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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Tips and Riding Secrets

I mentioned in my Helmet Help results the difference that relaxing my shoulders made in my riding. Much better handling and enjoyment.

That made me wonder what other tips and secrets you guys have stumbled on.
I learn something new all the time. So its time to share your secrets.

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I find I can enjoy the ride more if I can keep the Shiny up and the rubber side down, works for me every time

Do you have Highway pegs, so you can stretch your legs ?
Also the cool collar and the cool vest help when it's hot.

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I do have the ergo II. They help alot.

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My Walmart gel pad for any ride over 200 miles. And of course a fully loaded cup holder.

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cornering

Practice this all the time for when you come in too hot and it will help you get around the corner.
Drop the inside elbow down and move your upper body into the corner and turn your head in the direction of the corner. It is just a good habit to develope. Eric

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im with Lee , my cup holder is filled with a big cup of coffee in the am , riding my wing and drinking coffee makes me smile

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I don't ride when I am feeling stressed and can not concentrate on the operation of the motorcycle. If I can't keep my thoughts right where my hands / handlebars are then I take alternative transportation.

I also enjoy my Corbin saddle.



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Move around more on your bike. I see so many riders who look like a statue going down the road. Static positioning leads to tension build up somewhere on your body. Active positioning keeps things loose and limber, the body complementing the bike in fluid motion. I've many past injuries which haunt me in the form of aches and pains when I ride. I have become pretty good at stretching and moving around to keep the blood flowing so my mind stays focused on the road ahead of me.

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Great Stuff...Any tricks to pulling off of an incline. One of my toughest things is turning left off of a steep incline.

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