I passed my direct access last year and rode the bike (ER6) for awhile. i then put it away for winter, now ive got it back out (weather getting better) and have found im too scared to ride it. Any tips to make me feel at ease with it please
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It does happen from time to time,check the tyre pressures and make sure the bike is in order after lay up and ride when the roads are dry either early morning or a cloudy evening (no sunset).Remember it`s your right hand that controls the power.
to the riding school. Ok will cost a little bit but spend a morning on a 125 in a safe environment then do as Jaffa says and put some miles in that's all you can do
I dont ride in winter half as often as I used to so now I do notice a difference come "spring" when I hop back on. Takes a couple of sessions to begin to gel again with the bike and to get my head around the difference after the car in winter.
The voices in my head may not be real
But they do have some good ideas
for the advice, will try again tomoz when hopefully i wont feel so bad about it.
Thanks think maybe it would do me good to ride something smaller for couple of hours just to get the feel of things. Was a bit surprised to feel that nervous, thought it would be the same. thanks again
I remember when I got my first CBR600 delivered to me, after riding a 250.
I just left it in the garage, as I was so scared of it.
A mate came around, and said, "come on then" and dragged me out. After that, I never looked back.
Either go out with a steady friend, or arrange to meet one somewhere - then you will have to go. You'll soon be fine again.
**What you can **
also do (depending on your work patterns and locality) is go for a short run on familiar roads (even if its only 3 or 4 miles) either late evening or very early morning when there's less traffic distracting you.
I've been starting work at 5.30am, so I'll go out for a quick run 4am / 4.30am - light mornings, (hopefully) dry roads, barely any traffic except the odd taxi - magic.
if you passed your das you really shouldnt worry