Wow. You're completely right. I stopped trail braking as much after having a low side. Greatly appreciate the advice. Going to get my current stuff sorted out and refreshed. I'll get cartridges once I actually need them. :bigthumb:Lots of...."interesting" responses on just this thread alone. Here's trends that I've seen over the years across a few hundred different riders and bikes...
- People don't take the time to set up their bike properly in the first place
- People compare unserviced, old, and incorrectly setup OEM suspension and slap on new stuff then say "Errr mah gawd the stock stuff is trash!"
- People tend to throw money at the bike instead of fixing the problems (themselves) first
- Typically on the internet, those that talk about the "night and day" differences that aftermarket suspension does compared to OEM are not even fast enough to truly extract the advantage of said aftermarket suspension
First thing that came to mind when I saw you talking about the front "coming up" mid corner is probably because you're not trail braking enough.
Getting bumped to Advanced at the local track day org is a big deal for sure and I don't want to undermine that. But I hate to admit, the real learning begins once you get to that group. Once you are at that point, generally speaking, it's an indicator that you're a consistent rider with a decent set of skills under their belt.
Up until that point, assuming someone has a serviceable bike with suspension tuned for them, that money is FAR BETTER spent on a riding school to improve the loose nut behind the bars.