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    Track Tuition from a GS?

    Does anyone know of a track based tuition school/tutor who rides a R1200GS LC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooky View Post
    Does anyone know of a track based tuition school/tutor who rides a R1200GS LC?

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    I took my aircooled GS on track a couple of times. The same principle of track riding a sports bike but you`ll have to hang off like a monkey!!

    Tyres not the best for this- you wont find sticky tyres in these sizes so ride it with that in mind and you`ll be fine.

    If you look at hopp rider trainings site there are a few chaps who give instruction on GS`s- all good riders though Dave Halsall and Crispin D`Albertanson are the best ones- certainly the quickest- ( both ex racers )

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    Anyone riding slower than you is an idiot, and anyone riding faster than you is a maniac

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    I could think of a few better bikes to use

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    ... a 1290SA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giles View Post
    ... a 1290SA
    I think I would just hoist a few mingers like this dude

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrzhajnJYcs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Not the best body position I have seen- If he was hanging off- ( head near the mirror- bum off the seat ) he would have loads more ground clearance , and therefore could go faster.

    GS`s do have loads of ground clearance though dont they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumperbob2002 View Post
    Not the best body position I have seen- If he was hanging off- ( head near the mirror- bum off the seat ) he would have loads more ground clearance , and therefore could go faster.

    GS`s do have loads of ground clearance though dont they?
    Maybe he was inspired by one of the greats...
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    Norick abe had the same style too. Them were the days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Thought it worth a mention. This photo is Dave Halsall, one of the Hopp Rider Training team. He doesn't need to be hanging off the seat, he's not even trying to go quick. He's simply leading students around demonstrating lines, I would think he's only watching his mirrors to see how they are all lining up behind him.
    What's really worth the note is that HRT have just announced their dates for 2016 and HRT also do the track work for the Lincs Road Safety people at Cadwell, always the day before HRT days. The LRS days are heavily subsidised and a cracking day, ive done a few and discover something new each time. Btw the original Q, most of the HRT team run gs s incl the lc.

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    Who else?

    Bear and myself are booked on for Cadwell 5 May 2016.... And it's a great day... Highly recommend to everyone... We were both track virgins

    And the team of instructors really help you enjoy the day ... just watching Dave Halsall is worth the day out

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    Quote Originally Posted by riggerdigger View Post
    Thought it worth a mention. This photo is Dave Halsall, one of the Hopp Rider Training team. He doesn't need to be hanging off the seat, he's not even trying to go quick. He's simply leading students around demonstrating lines, I would think he's only watching his mirrors to see how they are all lining up behind him.
    What's really worth the note is that HRT have just announced their dates for 2016 and HRT also do the track work for the Lincs Road Safety people at Cadwell, always the day before HRT days. The LRS days are heavily subsidised and a cracking day, ive done a few and discover something new each time. Btw the original Q, most of the HRT team run gs s incl the lc.
    Well said.

    Dave will instruct on whatever BMW give him at the time. Have you seen the holes he wore in the bottom of his panniers when he did Cadwell on an LT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Well said.

    Dave will instruct on whatever BMW give him at the time. Have you seen the holes he wore in the bottom of his panniers when he did Cadwell on an LT?
    I thought he looked familiar- though never seen him wear those leathers- though that photo must have been taken some years ago. Its on Hall bends and no doubt he is just turning the bike, hence his body position- though he just could be looking in his mirrors- but not the best place to do that around Cadwell.. Good rider is Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V2 TRV View Post
    Maybe he was inspired by one of the greats...

    Funny how styles have changed over the years. When I was young and first got into sports bikes it was the time of Doohan, Schwantz, Rainey etc.
    I used to copy Doohans style and wrap myself around the side of the bike with that very pronounced lead from the shoulder.
    Then you had the like of Schwantz who sat very inline with his bike (sometimes even pushed it underneath him dirt bike style)






    .... and so the styles move on and adapt as bikes and tyres get better and better. Even Lorenzo and Rossi changing styles in the last few years ....

    Lorenzo barely moved more than one bum cheek three or four years ago - look how he's changed his style in the last three years ..





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    That last pic reminds me of me on my way back from my first service last week
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