Hahah by "all the way down" I mean bringing that knee down hahaha... when I turn "hard" on the street I get a little freaked out that my back wheel is gunna go from under me (the hardest I turn is my knee about 2 feet from the ground and at 10mph lol)....
Yeah I want to learn and have a good time, I just have to first get full coverage insurance before I go to track day.... I only have liability because I'm a student who lives in California, so me and money aren't the best of friends
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Yeah, not gonna lie, it's a tough thing to get into on a student budget. I know I wouldn't have been able to do it....thankfully the term "track day" was not even in my vocabulary when I was still in college, so I didn't know what I was missing out on. I've seen some people do it while in college. Cheap bike, mostly stock, cheaper gear, and a cheap old truck or for transportation, and obviously only 2-3 track days a year, nothing excessive by any means. It's doable, but not easy. Regarding insurance, make sure that your insurance will even cover you at the track before you commit to full coverage because most companies in most places don't. Although, I always recommend people that take my MSF classes to go for full coverage on bikes. Unless you have a really expensive and newer bike, the difference is usually not very much. The small difference is well worth the cases where you bin your bike on your own because of a mistake you make, or theft, or fire damage, or some other cause. Honestly, liability really doesn't do you much good at all as a motorcycle rider. It just makes it legal so you can ride, but it's wasted money...at least with full coverage, you may take advantage of that if the need arises.
Regarding turning, honestly the slower the turn the sketchier it is in my opinion. Even after several years of track days and racing, I still feel uncomfortable in slow turns, pretty much anything under 35-ish mph. Also, a lot of people tend to over-exaggerate a lean and then it feels like the bike's gonna fall and they think that's the limit and they wonder how others can lean a lot more. When you get that feeling that the bike's about to drop, it means you're going too slow for that particular radius of turn that you're taking. There isn't enough angular acceleration to push you and the bike towards the outside of the turn, and gravity is overcoming that and is about to pull your ass down if you don't do something about it right away! I see it all the time in my MSF classes and I tell students the same thing. Getting a knee on the ground is really not difficult. It will come with speed as you get a bit more comfortable and up your pace. I suggest you don't make that as a goal though. Too many people (myself included) tend to think that sliding your knee on the ground means you're doing it right and going fast. Not true at all. Many people (myself included when I was a noob) tend to stick their knee out way too much to the point that it actually looks a bit awkward. That turns into poor body positioning, and lack of speed too actually...but hey, the knee's on the ground! Don't mind that my ass is completely off the seat, the knee pointed as far as it can go into the turn and my upper body and head all over the tank crossed up and trying to hold most the weight with my hands on the handlebars because my legs are useless at this point