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You ask/you answer: How often should I scare myself?

When I was learning I enjoyed every minute of riding, but now I've bought myself a Yamaha R6 I've started scaring myself almost every time I go out. I've never fallen off, but I sometimes think I might and when I stop my hands are shaking. Is this normal? Do other people like it? Being 53 I don't really enjoy being...

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Duct Tape

After getting my CBR600F4i, I was scared every time I went over 9000 rpm in first gear because I would almost go off the back of the bike. Put some black duct tape over the slippery vinyl seat cover for additional posterior to seat friction – problem solved.

The real scary bike for me is the Elite 110 (Lead 110 in Europe), since it brings out the maniac in me – slice and dice through the gaps in traffic, take short cuts down the sidewalk (aka pavement), across parking lots, down alleys, between the barrels and barriers horses on the closed lane under construction, along side the railroad tracks, through the grass and weeds – YEE HAW!
 

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Dual-Sport

One thing that helps is riding a dual-sport (or trail bike/dirt bike) off road, as you will get used to the rear wheel slipping. Hit a spot of sand on the NT700V, and remained calm as the rear wheel stepped out a few inches – I might have panicked if I had not spent the time riding the Yammie TW200 in sand at the OHV (off-highway vehicle) park.

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piroflip

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piroflip says:

I'm 56 and have an 08 R1.......

................so don't be such a wimp.

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cat5cable

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cat5cable says:

i am 53 and on my 9th fireblade, do a trackday this will help.

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1098kid

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1098kid says:

The number of incompetant bikers out there is getting scary, all too easy to blame car drivers etc but far too many people buy a 150mph+ sports bike for the road without thinking it through, no wonder there are so many bike accidents. Anyone scaring themselves on their bike is a complete idiot and only a matter of time before your luck runs out, get some training before going on it again or keep it for the track!

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Chilliesauce69

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If your scaring yourself often then get off our fucking roads as your riding out of your limitations.

You are an accident waiting to happen and if your lucky enough to be the only person envolved then some poor fucker still has to scrape you up. 

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Chilliesauce69

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I don't mean to be rude but i speak from experiance as i've had to deal with a crash victim (wasn't nice) and it nearly put me off bikes.

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PandaPop

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PandaPop says:

sell the R6, buy an sv 650 or similar and learn to ride smooth and incontrol then when you feel more confident go back to a sports bike.

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trogan4

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trogan4 says:

If you’re new to sports bikes or bigger bikes even, you should take time to get used to it! They are entirely different animals ! Faster more powerful and of course more agile especially into corners, which I suspect where you problem lies! Start slow and get it right before working upto higher speeds etc
 

You need to know positioning, braking and turn in points to get this right. Maybe even doing some ride outs with a local club will help with confidence side of thing. Remember you don’t have too keep up with anybody, ride at your own pace and the speed and confidence will come with experience! I would recommend a track day or extra training it’s never too early or late and always helps!

If it’s just your hands shaking it may well be just the adrenaline pumping, one of the reasons we ridebikes…
Good luck….
 

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mozart

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mozart says:

wow

just reading this is enough to scare me, just a plain WOW will do :-( scary stuff

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