Originally Posted by new rider 9984
merc remember if one tire on a camry looses grip there are three others to take up the slack but if one on a bike looses grip well you know what could happen and just cause you ride a drifter doesnt mean you have to drift in the corners
glad you made it thru though
Drift the corners - I wish!
On blue ridge parkway and tail of the dragon I had some nice scrapes. The scrape is like a warning, better shift some weight on that side bozo is what the bike is telling me.
I know, one day it will bite me back. It will likely be gravel or leaves that do it. Possibly target fixation, that in itself is scary ****. A broken in bike tire on dry pavement aint loosing grip, not on a cruiser anyway.
I would much rather go down by my own doing then a car cut in front of me and me not know my bike well enough to make a move, and I die because of it.
I figure if somebody can make their boards scrape on demand, and make um scrape going <5mph at full lock, they know their bike better then most people, and to me that is important.
Now making my fathers peg scrape on his old CB550 was a task, I did that once. Then his VN800 classic has higher pegs then my 800 which were hard to scrape but doable, then he added boards and I can do it almost on demand.
I would love to ride wolifes nicely new painted 750 and see if I can scrape the pegs on that, whadda say wolf?
I rode an 84 750 (think it was 84) I could not get the pegs close to scraping, it feels like a sport bike in the turns compared to the 800 drifter. I was a little reluctant then, as I was a newer rider but now that I know about motorcycle tires and how well they grip, I trust pushing the bars more. But then compared to a GSXR 750 the vn750 feels like a lowered fat boy.
Rain is another thing people flip out about, I do too if it is a light misty rain after a dry spell. Give me a downpour on the bike any day, almost as good as dry pavement after about 30 minutes of good hard rain.
single lane playing
scraping a bit... ... 3:00..... 3:57 - right turn(harder to scrape)..... 4:57... 5:09.... 6:13... 6:28 - good one ... 8:10 right....
My floor boards fold up which is nice, I had one instance where the floor board came up so much it lifted the arse end of the bike, that was a little spooky. Was racing a gold wing through twisties on rt 23. Gold wing is MUCH more capable, I came out of the s turns first.
I took an advanced riding course, they asked everybody there what they wanted to learn. Some people said stopping better, some people said taking off better, you know normal stuff. He came to me and asked, I said I want to learn how to scrape my right floor board easier. He laughed and said I was in the wrong class.