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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'd like some opinions...

I'm taking the Disalvo Speed Academy School at Barber in a couple weeks. As of right now I have 2 operational machines to choose from to take the school. A 1st Gen SV650 with setup suspension and basically stock motor besides flatslides. It goes pretty good for close to stock and I feel really comfortable on it. It just doesn't have too much top speed. Then there is the Aprilia RSV which is nicely setup as well but I'm still getting used to it and don't necessarilly feel completely comfortable on it.

So should I take the school on the SV which I am comfortable on but is a less capable machine or should I take the school on the Aprilia which I am less comfortable on but the bike is more capable? It's kind of a catch 22.

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take it on the SV.

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take it on the SV.

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Sv where you taking the school, and how much?

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take it on the SV.
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I'm just worried that I am going as fast as the SV and I can physically go... I feel like I'm riding the thing to it's full capability now. Maybe not, maybe they can show me something to ride the thing faster. I honestly don't know.

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Sv where you taking the school, and how much?
Barber Stefan. Let's go. I'm leaving the evening of the 15th of September. The school is on Saturday and Sunday. Drive as far as I can Sunday night, get a room and finish the trip home on Monday. Basically a 4 day weekend.

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I'm just worried that I am going as fast as the SV and I can physically go... I feel like I'm riding the thing to it's full capability now. Maybe not, maybe they can show me something to ride the thing faster. I honestly don't know.



Barber Stefan. Let's go. I'm leaving the evening of the 15th of September. The school is on Saturday and Sunday. Drive as far as I can Sunday night, get a room and finish the trip home on Monday. Basically a 4 day weekend.
I'm going to assume that Disalvo is going to teach you not only some riding technique but racecraft as well. I think you'll be better able to put into practice if you are 100% comfortable with the bike.

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Barber Stefan. Let's go. I'm leaving the evening of the 15th of September. The school is on Saturday and Sunday. Drive as far as I can Sunday night, get a room and finish the trip home on Monday. Basically a 4 day weekend.
Mhm... I get back to you on that...

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That's not even a choice. The SV! You have tons of miles on it. There is more to be had from it. That is why you are taking the school. You're not going to a school to learn to qualify or show him how good you are . You're going to learn. You're not going there to ride 100% of your ability. You're going to ride 80-90%. You'll be trying new things so you won't be pushing yourself to go faster. This about making changes in your riding to unleash your full potential. Take the bike your most comfortable on. Barber is not a 1000 track. Road America is.

Schools are all about trying and learning new things that you will practice. Over time they will become part of your riding package. You won't show up, get taught and change immediately. It takes time and practice. Take what your comfortable. You just posted a few weeks ago that you can't get down on the Aprilia in the corners as well. Take the SV!

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Take the RSV because you will get help with your abilities with that bike while you are there. Ask for help with it rather than showing up looking like you've got this thing and don't need that much help.

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I'm just worried that I am going as fast as the SV and I can physically go... I feel like I'm riding the thing to it's full capability now. Maybe not, maybe they can show me something to ride the thing faster. I honestly don't know.



Barber Stefan. Let's go. I'm leaving the evening of the 15th of September. The school is on Saturday and Sunday. Drive as far as I can Sunday night, get a room and finish the trip home on Monday. Basically a 4 day weekend.
Checking mylaps at the may WERA Barber round the first two EX superstock spots were in the 35s

That is hustling a WERA ss bike (none of those crazy ed key or florida $$$$$ CCS builds)

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I'm going down with both bikes anyway. I hear what you guys are saying. I'm going there with an open mind and humble. I want my riding torn apart. If that means starting from scratch then that's fine. I'm really really hoping I'm able to come out of this with something new. I'll explain it to Jason and the Instructors just like I did in this thread and see what they say. I'm sure they will say ride the SV.

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Checking mylaps at the may WERA Barber round the first two EX superstock spots were in the 35s

That is hustling a WERA ss bike (none of those crazy ed key or florida $$$$$ CCS builds)
I don't know much about Barber. I only rode there once earlier this year. What is a good lap there?

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letting the rsv sit in the garage, isn't going to get you any more comfortable on it. the only thing that will, is seat time.
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I don't know much about Barber. I only rode there once earlier this year. What is a good lap there?
for you? somewhere in the mid to high 30's would be a good starting point

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I don't know much about Barber. I only rode there once earlier this year. What is a good lap there?
sub 40 on a SV is very darn good. A few of the really fast SV guys are dipping under 38

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sub 40 on a SV is very darn good. A few of the really fast SV guys are dipping under 38
crap you are right! 35's were pretty good on a 250GP bike so anything sub 40 would be good on an SV.

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I sent a link to this thread to Jason DiSalvo's email address from his website to see what he thinks
It would be cool if he posted in here.

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