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post #1 of 4 Old 10-29-2015, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Tuono trackbike?

I've always had a suspicion that low bars and deep racer crouches can only be taken advantage of by really good riders, best than most here. I don't know about you guys but I just can't seem to get confident in the front end in a race replica stance. Once my mind starts thinking about other things I'll notcie way too much weight on my hands no matter how much I practice (going on 15 years now. The only cure seems to sit more upright.

The Tuono V-twin seems like it would be a real hoot on the track with higher pegs. If not, what are some other bikes that would work well without a lot of modification (after suspension)

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Could be your body and ergos just don't match or you don't dig you knees into the tank and/are got a death grip on the bars..

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Well, I can certainly say it is a real hoot on the track, but as for higher pegs.... I scraped mine at my first track day with the T.

I've since installed higher rearsets while fixing the rear brake issue at the same time.

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I've always had a suspicion that low bars and deep racer crouches can only be taken advantage of by really good riders, best than most here. I don't know about you guys but I just can't seem to get confident in the front end in a race replica stance. Once my mind starts thinking about other things I'll notcie way too much weight on my hands no matter how much I practice (going on 15 years now. The only cure seems to sit more upright.

The Tuono V-twin seems like it would be a real hoot on the track with higher pegs. If not, what are some other bikes that would work well without a lot of modification (after suspension)
Back and core are what is supposed to hold up the body weight, not the arms.
Get the forearms parallel to grade and suddenly the arms suck at holding up body weight.
Once the back and core are doing their thing, and legs are gripping the tank, your brain will let you back off on death drip hands and over worked forearms.
You can trust the front end way more with a light touch, than with locked elbows, flexed arms and death drip on the grips - because now the front end deals with the front tire instead of the front tire and all your unintended inputs and disruptions to what the suspension is trying to do.
If you are new to the track, and have strongly established bad habits, they are hard to break at the track with limited sessions.
I used a race stand and pretended doing laps and worked on dialing in new positions that could be repeated many times and habituated at home.
I found that really helped.
Also, if you are used to upright bikes and only road riding, a crotch rocket position is very alien on the track.

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