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Talking Track Junkies: hows my form?

just finished my second TD at grattan raceway. my instructor said i made significant improvement through the day and at the end she said i just need to work on my pre-positioning and maybe get off the bike a tad more. let me know what all you guys think:











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Nice, He's right, I'd say if you hung off just a tad more, looks like your trying to lean your upper body over to far and not sliding off a little more. over all looks great though

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Looks fine to me. Some look like you could probably drop your shoulders a little more but it just looks like you need to get more comfortable holding more speed into the turns. Pictures 5, 6 and 7 look best. You have 2ct's correct? By the looks of it, and on those tires, you could probably hold another 10-15 mph into those turns.
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ya my instructor was actually a really cool yugoslavian lady, but ya i think i need to get my rear end off the bike a tad more


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Looks fine to me. Some look like you could probably drop your shoulders a little more but it just looks like you need to get more comfortable holding more speed into the turns. Pictures 5, 6 and 7 look best. You have 2ct's correct? By the looks of it, and on those tires, you could probably hold another 10-15 mph into those turns.
ya i do have 2ct's and i think your right, i could definitely have more speed into the corner and i think it would help me smooth out a lil bit, to my credit, couple times i had to kind of hold up for slow guys in front of me including a dude on a s1krr lol but i don't think that was the case in these photos


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ya my instructor was actually a really cool yugoslavian lady, but ya i think i need to get my rear end off the bike a tad more
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You really improved immensely throughout the day. Keep up the good work!!!
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You can definitely tell the pics that were taken later on in the day. You can see the improvement, it looks like you were doing what I was in you are getting your upper body out just not following with your lower body. Just try to remember to keep your spine in a straight line. With it only being your 2nd td I wouldnt really worry about it as you have not had enough track time to find your own individual style. Keep listening to your instructors and you will get into a groove that really works for you.

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Oh, and with the pictures, it's a bit easier to understand how toe dragging works :D
Look in the picture, if we were going any faster at that turn and were leaned over more, your toes would have hit.
The angle between the three bikes in the photo is different, but by comparing my toes, yours and the other guy from the group, you get the idea.



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^no don't leave me alone! lol the input is very appreciated and much needed lol and looking at the photo that totally makes sense, way easier to see what your doing wrong then just trying to imagine it, so to speak.


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Oh, and with the pictures, it's a bit easier to understand how toe dragging works :D
Look in the picture, if we were going any faster at that turn and were leaned over more, your toes would have hit.
The angle between the three bikes in the photo is different, but by comparing my toes, yours and the other guy from the group, you get the idea.



Okay, i'll leave you alone now :D



and the instruction keep going, NICE!!!! so his foot position should have been pointed in more?


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Ha! I happen to be that lady :D

You really improved immensely throughout the day. Keep up the good work!!!
Maybe see you at Autobahn or Gingerman ;-)
i definitely want to try to get out to one or both of them :) and thats sweet that your on here, now i can pick your brain once in a while lol


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and the instruction keep going, NICE!!!! so his foot position should have been pointed in more?


Good pics and good show OP, what speed if you know were you hitting the turns.
i wasnt really looking but i did see in one corner which i think it was turn 6 i believe i was 50-60 i think, but i could totally be off lol and its not where my foot is but if i essentially drop my body a little farther off it will lower the one end of the line dropping the point of contact below my toes or it will make that line essentially more parallel to the ground


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^no don't leave me alone! lol the input is very appreciated and much needed lol and looking at the photo that totally makes sense, way easier to see what your doing wrong then just trying to imagine it, so to speak.
I'll stick around then
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and the instruction keep going, NICE!!!! so his foot position should have been pointed in more?


Good pics and good show OP, what speed if you know were you hitting the turns.
If he gets the butt of the seat a little more and gets the foot higher on the peg, then he won't drag the toe. I can post many examples of it.
It all comes with the time, also the pre-positioning and moving on the bike as little as possible. If the two consecutive turns are right hand turns, just tuck your knee in and stay off the bike to the right until you're done with all consecutive turns of same side. No need to get back to the middle of the seat.

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Jig has posted the photos too http://www.heavypennyphoto.com
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If he gets the butt of the seat a little more and gets the foot higher on the peg, then he won't drag the toe. I can post many examples of it.
It all comes with the time, also the pre-positioning and moving on the bike as little as possible. If the two consecutive turns are right hand turns, just tuck your knee in and stay off the bike to the right until you're done with all consecutive turns of same side. No need to get back to the middle of the seat.

I hope it makes sense.

made perfect sense, foot position, and body position,

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Jig has posted the photos too http://www.heavypennyphoto.com
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man he got some really good photo's. theres one on pg.26 and pg.31 that i really like, i might get a giant print to put up in the body shop i work in lol


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this pic looks pretty good, your hanging off quite well on that shot.


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^^^Looks good! I always try to lean forward and "lead" the bike into the corner. I like my head where my mirror would be and torso almost or on the tank and leaning wayyyy off the bike. To each their own. Personally I tried some different body positions and found that the textbook body position may not always be the best for you, gotta develop your own style (to an extent). Looks like your a hanger!
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ya that shots one of my favorites. trying to put my head where my mirror would be is kind of where i started and just kind of found what was comfortable and natural from there


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Looks good to me you just need more sit time IMO
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ya easy for you to say lol, honestly i just need to trust my tires and i need to get my suspension set up, my bike felt like it was almost bouncing like it had to much rebound, next time around I'm going to have superbike suspension set it up for me.


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ya easy for you to say lol, honestly i just need to trust my tires and i need to get my suspension set up, my bike felt like it was almost bouncing like it had to much rebound, next time around I'm going to have superbike suspension set it up for me.
You would be amazed how well those tires stick once you get them heated up. You can make it into expert times (barely) with them. Suspension cant hurt but definitely looks like you need to work on confidently carrying more speed and leaning it over further.
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You would be amazed how well those tires stick once you get them heated up. You can make it into expert times (barely) with them. Suspension cant hurt but definitely looks like you need to work on confidently carrying more speed and leaning it over further.
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I wouldn't worry about body positioning as much as I would with bike stabilty (good throttle control, suspension set up, lines etc) and reference points..no need to lean the bike over as far if you're not carrying that much speed, besides, less lean=more traction and more drive..sure it looks good but it won't make you faster on track. Pick up a 'twist of the wrist ii' by Keith code n that should sort everything out. If you're still not happy go to California Superbike school if you're serious about improving your riding skills :) worked wonders for me
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^ya i agree id like to get my body off the bike a bit more to stand the bike up a little more straight, because of the same reasoning you stated, plus i think it will get me to be a bit quicker through the corners, plus i just want to quit dragging my damn toes lol. my boots are very unhappy with me


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I wouldn't worry about body positioning as much as I would with bike stabilty (good throttle control, suspension set up, lines etc) and reference points..no need to lean the bike over as far if you're not carrying that much speed, besides, less lean=more traction and more drive..sure it looks good but it won't make you faster on track. Pick up a 'twist of the wrist ii' by Keith code n that should sort everything out. If you're still not happy go to California Superbike school if you're serious about improving your riding skills :) worked wonders for me

Absolutely! I got the video and PDF for "Twist of the Wrist II" and it's some awesome stuff! I just got my CBR little over a month ago and I am already scheduling a track day at the end of August. I can't wait to go and learn so much and begin to put into practice what I have been learning here as well as from Mr. Kieth Code on the TV screen ;-)

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^ya i agree id like to get my body off the bike a bit more to stand the bike up a little more straight, because of the same reasoning you stated, plus i think it will get me to be a bit quicker through the corners, plus i just want to quit dragging my damn toes lol. my boots are very unhappy with me
I am making my first trip to the track within the month and I hope I can do anywhere near as well as you seem to be doing in these photos! Congratulations on your progress and I can't wait to see how well you can improve with more time and experience :-)

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I'd like to add, that Grattan, the track those pictures were taken at, is a VERY technical track. It is by far the most technical track i've been to, and I've been to a few.

10 out of 12 turns are blind. Go figure. You have to have faith, that the apex is still there, because you don't see the apex... Just blind faith :D :D

So, even more props for doing so good on a spooky track.
Maybe i'll see you at Autobahn tomorrow.

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thanks andy and tiger. ya grattan is tough but a lot of fun. i cant wait to try a different track just to see the difference in a corner that you can see through lol


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