Regarding the knee trick: it works like the sails in front of a clipper. Allows the ship to travel closer to the wind, and faster.
I was standing on the pegs as often as I was sitting, which isn't so easy with this riding position.
the bars are out of true as well I was kind of leaning towards the ace bars, any thoughts..? the air box doesn't close any more so that will get the PVC treatment, as for the fenders, well we will see and the blinkers were on their way to the parts box anyway just didn't have the budget for it now... some how the HL still works so just a new ring there. oh and the foot rest got bent, so that is a definite replacement.