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Old 07-13-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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how to take a curve and lean a bike

ive looked it up online, i was just wondering, what was everyones technique for a hitting a curve fast, and how to properly lean a bike while doing it, ive been riding for about a year, and i take them somewhat fast at times, but not to the point were i can really lean my bike. Im hesitant to do it, whats your opinion on how to do it, any info would be great, thanks
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hard to explain, road conditions, radius(sp), etc, best advice take one track day, that helps a lot.
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I would suggest starting with the MSF. If you've already taken it, then take the advanced class. If you still have questions, just push really hard on the inside handlebar, slide your off of the seat. Open your hips towards the turn and stick your knee out. Now, apply full throttle and don't let off until you feel your knee touch down........


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Well if you have taken the MSF and have not had any track time, I would suggest getting some. If not get in a big parking lot and practice there. Stay consistent with the throttle through the turn and just keep going lower and lower until you feel comftorable leaning the bike all the way. You will eventually get the feel of it and the bike will feel staedy. Practice both sides.
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dont evan try on the street, too many variables that are out of your control. i still have huge chicken strips on my street bike, it does not bother me one bit
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+123435595747 on doing a track day.
Even if you're never planning on racing, the experience of knowing what your bike is capable of, while in a controlled environment is invaluable and the skill learned there may help keep you safe of the steeet.

I'd recommend attending one and taking the class / instruction if it is offered.

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I'd also recommend reading Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track by Nick Ienatsch. It's available at amazon.com

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I would suggest starting with the MSF. If you've already taken it, then take the advanced class. If you still have questions, just push really hard on the inside handlebar, slide your off of the seat. Open your hips towards the turn and stick your knee out. Now, apply full throttle and don't let off until you feel your knee touch down........


Or, you could just read Keith Codes books!

I WOULD NOT TRY THIS ON THE STREET UNLESS YOU HAVE NO TRAFFIC, BUT BASICLY THATS IT. I DONT LEAN HARD INTO TURN MYSELF BUT HEY,70 IS FAST ENOUGH FOR ME ON A 45 MLH TRUN.
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It was explaint to me kind like this , slow to what ever speed you want befor the trun, as you lean in to the turn shift your body a bit to the inside, push down on handle bar (the direction you wish to go) look that direction (vary important), keep steedy on the throttle and then excelerate out of the trun. (not to hard or the tire may break loos) does that help? i am not a racer but i would love to some day do some track day events, classes what ever!
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well, let me know when you decide to go to the track, id love to go......... i had some riding buddies i rode with alot, but since a cousin wrecked at Racers Rode in Brookshire and some one else died taking a curve on the freeway, ( he hit a board while going throught the curve, hit the guard rail ),
They dont ride as much......
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there is a track day every weekend for the next couple months...several of use will be attending most of them.

and yeah, Eric Roman was an avid track rider...it was very unfortunate what happened to him. all of us here miss him too.
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well, let me know when you decide to go to the track, id love to go......... i had some riding buddies i rode with alot, but since a cousin wrecked at Racers Rode in Brookshire and some one else died taking a curve on the freeway, ( he hit a board while going throught the curve, hit the guard rail ),
They dont ride as much......
Come out to the track with us. LSTD and LMS have some great instructors and between the two you should be able to find something that will fit into your schedule. If you need some help with gear or transportation just post up. There are plenty of us here who will be more then happy to help get you on your way.
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I would suggest starting with the MSF. If you've already taken it, then take the advanced class. If you still have questions, just push really hard on the inside handlebar, slide your off of the seat. Open your hips towards the turn and stick your knee out. Now, apply full throttle and don't let off until you feel your knee touch down........


Or, you could just read Keith Codes books!
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thanks, well just let me know when you decide to go again, i have the gear and i can transport my bike, no prob.......
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some guys are going this saturday the 14th with bucks, however i think is full but you can check with him
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ight=roll+call

Some other guys are going to TWS (Texas World Speedway) (LSTD) saturday the 21st

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why don't you take the initiative and sign up for one?
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Well I defenitly agree with everyone in saying do a track day. I had my first track day about a month ago and it makes a big difference when you go back to riding on the street again.
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