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post #11 of 14 Old 10-10-16, 05:53
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One thing I've noticed with this bike is It goes exactly where you look.
It's completely different feel to some bikes, but yeh the Rake means it almost oversteers, so you just gotta look where your going
and let the bike lean.
Unless your in rain/oil, You will scrape your boot before your tyres give out
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-20-16, 14:18
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As an MSF instructor, my recommendation would be to take the Advanced Rider Course before going on a track day. Its cheaper than a track day and has a lot less involved (no need to "prep" the bike for the ARC). The ARC is a day long course that will teach you important riding skills that you can use on the street as well as the track. A track day would also be beneficial, but from a cost effectiveness standpoint its hard to beat the ARC. It is dependent on how good your instructor is, but you get out of it what you put into it. Practicing and mastering the art of cornering in a controlled environment will greatly improve your abilities in a limited control environment.
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post #13 of 14 Old 11-14-16, 07:31
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And here's the thing you need to remind yourself. You and I both.. When you use the techniques you've been practicing (esp. body position, throttle control, reference points) exceeding the limit doesn't translate to an instant crash. These street tires are way more forgiving than the stuff the MotoGP guys are running. So at the limit even your Rosso 3's will start to slip/grip, slip/grip, etc. As long as you are well positioned/balanced (not unintentionally steering the bike) and don't panic and chop the throttle or grab the brakes, it won't even feel like a near crash. You'll ride on through it and try a different approach on the next lap.

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Practice these techniques on a bike you're comfortable on (adjustable rearsets and tank grips help) and eventually you'll feel relaxed enough to hit those knee-dragging lean angles.
So much truth. I experienced my first "pushed too far" moment at the track this weekend. I was going through a left hander dragging my knee. I've started lifting my knee off the deck to save the pucks. But then from time to time I would just lean a little more again. This time, however, as I added more lean angle I felt the bars twist left and the front break loose.

I was lowsiding! I tend to be off the bike quite a bit. Decent body position saved me in this scenario.
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Plenty of great tips there!

Things that helped me:
- track days, track days, track days (no trees, cars or vehicles coming in the opposite direction)
- master class with Cameron Donald
- look up an image of the tyre contact patch when upright vs lent over (hint: its much bigger lent over)
- get a lites bike for the track (I'm now doing faster times on my 1989 CBR250R than I was on my Daytona) this will help you get comfortable with higher corner speeds
- self-paced online training (because I can't remember everything I learn in a one day master class), I used Life at Lean: http://speedracer.lifeatlean.zaxaa.com/s/10995019527322
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