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#928350 - 04/27/15 03:11 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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I am very interested in this but found the verbal description lacking for my feeble brain. Would someone mind posting the pictures again of the correct MYRP and the incorrect MYRP?
Please...

#929293 - 05/06/15 04:17 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]  
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Pictures are going to be hard to find.

At its simplest, MYRP comes down to four things:

0.) Bend at the hips, not with your spine
1.) Press down with your feet
2.) Lift up with your abs and thighs to keep your weight off the bars
3.) Lean forward so your elbows are bent and relaxed

You know you've got it right when your hands are lightly resting on the grips.

#929503 - 05/07/15 09:53 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]  
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Originally Posted By: erickz
I am very interested in this but found the verbal description lacking for my feeble brain. Would someone mind posting the pictures again of the correct MYRP and the incorrect MYRP?
Please...


Erickz, where are you located? If you're in the east at all, this RidingSmart class may have spaces available for our August session.


Matt


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IBA 37694

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#929742 - 05/11/15 01:28 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]  
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Originally Posted By: erickz
I am very interested in this but found the verbal description lacking for my feeble brain. Would someone mind posting the pictures again of the correct MYRP and the incorrect MYRP?
Please...


What a great first post. All about riding rather than oil or whatnot.

Fill out your profile so we can know a bit about you.

As far as what Matt mentioned about RideSmart. While we have a full class with 4 alternates for August, it's just possible that we might have a spring '16 class.
Mind you, this hasn't been discussed yet, so stay tuned.

And welcome aboard. thumbsup


Danny

'16 1190 Adv R (Rambo)
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
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#930253 - 05/15/15 12:13 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Pictures are going to be hard to find.

At its simplest, MYRP comes down to four things:

0.) Bend at the hips, not with your spine
1.) Press down with your feet
2.) Lift up with your abs and thighs to keep your weight off the bars
3.) Lean forward so your elbows are bent and relaxed

You know you've got it right when your hands are lightly resting on the grips.


I am 6ft and historically rode my 1150RT with the seat at the highest setting, recently I dropped it down to the middle setting, found it helped (cornering comfort) along with the above.

Play with the seat height you may be surprised, I was.

#933756 - 06/13/15 01:23 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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Just went for my longest ride on the bike and was able to incorporate all the suggestions. It helped greatly. Thanks!

#965304 - 07/07/16 02:54 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Pictures are going to be hard to find.

At its simplest, MYRP comes down to four things:

0.) Bend at the hips, not with your spine
1.) Press down with your feet
2.) Lift up with your abs and thighs to keep your weight off the bars
3.) Lean forward so your elbows are bent and relaxed

You know you've got it right when your hands are lightly resting on the grips.


This reminds me of trying to work on my golf swing. I try and try and try then I rent a cart, buy a few beers, and regale my fellow golfers with off color jokes or taunt them whilst they attempt to tee off or putt.

In the end I have a good time and that's all that matters. Same thing with riding.....except for the beer.


Regards,
Randy
'02 R1150RT
'04 Ducati 1000DS SS
'05 Ducati ST3
'06 K1200S
#1016873 - 08/13/18 05:25 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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Today, Indy Dave had me thinking about riding posture, which stirred MYRP up from the depths of my brain.

The keynotes to "the" Riding Position are:
Bend at the HIPS, not waist
Maintain a SLIGHT arch to the back, not allowing it ever to "curve"
Move the butt AFT so the weight is OVER YOUR FEET.
Apply pressure to the feet, using the THIGH muscles, so you are sitting "lightly"
ELBOWS BENT, now DROP the hands to the bars.

Then I came across this article: To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit. Scroll down to "Pull your tail out so it can wag"

Sounds like Master Yoda was on to something...


Larry
2006 R1200RT
#1016934 - 08/14/18 11:39 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]  
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Yes.
Yes.
And, yes.
One of the things I miss the most, writing from DF.
He has a way of communicating so much and clearly, about many things.

cool


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 1100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

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