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Sup everybody! Hope you enjoying the weekend. Weather is ridiculously nice.

Finished day 2. Had lots of fun. Instructors were excellent. There was one Ninja 250 out there. Was lucky enough to grab that one. Definitely helps that I drive a standard trans car. Nissan Altima 3.5R, I call her Samantha Jones, haha. Always a great ride!

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Don't get nervous about any particular part of the exercise. No single event will fail you, unless you crash.

Relax and have fun. Pay attention. Get plenty of rest.


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Don't get nervous about any particular part of the exercise. No single event will fail you, unless you crash.

Relax and have fun. Pay attention. Get plenty of rest.
Appreciate it!


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June 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

When doing the U turns tomorrow, scoot your butt over to the right edge of the seat for the left turn, and to the left edge of the seat for the right turn. That will allow you to push the bike under your body and counter weight it better making the turns much easier. The Ninja is the only bike I really do that with as it does not have as tight of a turning radius.

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June 2, 2012, 07:41 PM

Really get over there, too. Counterweight a lot, and it's easier.

I see so many students either leaning with the bike, or barely counterweighting. It's SO much easier if you lean your body opposite the turn significantly.


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And when they say look OVER your shoulder...do it. In fact, if you think you are looking far enough over...look over some more. It will feel very awkward, but you want to practically have your chin over the back of your shoulder. When you get it right, you will be amazed at how true it is that the bike will go where you are looking.

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I tell folks to point their chin where they want to go. Just like you said, if you really get it over there looking like an owl, then the bike will follow no fuss, no muss.
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I tell folks to point their chin where they want to go. Just like you said, if you really get it over there looking like an owl, then the bike will follow no fuss, no muss.
Yeah, thats a better way of putting. Point your chin


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yep that counterweight is a must...I see people struggling making u-turns out here and I just shake my head because they are leaning with the bike instead of outside


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They definitely stress keeping your head up and pointed to where you are going. Makes everything a lot smoother when you do.

I will make sure to pay attention to that counterweight today.

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Really get over there, too. Counterweight a lot, and it's easier.

I see so many students either leaning with the bike, or barely counterweighting. It's SO much easier if you lean your body opposite the turn significantly.
Thanks for the advice on this! Got excellent on that part for evaluation.


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Yeah, no.

He's not really doing a u turn , is he?

Try that in a 20 foot MSF box, and you'll fall over. Speed is too low for hanging off/knee out.

The PROPER procedure for the 20 foot box is to counterweight to the opposite side of the turn, kinda like guys do at indoor mini moto, etc.


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