Draggin' the knee
I'm not sure where this belongs, but I just need some input. I want to read up on the science of cornering, the theory behind hangin your ass off the bike, flickin' the ass end of the bike into a corner, and scrapin' up the pucks on the knee pads. I love my bike, and I want to know it.
I had a 97 cbr600 fi a few years ago and it got me thinking about all of this. THEN, I decided that the cbr was too much for me and my wrists, and bought a cruiser. After a few years of that, I wanted a true sportsbike again. I missed that precise control and speed, so I bought an 05 zx6r (636 ninja!!!) I can't believe the difference. My cruiser is mising the 2nd gear due to a 1/4 drag test I decided to do(i threw the bearing, I think) , so I bought the Kawi. I'm in love and ride nothing else.
Now I know what this bike is capable of, and I've read the number charts, but what I really want to do is test it's limits. I want to drag the knee and bring this bike to the designers limits. I'm not wanting to put my neck on the line, I just want to ride it like it was meant to be riddin. I've read that I can take this bike out to the track and It will be more at home there than on the street. I WANT TO BECOME A BETTER RIDER.! SO, what do I need to do.?? I've checked out the local track days and I'm going to attend, but as far as the "science" behind the whole thing, I want advice and stories.... what to do, what not to do, and any personal experience that any of you care to share. I want to be fast----FAST andSAFE , and smart.
HOW HAVE YOU ALL BECOME ONE WITH YOUR BIKE???
Last edited by Bradass; 10-31-2005 at 07:19 PM.