So true, the photos dont lie dam it all. :smile_big:Got some photos from the trackday out at Inde Motorsports Ranch last weekend. Bike is looking and feeling really good. I've been making slow improvement to my upper body position but it is clear I still need some work. It's funny how you can feel like you are hanging off so far you think you are going to fall off, yet the photo proves that you are barely hanging at all. Thinking it is about time for me to finally do clip-ons to help with the ergo's.
Next step is to get a custom Mithos airbag suit, have some Tron inspired design and the outfit will be complete.So true, the photos dont lie dam it all. :smile_big:
I'm going to work on this this coming season.
Great shots BTW. Like the matching helmet.
Yeah I noticed Rins had a much more upright position than MM, esp on corner entry.Don't spend to much time on over thinking body position....there are lots and lots of articles on this and people wanting to ride and look like MM93 etc...if you watch the last motoGP race and look at the different riding styles between rins and marq....most riders don't understand that they are on much MUCH better tyres and obv the set up of the bike...entry speed and corner speed play a roll.....find what works for you ON THE TRACK and fine tune your skills....looking like a pro doesn't mean your lap times will improve...you might get an award for best photo of the day !!! nice work and mods btw
Yeah I noticed Rins had a much more upright position than MM, esp on corner entry.
You are not wrong, I'm just obsessed with perfection is all. I have no delusions of looking like the pros. I just know in my mind I'm leaving speed and safety on the table by not having my upper body off the bike more, it is just physics. To my own credit though, last session of that track day I was running away from some guys on race prepped R3's that hunted me down in the paddock to talk to me. They couldn't catch me, and wanted to check out my bike. My Q3+ on front and back still have 1/8" chicken strips and the vent spews on the very edge. Their slicks were worn all the way to the edge... makes me think I must be doing some things right.my point exactly !!! I'm just very VERY fortunate to have close friends that are top expert riders in my region and when I hear the advice they give....it makes more sense than trying to improve on what I see other riders do/are doing.....the best advice I've heard..."just ride the bike how it's comfortable for you" fast lap times come with time and hard work and bike set up.....we've heard this time and time again....some guys ride fast on anything on 2 wheels stock or race set ups....and when you see them ride in an "unorthodox" way and you just sit with your jaw wide open and wish yo can go half as fast :surprise: that's just my 2 cents:grin:
I found that I was taking too long to go from gas to brakes and also that I was finishing all my braking sometimes before I had even tipped in. I may experiment with the rear brake thing, Simon Crafar just released a youtube video talking about it. Rear end sliding wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. Worn tires ended up being the culprit but I also need to get my suspension dialed in... endless money pit lol.You aint pushin it till she's sliding! :surprise::smile_big:
Clip ons will make a big diff. Those stock bars are quite high.
Great to hear your enjoying your racing. There's always lots to work on eh. I really like trail braking deep but I'm trying to work on being smoother with my braking by being more progressive with my lever action. ie not grabbing such a big handful at the last minute and upsetting the bike dynamics. Also a slower release of the lever keeps the apple cart more stable. Last time out I tried to introduce a touch of rear brake before front first to reduce front end dive, but it's going to take some time to get that sorted as I'm not used to using rear brake on track. All good fun though.
Arizona winters can get close to freezing but rarely. It was 64F at the warmest, which is almost perfect riding weather.Sounds like a great day at the track, seems Arizona has mild winters huh.
Good that all your upgrades worked out well too. Any more mods planned? Are you running stock pegs?