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Old 09-14-2020, 12:15 PM   #1
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Advance your street skills with a RoadRider 2.0 course - Oct. 12th @ Sonoma Raceway!

Calling all riders looking to take their street skills to the next level!

We're hosting a RoadRider 2.0 Beyond the Basics course at Sonoma Raceway, October 12th. Join us for a full day of comprehensive training on your motorcycle. Get personal coaching on cornering skills, braking, body position, group/solo riding essentials and more.

This full-day, comprehensive course is just $150.

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Old 09-15-2020, 09:43 AM   #2
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Thinking about signing up for RoadRider 2.0 and I noticed on the sign-up page many events are occurring on the same day. Will it be very crowded and hectic with so much going on?
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:13 AM   #3
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Hey Jen, Jeff here. We've ridden together during meet up rides quite a few times.

I did the RR 2.0 quite a few years ago and it was done during a track day. It was really fun and I never felt like it was crowded or hectic. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed watching some of the action going on around me. Walk the garages checking out other bikes, vendors, the track. You'll have plenty of space to do your own thing.

Sonoma Raceway is a big place.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:30 PM   #4
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:34 AM   #5
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Will there be more spots opening up for this? Sadly I wasn't quick enough and they're sold out now...
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:06 PM   #6
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Hey Jen, Jeff here. We've ridden together during meet up rides quite a few times.

I did the RR 2.0 quite a few years ago and it was done during a track day. It was really fun and I never felt like it was crowded or hectic. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed watching some of the action going on around me. Walk the garages checking out other bikes, vendors, the track. You'll have plenty of space to do your own thing.

Sonoma Raceway is a big place.
Thank you Jeff.

Jen, being that this is such a large facility we have an enormous amount of space available for the RoadRider 2.0 course. And when we do our track sessions, the entire track is cleared of all track day riders for just our RoadRider 2.0 students. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:07 PM   #7
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Will there be more spots opening up for this? Sadly I wasn't quick enough and they're sold out now...
There is a chance we may open up a few more spots. Stay tuned.
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I'm in! This is really timely since I just started riding again. Really looking forward to this.
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:50 PM   #11
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Thanks for info Antonio!
After putting more miles on VStrom I'm finding out the front springs suck. I have the preload cranked all the way down and it's nearly bottoming out when I brake hard.

I'm spending what little cash I have left getting some Sonic Springs installed. I figure it's better to have a compliant bike if I'm going to do a riders course. Hopefully you'll have another one soon!
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:49 PM   #12
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Does this require full leathers?

edit: nevermind, saw the link.... just MSF-type gear.

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Old 09-26-2020, 10:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for info Antonio!
After putting more miles on VStrom I'm finding out the front springs suck. I have the preload cranked all the way down and it's nearly bottoming out when I brake hard.

I'm spending what little cash I have left getting some Sonic Springs installed. I figure it's better to have a compliant bike if I'm going to do a riders course. Hopefully you'll have another one soon!
If you don't have a adjustable compression, you could use thicker fork oil. If you are happy with your damping and sag, you could try increasing the fork oil level to increase the air spring effect.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:22 AM   #14
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Thanks for info Antonio!
After putting more miles on VStrom I'm finding out the front springs suck. I have the preload cranked all the way down and it's nearly bottoming out when I brake hard.

I'm spending what little cash I have left getting some Sonic Springs installed. I figure it's better to have a compliant bike if I'm going to do a riders course. Hopefully you'll have another one soon!
Doesn't sound quite right to me. I had a friend buy a new V-Strom 1k a couple of years ago. He weighted 200-220 pounds I would say. Worked fine right out of the box. No suspension adjustment necessary.

If your suspension bottoms out then I would expect to adjust the preload, not the damping. I have a 2005 R1200 GSA, never adjusted the suspension, even though I always have (filled) cases and was personally weighing up to 240 pounds. I replaced the original shocks with Ohlins though at 60k mi since BMW was unable to service the stock ones.
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Old 09-28-2020, 03:33 PM   #15
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Doesn't sound quite right to me. I had a friend buy a new V-Strom 1k a couple of years ago. He weighted 200-220 pounds I would say. Worked fine right out of the box. No suspension adjustment necessary.

If your suspension bottoms out then I would expect to adjust the preload, not the damping. I have a 2005 R1200 GSA, never adjusted the suspension, even though I always have (filled) cases and was personally weighing up to 240 pounds. I replaced the original shocks with Ohlins though at 60k mi since BMW was unable to service the stock ones.
Let's just say I weigh under 200 lbs. but more than 175
I purchased the bike used with 10k miles. The previous owner was a big guy (at least 6'4"). I have the front preload cranked all the way down and the sag is still too much, the tie wraps on the forks are pushed down a foot when I come back from a ride.

I'm no expert but have done enough track days and Dave Moss setups to know the basics and something ain't right.

I just got some sonic springs and going to remove the fork tubes this week and drop them off at S Shop in Pacifica to have them serviced.
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