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middlewichauto

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Knee down advice

Hi guys i ride a cbr600rr and was wondering if any1 can give me kneedown advice,
i currently only have around 2" left till its down but cant crack that last bit........also is it legal to practice it?

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ally600

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ally600 says:

watch

mcn's michael neeves video on how to get your kneedown, (its on you tube) the guy is a genius, thats how i managed it and no its not legal on the highway so practice off the beaten track, good luck mate, its the berries once you crack it:wink:

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arryace

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arryace says:

neeves's vid

as ally says watch neeves's video.

there is also alot of california superbike school videos on utube. i haven't seen one about KD but lot's about body positioning and cornering, these might help.

i found my knee got alot closer by weighting the outside peg in a bend.

there is no actual offence of getting you KD but you may find yourself being reported for not being in proper control so be very careful where and when u practice it.

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middlewichauto

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cheers

thanks yeah i have just watched the video and it has helped i have to say, thanks guys

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

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Make sure you are not twisting your body whilst getting your knee out. Slide your arse cheek off at 90 degrees to the bike and put the knee out. Dont twist, as it brings the knee forward and in..

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lizardman0305

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advice

My advice...for what its worth (not alot!)

Its mostly about body positioning.
Neevseys video explains this very well, but for myself, its 4 key points.
- Move your whole body over the bike (arse crack on the edge of the seat)
- Head over by the mirror and drop your right shoulder (makes it easier to put your head over)
- Balls of your feet on the pegs and stick your knee out as far as you can
- Get into a comfortable gear, 3rd is good, so the power isnt snatchy. 

I learnt most of this at Ron Haslem, body positioning is THE biggest hurdle for sure.

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diverbob

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Posts: 17

diverbob says:

knee down

hey guys,

this knee down malarky is easy peezy, i do it  all the time,

firstly my knee down ...... closely followed by my arse :)

:lol:

seriously Though neevesy is the best, practice makes perfect, be carefull out there.................

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Squashed_Fly

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Squashed_Fly says:

Ironic

"there is no actual offence of getting you KD but you may find yourself being reported for not being in proper control so be very careful where and when u practice it."

Ironic that in fact, if you do it properly, you are more in control as the bike is more upright, you are more relaxed and the bike goes where you want it to much easier.

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