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#928350 - 04/27/15 03:11 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]
erickz Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 13
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...

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#929293 - 05/06/15 04:17 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]
Dennis Andress Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 4722
Loc: Port Orchard, Washington
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.

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#929503 - 05/07/15 09:53 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]
Matts_12GS Offline
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Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 9486
Loc: Enfield, CT
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.
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Matt


2005 1200GS (Traveller)
IBA 37694

" ...if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? " --Ronald Reagan

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#929742 - 05/11/15 01:28 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: erickz]
Huzband Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 7622
Loc: Cowford, Fl.
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
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Danny

'07 R12GSA (Moose)
'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'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]
Alba Offline
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Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 131
Loc: Scotland, UK
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.

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#933756 - 06/13/15 01:23 PM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: rdfrantz]
erickz Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 13
Just went for my longest ride on the bike and was able to incorporate all the suggestions. It helped greatly. Thanks!

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#965304 - 07/07/16 02:54 AM Re: Master Yoda's Riding Position [Re: Dennis Andress]
beemerboy Offline
RallyMaster UnXI, Salida, CO
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Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 1641
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
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.
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Randy
'02 R1150RT
'05 Ducati ST3
'06 K1200S

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