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Getting Off The Bike Vs. Weighting The Pegs?


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Ok so I like to think I have pretty good body position and form and am pretty smooth. However I have short legs so to get off the bike I need to stretch a lot, and it's hard for me to put weight on the outside peg and when I start tiring it feels like sometimes my outside foot might slip off the peg all together. I have rear set raisers too so my pegs aren't gonna get much higher. Additionally my legs get tired and sore pretty quickly so my riding diminishes towards the end of trackdays and I can't get off the bike anymore. I'm a borderline advanced/intermediate rider depending on who I'm riding with and can be pretty fast and still not drag my knee that much. My question is; would I be better off just concentrating on weighting the pegs and stop hanging off?

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Ok so I like to think I have pretty good body position and form and am pretty smooth. However I have short legs so to get off the bike I need to stretch a lot, and it's hard for me to put weight on the outside peg and when I start tiring it feels like sometimes my outside foot might slip off the peg all together. I have rear set raisers too so my pegs aren't gonna get much higher. Additionally my legs get tired and sore pretty quickly so my riding diminishes towards the end of trackdays and I can't get off the bike anymore. I'm a borderline advanced/intermediate rider depending on who I'm riding with and can be pretty fast and still not drag my knee that much. My question is; would I be better off just concentrating on weighting the pegs and stop hanging off?

 

Hi JCP,

 

This body positioning/hanging off issue has a few pieces to it, that's for sure. Have you done a school with us, or are you planning on one?

 

(ps--for a quick response, please e-mail me, I'll get that, but won't be on the forum much). Cobie@superbikeschool.com

 

Best,

Cobie

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Have you experimented, or just tried to make what you do work? I have seen people, I'm sure with shorter legs than yours, successfully be able to lock in. Maybe experimenting some would be helpful, and I'm sure at your level, spending half a trackday working on it would be very beneficial.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm planning on doing a two day school towards the end of the summer. That's what brought me here. I can lock my knee in but to do so I can't hang off as much. I experimented with a few things at my track day yesterday and I think I found a happy medium for now. It wouldn't hurt if I got myself into a little better shape as well, but I think I'm happy where I'm at right now. It was more or less a curious question on my part. The next thing I need to work on is keeping my chest on the tank. I do it on highspeed turns but not slower ones for whatever reason.... I still get my body and head over but I think I keep my head a little higher because its easier to look through the tighter turns like that...

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Thanks for the replies. I'm planning on doing a two day school towards the end of the summer. That's what brought me here. I can lock my knee in but to do so I can't hang off as much. I experimented with a few things at my track day yesterday and I think I found a happy medium for now. It wouldn't hurt if I got myself into a little better shape as well, but I think I'm happy where I'm at right now. It was more or less a curious question on my part. The next thing I need to work on is keeping my chest on the tank. I do it on highspeed turns but not slower ones for whatever reason.... I still get my body and head over but I think I keep my head a little higher because its easier to look through the tighter turns like that...

 

Old thread but did you do the two day school yet?

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