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I was reading "Sportbike Techniques" the other day and it said something about being tucked down behind the windscreen being a huge "no no". That it should only be done in hail and rain. I was just wondering how many of you tuck down. I know I have been down in a tucked position more than once as I went by a cop before. Mostly just to get out of some of the wind. Never been hasseled yet. I'm sure it's probably not good, but I wouldn't call it bad. How about you guys? Probably more likely to get a ticket maybe.


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So far the book has been good--just first 3 basic chapters. It goes hand and hand with MSF at least as far. Later on it gets more advanced it looks like anyway.
 

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When you're tucked, you can't observe your surroundings as well. The better you can see your surroundings, the more prepared you'll be if the shit hits the fan.
 

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i dont tuck under 120-130, so ive never had any problems lol

i see some guys tucked at about 50 which looks GHEY!!!! (of course those are usually the ones with sneakers, shorts and sunglasses on) :squid
 

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^^^ :LAO HOW TRUE. Besides most of b***** guys cant tuck properly anyways.
 

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There is a section of road near my house that is frequently radared. I know this so I rarely speed on it, some cagers flashed their lights so I crested the hill in a full tuck doing 33 in a 35. I thought it was funny.
 

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Only time I tuck is triple digits or on long rides, to lay down on the tank and rest. Might look gay but after 8+ hours of riding on a highway its pretty comfy.
 

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come ride around here in Tally...or should I say Bug City...you'll tuck on the highway at night...
 

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Outside of track conditions, the other times that I have "tucked" was while commuting to work to counteract the high winds while traveling through the Whitewater / Palm Springs stretch of I-10.

The wind gusts through Whitewater can surpass 60mph commonly.

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I'm only about 5'10 and 135 lbs, and I have trouble getting my big ass head tucked in the tiny "bubble" created by my R6's windscreen. The only time I do it is in rain or if it's freezing cold. It's not like it's illegal or anything, but I'm sure most non-rider cops see it as a sign that you are a speed demon or something retarded like that. If you aren't speeding, though (right...), they can't really do anything about it except wait for you to start speeding.
 

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Almighty Jason said:
So far the book has been good--just first 3 basic chapters. It goes hand and hand with MSF at least as far. Later on it gets more advanced it looks like anyway.

Cross post much? :bitchslap


In response to your question though, I've gone by plenty of cops while tucked and haven't been hassled. It probably does look like I am (or just was) going quite fast but they haven't worried about it yet.

I generally only tuck when actually going fast but, doing any distance rides or in wind I'll tuck for comfort.
 

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Don't usually tuck unless over 100mph. Also, since I added a small tank bag, it makes it more difficult to tuck. I also think those that tuck on the freeways doing 5-10 over the posted speed limit look pretty queer. The best is when I see some guy/kid on an older (older meaning late 70's, early 80's) honda/suzuki/kawasaki non-sport bike sitting almost on the passenger seat leaning on their gas tank... ahhhhhh I just laugh and laugh and laugh..... :eek:nfloor
 

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Wind at freeway speeds (80-90 in cali) causes neck fatigue. I alternate tucking and riding upright on long trips whether guys on the internet think its gay or not.
 

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Yeah, when I ride by a swampy area near where I live I tuck under the screen otherwise I get a facefull of bugs and shit. I also tuck over 110 ish and when I'm really tired during a long ride and need to move around a little bit.
 

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I tend to tuck when I'm doing serious highway riding, having no protection from wind except my bike really blows.
 

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I tuck at any highway speed to save gas and be comfortable. don't care what it looks like to others... I like laying on the tank to take the pressure off my knees and wrists. Found this to be the best position for long distance riding on my particular bike.
 

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These all say the same thing, and I don't think there is any law against tucking into your bike... But yeah sometimes i see a guy around town...35 mph and tucked in..

im like...wtf are you doin jackass...
 

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big_slacker said:
Wind at freeway speeds (80-90 in cali) causes neck fatigue. I alternate tucking and riding upright on long trips whether guys on the internet think its gay or not.
Yup. I'll also tuck where there's wind gusts.
 
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