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Old 05-02-2007, 02:15 PM   #61
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With a kname like kbent you should know..

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:15 PM   #62
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #63
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #64
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Argh! That went right in my EYE! IT BURNS!
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:07 PM   #65
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I ride a CBR954. I am in no way as good as the bike 99 percent of the time. However, there are some things I've discovered that allow me to explore my limits and move closer to the capabilities of the bike that allow me to enjoy the ride instead of worry about it.



Think, and move, ahead of the curve.

It's incredible how just moving my head in the direction of the curve BEFORE the curve, leads to positioning my body correctly which then positions the bike with the right attitude. Then it's simply a matter of guiding the bike thru the corner and not upsetting the chassis.



Think with your whole body.

It's amazing how pushing on the tank with my knee (opposite the direction of the curve), shifting my hips, putting

pressure on the opposite footpeg, using all of my body to become one with the bike allows more natural and smoother action to follow. This leads to a more natural feel and response instead of having to always think about what I'm doing as it's happening. It's developing good habits that then come naturally instead of analyzing and reacting, which takes too much time, instead of enjoying the ride.



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Old 05-02-2007, 03:19 PM   #66
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It has to be Jocasta doesn't it?
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #67
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Lemme get this straight - you're divorced, and you encourage your second wife to frequent a board where you've been repreatedly outed as a congenital liar?



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Old 05-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #68
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She's been a Naughty little schoolgirl, and it's time for [i]Punishment........
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #69
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:41 PM   #70
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While the conventional wisdom seems to be to 'late apex' corners on the theory that you can see further ahead, I've had better luck on the street by always setting up on the inside of the corner.



By setting up on the inside, the corner STARTS tight and you automatically adjust your entry speed down to handle that tightness -- which immediately gives you a cushion to play with. If it turns out the corner radius decreases, you are already positioned for it. If there is debris on the road, you have a better chance to ride around it without crossing the centerline. With the tight line, you rail through adding throttle as normally is done, and as the sight line allows and the corner opens up you can finish with strong accelleration.



My theory is the street is full of surprises -- generally hiding just out of sight around the corner. My tight line assumes the worse for what I can't see and positions me at the right place and the right speed to deal most effectively with the unexpected.
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