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Well after a few YouTube information videos I think I am getting on the right track cornering..



I still need to sort out my suspension though to be competitive though. I put a fresh pair of tt92's on and that did help a bit. I am having a problem with my tight corner exits. I am exiting to wide at a racing pace. It has improved since I have adjusted my body positioning going into and coming out but the bike still wants to drift wide.



I read that I need to get the rebound and compression damping tuned in on the rear shock and this should help lots. I just get confused when it comes to turning the screws.



I also found some good info here about the front forks I will need to look into...



Here are 2 pics of my first race day before researching body positioning and the next race day after the research..



I still have a lot to learn and it will be challenging and a lot of fun to say the least.. Glad I'm not doing this on a bigger bike. If I were I would bet I would not be here typing this right now..



First time out..





Second time out..

 

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Body position looks pretty damn good in the 2nd pic. Best tip I ever got for body position was try to kiss the mirrors. LOL



Sounds funny but if you imagine your bike has mirrors and you put yourself in a position to try and kiss em damned if it doesnt put you right where you wanna be LOL.
 

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Body position looks pretty damn good in the 2nd pic. Best tip I ever got for body position was try to kiss the mirrors. LOL


That is very close to the information I got off YouTube. One guy said put your face were the mirror would be.. It sure helped a lot!!! Also getting your knee out and down is key too.. I have the twist of the wrist 2 DVD coming so I'm sure I will get some more pointers on breaking and everything else..
 

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Yeah, good info posted already! Practice, practice, practice!! That is the best at going fast, and also look into a racing school of some sort. I took one more the 10 years ago with my old R6 and it helped me out when I didn't know a thing about riding on the track.



That 2nd pic looks better for sure!!
 

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fireman_343 said:
Yeah, good info posted already! Practice, practice, practice!!


Thanks fireman!!

The problem is the closest track to me is 180 miles away.:( I hate the drive after driving all week 8hr's a day..



That is the best at going fast, and also look into a racing school of some sort


This I can and will do at some point. I have to check with the school here in Vegas and see what size bike I need..



That 2nd pic looks better for sure!!


Amazing what a little instruction can do..:D

By the way what did it cost to have your forks reworked by 35 Motorsports? You seem to really like them..
 

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burnoutboy said:
Body position looks pretty damn good in the 2nd pic. Best tip I ever got for body position was try to kiss the mirrors. LOL



Sounds funny but if you imagine your bike has mirrors and you put yourself in a position to try and kiss em damned if it doesnt put you right where you wanna be LOL.




yep...kiss the mirrors...you basically want your chin above your elbows
 

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firepower354 said:
Outside knee might knock a seagull, if you don't pull it in a bit;)




Dude..it is hot in those leathers...he must have ventilation mesh near the sack....but I know the leathers you wear usually do not have a backside.....lol
 
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