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Old 03-17-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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I almost fell off my bike...

so i finally got some leathers and today i decided to try them out b4 I go to the track for my first time....well I was the middle of a turn(at a low rate off speed) and I almost fell off my bike. I kept my line but had no grip with my legs....other than those tank grips(which I am already ordering) what else can you do to keep traction? esp on the seat.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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When you say tank grips you mean stomp grips?

that should do the trick.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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yes. what brand do you guys recomend? any better than the other? what about on the part?
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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Weight should be on the pegs, not the seat. A sticky seat sucks..........
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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Weight should be on the pegs, not the seat. A sticky seat sucks..........
oh....so just the stomp grips should work....man april 18 needs to hurry up so I can learn how to do this stuff right....
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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core strength might help
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #7
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Weight should be on the pegs, not the seat. A sticky seat sucks..........
+1 you should be able to move ur outside leg. If you hiy a bump mid corner you do not want all your weight on the tank it will only make it worse. Weight the peg and the bike will do all of the work for you.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #8
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leathers aren't to blame.....you're probably just doing it wrong. wait til the trackday and you'll see what it's all about.

stomp grips won't cure your problem....but i'm sure the trackday will.
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Do many pro racers use stomp grips? I can't think of a single AMA SBK or higher level racebike pic I've ever seen that had stomp grips
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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ive ridden with them and with out them and cant really tell a difference not worth the money IMHO
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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so i finally got some leathers and today i decided to try them out b4 I go to the track for my first time....well I was the middle of a turn(at a low rate off speed) and I almost fell off my bike. I kept my line but had no grip with my legs....other than those tank grips(which I am already ordering) what else can you do to keep traction? esp on the seat.
I suspect the problem was that you leaning much further off the bike than your speed required. It's very difficult to get a knee down on the street without really reaching for it, most places around here you simply can't ride that fast. To date, I've yet to touch a knee on the street.

Stomp grips will not help you in this circumstance!
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Stomp Grips are $40 worth of glued on accessory that eventually starts peeling off and looking like . That comes from personal experience.

I actually felt like they hindered my movement much more than they helped keep me in place.
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If you decide on getting grips, go with tech spec grip pads. They offer just the right amt of grip IMO. Stompgrip pads restrict your movement.

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i put armor all on my seat one time not thinking about it... last time i ever do that
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I like the stompgrips for heavy braking. Prevents rolling a nut...
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Weight should be on the pegs, not the seat. A sticky seat sucks..........

what he said.
the tank stomp pad is gonna help youi develop some bad habit that are gonna be hard to kill.
aplying weight on the pegs is harder at the beginning but turn in is so much more predictable.
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