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How slow can you guys (and gals) safely still drag your knee?

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havent done it yet but others here can help!
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How slow can you guys (and gals) safely still drag your knee?

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I don't know about others but I have done it at 35 in a parking lot
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I don't know about others but I have done it at 35 in a parking lot


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I can' get it down at about 15 in a parking lot about 5 on my little dirt bike..
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I've done it on the track around 30mph. The video in my sig has my last track day. The tank cam is on my bike, but you can see the 8, 9 and 10 sequence. That's the slowest part of the track. That's where i drag at my slowest.
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If ur good enough you can do circles, in closed off areas BTW, with the knee dragging. Me I stick it on the ground only while on the track, I had an OH SH*T!!! moment doing it on the street, and do it no more while street riding... Besides doing it slow is no fun, high speed cornering with your knee on the ground, ie, race track speed, is what will get your blood flowing.








Smart ass comment... slow enough as for my bike not to fall on me.
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If ur good enough you can do circles, in closed off areas BTW, with the knee dragging. Me I stick it on the ground only while on the track, I had an OH SH*T!!! moment doing it on the street, and do it no more while street riding... Besides doing it slow is no fun, high speed cornering with your knee on the ground, ie, race track speed, is what will get your blood flowing.








Smart ass comment... slow enough as for my bike not to fall on me.
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My slow corners suck. I'm not consistent at them. I'll handle one awesome, but the next lap, it's garbage.
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My slow corners suck. I'm not consistent at them. I'll handle one awesome, but the next lap, it's garbage.
your not alone.....that is why we are not the gp pros.....

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your not alone.....that is why we are not the gp pros.....
I like to think I would be half decent in amateur leagues. I've only done three track days. i wish i could do one a month.
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I like to think I would be half decent in amateur leagues. I've only done three track days. i wish i could do one a month.
you probably would be and slow corners are tough for some reason I always get the just fall all the way over feeling.
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you probably would be and slow corners are tough for some reason I always get the just fall all the way over feeling.
Yeah, i feel if I lean over too much, i'm gonna fall. What I need to do is push it. go faster and be forced to lean to make the corner, or wreck. that way i'd know what I'd have to do.
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Yeah, i feel if I lean over too much, i'm gonna fall. What I need to do is push it. go faster and be forced to lean to make the corner, or wreck. that way i'd know what I'd have to do.
Thats a tough option. But maybe the way to do it.



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Thats a tough option. But maybe the way to do it.
yeah. but it's the only way I'll get faster. there are times where I ace the corner. But for some reason, the next lap, it doesn't stick with me. It's a tire confidence issue. Even though i love them. it's just at slower speeds I feel more vulnerable for a lowside. it's weird.
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yeah. but it's the only way I'll get faster. there are times where I ace the corner. But for some reason, the next lap, it doesn't stick with me. It's a tire confidence issue. Even though i love them. it's just at slower speeds I feel more vulnerable for a lowside. it's weird.
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My slow corners suck. I'm not consistent at them. I'll handle one awesome, but the next lap, it's garbage.
That is a problem I am facing as well. Sometimes I fell like i can stick it well and then it gets in my head and I think too much.

I just sometimes wonder if the centrifugal force will still allow the tires to stick one you get too slow.

I guess I will just have to bite the bullet, find some cheap scratched up body panels and see how slow I can go. ( I will duct tape a pillow to my butt of course )
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