Rebuilding Loss Of Confidence

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BikerGran
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#31 Post by BikerGran » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Cheers KD - I think!
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#32 Post by Moose » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:48 pm

Glad you saved it D-rider

and that you appear to have found a culprit :smt017 .

I think we all know about losing confidence in tyres, I lost all confidence in bridgestone's when rear one let go on me (damp road, very little lean angle)? After that I was always on edge thinking it would do it again.

I did wonder if that didn't figure with your slide? as you are aware "something isn't right" you tense up (slightly) which can then lead to making matters worse, :smt073 Still by the fact you saved it makes this theory unlikely :smt003

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#33 Post by DavShill » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:27 pm

Glad you saved it Andy - noone has a magic answer to the confidence thing. I think it's just a case of getting back on getting some miles under your belt. An every day all weather rider like you will soon be back on form I'm sure.

Good luck

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#34 Post by Dalemac » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:21 pm

how did i miss this thread?

Well done on your lucky escape andy.

I have to say, i love the idea of turning up to church on a falco. Did you have the devil as a pillion? :P

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#35 Post by D-Rider » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:12 pm

Dalemac wrote: I have to say, i love the idea of turning up to church on a falco.
LOL - Well if you are that keen, you'll be very welcome. Travel on mine most weeks.
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#36 Post by Dalemac » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:25 pm

D-Rider wrote:
Dalemac wrote: I have to say, i love the idea of turning up to church on a falco.
LOL - Well if you are that keen, you'll be very welcome. Travel on mine most weeks.

Its a bit of a trek to go to church! i pretty much live next to lincoln cathedral anyway! (and sunday is lie in day)

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#37 Post by D-Rider » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:29 pm

Dalemac wrote: Its a bit of a trek to go to church! (and sunday is lie in day)

Dale
There's no problem there Dale - the Falco is frequently there for the evening service too

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#38 Post by Aladinsaneuk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:53 pm

though not a christian, feel free to put in a word for me with your main man


(I like to cover all my bases)


Let's face it, you wouldn't go to a nurse to get good advice on a problem with a Falco - you'd choose an Engineer or a mechanic...


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#39 Post by Samray » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:06 pm

Christian or not you need faith in your guardian angel when rebuilding confidence, and it was definately sat on your shoulder when it happened. :smt002
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