apextc Posted November 21, 2013 Report Share Posted November 21, 2013 Background:A newbie on the track( only 3 done so far !) and now addicted. To add, all i do in my free time is read on how I can be a better rider. Also, I've realized on the track: text knowledge: 10% and learning with a coach is 90%. I have not attended the superbike school as I live in the Chicago-land area where I ride 6 months out of the year and 95% on the track. Issue: From what I gather, the fundamentals of your bike setup are: brakes, suspension and tires.I was advised by a tech inspector at the track (also a mechanic) that I should not worry about anything on my bike except tires and brakes till I get smooth, predictable and good on the track. Don't get braided brake lines, super expensive slicks, fairings, suspension, short shifter, dainese suits till I get good as a novice. He mentioned that he was running advanced on a stock bike after which he decided to mod his bike and honestly I have seen some folks on stock bikes at the track in Advanced.My issue is that after I analyzed myself after the third track day I was not able to lean my bike as confidently as I would have liked. I just felt like it should be smooth like other novice riders i see perform better than me. I just got stuck in some zone where no matter how hard I tried to go in faster that the slightest drop in throttle just wanted me off the bike.The voice in my head my last track day before every turn where I track : "As a novice turn at marker 1 on all turns,hold throttle, half butt off, balls of feet on pegs, counter steer, look at where you want to go, then roll on the throttle by the apex"I tried at least 3 sessions in the afternoon but I have NO clue why.... was I scared? was it my bike? am I scared to wipe out?my bike is a 2006 cbrr with 11,000 and never been serviced except yearly oil changes. its a bike i dedicated to track and I probably ride 10 miles a year in my neighborhood.Questions: For a newbie like myself, is servicing my bike really going to improve my riding and confidence and will I feel it?Can someone break down for me the work breakdown of what is included in "servicing" your bike?I sincerely appreciates everyones response in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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