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Riding position; why I ride sport bikes

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:55 AM
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I thought this was hilarious because I work with a bunch of guys and we cover almost every style of bike that we own. Im sure some of you have seen this before but I thought it was worth putting up.


To make this a little on-topic, I was wondering how any of you prefer to ride at highway/freeway speeds? Do you have a stock windscreen and tuck under it? Or are double-bubble windscreens really that nice at higher speeds? Just bringing this up because being 6'1", 230lbs, my head and upper body get blown around quite a bit once I get up to speed
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:08 PM
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yeah, i've seen that. pretty good.

i'm in the same boat as you. 6'2", 210 lbs. my windscreen is pretty pointless. other then for looks.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:44 PM
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From my experience, when in full tuck after market windshields are beneficial. However, in a more upright relaxed riding position it just moves the air stream from your chest up to your helmet which makes it a bit more uncomfortable. I have a stock windscreen but I used to have a zerogravity double bubble.

I have two riding positions. The first and most common is how I ride twisties and most other roads including highways. I grip the tank with my knees, hunch over a bit using my core to support myself, keep my arms relaxed, and position the ***** of my feet on the pegs.

My other riding position is very relaxed which I use for cruising around town or the highway or when a slow car gets in front of me on the back roads. I'll sit upright with my left leg pitched out and rest my hand or forearm on said leg.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:47 PM
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My pet peeve --- when people ride in the tucked position ALL THE TIME
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:52 PM
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well that explains why riding is as good as sex. maybe better my bike does what i want when i want and dont bitch about it! the hell with this im going riding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kazspeed View Post
My pet peeve --- when people ride in the tucked position ALL THE TIME

I can ride in the tucked position at any time and be more comfortable then in the standard position. Being 5'9 at 140lbs I am small enough to get in that bubble so no air is bothering hitting my chest.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:34 PM
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Haven't had the F4i on the freeway yet, but on my ex500 with stock screen my head and chest got blown around pretty good. I'm 6'1" and I couldn't tuck comfortably on that bike, but the wind didn't bother me too much. My biggest problem with wind at speed is the noise, but earplugs helps cure that.
 
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Im 6' and weight about 175. I have the zero gravity db. Im able to sit up almost straight up and not feel much wind. When I had the stock screen the wind would blast me in the neck and chest.
 
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Im 5'11" and all stock up front. I used to tuck alot with my old helmets [I was going 42miles a day at 85mph most of the way for work] until I bought my Bell Star. Its so stable I don't need to tuck anymore. Of course at really high speeds I still tuck
 
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by kazspeed View Post
My pet peeve --- when people ride in the tucked position ALL THE TIME
yep they look rediculous when they're full tuck heading down a city street at 35-40mph. makes me chuckle.

I'm 6'4" and have a chopped screen wind issues arent to bad until 60+ but I'm still able to tuck far enough comfortably for the wind to pass over my head.
 

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