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I attended the Queensland "Dave Moss" suspension seminar

Found out just how little I know about suspension and setup. Turns out that I'd set the sage on my RC8 pretty much spot on, which was a surprise. The problem was I got pretty much everything else ass backward.

It took Dave about 6 mins to sort it out and on the ride home the bike was completely different. Drive out of turns was improved, turn in as well; he pretty much changed the bike in 6 mins.

There was a lot to take in but the discussion went for about 3 hours and he spoke about tires - tire construction, the affect of tires and their construction on the bikes handling and then about suspension itself.

Anyway - if Dave puts these on in other locations and you find out about it, go. For what you'll learn it's worth the time to sit and listen. Tonight was free, so if he does this type of thing for free on a regular basis, get in on it.





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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:41 AM
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i have to keep an eye on that, hopefully he comes around here with a freebee
I'm absolutely stunned at the performance gains from 6 mins work... Dave's amazing.





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So Doug held a free class near Pimptopia? Where exactly is Pimptopia? I'm just asking so maybe I can figure out if he is heading my way..
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Adam's bike - mad mate of Carbonar1.
Drew's bike - mate of mine,
The RC8 in the background...






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So Doug held a free class near Pimptopia? Where exactly is Pimptopia? I'm just asking so maybe I can figure out if he is heading my way..
IronHorse held a seminar on the Ormeau in Queensland, Dave was the speaker, he's off to Perth Australia tomorrow.

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J/k obviously, glad u learned u Sumptin.
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J/k obviously, glad u learned u Sumptin.
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Nice one Petrol. Hopefully that'll knock a few secs off your times at morgan Park.

Adam's on here as OzzieR1, by the way.... He had a lovely de-stickered, blue 05 R1 with gold highlights...It got nicked about 6 weeks ago...


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Right-o, well, shows how big the forum is and how small Australia is...





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Nice one Petrol. Hopefully that'll knock a few secs off your times at morgan Park.

Adam's on here as OzzieR1, by the way.... He had a lovely de-stickered, blue 05 R1 with gold highlights...It got nicked about 6 weeks ago...
serious!/? geez right at the beginning of riding season... at least he's got good taste on replacement {did i just say that? }

great LID Adam!


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serious!/? geez right at the beginning of riding season... at least he's got good taste on replacement {did i just say that? }

great LID Adam!
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Attending a suspension seminar?

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Attending a suspension seminar?

Squid
One dude showed up on a CBR1000 in jeans and...


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Wait for it...


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A "No Squids" tee shirt...





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