Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Mint, Jun 29, 2009.
Nice shots dude...adjust your foot position though or you're gonna be dragging toe soon.
nice... at the track already...
also, looking at picture 2, work on your body position some... looks like you're leaning the bike one way and you're body is leaning the other... if you leaned more into the turn with your shoulder, your bike wouldn't need to lean as much and you could carry more speed...
Head down, head and shoulder leading through the turn, and knee out. When you are going quick enough the knee will touch and will be particularly helpful in avoiding lowsides (to an extent).
Thanks for all the advice, i became aware of the toes after the first session when my toe sliders started disappearing
hehe...first time I hit my toe sliders it actually scared the crap out of me
I ride cruisers myself, but fuck if that don't look like some fun (and scary) shit!
I don't think I could ever get used to that amount of lean without feelin like I was gonna go down.
I've seen this before...why are the headlights taped?
Because they tend to shatter when someone crashes.
It's for those who believe they will never crash their bike at the track and decide to run their street fairings.
But basically, it's because they don't want glass all over the track when said idiot crashes.
To the OP, if you're going to track more, get some track fairings. You're going to lay it down one day and be pissed that you just fucked up 2k in fairings.
Also work on your foot and body positioning. Get that butt off the seat some more. You look like a bigger guy, so you can probably get away with having the middle of your butt on the edge of the seat. Your hips should be pointing where you want to go. Don't put weight on your wrists though, you want your weight to be centered. When going through a corner, your outer arm should be straight, the inner arm should be loose and be used to push the inner bar to get you into the corner.
Tuck down more too. And your head should be about where your mirrors would be.
Thanks for the tips on body position and i'll definetly be running track fairings next time i go out. (13 people went down and one of them could have easily been me)
I also suggest taking track school.
They will loan you a bike, and teach you much more about track riding than I could over the internet with words.
It also pays because you don't want to get any bad riding habits, because they are hard to break.
looks to me if u get that upper body down more, that will avoid any temptation to counter lean, and give u way more confidence, atleast thats what i noticed once i brought my upper body down, except i dont ride the track yet. also looks like ur butt needs to slide back a bit , that will help drop ur upper body
word same hear i was just riding casually over to my buddies house down a road that has two back to back 90 degree turns and i didn't even realize that i was far down, i was just turning and felt my boot slide through. at first i was freaked out, but then when i realized what happened i was kinda stoked for the rest of the night