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    Or am I deluding myself that I'm getting quicker?

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    Have you tried 'Click > rotate right'. Might make you feel better

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    Default Re: Is this a reasonable lean angle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
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    Or am I deluding myself that I'm getting quicker?
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    It looks as if you're leaning 'out' ie the bike is slightly further over than your body. Is that deliberate?

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    First problem that I see is feet on the pegs. Get thy toes on the pegs. That naturally pushed your body forward, into a racing crouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Caveats: non-track, road-riding only, person

    It looks as if you're leaning 'out' ie the bike is slightly further over than your body. Is that deliberate?
    You mean I'm pushing the bike down underneath of me?
    It's not deliberate, but it is something I do, I think it comes from years of dirt bike riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    First problem that I see is feet on the pegs. Get thy toes on the pegs. That naturally pushed your body forward, into a racing crouch.
    Another dirt riding habit, it took me years of consciously putting my whole feet onto a dirt bikes footpegs, as I used to try and ride off road with my toes on the pegs.

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    Here's one of me (from (nearly 20!) years ago).



    What you need to do is give it plenty of throttle, then get it reet over.
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    Default Re: Is this a reasonable lean angle?

    Body positioning all wrong.
    Last fzr400 I rode was the first time I got my knee down (without anything else following on)
    That's an angle of dangle, dragging bellypan/rearsets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Another dirt riding habit, it took me years of consciously putting my whole feet onto a dirt bikes footpegs, as I used to try and ride off road with my toes on the pegs.
    LOL, I do that on the Enduro. And they all laugh when I stick my knee out

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsignorMartinez View Post
    Here's one of me (from years ago).



    What you need to do is give it plenty of throttle, then get it reet over.
    You look as though you know what you are doing

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    Feet back, arse back, lower down and hanging off, good for a couple of secs of your lap times and your tyres will last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Feet back, arse back, lower down and hanging off, good for a couple of secs of your lap times and your tyres will last longer.
    I don't think my fat arse will go any further back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I don't think my fat arse will go any further back

    Okay. You need to keep your outside thigh close to the tank for grip. Try putting your inner foot on the ball of your toes but your outer foot with the peg in front of your heel. When you lean that should help you slide one arse cheek off and your inside knee forward and down to the ground whilst gripping the tank with your outside thigh. Do that whilst crouched and you'll be a lot further away from teh edge of your tyre and keep a greater contact patch. Using your leg to grip the tank will enable to ave less weight (input) on the bars and enable easier counter steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Feet back, arse back, lower down and hanging off, good for a couple of secs of your lap times and your tyres will last longer.
    Where did you C&P that from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taipan View Post
    okay. You need to keep your outside thigh close to the tank for grip. Try putting your inner foot on the ball of your toes but your outer foot with the peg in front of your heel. When you lean that should help you slide one arse cheek off and your inside knee forward and down to the ground whilst gripping the tank with your outside thigh. Do that whilst crouched and you'll be a lot further away from teh edge of your tyre and keep a greater contact patch. Using your leg to grip the tank will enable to ave less weight (input) on the bars and enable easier counter steering.
    wtf ?

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