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Old 11-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #7961
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TT rider Luis Carreira killed at Macau GP

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Portuguese TT rider Luis Carreira has died after a crash in qualification for Saturday's Macau Grand Prix.

Organisers have confirmed that the 35-year-old succumbed to injuries sustained after he crashed on Fisherman's Bend at the Guia circuit.

The session was red flagged as medical teams attended to Carreira at the site of the accident and he was evacuated by ambulance to a local hospital.

He was pronounced dead 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

No other riders were involved in the accident and organisers abandoned the qualifying session.

Carreira had been racing for the Bennimoto Raider-Cetelem team.

A statement from the Macau Grand Prix committee said: "The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences."

Carreira made his debut at the TT in 2009 and his highest finish at the Isle of Man event was 13th in the 2011 Superstock race.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #7962
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So I'll most likely be checking out at least one used bike this weekend. What kinds of things should I be looking for, other than the obvious items like cosmetic damage, tires, straight forks...
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:20 PM   #7963
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Oh look at that.... Justin fukin' Bieber...



Supposedly he is squidding in my neck of the woods, what a funny encounter that would've been...
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #7964
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So I'll most likely be checking out at least one used bike this weekend. What kinds of things should I be looking for, other than the obvious items like cosmetic damage, tires, straight forks...
Are you going to be able to test drive it? At least turn it on and let it idle.. make sure it doesn't over heat and that the fan turns on at the appropriate interval. Check for leaks (on the forks, too) and just listen to the engine when it's on.

Best of all would be to take it to an independent mechanic for a PPI.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #7965
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #7966
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Oh look at that.... Justin fukin' Bieber...
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Supposedly he is squidding in my neck of the woods, what a funny encounter that would've been...
Jesus, he looks like a child on that.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #7967
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Jesus, he looks like a child on that.
He is a child. Plus he weighs about 75 pounds.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #7968
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From Turn 12 at Circuit of the Americas a few hours ago.

My mind is still blown by the speed and sound of those cars. Cannot fvcking wait to see Moto GP here.

You guys need to make a road trip out here

Felipe Massa

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #7969
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #7970
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #7971
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #7972
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so i just finished day 1 of the MSF course and i could use a couple tips. i'm not really picking up riding as easily as i thought i would. i'm having trouble negotiating turns because i think i'm going through them too slowly. the engine starts puttering and i get scared and start to disengage the clutch while giving it more gas. i can't downshift because i'm in 1st. should i just be leaving the clutch alone and throttling up?

also, when i'm turning, should i be pushing forward with my outer hand or pulling the handlebar with my inner hand (i.e. if turning left, should i pull with my left hand, push forward with my right, or both?)?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #7973
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so i just finished day 1 of the MSF course and i could use a couple tips. i'm not really picking up riding as easily as i thought i would. i'm having trouble negotiating turns because i think i'm going through them too slowly. the engine starts puttering and i get scared and start to disengage the clutch while giving it more gas. i can't downshift because i'm in 1st. should i just be leaving the clutch alone and throttling up?

also, when i'm turning, should i be pushing forward with my outer hand or pulling the handlebar with my inner hand (i.e. if turning left, should i pull with my left hand, push forward with my right, or both?)?
If it's a very slow turn, you will probably need to slip the clutch so you can keep the RPMs up where the engine is smooth, but only a little bit of the power goes to the wheel to keep you moving. Also, if you have ever noticed, when you initiate a left turn when riding normally, you actually turn the wheel to the right (push left, turn left), but at slow speeds you have to keep the bike more upright and turn the wheel in the direction you want to go.

They usually say "push left, turn left", but I do both push or pull the opposite side. It depends on what feels better to you.

My best advice for the slow turns is just relax and look ahead where you want to go. Don't lose your momentum
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #7974
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Push in the direction you want to go, I.e. right turn push right bar. Low speed stuff your going to have to learn, know, and practice with the friction zone. Im sure they have covered that

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #7975
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #7976
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go to an open parking lot and learn your turns there, also learn and get the feel for counter-steering. Push left go left, push right go right. its a weird concept bc you think if you push left that it turns the wheel to the right(which it does) but it actually naturally leans the bike over just enough to turn. watch some motogp videos and watch those guys when theyre making a sharp right turn the front wheel is actually pointing to the left. its a crazy and cool feeling
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go to an open parking lot and learn your turns there, also learn and get the feel for counter-steering. Push left go left, push right go right. its a weird concept bc you think if you push left that it turns the wheel to the right(which it does) but it actually naturally leans the bike over just enough to turn. watch some motogp videos and watch those guys when theyre making a sharp right turn the front wheel is actually pointing to the left. its a crazy and cool feeling
I agree with the parking lot and the counter-steering while riding. But if you look at motogp videos, even when going through sharp turns they still have a bit of speed behind them... when he's doing the MSF course he doesn't have much speed so it's harder to counter-steer.

You need to learn the friction zone (first thing we did in MSF), and you need to learn how to control it during a slow speed turn, especially u-turns. Also don't be afraid to give it a little bit more gas before you enter the turn
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #7978
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If it's a very slow turn, you will probably need to slip the clutch so you can keep the RPMs up where the engine is smooth, but only a little bit of the power goes to the wheel to keep you moving. Also, if you have ever noticed, when you initiate a left turn when riding normally, you actually turn the wheel to the right (push left, turn left), but at slow speeds you have to keep the bike more upright and turn the wheel in the direction you want to go.

They usually say "push left, turn left", but I do both push or pull the opposite side. It depends on what feels better to you.

My best advice for the slow turns is just relax and look ahead where you want to go. Don't lose your momentum
let's say i'm in 2nd gear in the same situation (rounding a turn and engine's close to stalling b/c im not giving enough gas). is it improper to go easy on the clutch while giving it a little more gas? do i have to shift back into 1st?

i used to drive stick (but havent in a couple years) and i never downshifted into 1st in such a situation. i dont know if i'm just flustered with the added task of balancing the bike, but the bike keeps on jerking around when i'm not going fast enough and i have trouble bringing it back into gear when i'm in 2nd
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #7979
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Well switching to 1st would usually make sense, but it can be a bit jerky unless you rev match it well. You can always slip the clutch and stay in 2nd. Just puts more wear on the clutch.

Practice your throttle control too. You have to be very smooth and don't let your body or the bike jerking affect the throttle because it will only make it worse. Support yourself with your torso and use your arms only for control.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #7980
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Another option is you can kick the back end out in a wild drift with one hand giving a thumbs-up

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