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Roader, your #4 map places your apex's at about the same points I remember from when I was there for Doug's class.
Last year, we all rode Novice and I'll be doing so again as I'm continuing to learn.
{So, this is from my Novice perspective}
Towards the end of the day, I think I may have touched 4th gear a few times, but (like Rico) I mostly used 2nd, and 3rd.

Doug, I'm really looking forward to this. Thank you for doing it again.
If we can help with anything, let us know.

Ride safe, Ted
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Southeast Events / Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Last post by SandShark on Today at 12:36:56 pm »
Jan. Works for me.
Mon. (7th) starts the new Semester for Seminole County.
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Southeast Events / Re: 3rd Annual Sport-touring school at Jennings GP
« Last post by Rico on Today at 11:57:03 am »
......I'm not able to see your planned gear selections. Can you write them in w a pencil? Hint: your gears selections are likely to change after a certain class session so pencil is advised.....


I look forward to that class.  I only plan on two gears: 3rd and 4th.

I will only go to 3rd in two sections:
a) out of turn 1 toward a shift to 4th between turn 1 and turn 2.
b) into and thru turn 6 using 3rd all thru turns 7,8,9,10,11 and toward a shift to 4th between turn 11 and turn 12.


I'll bring a pencil.

Just my suggestion, I used just 2nd a and 3rd on both my 05 R1 and 10 Concours. My smaller bikes ninja 250 and car 250, a lot more gears. Even when I took a zx6 (if I remember right) I only used 2nd and 3rd, sometimes 4th and that was only coming out of 1 until 4. The speed in that area can be scary for a 1st time track rider.
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Southeast Events / Re: 3rd Annual Sport-touring school at Jennings GP
« Last post by roader on Today at 11:37:47 am »
......I'm not able to see your planned gear selections. Can you write them in w a pencil? Hint: your gears selections are likely to change after a certain class session so pencil is advised.....


I look forward to that class.  I only plan on two gears: 3rd and 4th.

I will only go to 3rd in two sections:
a) out of turn 1 toward a shift to 4th between turn 1 and turn 2.
b) into and thru turn 6 using 3rd all thru turns 7,8,9,10,11 and toward a shift to 4th between turn 11 and turn 12.


I'll bring a pencil.
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Other Motorcycles / Re: R1200RS
« Last post by TJ on Today at 11:17:19 am »
To be honest, I had to visit the BMW website to better understand what you were describing.  But I can see the appeal of the RS and the fairing.  I went from my old C-10 to an R1200GS about a month ago, and the difference the loss of fairing made was significant. 

55 degrees with some light rain/mist this morning, and I was quite a bit cooler than I would have been on the Connie.   The C-10 was exceptional in this weather, as the rain was so light that I would have easily slipped through without the need for extra rain gear/prep.

You'll enjoy the GS, it's a great bike.

Even here in San Diego, the protection and aerodynamics of a faired bike seem necessary to me. Here I have to jump on an expressway to even get to the B roads, In this case the RS was more comfortable at those speeds.   

 
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Accessories C14 / Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Last post by ghostrider990 on Today at 10:07:59 am »
Thanks Ron!

Great pics.  And I was going to say -Uh...NO, NOT good enough!!  :rotflmao:

i do like the "realtime" pics better.  And even better than you had the GIVI Box installed with the helmets locked in place.

So, let me ask you:  even WITH that massive box on, you don't choose to stash the helmets in there??
I can fit two in my 55, except for those times when I have it stuffed full of gear when on the road, so I Do get the necessity.
Which box IS that anyway??


thanks,
gr
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I have 2” risers on mine, and wouldn’t want the bars any lower. It came with them, not sure how difficult to install. I don’t feel the need for a wedge to adjust further.

Installed canyon cages myself. It was a time-intensive process, but very doable. I’d highly recommend them. They look great on my ‘09, and have already saved me great expense from a low speed drop. I didn’t notice any handling effects before and after from the minimal weight added.

Welcome to the Connie family! I’m a newbie here myself. Many great people with great experience and insight.
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Thanks guys. I narrowed down to two and decided the flat was going to be too flat. I went with the bit more shiny, hit it just enough, and lightly blended it in. Like you said, sight unseen. I don’t think anyone will notice but me.
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Introductions / Re: New bike, new life
« Last post by Howiehere on Today at 08:55:46 am »
Thanks, guys! And I hope we meet up too. This is a great forum. Lots of like-minded, cool people who I can glean much info and inspiration from.
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Southeast Events / Re: 3rd Annual Sport-touring school at Jennings GP
« Last post by Swampcat on Today at 05:56:02 am »


Jorge is not going to sign up for the class but he'll be taking pictures.  Just FYI Ed

Irene

Then we'll have plenty of pictures. I'm thinking about renting the long glass again, though after talking to a photographer friend of mine in Orlando I might get the Nikon 200-500 instead of the Tamron 150-600 I used last time.

Doug: regarding your comment about Irene's and Jorge's photography...since they have worked as professional photographers, it's no surprise... :) We're blessed to have them as part of the SE.
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