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Old 08-31-2009, 09:59 AM   #21
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Left is much easier for me, I feel i get farther off the bike. Leaning way off to the right i feel like an orangutan with long arms but short legs
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:01 AM   #22
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People might not crash because of the controls, but they do crash. A lot of times people are apprehensive about leaning the bike as far on that side of the bike again. I'm right handed, but all of my lowsides have been on the left. So even though you think I'm naturally more comfortable going left, I'm less comfortable because subconciously I associate going left with going DOWN.
Well what you are saying makes perfect sense, and I agree with everything you have said. All I am saying is that it is in your head, your brain will naturally be better at one direction than the other, but you can talk yourself out of it. Maybe one reason that you low side on the left is that you lean the bike over more in that direction. I think it is probably because your more balanced and stronger in that direction naturally.

You are also correct on the controls, control location does cross people up (me for one), not sure if I even think about it when taking a right hander though, I am usually fearing death all the time so it doesn't matter much in either direction

I don't know about the shifting while leaned over, that is a touchy subject and lots of opinions there. I will just say that I can see that as being a factor but once again shouldn't effect your balance in the turn. To me this is more of "where does a corner start and end?"...
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:14 AM   #24
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I feel more comfortable turning right, but am faster in lefts
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Left.

We've talked about this before and the general consensus was you'll always protect the hand that writes the checks.

"Right handed people take left turns"

For me, honestly, I feel pretty comfortable on both sides. I just say left because MSRH is pretty much the only track I've ridden, and the faster corners there are lefties. So I really have nothing to judge my right handed corner turning abilities. I feel like I can hang off farther on the left than the right.

I actually feel more comfortable with the bike leaned over on either side, then I do riding static. I think it's a euphoria thing.

I re-read what I posted and thought that the bold section needed clarification.

I was speaking about the carousel. For me, it's the fastest corner that requires a decent amount of body off the bike, as opposed to the sweeper, where a liberal amount of body position is really needed.......again.....for me that is.

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:25 AM   #26
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:25 AM   #27
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:44 AM   #28
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I tend to agree with Timme'. I'm much more comfortable going left than right. The difference is really noticeable in how I ride the Carousel at MSRH which is a left turn and the Horseshoe at TWS (Texas World Speedway) which is a righthander. My low side Saturday at MSRH was in Diamond's Edge which is a righthander.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:48 AM   #29
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first of all i am dominant left handed

for body position and using the hand controls...i like turning left better
but eyes and head turn comfort...i like turning right better





if i could only combine the two
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:11 PM   #30
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I turn better right, not sure if it's due my first crash being a low-side going left or if it it because I am more left handed than right, but I def turn better right.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:36 AM   #31
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Definitely more confident going left as all my low-sides have been to the right.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:45 AM   #32
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I am becoming more comfortable going "both ways"
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #33
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I am telling you peeps, if you are right handed you will balance naturally on your left foot. When making a left turn you weight should be on the left peg and your legs should be holding you up (aka this is balance and control). By instinct you should turn better to the left than the right (if you are right handed). This has been proven several times, balance favors the opposite of brain orientation and dominance. Right handed people will balance more effectively with their left foot, left handed people will balance more effectively with their right foot.

Your brain is wired to function that way, if you know why I would be impressed.... Any takers?
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #34
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I'm more comfortable going right. All my lowsides have been left-handers. Gradually I'm getting over it.
ditto. although im not experienced enought to really offer an oppinion or insight, but i feel a lil more comfortable turning right
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #35
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I'm right handed...so, left.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:40 PM   #36
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I have been accused of that once or twice To be fair I do admit to being a total geek
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #37
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I'm right handed, but I feel more comfortable going right. I think I feel more comfortable getting off to the right, but I have more of a chicken stip on the right side.
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Depends, sweepers I can come out of the turn much faster going left, but if its a hard right I can carry much more speed going into the turn and hold the line better just don't feel comfortable accelerating hard through it like I do in a left turn.
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has anyone expiremented with switching the controls, say throttle to the left grip if your left handed? I think the geometry of controls is what makes the biggest differnce eventhough pcyology or the other usful things your right hand may do for you can make you a bit more cautious.

As was said the right wrist can tend to get bound up in a rihgt turn vs a straight arm and wrist when going left. This makes a it harder to make a smooth transition from easing off the brakes to rooling on the throlle when your wrist is in a knot. My bike is a standard with striaight bars which makes the problem more pronouced and I have to foucus on keeping my right elbow up in the right handers to give me better angle at the controls.

I also was thinking about if moving the front brake to the left would help with braking to gas trasitions. Kind of like how F1 cars left foot brake and right foot gas, it may help a bit after getting use to it. I think I would have to make the clutch a shortly lever if it stays on the left or just move it to the right and learn to ride without it.
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I like right handers at times, & left handers at times...it just depends. I love the carousel at TWS (Texas World Speedway) & Sugar & Spice at MSRH but then hate the key hole at MSRH for example. There are lefties I love too...don't know the names of the turns at Cresson but I liked most of the lefties. The uphill one that seems to go on forever & then the last one before the front straight on the 1.7 track are both fun, & the one after the Rattlesnake. After looking at my tires, that seemed to be what I favor as well. So I guess I haven't made my mind up. I seem to feel better on some rights then others, but lean more on lefts....
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