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Old 03-17-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Critique my cornering

Looking for input from seasoned racers on body position and other things you might notice I'm doing wrong. I know the angle is not the best, but give me what you can.
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Point your elbow more and relax your arms. Lean foreword. Stop jumping your on the seat and make smooth transitions from side to side. Also keep at least 4" from the tank and your for street bikes. In the dirt on the tank. Look where you want the bike to go.
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Stop jumping your on the seat and make smooth transitions from side to side. Also keep at least 4" from the tank and your for street bikes. In the dirt on the tank. Look where you want the bike to go.
Just telling you what I have learned. I am no expert.
Just noticed I was indeed hopping back onto the seat, I will try to smooth it out. what do you mean by 4" from the tank?
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Just noticed I was indeed hopping back onto the seat, I will try to smooth it out. what do you mean by 4" from the tank?
Keep your 4" from the tank means slide your to the rear of the seat which helps to relax your arms and put your body position into a good position. Here is an example when I crowded the tank and had bad body position. Too much weight on the bars and fighting the bike to make it turn.
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Here is one relaxed. I was able to use my knees to support my weight and not the bars.
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Ok, I see what you mean from the picture. I hope to get out to a track day, but I have quite a few other priorities currently. I'm trying not to break too many laws here practicing technique, just fast enough to put a little pressure on executing proper technique.
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Ok, I see what you mean from the picture. I hope to get out to a track day, but I have quite a few other priorities currently. I'm trying not to break too many laws here practicing technique, just fast enough to put a little pressure on executing proper technique.
Take your time and adjust your own riding style that best suits you. I can ride street too. Just have to error on the side of caution. It's not a track. Be safe, and let me know if you want to ride sometime.
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Critique my cornering

There were corners?

For where you were riding and since I couldn't see your feet, what you were doing was fine.
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For where you were riding and since I couldn't see your feet, what you were doing was fine.
Listen to him. He is an expert.
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The finest corners in Galveston! We are not blessed with the twisties down here.
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The finest corners in Galveston! We are not blessed with the twisties down here.
Practice makes perfect. If you want to be good at turning, you have to do a lot of turning. Grandsport Speedway is close to you with a lot of turns in a "small" space
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Do some track days and you will get the right input from highly experienced instructors. Track has real corners... No oncoming traffic.. No cops... And plenty of runoff space... Best of all they have paramedics right there JUST IN CASE... You can't beat that deal.

And it will only cost you about $60-$70 for your first time... With FREE gear rentals.... If you need transportation all you have to do is ask. You have all the tools to become a badass rider right here for cheap...use it like a $20 hooker..
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Do some track days and you will get the right input from highly experienced instructors. Track has real corners... No oncoming traffic.. No cops... And plenty of runoff space... Best of all they have paramedics right there JUST IN CASE... You can't beat that deal.

And it will only cost you about $60-$70 for your first time... With FREE gear rentals.... If you need transportation all you have to do is ask. You have all the tools to become a badass rider right here for cheap...use it like a $20 hooker..


wait, how do you know how to use a $20 hooker? :P

I really hate the term practice makes perfect, it's a false statement. Bad practice makes bad practice is more like it. The track days are probably best, I've yet to get to one but there isn't a single person on MH that hasn't recommended it and am planning to make a trip out very soon. Get help from the guys that really know what they're doing, sometimes practicing on your own only makes the errors or bad habits worse.
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