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Nice vid, yes that cam was quite bouncy. Where were you at?
 

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As someone who is trying to learn, when taking a corner am I supposed to lean off the bike like that? I have been counter steering while not really leaning with the bike. I find that if I lean with it the back tire feels like it is slipping. Granted I am 6'2" and about 210 lbs

Otherwise, cool video. Good choice of color
 

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As someone who is trying to learn, when taking a corner am I supposed to lean off the bike like that? I have been counter steering while not really leaning with the bike. I find that if I lean with it the back tire feels like it is slipping. Granted I am 6'2" and about 210 lbs

Otherwise, cool video. Good choice of color
At the speed and lean angles the video showed there is absolutely no need or advantage to leaning off the side of the bike.

On VERY aggressive street riding there would be some value to it.

At race track speeds in tight corners leaning off the side allows you to keep the bike in a more upright position with more of the tire in contact with the asphalt/tarmac, so you get better traction and have less chance of tires sliding and low-siding.

I'd guess he watches a lot of road racing..........
 

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Ron Jeremy called, and he wants his background music back!! (LOL, couldn't resist!!!)

All those bicyclists and railroad tie posts sticking up out of the ground make me nervous.
 

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Haha, you got me there I do watch a lot of road racing and Moto GP.

As far as leaning off the bike, I find that hanging off the bike in a mild way feels better for cornering rather than not leaning and letting the tire do all the work. It feels significantly more stable and comfortable to hang off rather than keeping upright. I encourage you to find an empty parking lot and experiment with how you feel using different body position while cornering (if you want to be extra safe go to a track day).

To each their own though, if you find that your style of riding feels better by all means do it!
 

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Haha, you got me there I do watch a lot of road racing and Moto GP.

As far as leaning off the bike, I find that hanging off the bike in a mild way feels better for cornering rather than not leaning and letting the tire do all the work. It feels significantly more stable and comfortable to hang off rather than keeping upright. I encourage you to find an empty parking lot and experiment with how you feel using different body position while cornering (if you want to be extra safe go to a track day).

To each their own though, if you find that your style of riding feels better by all means do it!
No worries!

I wasn't judging you. Just pointing out, to the new rider asking about it, that it isn't necessary to lean off unless you're riding very aggressively on the street or on the track. And when I say 'aggressively' I mean in a track racing style and at track speeds.

I've done several track days over the years and understand the value of it for that. I've just never found leaning off to be of any help on the street for myself, personally, since I don't ride aggressively on the street.

Also, I've had 2 riding buddies crash while riding that way; one died and the other paralyzed his right arm when he went off the road and hit a tree. He had to have the arm amputated eventually.

But, hey, seriously, whatever works for you, I say use it.....just try to keep the rubber side down and the bike on the road.

Cheers!
 

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That's a fair point, I do feel a little more "risky" riding that way. Makes me want to push the bike harder. Thanks for the sobering advice, as a newbie rider I appreciate hearing stuff like that!
 

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what model is your rs taichi? i just bought a taichi jacket too. how does it feel on the road?

and how do you put the camera on the back? can you use mobile phone as the camera?
 

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what model is your rs taichi? i just bought a taichi jacket too. how does it feel on the road?

and how do you put the camera on the back? can you use mobile phone as the camera?
According to the tag on the inside it's an RSJ275, not sure if that helps. It feels great, very light and super flexible. It's the only motorcycle jacket I've owned, but I don't have any complaints. At highway speeds the mesh on the arm flaps a bit but overall it's a good jacket.

I just have a go pro mount that came with the camera attached to the tail, trying to figure out how to make it less shaky!
 

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really it flaps? does it bothering? i don't see it's flapping in your video.

can you post the mounting on the tail?
 

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for that back tire slippage you mention, try to adjust your rear shock to 5 or 6 (default is level 3). There's a good thread on here about how much it helped get ride of that squishiness. Give or take - go up one level on the shock for every 25-30lbs above 150 you are. 210lbs puts you between 5 and 6.
 

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really it flaps? does it bothering? i don't see it's flapping in your video.

can you post the mounting on the tail?
It's only at highway speeds that it flaps, anything over 65mph. There's straps on it so I'm sure it's possible to adjust and make sure it doesn't flap.

I'm at work so I can't post the photo, but it's pretty simple. It's just the standard sticky go-pro mount that comes with the camera that I stuck to the tail, near the "320" sticker.
 

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Oh nice. I wondered, it didn't look familiar.
 

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It's only at highway speeds that it flaps, anything over 65mph. There's straps on it so I'm sure it's possible to adjust and make sure it doesn't flap.

I'm at work so I can't post the photo, but it's pretty simple. It's just the standard sticky go-pro mount that comes with the camera that I stuck to the tail, near the "320" sticker.
ic. i bought rj302 and so far it is very nice
 

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FYI The best money you can spend on your bike is getting the shocks set to your weight and riding position. I've done many trackdays and always pass riders dragging knee. Yes it's fun but dose not mean your riding fast.


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No worries!

I wasn't judging you. Just pointing out, to the new rider asking about it, that it isn't necessary to lean off unless you're riding very aggressively on the street or on the track. And when I say 'aggressively' I mean in a track racing style and at track speeds.

I've done several track days over the years and understand the value of it for that. I've just never found leaning off to be of any help on the street for myself, personally, since I don't ride aggressively on the street.

Also, I've had 2 riding buddies crash while riding that way; one died and the other paralyzed his right arm when he went off the road and hit a tree. He had to have the arm amputated eventually.

But, hey, seriously, whatever works for you, I say use it.....just try to keep the rubber side down and the bike on the road.

Cheers!
I agree completely. On slow turns, lean the bike. On faster turns, allow your body to lean with the bike. And on radical turns, you slip the saddle - and that definitely should be left to professionals or on a track. For beginners to attempt that maneuver, will temp them into dangerous territory - maybe literally...
 
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