I'd replace that with "just commit and turn the bars..", the lean will happen as you turn naturally.you could've easily leaned over and went through while in 3rd. i've had some "oh sh.." moments when entering a turn too fast. I always reminded myself, "just commit and lean.." I almost crashed one time when i first started riding doing what you did.
If the rear locks you need to release the rear brake and/or de-clutch.Hey - I just totalled my gixxer - K8 1000. I came into a turn a little too fast, decided on gearing down instead of lightly braking, (what I should have done...) and the rear locked up on me and down I went!
If it's supposed to have a slipper clutch, why did the rear lock up?
This.I would respectfully suggest that you don't get another 1000. If you a crashing at low to medium speed street riding and you aren't sure what happened, that is a clue that you aren't at the level of skill and awareness that one of these machines demands. I know they are fun, but man does stuff happen fast on them. I would suggest a mid sized naked bike or something like a KTM 390. You will have a lot more fun and will be less likely to get yourself in over your head. My 2 cents...
Yea man i wa goin around a turn at 25 or 30mph geared doen on my 96 an it locked up on me shits just junk Fuck Suzuki their quality most be shit sell it or junk it an get a honda or an amarican crusier cause if not seems like Suzuki gearboxes are garbage never trust your life with them lock up for no reason.Ok. Not the case! Lol
I was doing maybe 40 (miles right? I'm in Canada and I'm trying to do the conversion for you U.S. people ) and I think I was in 3rd and geared down to 2nd. It really really surprised the F*&K out of me - I didn't think it was going to do that - I was not aware it had a slipper cl. Hell I didn't even know what a slipper clutch was until after my crash!! (Which was 5 days ago!.)