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Old 07-18-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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lean to the left lean to the right!

hey i been riding since maybe like october of last year never been to the track been going on those curve roads to practice leans and stuff, allan parkway, down in brookshire and stuff does any one have that problem like me for some reason i lean its so much easier to my left then i do my right more confident with my left turns then my right, when i take a right lean i mean i got it down im just left confident about it......
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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it's a mental block. because your throttle is in your right hand. hit the track up...soon right handers will feel just like left handers.
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there's not gonna be many roads out here anywhere near houston that will give you the ability to learn your own, and your bike's capabilities. and if you didn't know already.....fast on the streets doesn't make you fast on the tracks. so if you're thinking....i should get fast on the streets first....it's the wrong mentality. you'll get yourself or someone else injured or in trouble before you know the true capabilities of you and your bike.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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there's not gonna be many roads out here anywhere near houston that will give you the ability to learn your own, and your bike's capabilities. and if you didn't know already.....fast on the streets doesn't make you fast on the tracks. so if you're thinking....i should get fast on the streets first....it's the wrong mentality. you'll get yourself or someone else injured or in trouble before you know the true capabilities of you and your bike.
oh yea ive always been told about the fast on the streets doesnt mean your fast on the tracks its just that im less confident about my right leans then i do my left and ive always been trying to get it down to where i dont worry about it as much but i know that wen u do worrie about it thats what makes it harder, i really havent had the chances to take my bike to the track i really do want to try it out
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yeah, i promise, after 1 day at the track, with all the knowledgeable instructors and people around....you'll learn a lot about yourself and your bike.

don't let the bike take you for a ride, take your bike for a ride.

rider input means everything. bad body position, facing in the wrong direction, too much pressure on the handle bars, too much throttle, too much brakes.....

it's a combination of many things being done all at the same time. and the only reason why i say to try out a trackday asap, is to learn everything now before you start the bad habits of riding. like any other bad habits, they are hard to break. better to teach someone who hasn't picked up the habits yet.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #6
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its opposite for me, I can corner hard right, but when it comes to lefts, im not as good. I used to be able to corner hard on the left too, but then i started riding the clovers and now im stuck on right turns
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thanks for pointing me in the right direction i dont know maybe i picked up the bad habits already
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look at the last picture....compared to the rest of them. notice how the guy in the last picture is not looking directly in front of the bike.

it's called looking through the turn. look where you want to go, not where you are going. practice using your peripheral vision.


here's a good example, check the guy behind....he's not even looking at the guy in front. learn to scan ahead, and to know what's coming up, and let your peripheral vision take care of what's directly in front of you.

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from left to right, top to bottom........every one except the last picture.
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you pobably dont wanna lean to the left because that grip on the right your holding onto turns, its not very confidence inspiring. but once you learn to use your legs and not hold on so tight to the bars you will be leaning hard both ways
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I have a problem with right handers as well and I think it is b/c if I blow the turn, I will be in on coming traffic.
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I have a problem with right handers as well and I think it is b/c if I blow the turn, I will be in on coming traffic.
now that is some good logic right there.

on the street, i really don't think you wanna go wide on a right hander....you'll probably end up like a bug on the windshield.
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now that is some good logic right there.

on the street, i really don't think you wanna go wide on a right hander....you'll probably end up like a bug on the windshield.
Yea I think the same way about those right-handers but lefts can be pretty dangerous themselves. For whatever reason, I always cut in and stay in very close to the little yellow strip on the road while in full lean (left turns), scares the t outta me cause you can wash out the front, so I kind of get on the throttle to push myself back outward...always have in the back of my mind that that damned strip is there though...
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for left turns i don't like getting too close to the yellow center stripe because it feels like my body is across the line in oncoming traffic even though the tires are on the right side of the line. I also worry about oncoming traffic getting too close to the line.
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for left turns i don't like getting too close to the yellow center stripe because it feels like my body is across the line in oncoming traffic even though the tires are on the right side of the line. I also worry about oncoming traffic getting too close to the line.
Yea I hear you. Most times though, I'm not pushing it if there is oncoming traffic because I don't want to be in full lean (or any real lean for that matter) when and if a car decides to invade my lane. I'd rather be as upright as possible whereby if such a thing were to happen, I would optimize my chances of dodging it. When I speak of getting on the yellow strip, I am talking on a back road with very little, if any traffic.
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im a noob to the track experience and let me say that its very eye opening to the true abilities of the rider/machine.
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look at the last picture....compared to the rest of them. notice how the guy in the last picture is not looking directly in front of the bike.

it's called looking through the turn. look where you want to go, not where you are going. practice using your peripheral vision.

Do you ever find yourself doing that in your car? Out of habit ? Maybe I'm just a weirdo :eh:
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I do, but I glance back once in a while to make sure I didn't miss something.
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