Originally Posted by gkotlin
If the front slides, you need to stay on the gas to move weight to the rear.
I find this interesting, since i find myself in a scary, yet saveable, front tire slide about once every track day.
The events leading up to this usually go as follows:
Begin trackday, get comfortable with the track and the line, work the bike up to speed.
Realize im carrying good cornerspeed everywhere but corner x.
attempt to brake a little less on the entry.... still to slow...
repeat until im frustrated with myself.
On the next attempt, forcibly remove my fingers from the brake lever way, way too early.
Shrug off the 'shit im going way to fast now' feeling, and throw the bike at the apex.
The front starts to slide. immediately i un-countersteer (to get more contact patch on the front) which of course makes me run wide. I make the corner, usually with a few inches to spare of running off the outside.
This whole 'saving the bike process' is a automated response. Honestly i dunno what i do with the throttle. I think i just keep it in maintenance position until its all over.
Then i change my underwear.
It seems to me if i opened up the throttle i would run more wide and off the track.
should i leave the steering alone and just use more gas?
Tom #727 I