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Old 05-30-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Sitting up on tank during braking

At Hallett last month I noticed many people sitting up on the tank (not like stunters, just more on the tank then the seat) during heavy breaking coming into the bi7ch. What does that help with exactly?
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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I transfers more weight to the front end.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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So, this would be done on turns that are off-camber and/or down hill to get more weight on the front and help with breaking (not lowsiding).
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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"Gripping" the tank with your knees during hard braking keeps the bike more settled too.

In the turns, they're sitting up in tight turns to "ride the front tire" like Scotsman mentioned.

Most modern sportbikes have a braking system and suspension/ geometry that are designed for more weight on the front end, if that makes any sense.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:27 AM   #5
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Who would ever think about using the brakes coming into "the "?!?!
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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Who would ever think about using the brakes coming into "the "?!?!
More brakes going clockwise (downhill into it)...less brakes counter-clockwise (aim for the cone & turn!!)...at least from my driving experience
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Who would ever think about using the brakes coming into "the "?!?!
I sure will, next time.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #9
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so when u r going in a turn...ur suppose to transfer most of ur weight to the front?
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so when u r going in a turn...ur suppose to transfer most of ur weight to the front?
No, don't read too much in to that. It's a result, not a purposeful movement (mostly).

Braking forces and riding posture will almost automatically do this to your bike. It's designed to handle braking and turning that way.

Again, I hate to preach "absolutes", there really are no "absolutes", but there are "standards", and there are also "textbook" actions. This is the way some/ most racers do things, there are always exceptions.

Duck84, sounds like you would benefit from some on-track instruction. When are you coming out to a track day?
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No, don't read too much in to that. It's a result, not a purposeful movement (mostly).

Braking forces and riding posture will almost automatically do this to your bike. It's designed to handle braking and turning that way.

Again, I hate to preach "absolutes", there really are no "absolutes", but there are "standards", and there are also "textbook" actions. This is the way some/ most racers do things, there are always exceptions.

Duck84, sounds like you would benefit from some on-track instruction. When are you coming out to a track day?


here is the thing sir.....im done fixing my bike (03 600rr) and i bought a bike for my wife (05 600rr) but her needs a little work like right rear set a paint job and some other little things....so we are still talking about it cuz i wanna keep one for track only but hers..i still have to get the title cuz it has a MSO so i gotta do all that first.....but soon man soon and when i go i would really appreciate u giving me instruction or just helping me
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here is the thing sir.....im done fixing my bike (03 600rr) and i bought a bike for my wife (05 600rr) but her needs a little work like right rear set a paint job and some other little things....so we are still talking about it cuz i wanna keep one for track only but hers..i still have to get the title cuz it has a MSO so i gotta do all that first.....but soon man soon and when i go i would really appreciate u giving me instruction or just helping me
LMK, I'll be there!
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