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Old 02-14-2013, 03:25 AM   #19036
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First, I wished my form was that good, too.

Second, I'm not married, but I've just learned to live with the fact that I don't know everything. Also, it's easier to just ask a question than dwell on all the things I don't know.

....and when he says "open" to the curve that is usually referring to the hips, that is actually the hardest part to learn about hanging off is to get your hips pointed in the right direction, when your lower body is angled right everything else lines up much more easily and as noted there are a TON of benefits to that position.

I actually get uncomfortable pulling any real lean with my ass on the seat, feels like I'm going to lean off of the tire and its MUCH harder to change lines.

Holding a pose like that allows you a bit of leeway to make minor adjustments
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:22 AM   #19037
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You guys seriously never played stink-eye? Where the fuck did you guys grow up?

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Not valid, it's above her waist.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:37 AM   #19038
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Not valid, it's above her waist.

Ahhh true true
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #19039
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You already got some great concise answers to this question. I'd recommend taking something like Total Control - they teach these techniques and give plenty of practice on their range to get it right and help adjust the techniques for you. Because of my size, my rider coach told me not to hang a butt cheek off the seat - she had me do everything else but that; I was able to get the same effect and benefts of less lean angle and tighter cornering. It's paid huge since I took the course and things make more sense while I'm riding. Really great confidence. I'm a fan of Total Control, but I suspect all those courses teach the same things. Really good experience and would recommend it for anyone who has advanced past MSF level riding.
I took a two-day track course a couple years ago when I bought my VFR800. The course was about half class lessons and half track time. The instructor told me that extending the knee in a lean was a personal choice, especially on the street or highway where it's rare you'll ever have the bike leaned over that far. And I don't... not on the FJR I own now.

The instructor said that body position going into the turn was far more important than anything else, but moving the knee in or out made only a slight difference; that there were far more important things — body position, looking through, picking your entry point, throttle smoothness, etc.

He said, basically, knee in or out is not much of a factor unless you're on a track.

I've just become accustomed to leaving my knees pressed against the tank.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #19040
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Does he really need his knee out if he's not even close to being able to have his knee down?

Now correct me if I'm wrong (which is frequently) but don't you have your knee down to feel the road/tarmac and to help you judge your lean angle?
I also think he's clowning around a little bit because he knows the photog is there.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #19041
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I also think he's clowning around a little bit because he knows the photog is there.
I think you're probably right.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #19042
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Not valid, it's above her waist.
Do you know why the real estate between her bust and her hips is called a "waist"? There's room for more mammalian protuberances that aren't there!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #19043
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Do you know why the real estate between her bust and her hips is called a "waist"? There's room for more mammalian protuberances that aren't there!
Well... no waist, err hmmm > HERE

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #19044
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He said, basically, knee in or out is not much of a factor unless you're on a track.

You do this is the Dragon Raceway. World known for the high speeds and tight turns.

U.S. 129 Raceway open 7/24...BE THERE!!!




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Old 02-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #19045
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You do this is the Dragon Raceway. World known for the high speeds and tight turns.

U.S. 129 Raceway open 7/24...BE THERE!!!




Well, I had plans to do the Tail of the Dragon run — in world-record time, no less — this spring, but I just discovered that I will be unable to complete my MotoGP-class endeavor because I don't drop my knee when I take a slight turn. The horror!!!

Rest assured that some day in the future I will overcome my extreme limitations (both physical and mental) and make the TotD run at death-defying velocities which will amaze you and your friends.
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Rest assured that some day in the future I will overcome my extreme limitations (both physical and mental) and make the TotD run at death-defying velocities which will amaze you and your friends.
This post is worthless without pictures.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #19047
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #19048
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Well, I had plans to do the Tail of the Dragon run — in world-record time, no less — this spring, but I just discovered that I will be unable to complete my MotoGP-class endeavor because I don't drop my knee when I take a slight turn. The horror!!!

Rest assured that some day in the future I will overcome my extreme limitations (both physical and mental) and make the TotD run at death-defying velocities which will amaze you and your friends.
If you can let us know when, we will keep it a secret and gather to watch in amazement along with a few friends and email contacts, and select inmates and various hooligans.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #19050
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This post is worthless without pictures.


I'm pretty sure I think I look like this in my mind....
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