Cobie Fair Posted October 14, 2010 Report Share Posted October 14, 2010 This is coming up more and more lately, we've been paying attention to how well riders can see, particularly when we get them on the Lean Bike, and work on getting them in to a good riding position. I think we covered this elsewhere on the forum, but like to re-visit this. On many riders this has lead to pointing out they are simply having a hard time seeing out the top of their helmets, and as a result we get strange head and body positioning being used to "help" them see. Do an experiement (if you haven't already): go and put your bike on it's sidestand (helmet on), feet on the pegs then get into your cornering position--whehter you hang off or not. Get all the way down, and look up into the turn and see how well you can see ahead. Many cannot see well, and resort to twisting their shoulders back up, or twisting their heads sideways in an effor to see where they are going. Others just won't get down into the position at all, since they can't see. What we started doing was cutting up strips of foam for students to use, by putting them on the insides of their helmet liners. This happened so often, a locker full of foam was all used up on the last road trip. So, how many of you can get all the way down and into an aggressive cornering postion, and can easily see out the helmet?: you should be able to see up to some degree, in the event you had an uphill and/or banked turn. One last note: when you do this, put on your riding gear, as in many cases the leathers/jacket/hump or back protector in the back was forcing the helmet forward and down. Let us know what you find, or have found. Best, Cobie PS--I personally had to stack 4 layers of foam in the top of the helmet to be able to see from my full race position on the bike. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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