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Old 11-11-2017, 01:41 AM   #61
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I would think to "kiss the mirror" your head would have to be pointed up, would it not? With your chest on the tank, and elbow to the ground, you have to be looking up and forward, do you not?
Well you don't literally, its just a good way to portray getting your shoulders and chest down, to be the best, you have to kiss the frame sliders like Marquez.

I'm not saying have your head all the way sideways, I'm just saying it should correspond with the lean of the bike somewhat.

But I think his point was to self examine and experiment and realize how much untapped potential the bike, tires, and you have. Which I can agree, but with serious lean angle, you need serious body position and I don't think a straight up head would help. Again, just something our instructors mentioned and that getting used to a cockeyed slanted horizon view is something to learn.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:44 PM   #62
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Well you don't literally, its just a good way to portray getting your shoulders and chest down, to be the best, you have to kiss the frame sliders like Marquez.

I'm not saying have your head all the way sideways, I'm just saying it should correspond with the lean of the bike somewhat.
So I was reading it different. I was reading it as saying keep your head up.... Not necessarily not tilted left/right, just not tilted down, towards the ground. Keeping your head and chin up, at whatever lateral angle that may be.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:59 PM   #63
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oh, agreed!!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:40 PM   #64
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Wife and i are doing our first trackday at COTA at the end of this month...hopefully we will get some good instruction to help us in the lean department.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:02 PM   #65
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Body position department is supreme.

You doing the Ridesmart trackday there??? Jealous and wish I could've gotten off work. But then again, buzzing at my top speed of 120 MPH on the back straight for 20 seconds would take the fun out of railing the corners. I'll still do it probably.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:28 PM   #66
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Body position department is supreme.

You doing the Ridesmart trackday there??? Jealous and wish I could've gotten off work. But then again, buzzing at my top speed of 120 MPH on the back straight for 20 seconds would take the fun out of railing the corners. I'll still do it probably.
Yes we are....we have a full garage if you change your mind...
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I wish I could get off but I'm working a 12 hr shift Saturday and don't get off till 6am anyways. I appreciate the offer.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:32 AM   #68
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Body position department is supreme.

You doing the Ridesmart trackday there??? Jealous and wish I could've gotten off work. But then again, buzzing at my top speed of 120 MPH on the back straight for 20 seconds would take the fun out of railing the corners. I'll still do it probably.
Switch shifts and take the FZ1! I don't think you'll find yourself limited to 120mph ;)
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