on). Any tips for me? (other than attaching weights to my fingers while I'm walking, to try to make them longer)

 

 

 

Michelle

 

Hi Michelle,

 

Great to hear about your results at the school, just what we like to hear!

 

The size of the hands---that's not one we addressed lately, good question. This would be a good question for Will. He's at the track now, helping Misit at the AMA race at Miller. I'm going to shoot him a note, but likely we won't hear from him for a week or more. After-market levers, there might be something there, or possibly some modifications can be made. Heck, if worst came to worst, they could be cut, and re-welded (not that diffuclut for a decent fabricator). One possibility could even be simply bending the levers closer to the bars, that's easy to do.

 

One way or another, this could be made to work, and I think it's very good to get the bike to fit you well, with the levers (both hand and foot) being comfortable and accesible.

 

Best,

Cobie

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Thanks for the reply Cobie. Funny enough I came across a solution to the problem last night. I traded my old stock handlebars which were laying in the apartment for a second pair of clip-ons. When swapping the master cylinders over, I realized that I had a spacer installed for my masters to clear the old clip-on mounts, with that spacer removed I can now reach more than enough of the lever to finally get to practice this technique!! woohoo!!

 

Michelle

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Thanks for the reply Cobie. Funny enough I came across a solution to the problem last night. I traded my old stock handlebars which were laying in the apartment for a second pair of clip-ons. When swapping the master cylinders over, I realized that I had a spacer installed for my masters to clear the old clip-on mounts, with that spacer removed I can now reach more than enough of the lever to finally get to practice this technique!! woohoo!!

 

Michelle

 

Hi Michelle,

 

Been away forever! Very glad you got this sorted out :)

 

CF

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