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Old 05-01-2009, 12:43 PM   #21
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Hey Timme, how tall are you?
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:50 PM   #22
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Exactly! I've noticed that everyone seems worried about "proper" body position. Just because Rossi and Stoner ride a certain way, doesn't mean it will work for you. For the most part, do whatever feels comfortable to YOU.
Just look at Mick Doohan...many "experts" on here would say his body position was horribly wrong, but with 5 consecutive 500gp world championships, I think it worked alright for him.
he should be named, "the dragger" haha
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he should be named, "the dragger" haha
He must have burned through toe sliders like it was cool.....

If they even had those back in the Middle Ages.
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #24
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Hey Timme, how tall are you?
5'-11 1/2" How for come you ask?
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5'-11 1/2" How for come you ask?
Curt wants to eat you.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:45 PM   #27
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5'-11 1/2" How for come you ask?
Ah, ok. It looks like you are hanging way off the bike, but you still have a bunch of knee clearance. I thought you might be the size of Dustin.
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Exactly! I've noticed that everyone seems worried about "proper" body position. Just because Rossi and Stoner ride a certain way, doesn't mean it will work for you. For the most part, do whatever feels comfortable to YOU.
Just look at Mick Doohan...many "experts" on here would say his body position was horribly wrong, but with 5 consecutive 500gp world championships, I think it worked alright for him.
spot on
didn't do Hailwood much harm either
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:54 PM   #32
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Man, folks worry too much about "proper" riding position imho. Especially all the "experts" that are going to pop in here and tell you what you're doing "wrong". Take a look at some of the really fast world class racers and see what they're riding position looks like- you'll see some variances like fingerprints. There are a lot of really fast World Champions that some of these "experts" in instruction will tell you are riding "wrong"...

Pictures don't really give a clear enough picture of what to change other than a quick snapshot of what you happened to be doing at that particular point in time; the real story is told when an experienced instructor rides with you and offers feedback.

If you're not comfortable in that position that you're picturing here, then change it until you are comfortable.

As far as how you look in these pics, I'd say it "looks" just fine- you're the one that has to ride though, and you're the one that has to be comfortable. Everyone's riding position changes over time with seat time especially when they're new to the sport of riding on the track.

Get ready for the peanut gallery to chime in here
One of the magazines had an issue last year that talked about this (sorry if someone mentioned it already). Seems like body postion varies on the rider, some of the pics they had included Hayden, Rossi etc. and no two were alike.
And nobody even came close to "Elboz".
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One of the magazines had an issue last year that talked about this (sorry if someone mentioned it already). Seems like body postion varies on the rider, some of the pics they had included Hayden, Rossi etc. and no two were alike.
And nobody even came close to "Elboz".
I think I read that too...they interviewed Neil Hodgson about his "old school" riding style and Eric Bostrom for his "new school" leaning with the upper body style. Basically they said they rode that way because that's just what came natural to them. I think it was in Sport Rider a few months ago....pretty interesting read.
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Just to touch on this, from what I understand, getting aftermarket clip ons, you can adjust the angle of the bars right?. PLus its much easier to change out in the event of a crash. My stock ones are in a fixed position. It makes it a tad uncomfortable when trying to drop my elbow and get off the bike some. Looking into some vortex clip ons for the Rweezy.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:54 PM   #35
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Wink Dude!

You're missing the point entirely...

You can shave off plenty time and effort by simply dropping that color scheme It be holdin' you back man...

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Well i wouldn't say pure entertainment but I think, for me anyways, confidence is a huge thing. So if I post this stuff up and for the most part everyone says yeah jerk off you look good but do this or do that it builds my confidence. For me right now I think that is what I need more than anything. So entertaining ahhh, ego boost yes, confidence boost definate!

I was totally going to sign up for the advanced rider thing on Sunday at ECR... And I am planning on it for the 9th at TWS (Texas World Speedway) so I am gonna hold you to your word brotha man!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:07 AM   #36
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #37
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Ride in a position that allows you to be comfortable. Aftermarket clip-ons are a must for my preferences. Speed comes from many things other than body position. As you get faster and work on your lines, braking and throttle control you will fall into a "style" unique to you.

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