Tried to drag a knee... - Page 3
Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 105
  1. #21
    Engine Demolition Xpert cwb4tx's Avatar
    Member #
    306
    Thanked
    1 times
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    San Jose CA
    Posts
    1,445

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    my reply wasnt squid. so there.
    Where did the cheese go

  2. #22
    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello cheapbastard's Avatar
    Member #
    17
    Thanked
    32 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    18,146

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Quote Originally Posted by cwb4tx

    My thoughts go along the line you are on here. Dragging your kneee is due to getting OFF the bike so it can stay more upright... (That and setting lean angle so you dont drop the bike over too far) I'd suggest learning body position w/o the knee down in turns: Ass at least half off the seat. Shoulders and head well off center and into the turn. Then drop the knee after this is comfortable. Oh, sticky tires are really advisable too
    e-z nessy. C-dub gives great advice. And yes, it sounds like you were being a and just worrying with getting your knee down.

    Put it this way, I was in I'd say the top 6 or 7(out of about 25 or so) in the Intermediate group at my 1st ever trackday. Many of those that I passed looked much cooler and had waaaay better form than me, but who was going faster? Not to say that they aren't doing the right thing by working on body positioning 1st. That's one thing I wished I would have done. But I'm so accustomed to riding like I do, I just said forget it my 1st trackday, and decided to have fun. I passed many a people with their knees on the ground.

  3. #23
    bobw
    Guest bobw's Avatar

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    ^ +1. You get defensive on objective issues. Try to set aside some ball busting (most guaranteed when no injury results) and think about the advice. No one wants to see another crash on the street, in a parking lot nor on the track.

    You are going to school. I'm sure in your military basic training you heard it was easier to teach firearms to those with no baggage (prior training) than those that were there to impress the range master. You would be better off putting your mind in the Jello mode and let the class lead you to success by taking the proper baby steps. BTW, baby steps is not an insult, it is a fact that is how your brain learns new skills, walk before you run, etc....


    Have fun, lighten up, you are competing against yourself, not these guys.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TheSpeedTriple.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #24
    Noob! cfetherston's Avatar
    Member #
    855
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    66

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Even on the track the stock rearsets make it challenging to drag a knee without perfect body position. Many times your peg feelers touch down at the same time your knee does.

    Stop trying, concentrate on your body position and get to the track. Trying to drag a knee on the street is just asking to crash hard or get ass-pounded by the 5-0.
    2007 Speed Triple
    1973 RD350
    Ducati 748 Track Bike
    Designer, thinker, tinkerer and avid motorcyclist
    http://blog.cfetherston.com

  6. #25
    Citation of the Wrench and Nutdriver iiideuces's Avatar
    Member #
    1564
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    281

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Quote Originally Posted by legman
    The point is...getting the knee down is a consequence of being real fast. It is not the objective of the exercise.
    That's what I was trying to type...

  7. #26
    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello APtech77's Avatar
    Member #
    121
    Thanked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    your mom's house
    Posts
    9,265

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Shaughnessy all you need is a little..... P...A...S...S...I..O...N!!!!! You'll get it.
















    My other ride is your daughter!


  8. #27
    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello DirtMcGirt's Avatar
    Member #
    214
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    8,076

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Quote Originally Posted by prizontatt
    trail braking = rear brake. If you use the front brake in a turn it'll stand you up and make you run wide (could be useful at times- obstacle, etc but that's another story)

    I rarely trail brake outside of decreasing radius turns, but for those it's very helpful. It helps you "fall" into the turn if that makes sense... not sure exactly how it works, think because the front wheel is still moving and you apply the rear brakes it's kinda like taking a turn on a bicycle and locking up the rear, how the rear will then slide to the outside of the turn, forcing the front closer to the inside... Although much less dramatic, I believe the theory is the same.
    sorry but this sounds like a high side waiting to happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaughnessy
    Completely off topic but in the total control book it talks about braking and using throttle at the same time. Is this what is referred to as trail braking? Can someone explain how to do this and it's purpose? Do you use front or rear brake? If this is not trail braking, can someone explain what trail braking is and how to do it along with the benefits of doing so?
    trail braking is not about what brake...it is a term that refers to carrying the brakes into the curve and the amount of braking force that is used at a given position in the curve...instead of braking 100% at the initial breaking point and then letting off 100% what you do is gradually reduce the brake pressure as you approach the apex...say, 100%-75%-50%-25% and finally off the brakes altogether at the apex...not something i would practice on the street either, best left for the track


    and im with most of the others...just stick it out there when you are riding fast...itll come eventually and its much more fun when you feel it accidentally for the first time

  9. #28
    dumb jam
    Guest dumb jam's Avatar

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    you guys need more bendy roads and roundabouts !!

    OR book a track day?

    try and relax, put less pressure on yourself to do this. (just not worth binning the bike for) one arse cheek off the bike, ball of your foot on the peg, nice even speed, push out that knee.........sccccccrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. happy days. i still don't understand the 'obsession' with it though........

    aL.

  10. #29
    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello Shaughnessy's Avatar
    Member #
    446
    Thanked
    3 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    2,147

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...

    Slept on it and I am sorry guys, must have been in a sour mood last night. Still pissed at myself for dropping it! I understand I should not be "obsessed" with getting a knee down but I really just want to be prepared for this class I am taking in July and didn't want to go in trying to learn how to do too much at once when I could get familiar beforehand and just hone my skills (or lack thereof) in the class.

    Didn't mean to get all pissy just hate being called a squid... Sometimes the truth just doesn't go down well...
    SHAUGHNESSY
    2006 TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE
    1980 HONDA CB900 CUSTOM (sold)

    Honor in service. Faith from loss. Courage in duty. Privilege from sacrifice.

  11. #30
    Citation of the Wrench and Nutdriver Tharp's Avatar
    Member #
    503
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    285

    Re: Tried to drag a knee...



    Don't beat yourself up mang, at least you're taking some classes and trying to learn......don't rush it. Haven't done a track day yet, so this is just my opinion but I say "check your ego at the door." You will be passed and better to let them go, than ride outside your limits trying to keep up. Your racing yourself not anyone else.

    Glad you and the bike are OK after the laydown.

 

 
Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. getting the knee down.
    By Kursed in forum Hooligan Riding School
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 01-22-2013, 12:55 AM
  2. Pain in the knee
    By jimmydean in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 08:20 PM
  3. knee pucks
    By jsek29 in forum Track Talk
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-01-2008, 08:29 PM
  4. drag this knee
    By DocPup in forum Media
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-02-2008, 11:02 PM

Search tags for this page

bmw speed triple
,
drag knee on a speed triple
,

dragging a knee necessary

,
dragging knee on a bobber
,

dragging knee speed triple

,
how to drag a knee
,

knee down

,

knee down on a street triple

,
knee dragging school\
,
losing grip while doing knee down on bike
,
speed triple forum
,
speed triple friction zone
Click on a term to search for related topics.