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Old 05-06-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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suggestions/help requested ...

So, I think I figured out why turing to my right is more uncomfortable than going to the left ... it's more difficult for me to control the throttle leaned over to the right ... the angle of my hand just doesn't feel comfortable ... is this a body position issue? Will getting clip ons (do they even exist for my ex250?) help?

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Old 05-06-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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no....seat time will make it better.

i was uncomfortable with my right turns for a while also.....and now i can't go left
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no....seat time will make it better.

i was uncomfortable with my right turns for a while also.....and now i can't go left
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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ok, I haven't ridden the track yet but I do ride street. When I started concentrating on my body position I noticed I was using too much pressure to control my steering making it difficult for me in the right turns. So I was looking to Shawn and Jimmy on this... what I learned was that by controlling my body position better with my abs, legs and feet in the curves is that I could actually release the pressure I was trying to control my steering with. Which in turn made my ride more comfortable because my arms and shoulders were more relaxed and also made it easier to control my throttle through the turn because I didn't have a death grip on it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #5
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no....seat time will make it better.

i was uncomfortable with my right turns for a while also.....and now i can't go left
I was the same way I hated righthanders, now I love em. Seat time will help!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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Everyone is correct seat time will help this, but it is natural to favor one side or the other, when I ski I do the same thing, gets better with time, Ur doing just fine when I was behing U trying to keep up a couple weeks ago
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Everyone is correct seat time will help this, but it is natural to favor one side or the other, when I ski I do the same thing, gets better with time, Ur doing just fine when I was behing U trying to keep up a couple weeks ago
so what did you take to the track..??
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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remember to always be relaxed, your arms should be able to flap like chicken wings at all times on a bike, whether going straight or turning. you may be tensing up and that will def. cause some comfort issues.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:30 AM   #9
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To answer your question a little differently, if your right handed, that could be part of the problem.

Your mind will want to protect your dominant side naturally. So going to the right, or left depending on what is your dominant one, will feel unnatural at first for some people.(goes with the saying "right handed people take left turns") Some people say that it's because the throttle is on that side. But like what was said above, if there is no tension on the bars, that shouldn't be a problem.

Seat time will help, as explained several times already.

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hmm... I guess I'll just have to release the death grip from the throttle side ... that may explain why my right hand gets numb every once in a while...

Thanks ... I'll go practice in the garage ... while making the appropriate vroom vroom noises of course.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:46 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=logan5;1175239]hmm... I guess I'll just have to release the death grip from the throttle side ... that may explain why my right hand gets numb every once in a while...

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That would be an AWESOME idea.

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:06 PM   #12
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #13
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im a rookie but right hand turns were never any different for me compare to left hand turns. i think its because im feather light on the handle bars.
on the same note, iv noticed that the more agressive the seating position is on the bike (more sporty) the easier it is for me to be light on the bars because i use my knee on the tank and pegs as my pivot point. so getting clipons might make it a bit easier for ya.
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Work with an instructor to get your weight off the bars.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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RoadracerNC is correct on the dominant side issue. Works with all sports, ski turns, water ski/wake board, etc. Your brain has the subconcious duty of protecting the side that feeds you, writes the checks, etc..........
More seat time and being relaxed will help, but it's visible in almost every rider. Check out the knee pucks and see for yourself.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #16
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Just get used to turning the throttle like you are picking up a can off the ground. Kinda lie turning a door . When leaning WAY off thats how you'll have to control the throttle. It just depends on the bike, some more than others.
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