Snuffleupagus Posted March 1, 2009 Report Share Posted March 1, 2009 Good Day Everyone, Before I dive in too much and come off looking like a Squid I want to explain. I am 38 years old and have been riding dirt bikes since I was a kid back in the 80s. I spent a lot of time on the old dirt bikes. I transitioned over to the streets with a Ninja ZX7R back in the late 90s. Rode it for about a year and a half and had a lot of fun. No major issues. I'm respectful of these bikes, know they have way more power that I have ability, and I just like to take it mellow and keep things controlled. Well, I recently pulled the pug and bought a liter bike because (1) they fit my frame better being 6'1" and 185 lbs with long arms and legs and (2) I got a heck of a deal. I now have a Yami R1. So, yeah....I know 180 HP on a 400 pound frame. Ha ha ha. I do ride it, but baby it. I'm not out dragging knee in turns or going ape. I really am a conservative rider...I know the common err is riders losing control and exiting the road. So, I tend to be very cautious of turns, ruts in the road, loose dirts, water, and all that stuff that can make me go boom. I probably ride like a grandpa...but that's ok out on the road. But I know that I need some expert training to make myself better....much better. So I guess to say that yes, I do in fact ride an R1 liter bike that is way beyond my ability. I admit it, I know I need training, and I respect the bike. I want to improve my skills with cornering, emergency recovery, and braking. This is what I want to learn from your team IF you have a class for this. I do know how to ride and have been doing it for a good 20 years, but it's been casual riding and not the style that I need to control a liter bike. I want to be a better ride and develop the necessary skills. I will continute to exercise great restraint on the road, take it easy, and just enjoy my bike. I am NOT a wild, crazy rider. But I do want to improve and spend some time on the track getting some good training. I learn fast and am a good listener. If I am shown something I will do it on the bike as shown. I just need the help. What options are going to be best for me? Regards, John aka "Snuff" Germantown, MD Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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