I haven't had the opportunity yet to hit a bridge on my RR, but we learned in MSF that despite the awkward feeling, just take it easy and don't panic. I'm sure someone else has better advice though. :wink:
we got one of those around here, usually, on my bike at least(not a 600rr... yet) I just roll off the throttle.. but when I'm two up with my dad he sometimes just accelerates across them :shock: , so I guess they're safe.. prolly really bad when wet though!
as above. also relax on the bars. The front will want to weave a little. The worst thing is to clamp down stiffly on the bars. Just put your weight onto your feet, ass slightly off the seat, relax a bit on the bars, and don't change your momentum. Don't accelerate or brake suddenly. Yeah dry it's a little unerving, wet scares you no matter how often you do it. Should be no problem though. Try it a couple times at a time where there is little to no traffic so the added factor of other vehicles doesn't add to your stress and rob you of your attention.
I have to cross one every day, I was worried the very first time, but honestly your getting worked up for nothing. After you cross it you'll be like "that was it??" Just go straigt and until your comfortable doing it, don't change lanes or anything. It's nowhere near as bad as driving on scored pavement, you know, when they're re-paving they score the 1" deep lines in the pavement, that can get a little hairy the first time, but even that is no biggie if you relax and just cruise right over it.
Hi all, apologies in advance for the negative 1st post but i have a 2003 RR which wouldn't start although fuel pump was ok etc just span really fast on the button but wouldn't fire. Turns out cylinders 1 and 4 had 40 psi and 2 and 3 20 psi so engine pretty well toast although was running fine...