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Old 06-26-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Figured Out Something Today

sometimes I feel really stupid when I figure something out. Figured out why I was up left hand sweepers today. "Dumbass if you look at the line you will go direct to the line" ... I have been so worried about crossing the yellow line I have been fixating on it. Was following the rider in front of me through the corner and watched him all the way through ... I will be damned if I didnt have to slow up to correct my getting on top of the yellow line.

Just thought I would share my dumbass ... then poof the light came on moment.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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thats not "dumbass", that is learning.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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thats not "dumbass", that is learning.
I know .. but I have been banging my head trying to figure out why. I was going outside further but still coming up on the line before I knew it should happen. Its learning but I still felt like a dumbass ... no one called me a dumbass .. just me being hard on myself.

I am my biggest critic when it comes to doing stuff .. I know there are alot of noobs like me on the forum so just thought I would share my revelation.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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The term look where you want to go is more than just an old proverb. It actually holds true.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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The term look where you want to go is more than just an old proverb. It actually holds true.
And they teach you this in the MSF course .. its has just been like 4 yrs since I took it and I just got my bike in April. I was not fixating in right handers just left handers.

Made the ride home so much more enjoyable to just be able to hit it and go. I am not fast by any means and not trying to be but it was nice to be able hold the speed limit or a little more and cruise through the turns.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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Once again. Watch Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist. It's free on youtube.
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And they teach you this in the MSF course .. its has just been like 4 yrs since I took it and I just got my bike in April. I was not fixating in right handers just left handers.

Made the ride home so much more enjoyable to just be able to hit it and go. I am not fast by any means and not trying to be but it was nice to be able hold the speed limit or a little more and cruise through the turns.
You shouldnt be slowing or holding speed in turns. You should be slowing before the turn and giving a steady roll on of the throttle into and through the turn. You need 1-2gs atleast in the turns.
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Once again. Watch Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist. It's free on youtube.
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This is required viewing for new riders.
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You shouldnt be slowing or holding speed in turns. You should be slowing before the turn and giving a steady roll on of the throttle into and through the turn. You need 1-2gs atleast in the turns.
No I was blowing all left handers. I was having to slow way down because I was ending up right on the line. I guess I should rephrase " nice to be able to enter the turn and throttle out" instead of having to slow down and correct in the middle of the turn because I killed the center by fixating.

I understand the outside to apex and throttle out to exit but I was not being able to do that.
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Once again. Watch Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist. It's free on youtube.
I will have to give this a watch ... I think I have seen someone mention Twist of the Wrist 2 also
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again, give more throttle and you will be able to control your line better. Throttling again helps to control your turns. let off you will fall in more.
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I will have to give this a watch ... I think I have seen someone mention Twist of the Wrist 2 also
Better to watch it now then to have to retrain your self later for bad habits, or crash your bike like it sounds like you will with what you have posted. nothing personal, it's just natural. Everything your instincts tell you to do on a bike is 180 degrees out of whack with what you should be doing until you train your body and brain to ride and to emergency situations.



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I will have to give this a watch ... I think I have seen someone mention Twist of the Wrist 2 also

if you can get through the acting, there is a lot of good info in it for a newer rider. Well worth your time imo.
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if you can get through the acting, there is a lot of good info in it for a newer rider. Well worth your time imo.
Dont listen to this guy, look at his avatar, his knee is dragging over the yellow line...
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Dont listen to this guy, look at his avatar, his knee is dragging over the yellow line...
Ontop of, not over....and knee puck isn't even touching so it doesn't count and is responsible. Plus I'm doing all the things in the movie right (I think? I watched over 2 years ago)
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Better to watch it now then to have to retrain your self later for bad habits, or crash your bike like it sounds like you will with what you have posted. nothing personal, it's just natural. Everything your instincts tell you to do on a bike is 180 degrees out of whack with what you should be doing until you train your body and brain to ride and to emergency situations.


http://youtu.be/bVWNinsmkAw

Typical forum reader ... I have not posted anything that says I am going to crash ... I actually knew I was doing something wrong so I was taking it easy trying to figure out what it was ... this post was actually saying I came across what I was doing wrong which was fixation on the yellow line in the corner. I am not running into a corner and then trying to throttle through ... I am working on not using alot of brake so I have started gearing down and if needed use the brake then start my corner entry and roll on the throttle out. Not to sound like I am not taking your advice but its one of those I know what I should be doing but I was having a problem with execution. I found the video and I am going to watch it ... never to good to learn something.

Just dont assume because I mistyped what I was trying to say that I am on my way to wrecking ... at least not yet.
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again, give more throttle and you will be able to control your line better. Throttling again helps to control your turns. let off you will fall in more.
TMAX ... I was fixating man... it was driving me crazy Sunday cause I was moving out further and still finding the line...I was not looking through on the left hand. Your advice on the throttle really made the right sweeps more fun. I had a blast today when I went out and even more fun when I started going left better.
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Head up. Eyes up. There are always things to fixate on, but in my case I had to train my mind to ignore them. I still have problems seeing a big truck coming towards me, but I tell myself to be aware of it and not to look at it. Relax my arms, correct gear, usually slower into a curve, an faster out. Throttle control is key.
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