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GSXR750DJ said:
:iagree: :iagree: I'm with the 2 of you on this one. Where am I going to need to do a figure 8 in the middle of the road??? No where. The MSF course would be the best and easiest way to go about it. :thumbs:
The purpose of the figure 8 test is to see if you can dip quickly from left side to right to swerve to miss an obstacle. In the real world, most of the time when you have to swerve to miss an obstacle such as old blue-hair pulling out in front of you, the figure 8 maneuver will come in very handy. I practice mine in a parking lot where two cars can pull in grill to grill. I start at the back of the space and use the divider between the spaces as the middle and I execute fig 8's passing over the divider each time I go from left side to right side, and making your circle within the lines of the space. It is much harder than it sounds. It teaches you how to make deep dips, 1 lane u-turns and use your back brake to control speed so you don't buck twisting the throttle. I practice my parking lot drills 2 to 3 times per week
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