Get your head out there!!! Also sit as far back as you can in the seat.
Doug "Strider" Jurcich
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You are crossed up. This is the absolute most dangerous riding position at speed. You will quickly run out of bike lean and low-side.
Put your bike on a sturdy track stand, and practice your lean. Slide back in the seat until your arms are horizontal with the ground. Lock the ball of your outside foot and your knee between the tank and your peg (stomp pads, or grip tape are a must). This creates an anchor point that will hold the weight of your entire body, and allow your arms to have no pressure on them at all (I can’t express how important this is). If you are a larger person, you can use the back corner of your seat cowl as a third anchor point for more support. Place one ass cheek on the seat and the other off. You are now in the “set position”. You get in this position before you reach your turning point. When you are ready to commit, drop your knee as far as you can, and reach the chin of your helmet to your inside hand. (Imagine you are trying to touch the chin to your hand) remember to always look as high into your turn as possible.
Practice this is lower speeds. This will help you feel more comfortable being off the bike. When you get scared, or tense you will revert to crossing up again. Take your time, you have to go slow to go fast.
for what its worth, here is a pic from my first track day. I need to work on getting my upper body lower and moving everything off a little more, but i think i have ok form just that i need to do everything a little more.
...This will help you feel more comfortable being off the bike...
used your advice on the ride home thru the canyon Friday...and you're absolutely right, the bike felt way more planted and once i got used to the bike moving under my legs during transitions, it felt awesome!