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#344537 - 06/04/08 08:02 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: Sidmariner]  
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Hi, This is Omer, all the way from Turkey \:\)

In another forum, in reply to my question about riding position, some nice person pointed me to this very topic. And I am really glad that he did. I really have benefited from all the writings already.

However, because this is an old topic, some of the pictures are missing which seem to help a lot of people to understand what is being said. The pictures would especially help me as I am not a native speaker. Any idea how to restore those pictures? Or somebody nice enough to post them again?

Last edited by TryingToLearn; 06/04/08 08:10 AM. Reason: Fixed some spelling errors - why do you need to know :P

K1200S 2008, 5000km as of June 1st :-) I love this bike!!!
#345314 - 06/05/08 08:36 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: TryingToLearn]  
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Hi Omer!
That was me. I'm ericw over there. I'm glad you found the link helpful.


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#345632 - 06/06/08 07:35 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: pedro cerveza]  
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Are you kidding me! This link is like the holy grail that Indiana Jones keeps looking for :).

I am reading it and trying to understand every bit. The pictures are missing though, and that's a shame.

I believe that driving a motorcycle is not just hopping on and turning on the gas. One must first learn how to sit on it first.

Anyway, I really thank you for pointing out this site and this link. Also, thank everyone for their input on this great topic.


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#753816 - 01/17/12 12:46 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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Just joined here and like riding tips. I feel uncoordinated starting from a stop and making a right. Working on sitting up straight and lightly touching grips. Also my BMW shifts much more strongly than my Honda 600vlx and I'm trying to smooth out my shifting, up and down.
Disagree about swimming upstream- Why fight needlessly, instead become master of the Flow!
Where can I learn more about riding in these forums? Suggestions?

#753848 - 01/17/12 05:00 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: boylanoil]  
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Welcome Bill! Post an introduction of yourself over in "Motorcycle Talk"

Here...

Motorcycle Talk

The board has a number of Florida guys!



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#753870 - 01/17/12 01:31 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: boylanoil]  
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Originally Posted By: boylanoil

Disagree about swimming upstream- Why fight needlessly, instead become master of the Flow!
Where can I learn more about riding in these forums? Suggestions?


Going with the flow of traffic will get you complacent, & any cages around you are likely to forget you are there, assuming they ever saw you in the first place.

Check out Ride Well for more riding techniques than you could ever want. Oh, & welcome to the asylum.


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#753884 - 01/17/12 03:04 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: boylanoil]  
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Welcome.
You're talking about shifting the '98 RT, correct?
A different critter compared to the K bikes in this forum.
MYRP (Master Yoda's Riding Position) works very well on the K1200 RS/GT and is adaptable to other models.
Danny's suggestions are good and check out the Ride Smart session planning over in Events.


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#754205 - 01/19/12 02:44 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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It's great to see this thread resurrected. Started ten years ago by one of our iconic members, Dick Frantz, it's one of the classics.


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#786437 - 06/28/12 12:25 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: TryingToLearn]  
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Originally Posted By: TryingToLearn
Are you kidding me! This link is like the holy grail that Indiana Jones keeps looking for smile.

I am reading it and trying to understand every bit. The pictures are missing though, and that's a shame.

I believe that driving a motorcycle is not just hopping on and turning on the gas. One must first learn how to sit on it first.

Anyway, I really thank you for pointing out this site and this link. Also, thank everyone for their input on this great topic.

Yes. Very interesting read -especially for me.Yes, very helpful the Pictures would be . wink


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#811679 - 12/01/12 08:54 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: David]  
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David - would you mind re-posting your 2006 pic's?

[/quote]Here you go. The first one is bad. The second is good.






This isn't necessarily true in other venues, but on a motorcycle, the easiest way to check yourself is to verify that there is a slight concave curvature in your chest, like you're pushing it outwards. That ensures that your hips are rotating forward to make the lower half of your upper torso point forward so that the upper half of your upper torso can angle more upright (vs. forward). Notice especially the difference in curvature that Nathan's demonstrating. It's a little hard to see with his bulky suit.

Bad position, looking from the side, has the lower half of your upper torso angling straight up, and your upper half angling forward. Good position has the lower aiming forward and the upper aiming upward.[/quote]

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