This thread has motivated me to start working on my slow speed maneuvering. With that said, I ordered and installed some Peg Savers. Thought I'd pass along how I marked the holes. Using the steps outlined in the pics below I got the holes accurately drilled first time without the need to enlarge an off-center hole.
** Tadpole - Thanks for catching my error. I reposted with the correct 5/16" size.
dct is different. You can not replicate the lesson plan on a dct.Anyone trying this on a 2018-19 DCT. I'm using rain mode, still haven't touched a peg, much less all the way around.
Just curious what others are experiencing.
I need to reprogram you. Forget RLP.One thing I’ve found that has improved my skills even more is putting little or no weight on the bars. The bike is more flickable and I’m less apt to move the controls.
Also the brake really helps get the turns tighter. Throwing in rear break in a circle in first gear is a little unnerving at first. But I’ve been learning to trust it more and more. Left turns are easier right now. Something difficult about using the rear brake in right circles that’s difficult, but I’m getting there. My break is hard to feather even though i upgraded to a bigger kury break pedal.
Still have a lot of trouble keeping the weight on the clutch side light, especially during the slow cone weave. This is still one of the most difficult RLAP exercises.
Any advice for keeping a steady clutch?
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I need to reprogram you. Forget RLP.
Please reread the beginning of the thread and follow the plan.
The Motorman contends that simply turning your head and eyes, the handlebars will follow.
I don't think he said it way. He said "the motorcycle will go where you look". NO it won't. There's a lot more to it than that. IF you've ever seen a person do a left u-turn with "head & eyes" looking back over their RIGHT shoulder, you'll know that statement isn't true. I don't need a "trick phrase" to teach me to do something that the instructor wants me to do, but he doesn't know how to convey it to me correctly. I'm smart enough for it to be explained to me , AND understand it without that crap.
Here's the thing. Jerry's a friend of mine and has been for a long time. And he has taught a gazillion folks to ride their bikes better. I applaud him for that and I hope his business keeps growing leaps and bounds.
And he taught me to do ALL the exercises in that RLAP course. I just want to be able to turn in less than 24 ft, and right now, I can't do it and it pi$$es me off beyond belief! LOL!
But he makes claims that you can do that in about 8 hrs or less. Well then why does it take the cops from Monday Morning to sometime during Thursday before they "GET IT" ? That's where I have a small problem with some of Jerry's statements. It's the "COP" in him.
I'll confess though. I have put in hours of practice for years, and I still can't get over that feeling of the bike falling over on me. It's that feeling where when you are learning, you put your foot down real quickly because you feel the bike is staring to fall. That's what happens to me when I try to turn too tightly. And it scares me, I'll admit. And I don't want to tear up my bike practicing this tight 18ft u-turn when I obviously am missing some part of the puzzle.
I guess I'm going to have to get a local motorman to do some one on one time with me. Plus find some stuff to tape up my fairing so it doesn't get all banged up. I could care less about the crash bars. All the scratches to them are on the underneath of them and not seen.
Man O Man! I can't thank you enough. You have explained the concept of "you look down, you're going down" in a manner I can understand, and how it applies to slow speed skills. You said looking down in a turn throws off the balance of the bike. NOW THAT MAKES SENSE!Hey Joe, I found keeping my head up, and exaggerating this, I’m able to lean further and also keep an eye of what’s going on. If i look down at all when im leaning it throws the bike of balance. I feel like the same things you do trying to stay balanced athletically apply here. If Im standing on one foot I try to look straight ahead and head up. I’ve been learning that riding the motorcycle relies much more on your peripheral vision. When I do cone weaves and I look straight ahead, even up, the cones feel more spacious. As soon as I look at them I have less room. I practice being aware of peripheral vision when I’m riding in traffic too. The moment I look at an obstacle I go towards it, but when I’m calmly aware of it in my periphery it I avoid it better:
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Just to add, these guys are pros, their skills are so high and their control so automatic, that they can do that without a problem. They are riding patterns where they sometimes have less than an inch of tolerance, so they are looking EXACTLY where the tires are in relation to the cones.I have seen so many videos of Cops ... looking down at the cones in some of those pattern exercises.
Life happened...Where has DJ fire been? Have not noticed any post in awhile.