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You ask/you answer: Getting my knee down

"I've been on a couple of trackdays now, one at Brands Hatch, one at Snetterton, and I really thought I'd lose my knee-down virginity – but didn't. I'm 5'11", and ride a bog-stock 2002 Honda Fireblade 954, and the 'hero blobs' are touching down, but my knee isn't. The bike is leant over far enough, I'm lapping in the middle...

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makemyday112

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makemyday112 says:

your not hanging off far enuff ya poosssssssssaaaaaayyyyyyyy

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makemyday112

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makemyday112 says:

dixie kid

because its a gauge of not falling off from leaning it to much its all about hanging the f k off the bike just hang off when i first did it seemed i was hanging off enuff but i wasnt hang off alot more than ur doing the bike sits up better and feels so much smoother round the bends ye boy

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ZMC888

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ZMC888 says:

You can practice it at low speed, the only problem is finding a spot with fairly consistent black top, lean off further and further. 'looking around the barn door' was an anaolgy that helped me most.

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billysollocks

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As an old phart, I try to keep bits of my anatomy well away from the tarmac. For road riding, which is what I do, I feel no need to move around, hang off, shift arse cheeks etc. as it unsettles the bike. I adhere to the old maxim - slow in, fast out.

Works for me, anyway.

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Idiot

"I'm shifting my arse off the seat, and I'm sticking my knee out – but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?" 


You're sticking the wrong knee out. :biggrin:

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Chilliesauce69

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If your hero blobs are touching down your bike is more than lent over enough, it is 100% your body position. 

I see people writing lots of advice but nobody has mentioned your feet position.  Your inside foot should be high up on the peg (almost on your toes) and your outside foot firmly planted on the peg with the outside knee hooking onto the tank for grip (stomp pads work great). 

Also a top tip for anybody reading, DONT polish your tank as you need as much grip as you can get and you don't want to slip off from over hanging.  I see a lad on my 2nd ever track day at Cadwell do just this 2 bikes in front of me. 

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Do-It-Yourself

Go to the do-it-yourself store and pick up a cheap power sander. A few seconds on the sliders and the peg feelers will make you look like a hero rider.

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busterrabbit

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busterrabbit says:

Why?

Why do you want to get your knee down at all? Knee down is totally irrelevant for road riding, riding on a track is totally different and I'd arrange some proper instruction if it's that important to you. I certainly don't want to be out on a track with a load of weekend warriors trying to scuff up their sliders for the pose value. Let's be honest no one who rides, or drives a couple of thousand miles a year on sunny Sundays is going to be much good at it. Just get out there,ride more and enjoy it.

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kapps

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kapps says:

Because you're a faggot.......grow some balls.....get over further.

 

Or get some tuition on body position.

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keepitreal288

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knee down?

MCN tutorial on youtube.

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