Unlearn to be able to Learn

So I was watching a Moto America race on TV the other day. Truly enjoyed it but less the commercial breaks though. During one of those commercial breaks, there was one of a more or less renowned motorcycle racing school, which appeared to me to operate more on the smarter edge. I’m not to shy to admit that I was wrong…

Fancy production, but still on the cheesy side they explained how Trail Braking works. Goal is to ‘appear samaritan’- but you figure quick that the actual goal is to showcase that they actually teach to Trail Brake in their school. That’s the truth. However, that’s not my problem. What bothers me at this point is, that they blasting critical information with a wide spread shot to riders who mostly NOT READY for such skill yet. Trail Braking separates the men from the boys. This is a skill to be mastered only when other physical skill subjects are sitting well enough and habits are successfully removed beforehand.

You also can’t just drop off only a fraction of the full scoop to a wide spread of people and leave the rest to ‘figure out’. Do Trail Braking wrong and it can turn to a death trap. Quite a risky move on their end if you ask me. To Trail Brake, lots of things will have to be adjusted under control. Only then you can move into it. Trail Braking goes way beyond physical capabilities. This technique demands a solid range of ‘mental coolness’. This can freak most riders out, because throttle, brake, clutch and shifting procedures are different then what MOST riders have learned over years. Change all this and more while you go way faster into turns under Trail Braking could also trigger to panic. Your eyes and brain are not trained and ready for this yet (mental coolness) and that will be the biggest problem.

Things have to be unlearned to be able to learn. Mental coolness has to be established to be able to try and master.

Spreading these information without all of the above is almost like a half-way-instruction on how to climb Mount Everest without a guide. Now how many pairs of ears and eyes who’ve seen that commercial are even capable to climb Mount Everest in the first place… especially when there is no guide?!

Smart move!

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

 

New Superbike-Coach Sponsor: Carrillo Law Center

I can happily announce that the Carrillo Law Center has become a Superbike-Coach sponsor.

Their heart for motorcycles and their riders are in the right place because Rafael Carrillo is not just a top notch lawyer- he is also a motorcycle rider himself. Just that is a 100% loyalty guarantee to those riders who need him. There might be the day when you need someone who speaks your language, and that’s Carrillo for sure.

Rafael, aka the MotoLawyer, and Yazmin Carrillo’s dedication to the sport and Superbike-Coach is undeniable. They strive to provide the very best legal services for their clients. They can provide a plethora of legal services in various different areas of the law, which creates a more complete availability of services for clients. As a lawyer, Rafael’s focus is personal injury cases and he is based in Stockton, California.  He has been helping injured persons receive the compensation they deserve for over 10 years.  His law firm, Carrillo Law Center, is a full service firm and has attorneys that handle immigration, family law, criminal law, wills and trusts, landlord/tenant law, and more.

Carrillo enters with Superbike-Coach the opportunity to help motorcycle riders and so their families. Rafael is a man of his word, so welcome to the Superbike-Coach family Mr and Mrs Carrillo!

Carrillo Law Center

333 E. Channel Street, Stockton, California 95202

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Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Hot class in many ways

What a hot class yesterday, in many ways actually. 30 motivated riders under heat wave gave their best- so did we. Ones more the Superbike-Coach team was highly prepared to secure the safety of all participants and to give our students the full SBC scoop. Hot track- hot temps- and I was on fire!

Featured pictures of the class: https://www.dlonskeyphoto.com/Superbikecoach-Gallery/Cornering-School-Days-1-4/Cornering-School-Day1/CSD-1-7-12-20/Feature-Pics/

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

There is ‘that one bolt’

There is ‘that one bolt’ which extends a simple job in regard time, dirt, and resources… ONE fuckin’ bolt. You know those?!

So I did a brake job on my Multistrada Enduro Pro, because ‘Indy’ was missing braking power, which is already restricted with those knobbie tires. The plan: New brake fluid and bleeding air- new pads and cleaning caliper pistons- and 2 new rotors.

While everything else went well, the rotor bolts are glued in the wheel as shit, and I knew that was coming. Some manufacturers also make it harder by using bolts you’d need Torx tools for. I have, but those are really fragile. One after another coming off, not without a fight though… a bleeding finger and a trip to the hardware store for a new set of Torx tools is what that took. Then there is that one bolt. Out by a quarter and a destroyed head.

“MacGyver mode” is on now, as well as a never surrender mind set. Not enough meat to grab it with clamp pliers. Not enough out to saw its dead head off. Figuring that those cheap bolt removal tools you can buy with those TV commercials are senseless. Drilling the head was next, but the next half size bigger hexa did the job after hammering it in as much as possible. Then turning it as straight and smooth as possible got it finally out.

Four f’n hours and a garage floor covered with dirt, tools, sweat and blood for that one bolt :-)

Coach Tip: Heating up glued in bolts helps too.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

A&S Motorcycles has your back

So ‘Indy’ came up with something when I did that road skill at Lake Tahoe last week. He started misfiring and lacking throttle response. he kinda was in a bad mood all day. Then around noon- loss of mid range power by at least 50%. No lights, no warnings, nothing. Electronics on those modern Ducatis is a big deal and I was really worried that this is going to be deep down there, so I dropped it off at A&S Motorcycles in Roseville. Not just because I ran lots of seminars there- mostly because I know they know their stuff! I couldn’t have make a better choice, cuz’ issues like that can end up like the search for the needle in a haystack. They were busy as hell but took the bike in right away for substantial diagnostics… nothing to be found. Next day, they wanted to eliminate the ‘little stuff’ before contacting Italy and found that the evap canister was topped out with gas- bypassed it and the problem was found. The needle was found but ordering parts would take weeks, so Randy Felice authorized to take out a canister from a new bike to donate it Indy. I mean… if this isn’t showing flexibility on a high level, then I don’t know what else!!! Top notch tech’s, top service and flexibility when needed. BRAVO!
Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp