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so i was riding around once again, decided to take on twisties for the first time... on the trip there(away from my location) i took it slow got through just fine was taking them at recommended speed limit posters(25 MPH) on the way back... i figured lemme try to do this a little more "sporty" heh... well i didnt go down... but on two of the turns i got nervous and started telling my self "sh*t im not gonna make it im gonna slide oh crap" it never happened and i made it, but because of that, it made my turn all messed up and wobbly, even paniced and jerked my handle bars a bit makin my rear tire jump...

also, at the end of the twisties there is a 1/2 mile straight away after a stop sign, so i launched at only 3 or 4k rpms, and fully opened the throttle... next thing you know, im doing my first wheelie, unintentional, cant see the road only see my gas tank... i quickly let off the throttle and bike came back down and thank god came down actually quiet smooth(no wobble) but... i had the worst nuts vs gas tank match ever...

thats my story just needed to share

as for you guys, can any1 share any advice with me that will help me with my cornering? i already know the main things like look through the turn and dont look at the ground, try to lean and counter steer i do that but i have this deathly feeling "WHAT IF I WONT PULL IT OFF"
 

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yea i avoid breaking at all costs unless i have to, and even then i tyr to straighten it out first then brake and i cant do that then i break very lightly
 

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wish i could but chances of my lowsiding at the track are 10x higher :-\ cant really afford to have to redo my bike
 

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just whatever you do, DONT GIVE UP in the corner. stay with it, and throttle through it. 9 times outta 10 your gunna make it. ive been there plenty of times. hit a corner a little hot and think "SHIT!". but stay cool and stick with that turn! also, ive found if i start freaking, look through that turn like your life depends on it. you'll forget how low you are and actually pull off a damn good turn.
 

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would a steering damper go a long way with my turns?
 

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Not unless you're hitting bumps in the turns.
Ive been riding for about 2 months now, and have had a bunch of scenarios similar to yours. Most recently, it was raining and my tires touched the painted lines in the middle of the street.... hold on!!
 

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oh

and to help answer your question


if you are on the gas, it is a LOT easier to to turn. not rolling on the throttle necessarily, but even neutral throttle. just enough to make the bottom of the chain tight. the chassis and suspension work a WHOLE ton better when there is a load on it.
 

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would a steering damper go a long way with my turns?
Its not going to help you right now. Just get some practice. You have to trust your bike. Just have faith that the tires are going to stick. Your questioning its abilities thats why you are going ooh sh*t when you go through the corners because you are unsure of it.
 

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yea i got about 300 :-\ heh still gettin used to the beast

uhh
sounds like he has less than 500 miles under his belt

maybe the MSF, and in about 4-5k do a track day.
 
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