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Old 10-30-12, 02:53   #11
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Thanks guys for the tips! It still feels scary to hang off more, but I'll definitely work on that next time out (in 2 weeks lol). My left turns were much better than my right, especially with body positioning. Any tips to make right turns more comfy?

I didn't drag my knee much, as I felt like I couldn't really feel the rear tire as much when I kept my knee down... Is that normal?

I'd consider a track tire, but anything that lasts more than 2 track days?

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Dragging knee does not mean much (yes its cool as ****), if you watch motogp when they do slow mo most those guys typically touch the ground and then bring their knee off the ground. Unless you are Stoner and just have the bike so far over that your whole body is dragging, and then that just makes you a badass.


For body positioning, have someone film you or go to a riding school, you will be able to see your mistakes and typically that helps people more than someone just telling you what to do.
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Thanks guys for the tips! It still feels scary to hang off more, but I'll definitely work on that next time out (in 2 weeks lol). My left turns were much better than my right, especially with body positioning. Any tips to make right turns more comfy?

I didn't drag my knee much, as I felt like I couldn't really feel the rear tire as much when I kept my knee down... Is that normal?

I'd consider a track tire, but anything that lasts more than 2 track days?

Oh, and 675's rock!
Say you're going into a left hand turn. Your right tit should be over the triumph logo on the left side of the tank. Aim to put your head where your mirrors go, or further out. Edge of your seat should be up your asscrack.

And my Diablo Rosso Corsa's have 2 days on them right now, with a ton of tread left. I'd imagine you could get 4 days out of them. I'm putting a third on them this Saturday. I'll try to remember to post back up after.
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First track day and getting your knee down?
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I also just did my first track day ever, at Streets of Willow.

I was scraping knee all day.

I've been riding for 7 years with plenty of Twist of the Wrist research in between.
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Dem supermoto pussies usually drag nothing but their feet...



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Look great out there but I agree with others, separate your body from the bike...

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Old 11-07-12, 12:38   #17
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I wasn't to try doing a track day so bad. Just haven't done it yet... Looks around though
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Nice pic. Which club did you run ACS with? Fast track seems to be the only one of the ACS runners that offers a rider clinic. I'd take up on it if you want to learn more about track body positioning. It helped me a lot. I'm on the same boat in that I'm more comfortable with the left turns than I am with rights, which makes ACS tricky for me since the more challenging corners on this course are both right-handers: the hairpin coming into the bridge and 90 right after the bridge.
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Old 11-12-12, 00:20   #19
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I used to feel that way, but one visit to Chuckwalla (clockwise) and the right turn feeling goes away. I think it's just the track. Turning right at Autoclub feels weird to me too. I'm rockin Q2's there and am up to rear pack (like last in the group! lol) of the advanced group and they still feel good to me. They wear faster than my wallet can handle though. I'm switching to Pirelli Diablo Superbike Pro's (without warmers) since I hear they wear like iron.
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Old 11-12-12, 20:20   #20
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+1 on the pirelli diablos - when they heat up you can really feel them stick.
I remember when I first dragged a knee - it surprised me so much I immediately lifted my knee back up - makes me laugh - i did that a few times before I got comfortable getting a knee down - eventually felt natural but took a while.
That's an amazing pic for your first track day. No wonder you're hooked.
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