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post #1 of 21 Old 08-27-2014, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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Comments on body position at track (beginner/intermediate)

Need comments on my body position.

I'm not a newbie, but have been away from the track for a while. This was my first time with the ZX-10R (bought a month ago).

I'm having trouble turning right (my elbows are too close, my knees are not extended), I think I look ok on the left, though still scared to lean it further... need more track time.

What do you guys think? How can I improve?

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FYI, there aren't any restrictions at the track regarding lights, mirrors, and safety wires.
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Yeah, I agree. Not that I'm a pro or anything, but it looks like your elbows are dropped too much. Get your elbows up and out. Get some confidence in the bike and tires and the lean angles will come. Take it slow, don't rush it.



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hey friend...im having the same trouble you are, im about 85-90% confident with my left turns, and struggling like you are with right turns


one thing that helped me most was about moving my hand out on the throttle tube to where your right hand ring finger is over the bar end. so in essence your index and middle finger are your throttle control and one finger for braking. that helped me for the last session. so lesson of the day, ask the coach after the first session instead of waiting all day to ask
then you have several sessions to improve lol

i need imrovement as well so this is only what i have to add that may help, im not better/faster by any means. just trying to help

when is your next track day?

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from those pictures, i'd just say bring your head more forward towards the mirror. foot pivot looks good, outer arm resting on tank, spine aligned with bike, your butt is a little too far off in one pic, then not another so, being crossed up will close off your hips so you cant pivot your knee out as far so...meh, theres my 2 second assessment. i'd look closer but i'm about to clock out and go home
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hey friend...im having the same trouble you are, im about 85-90% confident with my left turns, and struggling like you are with right turns


one thing that helped me most was about moving my hand out on the throttle tube to where your right hand ring finger is over the bar end. so in essence your index and middle finger are your throttle control and one finger for braking. that helped me for the last session. so lesson of the day, ask the coach after the first session instead of waiting all day to ask
then you have several sessions to improve lol

i need imrovement as well so this is only what i have to add that may help, im not better/faster by any means. just trying to help

when is your next track day?

kinda like so

I see what you mean..I'm just slightly scared that if I placed my hand all the way to the end like that, it may slip off!!!

I've looked at your post too, I see we have the same problem. Hahaha

Next track day should be in another two months, it's the rainy season now in Thailand so there's no point trying.
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from those pictures, i'd just say bring your head more forward towards the mirror. foot pivot looks good, outer arm resting on tank, spine aligned with bike, your butt is a little too far off in one pic, then not another so, being crossed up will close off your hips so you cant pivot your knee out as far so...meh, theres my 2 second assessment. i'd look closer but i'm about to clock out and go home

That's part of my problem, I'm not consistent. I'm in slightly different body positions in each lap. Also my lines are not consistent, probably the reason why my body position changes.

Thanks for the advise, I definitely need more track time.
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Try dropping your shoulders. Think of it as you are pointing your body in the direction you want to go.

Also loosen up a bit. If you have to slow down, do so.



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That's part of my problem, I'm not consistent. I'm in slightly different body positions in each lap. Also my lines are not consistent, probably the reason why my body position changes.

Thanks for the advise, I definitely need more track time.
lines come with speed. work on your brake markers/apex/exit. your body will adjust for the speeds you're going and your lines come with speed
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speaking of personal experience, Naked gave me great advice and I took it to heart and managed to get into B group on my 3rd trackday with zero prior experience.

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