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cooljig

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cooljig says:

Not stable when getting my knee down

Hi all, I have found that when i am cornering quickly i can get my knee which i have to say feels good, but i ride a 1200cc bandit which i know is not a sports bike but it seems like it is fighting through the corner. So is it that only sports bikes corner smoothly or do i need to tweek the setup on my bike. And just to say that my tyres are michelin pilot's loads of tred and up to the right presure?

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BIGMat

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BIGMat says:

A little harsh

Mate??

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

bandit knee down

I used to get my knee down all the time on my Bandit 600. I've even got an excellent pic of me in the IOM with peg, toe, ankle, calf AND knee down (and No I wasn't crashing either).

 

I stopped doing it in the end, fitted titanium rods into my footpegs and decked them out instead. Much more impressive with sparks everywhere.

 

If I can get the photo scanned, I'll post it up sometime.

 

I used to use Pirelli Dragons, but I now realise they were wasted on that bike. A good sports/touring compound would have been better....

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Anonymous  says:

I'll try again

bloody computers

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

eatcs01

I don't know WHY it put me as anonymouse. I'm right here.... :mad:

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toe_down_sv_racing

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Erm.......

Could it be simply that he's in a too-high-a-gear???

most of the guys you see wobbling round on trackdays compaining their tyres are shit are atleast 1 or 2 gears too high so they are getting no clean drive .....

Need plenty of revs to be comfy when your leaning, try keeping the bike in 3rd and allow the revs to flow through and feather the throttle to maintain a constant rpm

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Evogt

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Evogt says:

Cool

Thats a cool pic of you on the Bandit with your knee down. How the hell did you manage that?

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parapanfan

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parapanfan says:

Not stable when getting my knee down

Surely instability is a prerequisite for attempting to get your knee down on public roads?

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used2bfast

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used2bfast says:

Cool pic?

if you look at the actual lean angle, its fook all!

Mike the bike would turn in his....etc!

Also, is the bike actually moving, seems to have an awful lot of front brake:sleep:

and yes, I do know its a 2yr old thread

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SiegerMotorsports

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Well

I always say, if your finding your bike moving around and not feeling "planted", your 9/10 times in the wrong gear.


more revs = more grip (unless your too low down whereby it will just see-saw you).

Rubber is important too but ive been able to get peg-down on tyres people class as soap lol (Conti Road Attacks). :mellow:

in terms of altering geometry and suspension, it CAN make a little difference, the bandit 12 does have reasonable suspension and can carry its weight better than most big capacity road bikes. 

If you ever do a trackday, see the suspension and brake settings guys, they will really sort your machine out to handle :laugh:

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