Hi guys, I passed my 2B six years ago and havent rode at all since passing. Now I'm taking 2A at SSDC and have problem with these courses.
Figure 8: I'm getting better at this after the previous revision, but all this while I tried to keep my body as upright as possible and not use the foot brake at all, as I thought that was the way to do it. Until an instructor pointed out that I have to lean with the bike as much as I can. So I tried leaning the bike and use foot brake most of the way, and it felt more stable, not sure if it's any faster though. So which is better?
I'm also very afraid if I lean too much my feet will touch the ground, or the crash bar hit the kerb. Will it happen?
Crank Course: This one is really bad. I find it hard to enter the course smoothly with first gear, it's either to fast, or too jerky. When on the first line after entry, when I close throttle to change to 2nd gear, the engine braking is so strong that I cannot concentrate on changing to second gear.
I managed to do it properly once, but the engine was so close to stalling. I didn't use any foot brake. May I know what's the best technique to do the crank course - eg braking, leaning, gear changing.
Slalom: I haven't manage to hit any cones before, but I think it was all luck and my technique is wrong. How do you guys do it? Should I throttle when coming out from each cone? Or maintain throttle all the way but make use of footbrake?
All tips will be taken when I take my next revision. Thanks guys!