harnois Posted September 16, 2009 Report Share Posted September 16, 2009 I recently switched from a gsxr600 to a gsxr750. Not that I'm obsessed with power or anything, it's just that a good deal on a good 750 track bike came along, and hey it's something different. Now the 750 offers some new and interesting challenges, perhaps even more so because I only weight 155 pounds. In the turns I'm sitting on the back of the seat, which is fairly textbook stuff I believe, and it feels good, but as I gradually power up out of the turn I eventually get to a point where I'm full throttle, still a bit leaned over, and ... still sitting on the back of the seat! In smoother corner exits I can feel the front wheel skimming, no wieght on it, under full power in 3rd gear in the power band. On bumpy corner exists, it's bouncing all up in the air and twitching and generally scary! Not working. And there's other corner exists where even though I'm already full throttle, I also need to countersteer heavily, like entering "the snake" at VIR, and if I'm countersteering while the front wheel hits a bump and comes up, well, that's how tank slappers get started... So I need to get to the front of the seat on the corner exists, and when I did that all these problems went away. But the problem I have is figuring out at what point do I transition from back to front of the seat and how do I actually do it without upsetting the bike by yanking on the handlebars? I mean if I move forward early on during the exit, I'm still in the corner, don't really want to be moving around on the bike and mess'n with the handlebars at those lean angles, but if I wait until later, the power is already on big time, and the only way I can see to move forward is to pull myself forward with the handlebars, which seems like a really bad idea when the front is already light and it could introduce some unintentional countersteer and/or pull the front up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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