AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Jan 2011
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like I've said already, I get why you want to take corners fast, I love corners. I couldn't give a flying f**k how fast my bike can go in a straight line, but carrying a good amount of speed & lean angle into a corner, nothing can beat that feeling.
but I don't think this should be where you start when you've only been riding 5 days, these bikes are not toys, they will kill you if you don't respect both them & the street you're riding on. get out there & put some miles on the bike in the real world, you will soon realise that you don't need to be able to swerve an obstacle at 90mph, because you shouldn't be doing that speed. if the road is clear & offers good visibility then fine, give it more juice through the turn, but if you go in blind theres the very real danger of meeting something cutting that corner, or you go wide & cross the line.
I've been road riding for 10+ years now & I've seen/done some stupid stuff, like putting the bike in a ditch because I couldn't make the turn & focused on the tree I was heading towards instead of trying to turn the bike (target fixation). I still have occasions where survival reactions kick in & I go wide in turns, luckily the other side of the road has been empty on these occasions.
I don't mean that to sound hard on you, but theres guys on here who have buried friends, I myself have seen friends go down & walked away luckily without too much damage. learn from the mistakes of others, bikers & car drivers alike & always have a way out of a situation by riding within your limits. you're never too "good" to learn from others, I certainly learn something new often when talking to guys or reading posts on here.
so yeah learn to ride safely, your speed will increase with time & experience