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Have you ever dragged your knee either on the street or on the track?

Only when I crashed and then I dragged my knee for about 50 feet. :D Otherwise, no, but I wanna learn.
 

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Arkansas State Trooper: "You use those 'kneepads' when you turn?"

Me: "No Sir, I use them for times like this.":D

OK, I had to think for just a second on that one and then I just about wet my pants!! :D LMAO

Oh, and I have yet to get a knee down. I didn't have sliders until this year and the first track day is in two weeks. I'll stick it out there on the street but I told myself I wouldn't "try" to get it down until we went to the track. One of my buddies told me that the first time I get it down is more likely to be one of the times I'm not thinking about it and it's going to scare the crap out of me. I thanked him for that confidence inspiring bit of wisdom. :rolleyes:
 

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nope. got the full leathers now, and a place to put them, but not pucks. haven't been on the track yet either. i have touched a toe slider, does that count? DOH!
 

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In defense of street knee draggin'

On actual streets and roads through intersections and stuff: NO, not me not ever...
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There are a few places on the Beltway around Washington DC where there are PERFECT corners hidden in entrance and exit ramps on I-270, I-495, etc...

I mean its crazy, there's one that is banked a little, completely even radius and smooth as hell.

Oh man, I take it in a sports car at 55mph, get four wheel drift, etc...

On my bike, I could EASILY just drop the knee (but no pucks...not yet). As safe as it gets ;)
 

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Change my No to a Yes. Last track day. It's wierd, once I felt where it was, I dragged almost every lap after that. Kind of like learning to snowboard. Can't do it, can't do it, can't do it, and then once you do it's like "Oh, duhhh."
 

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Well,i dragged my knee for the first time...unfortunately,I was no longer attached to the bike when I did it.LOL!:rolleyes:
 

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I dragged for the first time last weekend at Summit Point, JC. The first time was exactly 1 lap before I crashed in the same turn (see "popped our track cherry" in club racing and track days forum), and then just about every lap afterwards. Even touched down the left on the last turn before the back straight. After that it just kind of clicked and I was able to use it as a gauge for my lean angle. Too bad I killed the excitement by wadding it up. Oh well... :)
 

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Clockwise at Summit Point Jefferson Circuit turn One. Last week at the track day my right knee Puck, Toe Puck, Rear Brake Lever, Foot Peg and lower fairing...easy.
It seemed like so much pressure was on my leg that the tires were lifting a bit limiting traction.
The left side is limited on my bike due the funky kickstand, but I've got that thing worn just about to a nub.

If your going to be doing a few track days and your toe pucks are scraping, order new pucks as they shrink quickly.
 

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All this talk about knee-dragging is making me envious. Man, someday... :)

Just keep it on the track guys. There's never any reason to do that on the street.
 

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I havent got full leathers yet so i didnt drag my knee at summit with but i scraped up my fairing in two places and my pipes.
Need to get those leathers!!
 

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perfect corners on the beltway eh....

hey cliffrock, which ones are they exactly, I'll check them out this weekend. Oh by the way, do you ever go to metro weekend nights? Sometimes they got some nice bikes up there.There is this guy with a sweet ass R1 which has those... what do you call them:confused: I guess you would call them strobe lights.... the white lights that are flashing when his bike is off, and he's just sitting there. I've never seen those on a bike before, but all them imports have them.
Oh, and to go with the topic.... no I haven't dragged my knee yet.
 

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748Abuser,
Just curious, but which do YOU think is more "squid-like" - doing wheelies, or, dragging your knee? Also, Which do YOU think is easier? Just curious, thats all.
 

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squid?

That's a tough call, it's hard to find corners on the street that you can commit to enough to get a knee down. Off ramps are good but the run off area usually isn't very inviting.
 

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RedVTR said:
748Abuser,
Just curious, but which do YOU think is more "squid-like" - doing wheelies, or, dragging your knee? Also, Which do YOU think is easier? Just curious, thats all.
I can't say, Red. I can't do either of them, but I sure do think it looks cool!
;) :cool:
 

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I can't say, Red. I can't do either of them, but I sure do think it looks cool!
;) :cool:
That's OK man, what's important is that you try.;) :D For kneedragging just do what I do: Hook the bootheel of your outside leg under the edge of the seat and hang off so far that you don't have to do any of that scary leaning stuff to get a kneedown. Works like a charm and it looks really cool too! People will think you're the shit.:cool:
 

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That's OK man, what's important is that you try.;) :D For kneedragging just do what I do: Hook the bootheel of your outside leg under the edge of the seat and hang off so far that you don't have to do any of that scary leaning stuff to get a kneedown. Works like a charm and it looks really cool too! People will think you're the shit.:cool:
LOL! Bonehead.:D :D

Oh, wait a second, I don't wear boots. It's tennis shoes for this guy!
 
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