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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2008, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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how to get better body postion

So i have always been yelled at by wink i need to get my head down and put my arm on the tank in the turns. Which is hard on an F4i cause the bars are so high up. you can see in the picture how bent my arms are, it makes it harder to ride thru the turns i have to make the effort to bend my arms more and put my head down. i have noticed recently as i get faster that i'm having to work harder to remember to keep my body down.



So over the weekend i was railing the Ducati on some off ramps and noticed how ungodly easy that bike is to get the right body postion, mostly cause your almost already in it soon as you get your butt off the seat. So i decided it was time for some new clip ons. Placed my order with RiverwayRacing.com and bam, just by installing them i could see i would have more of my body forward and down on the bike. after getting them both on and trying it out in the garage, its gonna be GREAT! i can't wait for road america! now since my arms are closer to the ground.. anyone know where to get elbow sliders?

stock and woodcraft installed to show the different locations;





both installed;


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2008, 09:27 PM
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Now baby, NOW you are gonna be able to add lots more corner speed as you add back that clearance, and you add back that contact patch.

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I don't think its the fact the stock bars are higher that's giving you the most trouble. I've riden several F4I bikes and noticed the bars are too narrow. It feels like I don't have enough leverage. The nice thing about those woodcraft clip ons is you can slide the bar in and out to get a wider grip. I have mine all the way out on both SV race bikes and love them.

Brian Lacy used a peice of 3/4 inch conduit before for a replacement clip on. Did you buy at least one spare bar? You know you're going bust one off Alex.

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Now baby, NOW you are gonna be able to add lots more corner speed as you add back that clearance, and you add back that contact patch.

Looking forward to seeing your next round of pictures!
I don't think being lower contributes to carrying more corner speed. But that's just me. Everyone is different. I've riden with dirtbike bars for years and never had any trouble.

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i have never had issues with feeling like i dont have enough leverage, i always felt like my arms were too high when i'm really trying to lean the bike. i dunno, maybe its just come from riding the Ducati that the bars are so much lower than my F4i that made me switch.

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I've riden with dirtbike bars for years and never had any trouble.
ya but you're slow

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