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Riding Rutted Corners

Hey ThumperTalkers, checkout my latest off-road motorcycle riding video tip on the proper techniques necessary to navigate rutted corners with speed, control, and confidence. Of course, if you have any questions, hit me up in the comment section below and I'll do my best to answer. Please be patient, I'm at the track and events a lot, but I'll do what I can!

How would you rate your skills in tackling rutted corners? What's giving you the most trouble?

 

Brian Garrahan
http://garrahanoffroadtraining.com/
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I'm a dirt newb trying to transition from the street (and roadracing) so my ears perk up when I hear conflicting info.

I thought standing up supposedly lowered the C/G with the weight on the pegs. This video suggests that sitting down going into the turn will have 'the lowest c/g with the most weight on the tires'

This isn't some kind of criticism, just that being a new rider I don't understand it. Can anyone help? 

@Garrahan Off-Road Training

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2 hours ago, Keebler750 said:

I'm a dirt newb trying to transition from the street (and roadracing) so my ears perk up when I hear conflicting info.

I thought standing up supposedly lowered the C/G with the weight on the pegs. This video suggests that sitting down going into the turn will have 'the lowest c/g with the most weight on the tires'

This isn't some kind of criticism, just that being a new rider I don't understand it. Can anyone help? 

@Garrahan Off-Road Training

You want to stand as long as you can to have better balance and control of the bike by absorbing bumps and squeezing with the knees. When you sit the suspension  will compress if you throttle at the same time that will give you the most downward thrust putting the bike at its lowest point of gravity and the most pressure on the tires. Lower center of gravity and pressure on tires will give you best turn radius and most amount of traction 

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