Originally Posted by tottenham12712
Every fast rider is constantly changing grip position, watch any of the onboards from motogp and you'll notice it immediately. I have different grip positions for left and right corners as well as pinned down the straight. You need your grip to be as efficient as possible so you dont need to put as much effort into your controls, it helps with arm pump quite a bit.
I knew it! When I asked at the track about moving hand positions I got a few puzzled looks and "errr I'm not sure, don't think so?" which had me thinking that quick action throttles must be popular! Must just come naturally to some people who are already relaxed and don't even notice they're doing it.
Had a track evening on wednesday and really tried to focus on my grip and I'm definitely holding on for dear life
I can relax at parts of the track and start to see the benefits of being able to move hand position much easier but I've not quite got the hang of (excuse the pun) keeping the weight of my hands yet as I feel as if I'm going to slide of the side of the bike if I don't grip the bars. I also seen an article online about positioning your hand on the inside grip as if your holding a screwdriver to let your elbow extend out, makes sense in theory but tough in practise if I can't loosen off my grip first.
Move the bars out to a wider angle. If you still have OEM clip-ons, throw away the locator bolt on the underside of the top triple. Position them so your natural resting position on the bars has your wrist perfectly inline with your forearm.
Also, like cdenley and JABGG said, relax.
They're still OEM, will definitely give this a go and see if it helps. Is the standard position for people with narrow shoulders then