I don't know what it is lately but my luck is bound to run out one of these times. Last weekend the snakes tried to bite me when I was way leaned over on an exit ramp and this morning!!!!!!! I was going south on Waukegan road in Glenview when someone decides they need to turn left right in front of me crossing two lanes of traffic. Well I bound up the front brake into a decent stoppie saw it wouldn't be goo enough, release the brakes and cut right hard. The driver then saw me and slammed on the brakes. I straigtened it out enough to stay on the road and brushed by the drivers front bumper while glaring so much I thought it would be permanent. I have been checking the mirror and my underwear constantly since then. All is well that ends well but I wish I had been better prepared. The GSXR1K takes a lot longer to stop than my ninja did even thoughh the weight difference is only a couple of pounds. Maybe it is time to upgrade the brakes.