shadow 1 Posted May 8, 2012 Report Share Posted May 8, 2012 Hello all, I've recently attended Level 3 @ SOW on Apr 22. Towards the end of my first drill (temp already in the 80s), I was finding myself spooked when trying at quick turns. Since I was still getting myself warmed up, I didn't brake hard going towards the turn points; rather, I very lightly braked (coasted even) towards the turn point and THEN initiated my quick turn. Immediately after the input, I heard/felt the front tire make a 'Krrrchh' sound, after which I quickly countersteered back out and finished the turn lazily. This ruined my confidence with quick turns for the rest of the day. My question now is, given all of the conditions I've described, what caused this phenomenon when I tried at quick steering? I thought that I could generally flop the bike over as hard/quickly as I could without any major issues? Was it because I was NOT loading up the front tire enough through braking to allow the front tire to sort of 'Bite' and go along with the quick steering input? Any insight would help me greatly towards Level 4 coming June 10 for me. Thanks! BTW, Yes it was the school's S1000RR, so bike setup is not the problem. Additionally, I sort of doubt the problem is due to tire temperature, because both Level 1 and 2 students would have used my bike already prior to my first ride on it for drill 1. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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