MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
quicksaveme
Senior Member
 
quicksaveme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,641

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
2014 Multistrada GTS









Lookin for Advice

Ok serious replies only guys/gals I'm trying to improve my skill, not get flamed or anything.

I've had my bike for about 2 months and took the MSF Course last summer. I ride everyday and I feel comfortable doing pretty much everything except going into corners at a brisk speed. LONG, SLOW turns aren't a problem, but I guess I still have a slight fear of sharp turns because every once in a while I take the turns too wide, or I'll just slow down completely to take a turn when there is no need to.

I wouldn't say I'm scared, I guess I just haven't become familiar with the lean of my bike (lol possible because I'm scared to lean it too much). I know the bike has way more lean than I think, but do I have to just keep practicing until I feel like the bike isn't going to slide out?

Any sincere help is appreciated. Thanks
quicksaveme is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lookin for some good advice shaneo57 General Discussion (Moto Related) 46 02-23-2010 02:09 AM
lookin for fabian houseofpaint Off Topic 2 07-07-2008 03:55 PM
NEW TO THE SCENE LOOKIN FOR ADVICE... SHOW713 New Riders and MSF Course Info 20 05-31-2008 08:27 PM
lookin to go for a cruise 78cruiser General Discussion (Moto Related) 0 08-19-2007 01:38 PM
Advertisement
Old 04-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
less_than_coop
SBN BMF
 
less_than_coop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kerr County
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,261

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
GSXR1000
2005 KTM 250sxf








Find a deserted parking lot with good pavement.

Make sure you're not dealing with other cars and just get yourself some seat time. You'll begin to feel more and more confident.
__________________
"Faster, Faster! Until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."--Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
sausagecreature

Khaki shirt.
less_than_coop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
quicksaveme
Senior Member
 
quicksaveme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,641

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
2014 Multistrada GTS









I appreciate it. I have the perfect spot to learn right next door actually in the high school's parking lot. New'ish school so the pavement is very nice. I don't know why I haven't done that at this point already though :-\
quicksaveme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
Spanish Fly
Take me drunk, I'm home!!
 
Spanish Fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Houston, TX (North Shore/Channelview Area)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,251


Bike(s):
2003 SV650s (sold)









don't you remember from MSF, slow down as you come toward the curve and accel grad as you are coming out of the curve
Spanish Fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
quicksaveme
Senior Member
 
quicksaveme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,641

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
2014 Multistrada GTS









lol yes Rene, but I'm talking about taking turn faster and actually leaning with the bike.

Thanks though :-)
quicksaveme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 04:46 PM   #6
JonEric0430
the slow and the retarded
 
JonEric0430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 3,354












Send a message via AIM to JonEric0430
Quote:
Originally Posted by quicksaveme
I appreciate it. I have the perfect spot to learn right next door actually in the high school's parking lot. New'ish school so the pavement is very nice. I don't know why I haven't done that at this point already though :-\
Be careful for the paint stripes.

My advice would be to cornerwork some LSTD days and pay attention to people body position and listen to their throttle control. Get some more seat time then take a track day and work very close with the instructors.
__________________
Big Daddy is in this Beesh...........
JonEric0430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
therky42
Senior Member
 
therky42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,636


Bike(s):
2006 VTX 1300C, YZ 250









Best advice is just get more seat time on the bike, do some weaving and get used to the weight of the bike before you try leaning more while going fast. If you remember MSF, look through the turn and that will help you lean the bike. But after you get some seat time try doing a noob trackday to learn in a ideal environment.
__________________
:topsecret
therky42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #8
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,368

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






Quote:
Originally Posted by JonEric0430
Be careful for the paint stripes.

My advice would be to cornerwork some LSTD days and pay attention to people body position and listen to their throttle control. Get some more seat time then take a track day and work very close with the instructors.
Quote:
Originally Posted by therky42
Best advice is just get more seat time on the bike, do some weaving and get used to the weight of the bike before you try leaning more while going fast. If you remember MSF, look through the turn and that will help you lean the bike. But after you get some seat time try doing a noob trackday to learn in a ideal environment.

+1, good advice from both.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:06 PM   #9
Seth
F T W
 
Seth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 77581
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,034

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
sixsevenfive









Send a message via AIM to Seth
lol you have an r1.. try it on a 250 and it'll be easier
__________________
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA
Seth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:07 PM   #10
quicksaveme
Senior Member
 
quicksaveme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,641

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
2014 Multistrada GTS









lol I hear you, but I have an R1 not a 250 :-( :-)
quicksaveme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:09 PM   #11
Seth
F T W
 
Seth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 77581
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,034

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
sixsevenfive









Send a message via AIM to Seth
true.
__________________
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA
Seth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:11 PM   #12
Northside G35
CBR Junkie
 
Northside G35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Clay & Barker Cypress (Katy)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 660

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
CBR 600RR









Send a message via Yahoo to Northside G35
man new to riding and you have an r1....:notworthy :notworthy :notworthy





all i know is what helped me is going on country cruises on sunday mornings, those are great, and then also ride with some elders off of here and they will teach you some pointers. listen and you will learn alot. thats how i am advancing. but still not good enough to handle a r1.


take care.

Evan
Northside G35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:28 PM   #13
quicksaveme
Senior Member
 
quicksaveme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,641

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
2014 Multistrada GTS









Well thanks for all the advice guys and no smart comments. Lol for a second I thought NorthsideG35 was gonna start hammering me for my bike but I'm glad you didn't. Good forum to be a part of, and the part about riding with the elders sounds good as soon as I freakin PLAN it and stop trying to look on the forums 30 minutes before a ride starts :-\
quicksaveme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy