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Old 04-04-2018, 12:13 PM   #81
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I sure hope the OP is alive and didnt push his luck too far. he hasnt logged on since 8/2017
Yup. Or burned the bike down since we didnít give him a detailed write up on how to install underglow
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:26 PM   #82
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:53 PM   #83
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:09 PM   #84
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"Scrubbing your boots" made me laugh. I gave Jake a pair of boots that I had scrubbed a hole in the left one. Kevin Schwantz told me I rode with "duck feet" so I put the ball of my foot on the peg when I'm cornering now.
Iím getting better, and I know balls of the feet is proper body positioning, but it still feels awkward for me. Plus I like to ďfeelĒ the ground so I know if Iím about to run out of tire.

I already went to the trouble of buying boots with toe sliders so fvck it lol. Canít hurt em.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:44 PM   #85
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I’m getting better, and I know balls of the feet is proper body positioning, but it still feels awkward for me. Plus I like to “feel” the ground so I know if I’m about to run out of tire.

I already went to the trouble of buying boots with toe sliders so fvck it lol. Can’t hurt em.
Your foot pegs will be ground a long ways before you'll run out of tire. I have even grounded the shifter and rear brake levers. I have posted pictures of them in the past.

I also bought a pair of boots with toe sliders but I no longer drag my boots.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:17 AM   #86
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Iím getting better, and I know balls of the feet is proper body positioning, but it still feels awkward for me. Plus I like to ďfeelĒ the ground so I know if Iím about to run out of tire.

I already went to the trouble of buying boots with toe sliders so fvck it lol. Canít hurt em.
Unless my feet are out of place, my pegs grind before my toe sliders, and I've never ran out of tire. I don't think that's a very realistic fear, at least without trying to screw it up.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:40 PM   #87
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good advice, part of my problem is riding very little and very little of that time is on decent corners but still fun to work on getting better and smoother





so true, I realized quickly that diving into a corner hard and then whacking the throttle open doesn't work so well on the street
g'lawd , drift / powerslide??
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:46 PM   #88
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g'lawd , drift / powerslide??
Right! Just come off the throttle, tap the rear brake to break the rear wheel loose and then crank on the throttle!

The fun way to corner!
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:26 PM   #89
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“When in doubt, throttle it out”

It may not be the best solution to the situation, but at least it’ll end the suspense!
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:45 PM   #90
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Right! Just come off the throttle, tap the rear brake to break the rear wheel loose and then crank on the throttle!

The fun way to corner!
"Backing it in"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObF1FLyiL8
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #91
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Sounds easy...but it definitely aint. It is fun to watch the supermoto guys attempt and highside every year when they come to town.
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:20 PM   #92
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Sounds easy...but it definitely aint. It is fun to watch the supermoto guys attempt and highside every year when they come to town.
I like my bike too much . I'd rather just straighten up and lock that rear and cram the front hoping I dont need ABS

I have never attempted a drift on street before .

I still think the best option is to just baby it into the corner until you get o know your bike and just step up your lean and approach and speed until you find the line you're happy with .
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:36 PM   #93
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I just assume that whatever sport bike I own, will handle the lean angle I routinely put on my fat heavy cruiser :-)

So far, I've been right. The cruiser rear tire is used all the way to the edges, while the FZ1 has about 1/2" chicken stripes. I measured the face curve and width once and found that the tire on the FZ1 had exactly the same curve as the heavy touring tire on my cruiser, but the face was 1" wider on the FZ1.

Yeah, I routinely find the pavement partly folding up the floorboards on my cruiser. It's no big deal. The traction is ample even on wet roads. That's one more reason I ride alone. Other cruiser riders slow down for curves. I don't, unless there's a problem with visibility.

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