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Hitting Pegs On Ground, Good Or Bad?

Discussion in 'Beginners And Safety Tips' started by Grimfaith, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. EDcase

    EDcase Spain -=RC8=-

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    Its just practice to get the right position. You don't have to get the knee down to be fast. If you look at GP riders, they don't generally touch the ground...


    Not that I could see. Just picked these from the internet image search 'Motorcycle lean'
    They may not have gone down then but they would eventually...
     


  2. scooterwuf

    scooterwuf United States Wannabie Member

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    Yeah, doesn’t look like it’s going to end well. Kind of cringe worthy when I look at them.

    - Wuf
     


  3. EDcase

    EDcase Spain -=RC8=-

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    Yep, it sure is cringe worthy to see but it can be hard to judge by yourself when you don't have anyone watching your riding to tell you whats wrong.
    I actually did ride like that when I first started riding and didn't have experienced riders or the internet to correct me.
    Luckily I found out before I had to learn the hard way.
     


  4. Matt Leech

    Matt Leech United Kingdom Wannabie Member

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    Completed my first track day yesterday, without incident thankfully.

    Even after reading on the forums here, and watching youtube tips, all about body position and 'hanging off', it's not something that I was comfortable trying/learning on the road.

    However, the track day was an amazing buzz, and the single most important takeaway for me was that now I can corner far more effectively and safely.

    The pin on the bottom of one footpeg hit the ground once, and that scared me as it's never happened before. I told my instructor and he then drilled into me how important it is to get your body leaned out.

    The pictures posted by @EDcase tell it perfectly.

    At first I was even slower on the bends while trying this technique, but as it becomes more comfortable and my confidence grew, my enjoyment and grin increased significantly.

    Good luck!

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    Lurch United Kingdom Administrator

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    Missed a bit on the edge there Matt ;)
     


  6. EDcase

    EDcase Spain -=RC8=-

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    MMmmm... roasted chicken strips :D
     
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    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    On the road you certainly don't "need" to hang off but when making progress, anything that increases the tyre contact patch with the road is a good thing so hanging off can help. It can look quite silly but in the wet it is even more important to do so as gives you far more correction leeway if you slide
     


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  8. 2WV

    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    Maybe this will be of some help

     


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    CBRHoonigan United Kingdom #1 Hoonigan

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    hehe.jpg Its all about hand down boys
     


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    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    On a 125 :O ... damn, nice!
     


  11. Lurch

    Lurch United Kingdom Administrator

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    You should see the stands and props on the other side!!
     


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    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    LOL. I remember seeing a video ages ago of a guy posing on track, dragging knee, then all these 50cc scooters came into the scene to overtake..
     


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    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    Forget hands, Its all about helmets mate..



    inb4 rip headphone users lol
     


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    CBRHoonigan United Kingdom #1 Hoonigan

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    Cheeky sod dont go giving away my industry secrets :p
    I darnt get elbow down let alone helmet xD
     


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    Dark Rider South Africa Wannabie Member

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    I got a petty sweet shot from last weekends ride. We set up some cameras on a corner and we all did some passes. I got my knee down in both directions.

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    Video removed, pleased post videos in the appropriate section
     
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    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    Someone should try hitting that 64 degree angle.. haha

     


  17. Lurch

    Lurch United Kingdom Administrator

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    I did once.

    Cocked up a U turn. 64 degrees about the angle of my bike on the crash wings...
     


  18. Matt Leech

    Matt Leech United Kingdom Wannabie Member

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    I've noticed on a few photos from a recent track day that my centre stand got close to the ground. I'm worried about it catching and causing the back wheel would skip out.

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    Think I should remove it before the next track day?
     


  19. Lurch

    Lurch United Kingdom Administrator

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    It should be your hero blobs that ground first and are there as a warning that you're at the designed limit of the bike.

    Your manual will state a wear amount at which you shout replace them.
     


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    2WV United Kingdom @2WheelVandal

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    scrape the stand then hang it in the garage as a badge of honour, lmao

    ohh im affraid to drop my bike, even when doing u-turns im so conscious of the road surface in case the front slips out from underneath me
     


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