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Old 02-01-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Cornering Question

Just needing some "serious" advice on cornering. Yesterday while out riding with some other great MH'ers, I started noticing that doing right handers I'm able to lean into the corner and twist away. I have no worries with right handed corners. Now, when I start to enter left handers, I start tensing up, slowing down, swing wide, and it get's near impossible to get me to lean and even hang off the bike to the left.

Is there others that have had problems like this with either left or right cornering? and what or how did you correct it?

I plan on making a few track days this year and I really would like to fix this before I do track. I'm worried that if I don't correct this problem that I'll end up crashing or worse. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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I plan on making a few track days this year and I really would like to fix this before I do track. I'm worried that if I don't correct this problem that I'll end up crashing or worse. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance
Perhaps you are unconsciously trying to avoid leaning into the oncoming lane or worried about running wide off the pavement. When you do your track days do them at a CCW track like TWS (Texas World Speedway) and you’ll get plenty of left turn practice. It is much easier to get the feel when there is no oncoming traffic to worry about. You don't need to fix it before you go to the track, going to the track is what will help fix it.
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Perhaps you are unconsciously trying to avoid leaning into the oncoming lane or worried about running wide off the pavement. When you do your track days do them at a CCW track like TWS (Texas World Speedway) and you’ll get plenty of left turn practice. It is much easier to get the feel when there is no oncoming traffic to worry about. You don't need to fix it before you go to the track, going to the track is what will help fix it.
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[QUOTE=lorin70;2412819]Perhaps you are unconsciously trying to avoid leaning into the oncoming lane or worried about running wide off the pavement. When you do your track days do them at a CCW track like TWS (Texas World Speedway) and you’ll get plenty of left turn practice. It is much easier to get the feel when there is no oncoming traffic to worry about. You don't need to fix it before you go to the track, going to the track is what will help fix it.[/QUOTE]

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Alot of people tend to have a strong side. I did for a while, it took me a lot longer to get a knee down in a left turn. I have heard that left turns are easier b/c the throttle is on the right.. but that wasnt the case for me. Sorry I dont have a detailed answer on the physics of it, but laps on a track will certainly make you better
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Most people say the exact thing, and so did I. Some people never get over it, most do.

A trackday is pretty much the only cure.



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I have the same problem, but it's the other way around. I more comfortable in LH corners. I am left handed, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it.
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Seems like more people than not have this issue. Track will help but not for sure cure. Knowing that's the case you can work on it when you ride as well.
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Most people say the exact thing, and so did I. Some people never get over it, most do.

A trackday is pretty much the only cure.



This is the 34th thread about this too
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Anyways... I didn't notice too much of a difference between your cornering. I did notice that what you may consider getting off the seat is actually only half a cheek of movement. lol Since it's all mental, before you come up to a left hander take a deep breath, calm down, relax your arms and take the corner. Instead of trying to rail through them, take a step back and approach it slower then work your way back up to speed. If you get frustrated every time cause you're trying to fix it with speed, you'll end up making a mistake. So in essence, start over.


Or go to the track. lol
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Think street riding... from lights/intersections you will do more right hand turns, left hand curves. Its a natural problem that builds up from the start of driving.
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In my opinion, right handers are easier to turn into to because of the camber of the road that is in place to allow water to drain. Left handers are off camber so the same amount of leaning results in less turning.
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If you are trying to hang off on the street you are doing it wrong anyhow. Just stick a knee out, point your toe, kiss the mirror, and turn your head. Too much hanging off just closes you up to the turn anyhow.
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If you are trying to hang off on the street you are doing it wrong anyhow. Just stick a knee out, point your toe, kiss the mirror, and turn your head. Too much hanging off just closes you up to the turn anyhow.
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Yep, I agree with the majority of folks... It's pretty normal to have a strong side and a weaker side. Track can definitely help even things up.
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