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Old November 3rd, 2021, 12:58 AM   #1
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Throttle issue

Hey so i have a 2009 ninja 250 with a slip on.the buddies i ride with have 300s and 600s.
Im always waaay behind..i feel like im 70% on the throttle and find myself shifting at 8k
Im not used to the speeds of full throttle or feel it cant hold it for long...any advice?
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Old November 3rd, 2021, 01:07 AM   #2
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practice by yourself on wide open long straight road.

1. 1st-gear, 80% to 8k, then slow down, relax, turn around

2. 1st-gear, 90% to 10k, then relax, slow down, turn around

3. 1st-gear, 90% to 12k, then slow down, relax, turn around

4. 1st-gear, 95% to 14k, then relax, slow down, turn around

5. 1st-gear, 100% on 14k, slow down, turn around

6. repeat each step as many times as necessary until you can progress to next step
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Old November 3rd, 2021, 10:44 AM   #3
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I would advise riding alone for a while. Trying to keep up with a group is not only unsafe but frustrating. Get some time in on a route you really enjoy and that you find challenging, and practice, practice, practice. When I started trying to get faster, I found a couple general things to keep in my mind that proved helpful:
1. Ride slower to go faster. This really works.
2. Stop coasting up to your turn-in point. Maintain throttle until you reach a brake point, slow down, turn, and throttle out.
3. Get used to how the bike feels at WOT. Practice in a controlled environment and learn how to position your body, shift etc. to handle the acceleration. That's the beauty of the 250: you can do things like this without too much risk.
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Old November 3rd, 2021, 11:33 AM   #4
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Yeah, don't try to keep up or copy what others do. They may lead you right off cliff!

Yup, lots practice is key, and always stay within your comfort zone. Work on throttle-control and picking exact lines through corners. That is, identifying optimal line, then making bike carve that exact path.

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That's the beauty of the 250: you can do things like this without too much risk.
That's why I race 250; it's fast enough to scare me, but not fast enough to kill me...

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That's why I race 250; it's fast enough to scare me, but not fast enough to kill me...
That's why I may have my 650 for sale next season. I would hate to do that seeing as I've had it for so long and it's perfectly suited to me, but the 250 can do the same thing for less money and less risk.
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Book yourself into a race school & learn to ride properly. Like everything in life some people have a feel for it, some don't. As mentioned above trying to hang on to faster riders will result in a crash. Check out youtube canyon crash videos if you want to see what that looks like.

One of the best days in my life was having a pukka TT racer as my track instructor after our first session together we come into the pits & he hi-5's me. When I asked why he was excited, as it should be me right! He said "we (the instructors) reckon that if we can get a punter (you & me) down Craner Curves (Donnington Park Circuit) at 90mph we are doing well" so I say OK, so why the hi-5? He says "because we were doing 110mph" !!! Me on a Ron Haslam Race School CBR600RR, instructer Jack Russell was on a CBF1000F, race pace on a 600 is 120mph down Craner Curves, so not bad for my 2nd ever 15minute session round Donnington ��

I felt like a god, until the very old now, actual Ron Haslam (ex GP Racer) came under me on the way into the old hairpin on a CBR500F �� I'm not a god ����

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