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post #16 of 21 Old 03-10-2017, 04:44 PM
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actually holy crap screw podcasts, your method of communication via a written forum is alot more easier to navigate, read and absorb - reread and absorb again and again

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i was pushing you to podcasts, but this is seriously ALOT more then just speaking.

i suggest you just bank podcasts along these forum threads and open then up to q&a

but TBH there is alot more info here that is written and easier to digest via pictures and explanation of certain terminology then a verbal podcast.

fukn awesome man!
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actually holy crap screw podcasts, your method of communication via a written forum is alot more easier to navigate, read and absorb - reread and absorb again and again

serious

i was pushing you to podcasts, but this is seriously ALOT more then just speaking.

i suggest you just bank podcasts along these forum threads and open then up to q&a

but TBH there is alot more info here that is written and easier to digest via pictures and explanation of certain terminology then a verbal podcast.

fukn awesome man!
Glad that you are able to get something out of my ramblings =)
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I've been trying to reply to this for a while and I finally got stupid Photobucket to let me upload a picture...

I think I'm starting to get this light on the bars thing down... I was looking through some of my track pictures and was dissecting/ diagnosing things that I need to work on that I can see. This was at CotA last year on my favorite section. I was consistently getting a good line and repeatable lean angle without forcing it. About the same point in the turn the track would come up to my knee without me reaching for it or waiting to feel it. I just did my thing and let the bike do it's thing and it worked out well. It doesn't look like I was putting a lot of pressure on the bars with my hand basically open.



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Great post PainfullySlo! I just got around to reading it. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
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Question: Does rearset adjustment have enough effect on weight distribution to affect handling? I keep seeing people say move them up and back, but wouldn't that shift the center of gravity up and back too? Even if you bend your knees further.
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Rearsets can be moved approx 1.5" up and 1.5 back roughly but that only moves your foot placement. Riding on the balls of your feet allows you to move more freely on the bike. You will still be able to place your torso and head where you want them in a turn. These are the two heaviest parts of the body. Slight movement of the rearsets is not gonna make a big difference in CG. The rearsets placement allows you to position your knee or thigh in the side of the tank thus allowing you to maintain the best possible grip with your lower body to the bike. Gripping with the legs and thigh allows you to be light on the bars with your hands and also being able to lean off the bike to lower your CG.
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