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Failing figure 8 >10 times


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Hello All

Ive failed figure 8 class for more than 10 times, always around 11~12 seconds. Super demoralised hence would like to ask if there’s any tips for improving my timing?

Feels like I’m an outlier for failing so many times as well haha😅

Thanks a lot!

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hi there's a thread "2B at BBDC or CDC" where you might get more responses. There's also been some discussion on it too. 

on my part, i found i need to go at a speed that slightly scares me in order to make the timing comfortably

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14 hours ago, noobie2k22 said:

Hello All

Ive failed figure 8 class for more than 10 times, always around 11~12 seconds. Super demoralised hence would like to ask if there’s any tips for improving my timing?

Feels like I’m an outlier for failing so many times as well haha😅

Thanks a lot!

dun be demoralised.. there's a lot of ladies out there who are already on the road.. Yesterday I saw a XSR lady near cdc.. (didn't know it's a lady as I saw the bike only) and when stop, was "checking out" the bike and when I saw it's a lady rider.. need to stop checking it out.. 😂 Later people tot I'm some prevert uncle.. 😂

Meanwhile, keep it up~~

11 hours ago, noobie2k22 said:

Hello thanks for letting me know! shall check out that thread for discussion!

I was about to ask you to tag Nakuru.. but I can see she already replied you on that thread.. let's jump on that thread.. 😛

 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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Hi, im not sure if this might help but one way I personally found to improve my timing by a whole second for figure 8 is to pick up more speed before entering the course. While entering, slowly release clutch and then finally open abit of throttle inside. Always look far on where you want to go and not the kerb. If you look at the kerb you definitely will find yourself trying to slow down the bike more and lose time. You have to trust the bike that it will not fall. Keep your upper body relaxed and grip the tank tight. Hope this method might help you a little. All the best!

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 In short,  conquer your FEAR OF LEANING.

You should be leant forward slightly with relaxed, bent arms.  Elbows should be low, in line with the handlebars if possible

Leaning a motorcycle in the direction of the turn is crucial to ensure make the corner. One of the most efficient ways to initiate that lean is by pressing forward on the handlebar grip in the direction of turn

Simply leaning your upper body off-center, towards the inside of the turn. Position yourself as if you are kissing your mirror. Keep your inside shoulder low and forward while your eyes look through the curve. Your butt stays more-or-less centered on the seat.

Open a little more throttle,  try keeping the rpms up,  a clear louder engine sound than normal should be heard, using rear brake to maintain a constant speed

 

Have fun with figure 8

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21 hours ago, magicj said:

 In short,  conquer your FEAR OF LEANING.

You should be leant forward slightly with relaxed, bent arms.  Elbows should be low, in line with the handlebars if possible

Leaning a motorcycle in the direction of the turn is crucial to ensure make the corner. One of the most efficient ways to initiate that lean is by pressing forward on the handlebar grip in the direction of turn

Simply leaning your upper body off-center, towards the inside of the turn. Position yourself as if you are kissing your mirror. Keep your inside shoulder low and forward while your eyes look through the curve. Your butt stays more-or-less centered on the seat.

Open a little more throttle,  try keeping the rpms up,  a clear louder engine sound than normal should be heard, using rear brake to maintain a constant speed

 

Have fun with figure 8

this one is advance technique.. haha

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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