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    Improved tyre wear after Ride Forever course

    The main thing I got out of the Ride Forever course last year was improving my road positioning while cornering. Not only did that help me to corner better but I've noticed about a 20% improvement in tyre life. I expect that's because I'm carrying more corner speed and not on the brakes and throttle as hard.

    An unexpected bonus...

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    Hows your fuel consumption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Hows your fuel consumption?
    That's also improved a little.

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    "Carrying more corner speed"

    I didn't know that was necessarily a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonicorn View Post
    "Carrying more corner speed"

    I didn't know that was necessarily a good thing.
    True, but you're using lines that allow you to see further through the corner.

    I am probably faster through most corners since doing the course though.

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    all stuff you would have learned trying to ride a 125 to keep up with traffic

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    Does it wear the sides as well as the middle now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Does it wear the sides as well as the middle now?
    It does in my case. I did a gold course a few years ago and one of the things we focused on was corners. I had an issue with uphill hairpin right handers winding me into the centre line.
    Any hoo, much fun was had and many corners were apexed, repeatedly. Probably the most bizarre training day I've ever had. Our instructor was a Police traffic officer and he kept saying "gas! gas! gas!" through the intercom as I cornered.

    After years of trying unsuccessfully, in ignorance, I've been sans chicken strips ever since.

    Amazing what you learn when you invest in trying to be safer on the road.

    I feel that I ride slower now but seem to cover the ground much more efficiently.
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    Yes very good. Was relation. To have appex point before u got to corner look through.and postion for best view etc.where doing are silver through work soon.gold for the others.

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    I always been crap going down hill. I know its little diffrent.but grabing tank with knees taking weight of wrists sure helps.plus insteed looking corner closing up scaring myself a little. Looking past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubbo View Post
    all stuff you would have learned trying to ride a 125 to keep up with traffic
    Been there, done that, but a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Does it wear the sides as well as the middle now?
    No, the whole tread is less worn now. Even the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    No, the whole tread is less worn now. Even the sides.
    yes indeed

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    Prob from finishing your braking earlier and not braking through corner. Also gentle throttle all the way through. Read it in a book
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    I don't use the rear brake much so doubt that's the reason. But I am using the front less, and the tyre looks almost new.

    Another positive is the rear tyre has kept its profile and still has that nice, progressive feel as you lean the bike. It's done over 6000 km now and should last at least another 2000.

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