Tron has corrupted me
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Norman OK
Bike: 2005 R6 Raven "Deimos"
Ever been scared of your bike?
I went out for a ride with my roommate and his S2000 today. We went out to the hill country, though all the roads are still as straight as lasers. We toyed around on a two mile stretch of blacktop that was paved in the spring so it smooth as a babies butt.
Anyway, we turned around on this stretch and I opened up the bike for the first time with all the parts and my new tune. Thanks to Vineyney for that tune btw, it kicks @$$. As usual, the bike was pulling pretty hard at like half throttle, but when I pulled it all the way, I legitimately thought I was going to die.
I've never had such a violent power wheelie experience in my life. Like holy sh*t. After I got the bike back on both wheels I tried full throttle in second and I was still getting the front wheel up. That's more than I can say for my R1 AND my Superhawk, which were both liter bikes.
I learned how to ride on a 115hp V-twin liter bike, and it was a wheelie monster. I was taught to be scared of the bike because it was such a monster and I had never ridden before. Well, two years and two bikes (accident free!) later, I finally know what that means. Even when I had my R1, I was never this scared of it. Granted, it was an 01 with a really bad tune, but still.
I figure I just need to stick with it and keep pushing it until I'm comfortable with it. That's what I did with the Superhawk and the the R1, so I figure it's the way to go here as well. Anyways, you guys have any tips other than just sticking with it? Anyone had a similar experience.
Hard work yields great rewards, but idle talk leads only to destruction.
“Faster, Faster, Until The Thrill Of Speed Overcomes The Fear Of Death.”
Hunter S. Thompson
"It wasn't until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed."