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Which Dance Are We Doing?

Which Dance Are We Doing?

Soulja Boy? Dab? Get Low?  what dance we're doing on the bike depends on what we're doing :P  souja boy (left) is great for street cause it allows you plenty of vision through the corners ( this guy needs to turn his head more though).  The Dab (middle) is for racing (not as much vision but head and body is much lower)  and "get low" is somewhere in between i guess.  The keys to all of these are a straight outside arm and bent inside arm.    Also, can anyone's 5 year old teach me to draw better than this?...

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Constraints Are Not Optional

Constraints Are Not Optional

Great, you listened to all the guys preaching deliberate practice, and are heading to a parking lot (or big empty field if you're a dirtbike) to do some drills! You get there and ride around in circles. How do you tell if you're getting better? how do you know you're making turns and not missing them by a mile? How do you tell if you went tighter this time than last? Without constraints or reference points you're just cruising around and can't tell what's working and what isn't.  By adding constraints (whether it's lines on the pavement, cones, tennis balls,...

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Video: Removing/Installing sv1000 Rear Wheel

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Video: Removing Tail Fairings and Front Fairing

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There Is No Such Thing As Too Much BP/Headturn

Newer riders will often have difficulty getting their head turned enough for maneuvers, and will almost always feel their body position and head turn is too aggressive for what they're doing. Anthony McAuliffe (not a motorcyclist but a man of few but effective words) would likely answer that the same way he answered the Germans: Nuts!  Head Turns: look all the way through the turn to let yourself aim the bike. We hear this... in about every single video or article. But hey, what if I turned my head and this is still hard? Probably because you can turn it more. But...

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