Body position and stability - Page 3 - CBR Forum - Enthusiast forums for Honda CBR Owners


Riding Skills Want to improve your skills on or off the track?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 11-01-2017, 09:10 PM
locopny's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota USA
Posts: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
Maybe that's why cruiser guys talk about chrome and soft seats instead of body position and throttle control.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebastionbear View Post
Gee, if there was a 'like' button Demon, I'd like your post!
This is the reason for a like button. I'll have to give my cruiser buddy a hard time with this one. He'll love it.

OP- thanks for the posting. I feel I'm never too old to learn something useful.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-02-2017, 11:18 AM
sjona2011's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Monticello, Indiana
Posts: 740
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBlue View Post
I will try adjusting my position on the seat back more. When I started riding I used to ride with the crotch flush against the tank, altho I try to keep a fist sized gap to the tank now, it may be that I still slide forward unconsciously from habit. I'll keep your tips in mind as I experiment with different positions on the seat and pegs, next time I go canyoning.

Sometimes so difficult to practice, so many things to think about while riding. Where I'm looking, all the body position adjustments, looking thru turn, judging speed, how much to roll on, etc etc... But it's a fun challenge and incredibly rewarding. I'm sure with more practice more and more things will become second nature.

Thanks so much everybody, all invaluable pointers!!
cruising around all the way up against the tank is fine, more comfortable than sliding back in the seat and tucking, But when you hit the twisties then slide back, your body position will be better, and when you find the right spot, everything will seem to 'click' and fall into place, and your knee may not feel weird.
But dont work on everything at once. Focus on one thing until it becomes second nature. Otherwise you could get overwhelmed and make a mistake.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-06-2017, 11:47 PM
Misti's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBlue View Post
The flappy feeling knee is the inside corner side (the one thats supposed to stick out). The outside one generally feels alright. But need to get me some tank grips.
Thanks for the input! Generally sounds like I'm doing alright, it may be that I'm just not used to it and uncertain.



I will try adjusting my position on the seat back more. When I started riding I used to ride with the crotch flush against the tank, altho I try to keep a fist sized gap to the tank now, it may be that I still slide forward unconsciously from habit. I'll keep your tips in mind as I experiment with different positions on the seat and pegs, next time I go canyoning.

Sometimes so difficult to practice, so many things to think about while riding. Where I'm looking, all the body position adjustments, looking thru turn, judging speed, how much to roll on, etc etc... But it's a fun challenge and incredibly rewarding. I'm sure with more practice more and more things will become second nature.

Thanks so much everybody, all invaluable pointers!!
The knee that is out and dangling will feel a bit "flappy" if you aren't used to it. The outside knee should be firmly planted against the tank and yes tank grips will help

And as sjona2011 said, don't try and do too many things at once as you will get overwhelmed. Just focus on one thing at a time and don't try and change too many things at once. If you want to experiment with body position changes then do just that but don't worry about anything else. You can even practice body position statically, just set your bike up on a solid stand and figure out what position feels the most comfortable and the most stable for you. The idea is to get locked onto the bike so that you can have as little pressure on your arms as possible. Happy riding!!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-07-2017, 01:24 AM
SunBlue's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 139
Default

I guess I'm just not used to the knee thing. Haha

sjona2011 and Misti, yes now that I think about it I should focus on one thing at a time. Maybe every ride, I will just pick one thing to focus on instead of "just do better at everything". Altho sometimes I do feel a little dumb doing the full bp and knee sticking and not going that fast LOL! but who cares right!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-20-2017, 08:09 PM
Misti's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBlue View Post
I guess I'm just not used to the knee thing. Haha

sjona2011 and Misti, yes now that I think about it I should focus on one thing at a time. Maybe every ride, I will just pick one thing to focus on instead of "just do better at everything". Altho sometimes I do feel a little dumb doing the full bp and knee sticking and not going that fast LOL! but who cares right!
YES!! Do it! good idea
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Body position DammitMike Sights 'N Sounds 10 06-19-2011 04:04 PM
Dragging Knees and Body Position viper F4i - Main Forum 28 05-28-2008 10:14 AM
Chicken strips, body position, speed, and the street? krash Off Topic 37 04-06-2007 03:57 AM
Full tuck body position snowboarding82 Off Topic 4 09-13-2006 07:11 PM
stability question for '02 f4i 98f3pilot F4i - Main Forum 10 09-06-2006 04:01 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.