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    Collection of articles - Something for NEW & EXPERIENCED Riders alike!


    I recently spent a good amount of time digging up a whole bunch of links to different articles for a post over on another forum full of newbs... Hopfully it wasn't time wasted. Anyway, I figured i'd post it over here as well since i've seen/found/read quite a few good articles I thought a wide range of people could benefit from in the community.

    I'll try & put them in some kind of sensible order from entry level to advanced to trackday to racer, but most of these articles apply to what we all do on the street in some way or another so check em all out. Some of the information may be contradictory, but take your time, read as much or as little as you like, try out different things & see what works for you.

    Of course, feel free to add links of your own... hopfully this will become a sticky & the number of links will continue to grow.

    Disclaimer: Not everything below works for me, nor do I agree w/ everything these people say, but two wheels is two wheels and there's no doubt that we can all learn more about our sport. It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to learn about motorcycling and that's just one reason why I'm in love w/ the sport as much as I am.

    Enjoy.

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    First off, terrific source w/ an overwhelming wealth of information (although some of the articles are too conservative for my tastes and there are some I disagree w/ completely, most is good info for beginners and non-sportbike riders) - Motorcycle Safety Site

    Group riding etiquite and hand signals threads of NESR:
    Group Ride Rules!!!! READ THIS IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE WITH US! - NESR Forums

    Riding tips applicable on street AND track from the famous Tonys Trackday website:
    TonysTrackDays.com

    More articles published by MCN, including one or two more by Ken (I haven't checked em out yet):
    Motorcycle Consumer News - MCNews.com - The most complete, most detailed and most accurate information about every aspect of motorcycling.

    "The Pace" (one of my favorites):
    .: Nick Ienatsch's The Pace | Canyon Chasers Motorcycle Sport Touring :.
    New for 4/23/14
    "The Pace 2.0" http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/09/16...riding-skills/

    More "Why do a trackday?", "Trackdays 101" and motorcycle dynamics (TERRIFFIC READ!!! Explains the traction circle diagram):
    TrackDoD Novice Group Orientation

    "Passing and being passed", purely racer/trackday oriented:
    Art of Passing

    Excelent articles written by Keith Code (some incredible stuff in here, very analytical):
    Cornering Forum -> Articles

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    That body positioning article always bugged me.

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    Originally posted by a13x
    That body positioning article always bugged me.
    Read Disclaimer

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    I did read Disclaimer donkeylips, I was just saying.

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    good, now read it again, fruit fly dick

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    Thanks Pete, lots of good info. I passed it along to my newbie friend.

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    Even tho this site is less frequently visited, I would recommend reading www.sportriders.com tips and advices before some other local website, specially to a newbie. Lots of good info from experienced riders (and MSF instructors), and a much better influence on new riders. Just my unworthy 0.02

    Good job at putting those links togueter.

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    That body positioning article always bugs me too, cause it seems like it's more about getting your knee down to "look cool" as opposed to the correct technique...

    Which of those pictures is closest to correct?

    To my eye "correct" would seem to be about halfway between their "Rider hanging off below the bike" and "Rider crouched right down.

    I know I've read over and over again you shouldn't be inline with the bike's center line and your head should not be looking through the windscreen. As stupid as it is on the street lately if I feel like hanging off I've been making a point to get my head outside of the fairing.

    edit: Doesn't help that it mentions the calling card of stupid "pop physics" too...

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    bump.... Sticky? people can add shit... good idea here, i'm tellin yaz

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    -Pete LRRS/CCS #82 - ECK Racing, TonysTrackDays, Ironstone Ventures
    GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Phoenix Graphics | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media

    The Garage: '03 Tuono | '06 SV650

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    Suspension Links

    Here is a collection of suspension links that I have learned alot from:

    http://www.sportrider.com/tech/suspension/

    Lots of good links on this page, every link is a wealth of information.
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    More suspension tuning ...
    Steve's TLS pages stoney and andrew

    http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/22/53/
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    Peter Verdun Designs suspension page ...

    http://www.peterverdonedesigns.com/suspension.htm
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    The Independent Bike Suspension Forum

    http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spa...ForumID=105037
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    ezine articles

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Motorcycle...k-Art&id=54836
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    THIS SITE IS WICKED AWESOME for general motorcycle repair!

    http://www.dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm
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    Keith Code's Cornering Forum

    http://www.superbikeschool.com/bbs/i...hp?act=SF&f=11
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    Our buddy ... Peter Kates forum ...

    http://www.computrackboston.com

    linky no worky right now ... whats up Pete?
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    I also have a couple of commercial sites that I have done
    business with in the past that have good info but I think
    that is frowned on here ???

    OH, ALMOST FORGOT!
    The twistie road reference site!
    Last but not least .... drum roll please ...

    THE SPORT BIKE ROAD REGISTRY

    http://sportbikeroads.com/

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    Oh snap, i didn't even see your post... U know... cuz it wasn't STICKIED Good links

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    These are great articles Pete...Thanks. I've only been riding for four years and 98% of the miles ridden are comuter. No chance to get better. I do GREAT straight lines! Cornering smoothly and efficiently...well...not so much. I need more group ride times so I can watch and learn!

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    why can't spamers bump threads like this one?

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    Donkey Lips......................that's a good one. I will be sure to give you props when I use that shiut Alex.


    KB

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    HOLLAH!


    Body positioning one still bollucks.

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    and I still agree.... but for the sake of discussion, lets... well... discuss

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    BTW, I've written 5 years worth of articles for MCN. Unfortunately, only the most informed riders even know about MCN (Motorcycle Consumer News, Not the Brit mag.).

    It's a NO advertising rag with real content. Give it a look-see.

    www.mcnews.com

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    Bump.

    Think I'm gonna bump this thread every time something comes up that causes me to referr back to it.

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    The Body position linky no worky... I think Alex lobbied to get it taken down.

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    the Keith Code articles I really like.
    He really breaks down the whole process down to the
    sensations and thought processes and actions that
    one goes through when riding fast.

    thanks Pete for posting these.

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    bump

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    Pete, do we have to go over and bitch slap the forum nazi into listening to us?

    PM sent to MR. Stonner :

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    Currently.....you're the man.

    i've been looking for good suspension articles for weeks now.

    Now i have reading material for the office tomorrow

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    o, you want to learn about the black art of tuning a suspension on your motorcycle ...

    Here are a collection of links and locations on the internet that will help you along on that dark path!
    Please PM your favorites so they can be added for the enlightenment of all.

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    Sonic Springs - Forum Vendor and Sponsor and outstanding supporter.
    Click on the Tech Articles.
    SonicSprings.com

    SportRider - Motorcycle Suspension Guide
    Sport Bike Motorcycle Suspension Tuning, Repair, & Maintenance Tips Sport Rider Magazine

    On The Throttle - OTT
    If you are a visual learner, there are plenty of video links on this site!
    ott_shell_v2

    Ezine @rticles - Motorcycle Suspension Setup: Getting to Grips with a Black Art
    Motorcycle Suspension Setup: Getting to Grips with a Black Art

    Peter Verdone Designs - Suspension
    Peter Verdone Designs - Suspension

    Australian Motorcycle Trader - Suspension Set-up
    Steve's TL1000S pages - Suspension Set-up
    or
    Riding Tips - Motorbike Advice & Tips - BikePoint Australia

    Forum frequented by current suspension gurus.
    THE INDEPENDENT BIKE SUSPENSION FORUM

    Excellent description on the function of cartridge emulators.
    emulators

    Very well written articles by GrahamB from down under that explain the basics of suspension definitions.
    ProMechA Motorcycle Suspension Technical Articles

    More good stuff from the British 'Racer' magazine explaining various suspension concepts and point of views.
    Sigma Performance - Suspension - A Racer's View

    Suspension 101 stickied thread from DC Sportbikes.
    DCSportbikes.COM - SUSPENSION 101 - by OTT (STICKY REQUESTED)

    Great Link on tire wear and corresponding suspension settings.
    Feel The Track! Tire unusual markings and wear patterns

    South African Super Bike website

    Technical: A Plonkers Guide to Super Bike Set-up
    A Plonker
    Technical: Suspension Setup Guidlines
    Suspension Setup Guidelines

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