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October 6, 2002, 09:09 PM

mine is:
once leaned over for a corner, relax your grip on the bars. the bike tracks more precisely without interference from the rider.


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mine is:
once leaned over for a corner, relax your grip on the bars. the bike tracks more precisely without interference from the rider.
Just don't fully let go. Just kiddin'


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December 31, 2002, 02:48 PM

A friend of mine learned the hard way...

When at a complete stop do not forget to at least put one of your feet down! :laugh: :laugh:


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December 31, 2002, 03:58 PM

U peeps scare me! :o

This is WHY I don't ride below 50/60 F!

(well, that and $1,600 wheels!) :o


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U peeps scare me! :o

This is WHY I don't ride below 50/60 F!

(well, that and $1,600 wheels!) :o

1600?? Are they made of Gold?


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A friend of mine learned the hard way...

When at a complete stop do not forget to at least put one of your feet down! :laugh: :laugh:
you are kidding right? how does one forget that???


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It really happened!!! To this day, he hasn't told anyone! I :laugh: everytime I think of it:laugh:


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March 18, 2003, 08:20 PM

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once leaned over for a corner, relax your grip on the bars. the bike tracks more precisely without interference from the rider.
Good advice splyn. I know I have a habbit of gripping the bars too tight/stiff when going through a corner. Everything falls right into place when I conciously remind myself to lossen up. Flick it into the corner, then once in it you can almost let go of the bars and use your body for all the minor tweeks in the corner. The bike knows how to keep itself stable. If you're stiff on the bars then you're putting pressure and weight where it doesn't need to be on the bike.

I'd offer advice of my own... but you beat me to it. LOL.

Oh wait, I know one (taken from Keith Code)... never ride above 90% of your limit/ability. Always save some reserve incase you get into trouble. For instance, if you're leaned over in a corner and suddenly spot a pot-hole ahead of you, then you'll have a bit of reserved ability to allow you to lean the bike a tad further if necessary to avoid the obstacle.

[Edited on 19/3/2003 by sportbikerchic]


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March 18, 2003, 09:29 PM

I'm not really qualified to give tips, but one thing that I caught myself doing when I first started riding with a group that really was a bad idea was to focus on the rider/bike in front of me. I've found it much better to simply pay closer attention to the road a good ways ahead almost as if they weren't really there. You will still them enough to react to them if they are having trouble, but if your focusing on them, you're probably not paying close enough attention to what's happening in the road. Rather than reacting to the road, you'll be reacting to them, and by then it may be too late).

Sounds stupid and obvious saying it, but I thought I'd say it anyway, because it was a mistake I made when I started. It was so damn cool to watch another rider, and I was trying to see what they were doing, but it seems to me that that is better left to when you aren't riding. Luckily I never got in trouble, but I think I easily could have.

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March 19, 2003, 08:49 AM

I agree with you Dave.

Some other tips...

Relax arms..hold yourself up with back and legs
Look through the turn....trust the bike
roll on the throttle as you go through a turn..do not brake or acclerate aburptly.
practice aburpt stopping in parking lots...you will need to be able to control your self and your bike in this type of situation

also, when following someone...SPACE OUT. This will help you avoid target fixation on them and will help you watch the road. This will also save you from hitting another rider...


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March 19, 2003, 09:06 AM

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I agree with you Dave.

Some other tips...

Relax arms..hold yourself up with back and legs
Look through the turn....trust the bike
roll on the throttle as you go through a turn..do not brake or acclerate aburptly.
practice aburpt stopping in parking lots...you will need to be able to control your self and your bike in this type of situation

also, when following someone...SPACE OUT. This will help you avoid target fixation on them and will help you watch the road. This will also save you from hitting another rider...


Good tips.


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March 20, 2003, 12:52 PM

Great tips


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March 20, 2003, 12:57 PM

One more tip, ass back in the seat, arms loose, 8K, throttle on, throttle off, throttle back on hard...
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March 20, 2003, 01:04 PM

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one thing that I caught myself doing when I first started riding with a group that really was a bad idea was to focus on the rider/bike in front of me.
I haven't done any group riding yet, but on the few occasions when I do hook up with someone and ride a few miles with them I seem to do this too. Even though I try to force myself to look far ahead and to look through the corner, it really is hard not focus on them. Hopefully with more practice I'll get it right.

Thanks for the great tips.


Rowan

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March 20, 2003, 01:22 PM

True that, at the track I end up following a CR for lap after lap and then they let me pass and suddenly I'm all confused.
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