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post #1 of 18 Old 02-14-2012, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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oh boy! photo time!

So i suck at riding but I love it. got my pic taken, and I'm proud of this shot... it's the most leaned over Ive been... working on better form in the turns..

@ ND4 ... is this how you have your camera mounted? Im trying to match the view you get. Hit me up with gopro settings and how you mount yours if you dont mind
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oh and how do you lean deeper into the turn without scraping a peg? i did that a few times that day and scared the shit out of me.

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oh and how do you lean deeper into the turn without scraping a peg? i did that a few times that day and scared the shit out of me.
add a bit more throttle as you go through the corner. the acceleration will raise the rear end giving you more ground clearance. dont coast through a turn.

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add a bit more throttle as you go through the corner. the acceleration will raise the rear end giving you more ground clearance. dont coast through a turn.
..and you shouldn't have to scrape a peg. That means your body is not off the bike far enough; stand the bike up more, lean out more.

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Cool photo. Give it heaps mate!

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Very cool picture. That should be in a GoPro ad.

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Do you still have the feelers on? Take those off, if you do, get half a ass cheek off the edge and get your body out there...you'll keep the bike more upright.

Just remember to go slow in with the throttle cracked, roll on the throttle through the corner and fast out. You actually go from the tall part of the tire to the shorter diameter when you lean over, so you automatically slow down a little and have to give it a little gas to keep the same speed. Also, going in off the gas will load up the front, which has less contact patch and make you feel a little less in control. 90% of problems can be corrected with the throttle and body position.

Look'n good, Hollywood!

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inside cheek off edge of seat,knee out,lean out and forward like your looking around the outside of the mirror. smooth throttle inputs.look thru the turn "where you want to be, not where you are"

look into Keith Code's "twist of the wrist" great book,ok video

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I second that. Twist of the Wrist one and two...both great info! I learned a lot!

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Great Picture.

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..and you shouldn't have to scrape a peg. That means your body is not off the bike far enough; stand the bike up more, lean out more.

I used to lean way off the bike and would still scrape them (without the feelers)




I put on the Sato Rear Sets and never had a problem again...

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I used to lean way off the bike and would still scrape them (without the feelers)




I put on the Sato Rear Sets and never had a problem again...
Well, If I put $500 Sato Rear Sets on my bike, I wouldn't scratch them up either!!!

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Well, If I put $500 Sato Rear Sets on my bike, I wouldn't scratch them up either!!!

Oh I have crash tested more sets of them than I care to mention




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Oh I have crash tested more sets of them than I care to mention



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ya GreyHornet919, its similar in position... i use a little shorter arm to keep the camera closer to the helmet, and also the mount is down closer to the bottom of the helmet.

As far as the feelers... i still have em on my 919... ill hit every now and then but not nearly as often as when i wasnt getting my ass off the bike.... and its not just the ass that needs to come off... get your upper body off the bike as well.

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Nice lockwiring LDH, I used to work on RAF aircraft & ejection seats & I reckon that would pass muster. Shame about the busted Sato rearsets tho'.

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