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Switched bikes at the MSF course for the 2nd day and rode this thing. Definitely took a bit getting used to, but I think it behaved more like my SV in terms of weight etc than the other bikes they had. That figure 8 in a box bullshit is definitely a doozy. Fun exercise though.

 

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Of course this thread dies once I take the course and get my license.

post #6288 of 6912

So  you passed and are now licensed? Congrats

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So  you passed and are now licensed? Congrats


 its in the mail. Should be here this week.​

 

Course was good. Might do the advanced one to do the same shit on my own bike. Wish they were cheaper though. In PA its free. 300 as a student really hurt... I probably won't swing the 175 for the advanced course, but might ask if they have a discount etc. I'd like to get used to the SV in that setting re panic braking slow speed maneuvers etc. Though I can do a lot of that myself on the weekend at the school parking lot other than the panic braking of course.

 

Might be worth it to do a trackday instead this summer tbh.

post #6290 of 6912
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Of course this thread dies once I take the course and get my license.

I wouldn't sweat it - this one stops and starts.

I'm thinking about selling my very underused HP4... Need to decide on something that I won't feel guilty about putting minimal miles on.
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I wouldn't sweat it - this one stops and starts.

I'm thinking about selling my very underused HP4... Need to decide on something that I won't feel guilty about putting minimal miles on.

Hahah, nah. It's just been a running joke here that everytime I ask something people ask if I took the course yet.

Also, errrr... get an older sv650/gsxr/etc. They're not worth too much so if you have the space....

post #6292 of 6912
It fucking snowed here in Toronto and it's the beginning of April so riding season can't come soon enough.
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Might be worth it to do a trackday instead this summer tbh.

 

Buddy of mine did California Superbike school and used their S1000rr.  He couldn't stop raving about the class

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It fucking snowed here in Toronto and it's the beginning of April so riding season can't come soon enough.

 

Yup. We got 5 inches here. I guess the weather just bought me another week to have the bike done...


Girlfriend's grandfather is apparently a motorcycle/electric whiz so I might bring the bike over to learn how to do a few things (USB mount+heated grips) this summer. I think I might see if I can swap the R/R of the bike to something more powerful so I can put a better headlight and horn in as well without blowing the battery.

 

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Buddy of mine did California Superbike school and used their S1000rr.  He couldn't stop raving about the class

 

That would be freaking sick. Maybe I can sign up for one this summer? Are they offered all over the US? I wonder if a newbie trackday event lets you use their bikes as well. I don't think I'd want to use mine since I wouldn't ever take a risk with it.

 

Edit: There's one about 1.5 hrs from my folks place. Pricey at 675 for the day with the bike rental or 2450 for the 2 day course (holy shit). Could be something to do though if I'm really feeling the itch. I'm sure it would quadruple my bike handling skills in the day.


Edited by ridethecliche - 4/5/16 at 12:19pm
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There's a more local agency called 'Tony's Trackdays' that does stuff around here (NH and CT I believe) and one of their locations works with a bike shop that does gear+bike rentals. 

If I end up keeping the SV650 for a while, which looks likely, maybe it'll be worth it to swap to a better exhaust (less loud) and get the thing dyno tuned and get a PC (or just the tune) as well to get the fuel mapping etc right. Probably not worth it though for what I'm doing with the damn thing.

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There's a more local agency called 'Tony's Trackdays' that does stuff around here (NH and CT I believe) and one of their locations works with a bike shop that does gear+bike rentals. 


If I end up keeping the SV650 for a while, which looks likely, maybe it'll be worth it to swap to a better exhaust (less loud) and get the thing dyno tuned and get a PC (or just the tune) as well to get the fuel mapping etc right. Probably not worth it though for what I'm doing with the damn thing.
Your exhaust doesn't have a baffle?

I want to get my bike tuned.... that first touch is a choppy bitch. But it's not worth it. Next bike most likely
post #6297 of 6912
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Your exhaust doesn't have a baffle?

I want to get my bike tuned.... that first touch is a choppy bitch. But it's not worth it. Next bike most likely

Too loud even with the baffle.

I can likely get an atre for the sv to reduce the choppy feeling in first through third. Heard it works great, but I'm used to it at this point.
post #6298 of 6912

I need to plan one epic motorcycle trip for my second and final (?) year living in the UK. I'm thinking Romania.

 

 

 

Where would you go?

post #6299 of 6912
Wish I could do a track day in Europe. Rent a 959 and do Mugello
post #6300 of 6912
Vietnam hai van pass was epic..
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