Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dark Suzuki

Locking In The Outside Leg

Recommended Posts

Hello from Aus,

 

Just wanted to say that i have been watching some of the footage on youtube and decided to try locking in my outside leg and taking the weight off my hands today to see if it made any difference to stability and corner speed. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! much better, and sitting a little further away from the tank worked a treat too!!!

 

I have also booked in my level 1 course at Philip Island in october. Thought to myself: if i can learn that in a 2min vid on the net, imagine what i could learn from a whole day.

 

Can't wait!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just started doing that on my last trackday. What I also learned by watching MotoGP that I started doing last week was just before I come up to hard brake, I shift my butt to the side I'm going to start cornering while I'm still tucked. That part takes practice to become comfortable with, but by doing that I have one leg, or two if I don't stick my inside leg out while hard braking, and it feels real comfortable while sticking my inside leg out, and putting that pressure on my outside leg. I was really sore a couple days later, but it let me know what muscles I need to work during our offseason.

The comfort was comparable to the first time I got my BP in the right spot for me, and was leaning and getting my knee down. No fighting the bike, just cruising and knowing how much farther down I have to go.

Your priority needs to be getting that pressure off the bars. It's a constant struggle for me, and feels real comfortable when I do it right. It's something I'm going to work on during the off season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah for the first couple of corners it felt a bit uncoordinated but when i go it right i was almost touching a knee on corners i didn't think were possible to touch a knee down on. And it didn't feel fast, just nice and controled.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...