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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NE Ohio
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You're absolutely doing the right thing!
A big part of confidence in cornering is finding the ability of your motorcycle. Once you see just how much your tires will grip, how much you can grind the pegs into the pavement, you will have so much more confidence in what your bike can do. You will relax, and the bike will respond better when you are relaxed.
I had a similar problem after low-siding on some gravel. I worked through much of it myself, but found that I was "choking" when coming into a corner where the surface conditions were not perfect. I was looking down at the road and hyper-analyzing my path instead of looking through the turn. Part of the solution for me was to get out onto the track and lean the bike all the way over hard. I found I was still riding faster than most the people in my group, even though I was not completely confident. At that point I realized the bike is capable, and the tires will stick unbelievably well.
Practicing the correct body position and good technique allows the bike to respond well in all situations; including those when the traction is not the best. Since I've worked through this, I've had times where the tires would wash out underneath me some, and have found that it really doesn't mean an instant low-side. I'm still in control, and you can ride through these things.
Good luck with your track school. I think you will enjoy it.
2009 battered and broken Speed Triple