My car insurance ran out today but after talking to Shovelhead a bit I think I might extend bike insurance instead. I'll use the bus if it snows as horribly as last year, UFV is giving bus pass + gym membership to all students beginning September
My question: Let's say the roads are salted but there is no ice/slush/snow. Just salted and probably wet roads. How would the bike handle on the salted roads 1) in the city 2) freeway? It's not dangerous is it? I've almost lowsided because of an extremely small amount of gravel in a left turn but wobbled back upright somehow. I can only imagine how dangerous it could be with salt grouped together in a corner or turn somewhere. Shovelhead was telling me about rainy/wet weather specific tires and mentioned something to the gist of bigger grooves. Would these tires handle the road salt better (if it even is a problem to begin with)?
Second question: After Thunderace's ride I've been doing my own practice runs of some of the routes he took us on and I'm starting to get a lower and lower lean on twists. Twice now the little feelers on my footpegs (once the front of my shoe) have dragged on the ground and wobbled me + the bike in the turn.
This is the best I can explain it in words: Leaning low - > Feeler touched ground - > Wobble - > Bike more upright and but still going into the turn at a lesser angle - > rear brake + downshift to slow down and not go into ditch
Is it just my ninja 250? Are they just not made to lean lower or should I just ignore the feeler because it's supposed to drag on the ground? What do people who race ninja 250s do with the footpegs?
Thanks in advanced, I could have done some more searching the internet and I will. I just thought I'd post this while taking a break from the paper I'm working on.