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Old 05-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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How to lean harder

I can lean pretty good for city streets but I can't get that lean you see in all the pictures and the lean I have seen guys do on back roads.

Is there a technique to it? I have heard of "Drop your shoulder and try to kiss your mirror" but that does nothing for me.

Anyone got something for a noob?
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Increase your speed and give it more bar input
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Woah. I was always taught to never turn your bars. Guess that was wrong.
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Im not going to give you any advice on how to learn this, other than get to a track day asap.

Thats your safest, most fun route. Trackdays are a blast for 99% of the riders out there and you can learn SOOO MUCH that you cant learn on the street.
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Im not going to give you any advice on how to learn this, other than get to a track day asap.

Thats your safest, most fun route. Trackdays are a blast for 99% of the riders out there and you can learn SOOO MUCH that you cant learn on the street.
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Don't focus on how much you are leaning.
Your pace will dictate how much you need to lean.
The streets are not a good place to learn my friend.
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you dont really need to lean much at all on city street riding unless you are hitting the turns at triple digits. I am no expert but i found that people try to lean and drag knees for the wrong reasons. To lean more on your bike, you will need more speed....
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Its something that is best left for the track. Its just stupid on the street. U will end up dead really quick.
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The only reason i ask is because the times I have gone down its because I ran wide and subsequently "went down". I know I need to go on some rides and track days but I cant muster up the gaul if I am not sure I even know HOW to lean.
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The only reason i ask is because the times I have gone down its because I ran wide and subsequently "went down". I know I need to go on some rides and track days but I cant muster up the gaul if I am not sure I even know HOW to lean.
You probably freaked and got your body position all crossed up, lifted your head up, and then got target fixed where you were headed (ditch). Thats why its best left to a trackday.
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The only reason i ask is because the times I have gone down its because I ran wide and subsequently "went down". I know I need to go on some rides and track days but I cant muster up the gaul if I am not sure I even know HOW to lean.
If you find yourself running wide and you look through the turn and use more bar input to turn the bike. Dont get confused with putting weight on the clip on though. You want to be light on clip ons and the weight on your pegs.
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Don't focus on how much you are leaning.
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The streets are not a good place to learn my friend.
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The only reason i ask is because the times I have gone down its because I ran wide and subsequently "went down". I know I need to go on some rides and track days but I cant muster up the gaul if I am not sure I even know HOW to lean.
If you're going wide in a turn you must apply more force to the bar if you intend to maintain your current speed
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Not sure how long you have been riding but i would say the with lean angle and get in a track day or two and learn the proper form and technique!!!! Get on the track and learn the right way to ride and wrong way to lean. Just my .2
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track day buddy. dont go trying to take advice off of a board on the internet unless it is getting you to do a trackday lol.

we should get all our folks from the north side meet to do one together!!! mr alfredo already won one w/ Ride Smart so lets get something going
I would love to man but the schedules always conflict with work. Taking time off of work as a rookie is like committing career suicide. I might just have to nut up and go.

I am down to go to any trackday. Just gotta know some time in advance
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tell you what...

give me a list of issues causing you NOT to go.

I can probably help with all of them.
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Ride more, learn to use the bikes weight w your own to move it.

Lean isn't your concern, its taking corners. Further your off the bike, less the bike will need to lean in the same corner since your body weight or geometric input us forcing through the corner. Consequently heavier bike, lighter rider, poor tire profile and higher speeds all require more lean in same corner.
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  1. Time
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The prices are really good. I mean I spend more at Walmart then a track day costs, its just time good sir.

If they had a class on tuesdays and wednesdays I would be there.
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Volunteer for a corner work day. It will give you the lay of the land and a free credit for a track day. You cannot beat that deal.
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