...or at least that's how I've been treating my bike when it comes to curvy roads. After several weeks of experimenting I've finally found a comfortable position for "hanging off" my F4. When I first started playing with it I felt clunky and uncomfortable, I'd get sore after 20 minutes of riding. I'd practice on roads that I knew, and I'd go pretty slow, or at least not nearly as fast as the bike was capable of going. Did some homework and I learned a few things... Stay on the balls of your feet Put weight on the outside foot, pushing off the bike with that foot Use the inner thigh of your outside leg to keep your leverage by holding it against the tank Keep a loose grip on the handle bars Do not use the handle-bars to hold yourself on the bike, don't even put pressure on them Keep your spine inline with the bike Move your head forward so that it would go where your mirror is [/list=1] I found that my biggest problem was that I had a death grip on the handlebars and I was using them to hold myself on the bike. Once I figured out that I could hold myself up perfectly fine with the inner thigh of my outside leg and release all that pressure on the handlebars not only does the bike feel worlds more stable, but it's actually as comfortable to hold your body in that position compared to sitting on the seat. Before I also noticed that I was putting an aweful lot of weight on the inside peg, which I knew was incorrect. But when I discovered the outside leg thigh thing that completely fixed both that and the handlebar thing. When I'm in that position the bike seriously wants to dive into turns. But since I've been going pretty slow I find that it's very easy to turn too sharply, I don't like crossing the center line of the road. My transitions from side to side have also improved as a result. A lot of the guys that I've met who are also new to 600 supersports seem to be taking a different approach. They all try to go down a road as fast as they can without even thinking about proper technique. While they're tearing ass down roads at way too fast getting their speed fix I'm putzing around in the back. But after figuring out how to hang off I can keep up with far less effort. In fact, I feel like I'm even going slow while these guys are hustling their bikes as fast as they think they can go. It's a great feeling. ...and on a side note, a friend of mine and I went for a ride, which was the ride that I put all of this together. I was leading, showing him how to get to my favorite backroad. It was dusk so we weren't pushing it, in fact, we were behind a truck that was seriously hauling ass. We hit one turn that surprised the both of us just a bit and I just dropped the bike further and rolled on the throttle a bit. When we hit our rest stop we started talking about it and he said I got *LOW*, as in all I would have had to do is stick my inside knee out and my jeans would have been shredded. But the wierd thing was that I was going slow around the turn, or at least I thought I was. It was a pretty sharp turn. But I love seeing how my plan at teaching myself a few things about riding is seriously paying off. My goal is to be a fast rider, but not feel like I'm going fast. I don't ride because I want an adrenaline rush, that's what gets you hurt in a hurry. My F4 has tought me more about riding in the past month than I've learned through years of riding. I love this bike.