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When hard/fast cornering where do you sit on the bike? Toward the tank or right up to it? Mid way or way back?

I'm 6' and have a 2014 636 and just wondered what's best for you?

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When hard/fast cornering where do you sit on the bike? Toward the tank or right up to it? Mid way or way back?

I'm 6' and have a 2014 636 and just wondered what's best for you?

Cheers in advance
Ideally against the tank and as forward as possible. However I am 6'3" and not as easy for me to do as the under 6' guys, without folding up like a pretzel:butbut:
 

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I was of the opinion you don't want your backside to be that close and certainly not right up against the tank. I sit probably 3/4 of the way back on the seat especially when riding with any pace
 

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To be completely honest, you'd probably have to adapt to your true size. Everyone is sized differently so finding what you're comfortable with and what position helps ultimate bike control is vital. I took a course at the NJMP with the California SuperBike School and they have touched up on body positioning during turning but they didn't go into detail. Level II covers that topic which I plan on taking this year. You should also take into consideration your motorcycle set up. Adjusting the suspension to your weight really helps with bike control.
 

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I was of the opinion you don't want your backside to be that close and certainly not right up against the tank. I sit probably 3/4 of the way back on the seat especially when riding with any pace
Nope...you want to have as much weight forward as possible when cornering. Braking is another story.

In reality I think most people put way too much emphasis on body position. Figure out what works for you. If you are not comfortable and relaxed on the bike and your stiff and awkward, that has more negative effect than any so called "wrong" body position. A body position that allows you to support your weight without rely on holding on the bars is more important.
 
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I bought the 2013 zx6r because ergonomically, it had the most room for my preference. I sat on the Yamaha r6, Honda cbr6, Suzuki gsxr6, Ducati 848 and the Triumph 675 in comparison. I move around in the saddle quite a bit and generally sit in the middle or neutral position. Ride in the position that is most comfortable for you, there is no right or wrong way if you feel planted and become one with the machine.
 

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When hard/fast cornering where do you sit on the bike? Toward the tank or right up to it? Mid way or way back?

I'm 6' and have a 2014 636 and just wondered what's best for you?

Cheers in advance
Seems we have the same height and same bike :)

When i am cornering i am against the tank but not so forward as it could be.


Dunno for you, but i have a small problem with my height and i thing an adjustable rearsets will fix it.
 

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I'm 5'8" and I sit almost right up to the tank. That is just where I am comfortable.
 

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Sometimes there's a six-pak wedged between me and the tank, but otherwise...what was the question?
 

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Nope...you want to have as much weight forward as possible when cornering. Braking is another story.

In reality I think most people put way too much emphasis on body position. Figure out what works for you. If you are not comfortable and relaxed on the bike and your stiff and awkward, that has more negative effect than any so called "wrong" body position. A body position that allows you to support your weight without rely on holding on the bars is more important.
Good to learn something new in that case, il have to have a play around with my position
 

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For me it is a combination of what Todd says and the videos posted by OC.

I try to get as much weight forward and off the bike as possible while still maintaining tank grip.

I probably have 3-4" of space between my junk and the tank although in some turns I am right up against it as it is necessary for me to maintain control.
 
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