Since this is my first post, let me say hi. I bought a R1150R last October after being out of motorcycles for over 25 years.
Am learning to deal with the weight, power and shear grins of riding such a nice machine.
To the ride: Met up with the River City Beemers in Sacramento for breakfast and then went on their organized ride. A little over 200 miles with a stop halfway through for lunch/munchies. Was great fun and the weather was BEAUTIFUL. Upper fifties and sunny. At times would break out of the trees and see the Sierras off in the distance shining white in the sunshine.
The ride varied between high speed sweepers on two-lanes to very technical and tight riding through trees on one lane and less paved back roads. This brings me to a question.
At one turn coming down a small hill with a left turn at the bottom (road wet) I tapped by brakes and my rear wheel locked up and slide to the right. (no ABS) Scared the b'jesus out of me but I recovered and made the turn. What is the best way to keep this from happening? I assume that the rear wheel was unloaded due to the downhill nature of the road and corner. Stay off the rear and just feather the front to bleed off the speed?
Really like the site and have been lurking for sometime. Thanks.