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Old 10-02-2017, 02:55 PM   #21
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Sounds like someone needs to spend time practicing how to be "smooth," and not worry about "fast."
Solid advice and what is often prescribed at the track. I usually say something like "to be smooth is fast and to be fast is smooth" (talking about throttle input, body positioning, etc).

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And, "sounds like" you're a douchebag.

A douchebag with a self aggrandizing, empty headed, opinion, that is.

I'm sure you're smooth and fast on that VFR touring bike.
Sigh, welcome to the internet. And to motorcycles. You'll be shocked at what 'touring' bikes can do with the right rider btw... I hear you can even drag knee on them! but what would I know about that
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:41 AM   #22
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I know a track is the best place but that's not an option, right now.

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True, it's not an option, it's mandatory ahahahaa
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The Snake, so we can see the crash on YouTube and have a good laugh.
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The only suggestion I can offer about knee dragging is that it is less about technique and more about speed. You will very rarely find a corner where you are going fast enough to safely drag a knee without pushing your lean angle.

I had to be going low 90's on the carousel at Ortega to have a brief scrape on my right puck coming out at the top of the curve. I do not recommend pushing that hard on any street.

Get to a track and go smooth on your bike until it feels effortless going into corners and hitting apexes. That's when you will begin to knee drag every turn.

If you cannot wait for the track there is always GMR, but its a very technical and unforgiving road - get aggressive at your own risk.

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Old 10-04-2017, 09:50 PM   #27
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Forget all these people keep pushing and pushing at GMR as hard as you can, I love to watch a good helicopter rescue.

By the way dragging elbows and helmets only count if you stay on the bike.
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The only suggestion I can offer about knee dragging is that it is less about technique and more about speed. You will very rarely find a corner where you are going fast enough to safely drag a knee without pushing your lean angle.

I had to be going low 90's on the carousel at Ortega to have a brief scrape on my right puck coming out at the top of the curve. I do not recommend pushing that hard on any street.

Get to a track and go smooth on your bike until it feels effortless going into corners and hitting apexes. That's when you will begin to knee drag every turn.

If you cannot wait for the track there is always GMR, but its a very technical and unforgiving road - get aggressive at your own risk.
Pfft.

You just gotta have a street rossi bp.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:39 AM   #29
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If I saw that BP on the track I would be terrified to be behind someone riding like that.
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Pfft.

You just gotta have a street rossi bp.

ugh I hate it when I forget my gloves and jacket. Happens every time!
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ugh I hate it when I forget my gloves and jacket. Happens every time!
As long as you have helmet and back protector bud, gotta protect them brain and spine
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....where I won't be killed or arrested or both?

I live in San Diego.

The best ideas I can come up with are:

1. Qualcomm parking lot?

2. A fairly large roundabout in some remote suburb?

3. A "sweeper" out, in the middle of nowhere, where I could practice.

I know a track is the best place but that's not an option, right now.

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Do a street view of 3929 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123. If you can have a buddy spot you with go/no go sign, this would make for a good practice area. That is if no businesses are operational during the time intend on practicing. You can also do figure 8s with 2 cones to focus on a reference point and bp...
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....where I won't be killed or arrested or both?

I live in San Diego.

The best ideas I can come up with are:

1. Qualcomm parking lot?

2. A fairly large roundabout in some remote suburb?

3. A "sweeper" out, in the middle of nowhere, where I could practice.

I know a track is the best place but that's not an option, right now.

Suggestions?

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^^ Looks like a good way to practice poor body position.
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^^ Looks like a good way to practice poor body position.
That dude from MCN is a phenomenal rider. If there is anyone on the internet I would take pointers from Id go with that Gent.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #36
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That video is pretty outdated. Here is something more current.

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Honestly I don't really know what position makes people ride faster when draggin knee, maybe the position where they are most comfortable in?...lol.

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This one looks pretty safe.....
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