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what I was implying is that sometimes practicing foreign or new techniques can put a rider in danger on public roads. I didn't mean to step over toes, just thought I'd throw a noob's 2 cents in.
No toes stepped on.. I understand what you're saying now, but riders shouldn't be practicing anything to a dangerous level on public roads. Practice on the street is not about hanging it all out.
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Very well put cant fix everything in one run , but one at a time is manageable. ..thanks !
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I love bike riding but I want to say that we need to be careful while riding because our mistake can lead us to complexities.
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thanks for the good read.
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My Contribution.... I belong to alot of forums, and have alot of experience, both years and miles. I'm by no means an expert, but I feel I've gotten pretty good at what I do.

Noting that this board draws some fairly new riders (as well as quite a few who care about them doing it right) I thought that this might be a good spot to share one of the tips I give to riders who are trying to improve their riding, so here goes:

EVERY ride should be spent working on technique. You should read and study all you can (I recommend Keith Codes' Twist of the wrist II).
When you get on the bike you should have ONE technique in mind that you need to work on - Looking through the corner, keeping your head up, body position, scanning with your eyes, relaxing your grip on the bars, smooth throttle control, etc, etc..
Work on that technique for that ride, and as many rides as it takes to make it second nature, then shift to another technique till it's second nature, etc..
No matter how long you've ridden and how confident you feel, know what your weakest point is and be working on it for the next ride. A ride that you're not working on is a wasted ride.

Sometimes riders get caught up trying to ride someone else's ride, or trying to work on 4 different things at once, then get frustrated by lack of improvement, when all they really need to do is work on ONE technique at a time and they will find overall improvement and understanding through that one at a time method, and eventually find huge gains overall without getting themselves in too deep and while feeling the success of getting better.

Think in your mind right now about what single technique you'll work on with that next ride, and make a habit of it...
Very very well put and excellent advice. I highly recommend following this train of thought and of having ONE thing to work on each time you ride. This is how we coach at the California Superbike School and how I apply Keith Code's techniques in my own riding and past racing.

Why don't we start a list of some of the most important techniques/skills to work on so people can choose one and try to apply it to their riding.

I'll start by suggesting throttle control which is the first technique we teach at CSS because it is so important and so fundamental. Good throttle control as Keith Code says is, "rolling on the gas smoothly, evenly and consistently as soon as possible once the bike is turned." It helps to stabilize the bike and to ensure that you have a predictable line through the turn.
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1) Good throttle control
2) Looking through turns (where you want to go)
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1) Good throttle control
2) Looking through turns (where you want to go)
3. Body position (relaxed hands & arms, grip the tank w/thighs, etc)

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this is good advice! it was my first day riding today
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What a great post!!!

Whenever I buy a bike I take it on a track day to get used to it and also to practice my skills, you feel alot safer and you can take it easy if you wish.
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As someone who is new to riding I greatly appreciate this post. Thanks.
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You should read and study all you can (I recommend Keith Codes' Twist of the wrist II).
The books I recommend:

Twist I and II by Keith Code
Proficient Motorcycling by David L Hough
Pace 2.0 by Nick Ienatsch
Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch

These are all on my Google Play Books, and I re-read them every now-and-then.

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trying to ride someone else's ride, or trying to work on 4 different things at once, then get frustrated by lack of improvement
As the old saying goes "jack of all trades, master of none". I would recommend the exact same thing, by working on ONE thing at a time. For example, go to a parking lot and spend a few hours practicing emergency braking ONLY. Then another day, practice slow turning / figure 8's etc.

You always need to practice and refine your skills. There is always improvement to be had.

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as Keith Code says is, "rolling on the gas smoothly, evenly and consistently as soon as possible once the bike is turned."
I believe it is "Once the throttle is cracked on it is rolled on evenly, smoothly and constantly throughout the remainder of the turn." ;) #truth

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as Keith Code says is, "rolling on the gas smoothly, evenly and consistently as soon as possible once the bike is turned."
I believe it is "Once the throttle is cracked on it is rolled on evenly, smoothly and constantly throughout the remainder of the turn." ;) #truth
Something like that, I watched the twist 2 video last night. I think it could've won an award for best comedy for all the bad acting.

It was very informative but it was a lot to take in and a good chunk of it seemed more beneficial for track than for street.
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I think I'm going to order a copy of Twist of the Wrist ll and study it myself and share it with my small group of friends.
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iBooks has The Twist of the Wrist 2 for $12. Got some reading material for work this week, lol.
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As far as the ebooks go, twist 2 is $10.49 through the kindle store and the first one is $6.49.
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I'm not a perfect driver but to improve our riding skills, I believe that we should be calm and should avoid distractions while on the road. We must follow the rules and regulations because those are important for our safety.
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