Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Re: Side Stand Drag on Twisties
You'll want to practice this in light traffic & lower speeds at first. Posture is important. Balls of feet on pegs, body relaxed, slight forward lean (pretend you're a shortstop and the pitcher is winding up).
For a left hand curve, glide left so your right butt cheek is on the left half of the saddle, let your left knee ease away from the side of the bike. For a right turn, glide right so your left butt cheek is on the right half of the saddle, let your right knee ease away from the side of the bike.
This allows you to get more turn with less bike lean. Make no sudden or jerky moves. Glide by using your thigh muscles to lift you slightly (not off the seat), with virtually no weight on the seat. Foot positioning and leg strength are critical. Over a long stretch your quads will feel it, but it is how racers keep speed through curves and prevent low siding. Unless you have knee pucks, don't allow your knee to drag, it'll ruin a pair of riding pants real quick. (Not sure you can drag a knee on an LT, I've never done it but I've only had it for 2 years.)
If you don't do ATGATT, don't employ this technique.
Benny C. (Central Texas)
2001 LTC Pacific Blue (Babe...the blue ox)
1986 Kawasaki Concours (Connie) sold
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