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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Don't forget to bring your credentials for the bike along with your DL. Current registration, insurance, etc.

    My advice for the FZ6, disconnect your fuse to your headlights. It's tough to keep your bike charged during the BRC2's or any advanced class for that matter.

    You will have fun and probably gain some new friends too! It's pretty interesting what mixture of bikes you get to see people take the course with.

    If I had to pick one word in order for anyone to be successful to all of the exercises, it would be the word "Technique"
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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
    Don't forget to bring your credentials for the bike along with your DL. Current registration, insurance, etc.

    My advice for the FZ6, disconnect your fuse to your headlights. It's tough to keep your bike charged during the BRC2's or any advanced class for that matter.

    You will have fun and probably gain some new friends too! It's pretty interesting what mixture of bikes you get to see people take the course with.

    If I had to pick one word in order for anyone to be successful to all of the exercises, it would be the word "Technique"
    Great advice, Kenny! I forgot to mention the fuse thing.. I pull mine when I coach.

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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
    My advice for the FZ6, disconnect your fuse to your headlights. It's tough to keep your bike charged during the BRC2's or any advanced class for that matter.
    This is great! I'll take a look in the manual when I get home from work, today.

    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
    You will have fun and probably gain some new friends too! It's pretty interesting what mixture of bikes you get to see people take the course with.

    If I had to pick one word in order for anyone to be successful to all of the exercises, it would be the word "Technique"
    I'll try to get a photo of some of the bikes tomorrow. And yeah, I'm hoping to improve on technique in the BRC2.
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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Check your tire pressure. It's part of the 'T' in TCLOC.

    My one word for the class is "smoooooooooooth". Everything you do (controls, body movement, etc) you want to be as smooth as possible.
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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Oh, and most importantly - have fun!!!
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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

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    I'll try to get a photo of some of the bikes tomorrow. And yeah, I'm hoping to improve on technique in the BRC2.
    Quote Originally Posted by MG-242 View Post

    My one word for the class is "smoooooooooooth". Everything you do (controls, body movement, etc) you want to be as smooth as possible.
    Although this picture is not from the BRC2, you will be doing something similar. I won't spoil all of the fun that waits.

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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    The BRC2 was a lot of fun, and I'm really glad I did it. I realized I've been practicing some good habits, and that I have a couple that I can work on some more. I can go into more detail later if you all want. Erci...the peanut was definitely one of my favorite parts. I have to say that I'm glad I was on my own bike, and that I appreciate it more for what a great one it is all the time.

    I snapped a quick photo of the bikes.

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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by rumblestrip View Post
    The BRC2 was a lot of fun, and I'm really glad I did it. I realized I've been practicing some good habits, and that I have a couple that I can work on some more. I can go into more detail later if you all want. Erci...the peanut was definitely one of my favorite parts. I have to say that I'm glad I was on my own bike, and that I appreciate it more for what a great one it is all the time.

    I snapped a quick photo of the bikes.
    Excellent! Happy to hear you had a good time and maybe learned something

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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    I guess what I took out of it was that my habits were covering the brake lever, smooth braking (which you pretty much have to do any on the FZ6 if you don't want to wreck) and throttle and clutch control. What I need to improve on are looking ahead and keeping my head up, as well as relaxing my arms. I'm about to go practice those now, while I make a couple of grocery runs on the bike.

    The parts I really enjoyed in the course were the tight maneuvers, and cornering. The slow turns....that tip to hold the throttle steady, leave the clutch alone, and ride the rear brake a bit when necessary really paid off. It feels like the bike should go down, but the only reason it would is because of the rider. Pretty awesome to feel it working and improve on it in class.

    All said, I thought the class was a good brush up on things learned in the BRC, and a nice step forward in furthering some skills. The instructors were very cool, and so were the other guys on the course. I think I even managed not to get a sunburn, which is saying something.

    I'm looking forward to the ARC in another 6000 miles or so.....I mean, next spring. Thanks, everyone, for all the feedback and advice! Time to take the bike out for lunch, and wine and grocery shopping.
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    Re: Taking the BRC2 tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by rumblestrip View Post
    What I need to improve on are looking ahead and keeping my head up, as well as relaxing my arms.
    Good advice for any rider. We humans like things exciting and looking down or too close makes things happen fast and exciting. Looking ahead slows everything down giving more time and space to react. It's not something we do naturally and needs to be practiced all the time, like when driving, walking, running, bicycling-all good practice for keeping your eyes up and looking ahead.
    Relaxing our arms and our grip permits the fine muscle control for the finese needed for throttle control and smooth braking.

    Glad your experience was positive and thanks for sharing it.
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