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Old 04-13-2011, 09:14 AM   #21
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i plan on using it for the track more than the street. i'm probably going to go ahead and get some until i can improve my form, its more of a crutch at this point to have such a difficult time to do what i know is right on setup and entry.
Did you miss the part where the tank grip is a crutch? If you're having trouble doing something you know is right without it......maybe you need to reevaulate what you know?
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Did you miss the part where the tank grip is a crutch? If you're having trouble doing something you know is right without it......maybe you need to reevaulate what you know?
no necessarily, it can be considered as much of a training tool as it can be a handicap.
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no necessarily, i can be considered as much of a training tool as it can be a handicap.
I'm going more with handicap.
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no necessarily, i can be considered as much of a training tool as it can be a handicap.
I've said this before, and it still holds true:


Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.


You can do the wrong thing 100,000 times, and its never going to teach you the right thing. If the guys out there doing it right for a living don't use the aid, then its probable that the aid would cause you to engage in imperfect practice. Otherwise, they'd be using it.
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On track: If you had any particular instructor at GSS that you really liked it probably wouldn't hurt to get their input on the tank pads.
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I've said this before, and it still holds true:


Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.


You can do the wrong thing 100,000 times, and its never going to teach you the right thing. If the guys out there doing it right for a living don't use the aid, then its probable that the aid would cause you to engage in imperfect practice. Otherwise, they'd be using it.
thats still a matter of opinion, whos to say they never used tank grips at some point?
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thats still a matter of opinion, whos to say they never used tank grips at some point?

Good point. I advise you to peruse the paddock at a CMRA event before making your decision.
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EDIT: But I'm interested in hearing a list of situations in which you think you need grip on the sides of the tank.
there is not list of situations, grips are used based per rider, it helped for ME, because my bike when purchased had a custome paint job, and I had issues being planted on the tank at high speeds, I kept sliding towards the back of the seat, once I got the tank pads I was ok.. he can get what he wants, tanks grip is not a crutch, that's just an opinion, not a fact
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there is not list of situations, grips are used based per rider, it helped for ME, because my bike when purchased had a custome paint job, and I had issues being planted on the tank at high speeds, I kept sliding towards the back of the seat, once I got the tank pads I was ok.. he can get what he wants, tanks grip is not a crutch, that's just an opinion, not a fact
What exactly does "planted on the tank" mean, and how does being "planted on the tank" aid in riding at high speeds?
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I hear pro riders have custom made tanks that fit their legs better.
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On track: If you had any particular instructor at GSS that you really liked it probably wouldn't hurt to get their input on the tank pads.
It still would be an Opinion... If Rossi used it would that be ok?
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What exactly does "planted on the tank" mean, and how does being "planted on the tank" aid in riding at high speeds?
You have a problem listening I...C..

AS I SAID B4.. I had a fresh paint job, with heavy clear coat. so at high speeds it was hard to stay on seat w/o sliding towards the back of my seat...
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It still would be an Opinion... If Rossi used it would that be ok?
Im sure if he did, everyone here would be using them.
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It still would be an Opinion... If Rossi used it would that be ok?
I'm not argung about MotoGP riders. The instructor he worked with may have a more valid opinion about the use of tank grips in specific relation to Zero. We can sit around and circle jerk each other all day, but the instructor has observed him ride and might have suggestions that would make Zero more comfortable without the use of the grips. That's all.
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AS I SAID B4.. I had a fresh paint job, with heavy clear coat. so at high speeds it was hard to stay on seat w/o sliding towards the back of my seat...
I don't have a listening problem at all. I just wanted to know what you define as "planted on the tank" and I want to know how you think that being "planted on the tank" is advantageous.

If you're saying that "planted on the tank" means that your nuts are touching the back, then ok. Now then, how is that advantageous to riding a bike at high speeds?
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I'm not argung about MotoGP riders. The instructor he worked with may have a more valid opinion about the use of tank grips in specific relation to Zero. We can sit around and circle jerk each other all day, but the instructor has observed him ride and might have suggestions that would make Zero more comfortable without the use of the grips. That's all.
But it would be still be an option, I've had 2 bikes previously, and the 1st bike I didnt need them, just my second bike. thats why I put them on. he can try it if he likes it keep'em on if not he can peel it right off. but I dont see them as a handicap, or a body position handicap issue.
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I hear pro riders have custom made tanks that fit their legs better.
There might be some truth to this. I do remember that Yammerhammer added some rubber doodad to the back of the tank of Spies' bike when he was riding WSBK too keep a little more weight over the rear.
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