Getting the bike over - Need a sticky
so i've been riding now for about 2 years....had a ZX2R for a year which i learnt on, then bought myself a ducati 748 because of the way it sounded. seriously. i fell in love. This bike then had an affair with the ducati service center and the divorce sent me broke - to rephrase it, very temperamental bike and i spent a lot of money on it.
Finally got rid of this and bought a GSXR750 K8, brand new...
Now, i just can't seem to lean this bike over...i try and i try, but i feel like i have to go VERY quick to maximise lean. I still have about 2cm+ on each side of the tire i haven't used. I'm not exaclty trying to get my knee down but i just can't lean it over. Maybe its faith in the bike?
I've low sided my ducati once when iwas doing a right hand turn, only doing maybe 15-20km/h, and it just slipped out from under me.
So, does anyone have any tips on how to lean it over? How should my weight distribution be?
I've tried putting my weight just on the pegs and i realised i'm mainly putting my weight on the INSIDE peg, and i read somewhere thats how u can get the back tire sliding out, aggresive cornering. I don't want that - yet.
I just want to be able to control the bike better.
Ive tried watching vids etc but haven't managed to find out about my weight distribution.
Another thing - i'm 5'7". my outside knee doesnt exactly grip the underside of the tank to help hold me in position. Is this a prob?!?!
I'm planning on doing a trackday/superbike course, but first of all i need the following: leather pants, money for track day.
All up its around 1000AU. i dont have that kind of money atm...
Any feedback would be good...hope this made sense... thanks,
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