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Track vs Parking Lot. What Can You Learn In a Lot?

It seems like there's a time and place for practicing everything. The track is a great place to learn stuff, BUT there are plenty of things that are a "waste of time" there. Now I don't mean "waste of time" as in don't bother doing them. I mean, why spend hundreds of dollars to work on them when you can do the same stuff for free. Then, when at the track, let your muscle memory take over and work on things that aren't available for free and only trainable in that environment...  Lot Drillable Skills Body Position - you're absolutely wasting...

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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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