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Old 07-30-2013, 09:36 PM   #1501
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Cool thanks. I know it's hard sometimes to try to describe techniques. I've read & seen other advice on different bikes however the GS is a lot of mass heading into a corner - I'm not so worried when I'm on my DRZ as it will flick round pretty quick.

I'll head up into the forest & mark a tight corner on an open bit of land & practice.

Stay tuned - My next post will prob be asking where to buy new valve covers

BTW John & Ben are all go for Dakar - just waiting for some sponsorship money.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872471
I had heard he got the nod from ASO- thats really awesome. I'm glad Ben's going as well- that is too damn cool..

I got an email today from Paul who got some work done on the new Frame, with pictures It looks pretty crazy! It looks unlike anything BMW I've ever seen. I'm amazed nad inspired by the creativity.


I thought about it some more, and here it is:

Word on the street is: the BMW's are throttle turners. I've taken that to mean that i drop all the speed I need to before acorner in order that I may begin applying throttle at the begining, and keep adding more as the corner progresses. Techinically I dont want to back off the throttle once I've begun the corner, nor do I want to blip it. It upsets the suspension. I only want to steadily add more once I begin, and the smoother the better. SHed enough speed before the turn so that you can only add more and you should be able to see how early in the corner you can get to full throttle. Too much and hte back end will start to walk around on you, and you'll have to back off to get it behind you again, and its a highside risk, and basically a time loser so thats what I would practice, is learning to throttle all the way through a turn, and how soon I can get to full without the rear wheel coming around. Make sure on nonsealed roads you dont risk your inside leg getting caught behind you.
On a GS, its a toss up whether I am standing or sitting in a corner. the Fast sweepers, or gnarly sandy/uneven terrain I am more likely to stand, and push the bike over, standing on the high side with my knee in the tank.

Lower speed, ie tighter turns I am more likely to sit and do it motocrossstyle, inside leg forward, toes up, and outside elbow really high.

Always eyes up higher down the road than youre used to. Longer sight lines make for smoother riding lines.

Low speed, or Like i said, I never really figured it out properly on the old Rooney special. I've got a pretty good handle on it on my PD, but its far enough away from stock that I dont know how HArdwargrrl said she figured it out. Maybe you could drop her a line

Also, if you could tell me if any of this made sense after you tried it, or if it didnt, and what did actually work for you that would be great, I'd love to hear it.

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Old 07-31-2013, 01:10 PM   #1502
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...I learned early that with most boxers that a steady on the throttle through the corner while lightly applying the back brake tends to stabilize the suspension and 'jacking' effect. Helps over bumps while leaned over.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #1503
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Stay tuned - My next post will prob be asking where to buy new valve covers
You need a set of these:

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:19 AM   #1504
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No, better than that. Here's a link
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:56 AM   #1505
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No, better than that. Here's a link
Holy shite!
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #1506
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No, better than that. Here's a link
That'll keep nutso

Yep absolutely no injuries at all. it does look worse than it was - honestly! The bike just slid backwards & kept going down. It was a stationary drop but unfortunately there was nothing for the bike to dro onto. I wasn't stressed or anything- just climbed up, texted a few mates for a lift home & began the walk back to civilisation.

Actually apart from the lil mishap my riding was pretty good
I learnt ( or maybe relearnt) to start the corner at a safe speed keep the throttle on right from the start of the corner even if it was just a bit & as you said Stage open it up going around the corner. I realised the front wheel really needs the rear wheel pushing it to get around.
The biggest obstacle to overcome was fear of the front wheel washing out. As my riding loosened up the confidence grew & my riding got better.

A blind shitty corner will always be that & I guess I'll always take it easy going round them but the more open ones are a hell of a lot of fun.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #1507
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Hey Padmei, you're famous now, right . Can I have your autograph, Mister?

BTW, Padmei's finished the story now. Linky. Disappointed that no one has come up with fresh photo evidence however...
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:50 AM   #1508
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Nordie has hours of footage & will be along at a later date to entertain. I won't hijack your thread anymore Stage. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #1509
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #1510
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #1511
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well Jason you look pretty dirty..guess that means you had a blast!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:32 AM   #1512
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Great stuff

Well done Jason.

PS. We are heading to the States soon. Not sure if we will get to NY state but will look you up for a beer if so. Stu

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #1513
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Well done Jason.

PS. We are heading to the States soon. Not sure if we will get to NY state but will look you up for a beer if so. Stu
DO IT!

Seriously, we have a lot of spare room here, and some extra bikes. Come and plan on spending a few days!
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #1514
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DO IT!

Seriously, we have a lot of spare room here, and some extra bikes. Come and plan on spending a few days!
Cheers Jason, looks like we will be flying into Sanfran and taking an RV (kids) across to Cleveland via via. Not looking like we will make it to NY this time, so much to do so little time. Always the way.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:20 AM   #1515
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Jason,

Which rollchart holder do you use? Do you recommend it or would you go with another?

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