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Old 11-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Riding technique

On another forum I mentioned when riding on dirt, to stand on the pegs to lower the centre of gravity thereby giving more control of the bike. A respondent claimed there was TWO CoGs in play, one being the bike the other the rider. I also mentioned the weighting the pegs, to which he claimed it made no difference but perhaps maybe some expert riders might sometimes use this technique. Have I been doing it wrong for 44 years?

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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On another forum I mentioned when riding on dirt, to stand on the pegs to lower the centre of gravity thereby giving more control of the bike. A respondent claimed there was TWO CoGs in play, one being the bike the other the rider. I also mentioned the weighting the pegs, to which he claimed it made no difference but perhaps maybe some expert riders might sometimes use this technique. Have I been doing it wrong for 44 years?

How do you ride, your thoughts?
If you been doing it for 44 years and it's worked ..... why question it just cause some goob on an internet forum dosn't agree with your methods ?

Ther's always some body with a different opinion or different techniqe to yours ... accept it and get on with your own life .
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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If you been doing it for 44 years and it's worked ..... why question it just cause some goob on an internet forum dosn't agree with your methods ?

Ther's always some body with a different opinion or different techniqe to yours ... accept it and get on with your own life .
That's not true
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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Have I been doing it wrong for 44 years?
How do you ride, your thoughts?

If it has worked for you for 44 years then you are doing it correctly. There is no real need to do what others do, but if you think something else may work for you then try it; if it doesn`t work, discard it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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Stand up on the pegs whenever you see a camera

But only if you are riding a BMW R1150GSA and wearing the full BMW clown suit.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
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But only if you are riding a BMW R1150GSA and wearing the full BMW clown suit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #10
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Stand up on the pegs whenever you see a camera
Or some other riders.


I cant for long times do anything. I have to mix it up.
stand up
sit down
sit forward
sit back
sit on one cheek
then the other
stand on balls of feet
stand on heels
grip bike with knees
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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Well it was tongue in cheek after all! My real interest was the TWO CoGs, that's news to me, the others are obvious the basics.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #12
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Well it was tongue in cheek after all! My real interest was the TWO CoGs, that's news to me, the others are obvious the basics.
An object will only have one CoG. You have a CoG and the bike has a CoG separately, but once you mount the bike you form one object, hence one CoG. This changes position as you and the bike move around affecting the balance point. Calculating where the CoG is complicated because both of you are asymetrical objects that can change shape and the position where you connect to each other.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #13
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Your first mistake was listening to Wally's that get all technical about how to ride a motorcycle the " correct way " ,when I started racing motocross and short circuit many moons ago most people sat down most of the time now the new technique is to be standing most of the time. I recon whatever your smooth and in control with stick to it and let others do what they believe is right.
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Would a pirate suit work with a BMW R1150GSA, David ?
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:07 AM   #15
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Would a pirate suit work with a BMW R1150GSA, David ?

That wouldn`t be allowed, only Harley and other brands cruiser riders can wear a pirate suit when riding a motorcycle.
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