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I have a GSXR 1000 and I just can't seem to get real low around the corners. I have a couple factors goin' against me 1)I live in Las Vegas so the roads are always dusty and 2)I have the crappy stock Bridgestone tires on there. It seems everytime I get enough balls to try and get low the back tires starts to come out from me. Anybody have any suggestions? Is it my body position...? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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advice from an expert there...I'll also learning how to get this technique down, so stay tuned...also, the track junkies around here, highly recommend doing a track day, that will teach you ALOT about control and leaning when ur riding. There are several good books out there too, that make for some good reading. :cool:
 

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I figured it was probably my body position. What do you think about the tire? Maybe something to do with it? I hate those stock bridgestone's on there. Anybody recommend a good tire for aggressive street riding that won't wear out in a few months???
 

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I got a set of the Powers. Powers, that is important.

They are a awesome set of rubber. I get compliments on them all the time and they stick really well. Haven't had them in the rain yet, but they are supposed to be used by the Michilen race team for their wet/rain tire!

In any affect, they rock and I strongly erge more people to use them if they can get their hands on them.
 

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I got a set of the Powers. Powers, that is important.

They are a awesome set of rubber. I get compliments on them all the time and they stick really well. Haven't had them in the rain yet, but they are supposed to be used by the Michilen race team for their wet/rain tire!

In any affect, they rock and I strongly erge more people to use them if they can get their hands on them.

do they make them for all sportbikes..I know the Kats setup doesnt generally offer much leeway in terms of certain tires that will fit.

btw..trust me, if I had the money, i'd buy myself that jacket yesterday..
 

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A lot of it may be body position, and a lot of it may be in your head. Of course, you want the tire to be at the proper pressure and you want it warmed up as well. Cold tires will certainly slip. Also, applying throttle at the proper point and of the proper amount is key to keeping your bike stuck to the pavement. All of those items are pretty much, "learn as you go" type items. However, I would say err on the side of caution as to "how much" throttle to apply with a 1000 because too much, too fast can be REALLY bad. Start slow and work your way up to see what works best. What kind of Bridgestones do you have? I have a Bridgestone Battlax on my Kat 600 and I have no problems dragging knees or bike parts as well. That tire stuck to the track without a problem. And as N4S mentioned, there are a lot of good books. Check out the "leaning tutorial" thread for recommendations on books.
 

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I have a 04 1000 and I have no problem dragging knee and bike parts on the ground. It is all in your body poistion on the bike. Stay more to the back if the tire is getting light. For a good vid of dragging on a GSXR 1000 go here

http://www.wideopensportbikes.com/vids/Final2.wmv

that was one of the nicest roads that i have ever seen

where is that ?

was it deal's gap?
 
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