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Old 10-17-2007, 10:42 AM   #21
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Really the best way to do this is go faster then lock up the backend with your brake slide it until you are going sideways then turn back the other way. I pratice this alot in parking lots and it is a BLAST.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #22
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Just wondering.
I thought sport bikes were supposed to turn tighter than cruisers no?
Or is it just in high speed turns?
no sport bikes steering stops are set to make it hard to have a reinforcing tank slapper this mean that they are a lot less lock to lock then a avg cruiser. Now a dual sport should have a really tight turning radius.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #23
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what units are those? bike lengths? car lengths?
Parking space dimensions. The book is based on a standard US parking spaces of 10' width and 20' length.


It seems more difficult for me to make a u-turn on a sports bike as compared to a standard. Maybe Racer X can confirm if it is in my head or not, but I think body position on a sports bike make it harder.

The hardest drill is the one where you start stopped and make a sharp left or right turn.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:11 AM   #24
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Parking space dimensions. The book is based on a standard US parking spaces of 10' width and 20' length.


It seems more difficult for me to make a u-turn on a sports bike as compared to a standard. Maybe Racer X can confirm if it is in my head or not, but I think body position on a sports bike make it harder.

The hardest drill is the one where you start stopped and make a sharp left or right turn.
so 25' x 40'
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:29 AM   #25
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:44 AM   #26
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I can go slow enough to stop at a light and then go without touching feet down.. and u-turns are easy. The sport bikes with clip ons are hard because of their poor turning radius, but I can do it on the wifes 650 with just the edge of a driveway.

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Old 10-17-2007, 11:51 AM   #27
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:18 PM   #28
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compare to alot of other SS bikes than the 06 r6. my R6 bars don't turn much at all compare to other peoples. so a u turn is for me
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Now a dual sport should have a really tight turning radius.
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having a forward peg position makes it difficult for me to counterbalance, but on my cruiser i can do it in 3 parking spaces (width), pretty close to 2.5. I've actually been trying to practice this everytime i park rather than backing the bike in.
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MSF U-turn box is 20 foot by 60 foot.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:13 PM   #32
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I can do U turns almost at the lock. I just lean the bike like it's a dirt bike.

As far as slow, I usually let the bike idle in first gear or clutch in and roll just below idle speed. Anything slower than that and I usually have my feet out walking the ground anyways.

I can't sit with my feet on the pegs with the bike at a standstill, haven't ever practiced that though it would be cool.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:35 PM   #33
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:15 PM   #34
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So long as there momentum, you can stop and accelerate right away;

As for turning radius, once again, its a busa; and my lowering tree causes the front brake and left reservoir to contact the facia ....
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:28 PM   #35
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what if you lean into a turn, put your foot on the floor and then give it gas! Can you do a turn like that? Kind of like one you would do with a BMX Bike or something
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:42 PM   #36
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i can go 2-3 mph on a wheelie
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #37
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I CAN REMAIN COMPLETELY STATIONARY FOR LIKE 4 SECONDS AT A LIGHT.

I DO U TURNS ON 2 LANE STREETS ALL THE TIME, BUT I'VE NEVER TRIED ON ONE OF THOSE REALLY NARROW ROADS-- PROBABLY I CANT.
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oh yea i can u-turn on a 2 lane road too
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MSF U-turn box is 20 foot by 60 foot.
I thought that was the bigger box.. the one we used looked a Tad wider than a lane.. haha I'll have to go back and check out one of those places again for old (sarcasm as it was just over year ago) times sake.. and then the Rebel i did it on.. hahah was like a dirtbike and probably easier. How slow can i ride? Does me sitting at all these blasted red lights count? Thats pretttyy slow.. :( (I swear those red lights just turn Red when they see me and laugh to eachother)
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