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Old 11-08-2005, 11:21 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the advice.
I've taken the MSF course already. Just because I've been riding for a while doesn't mean I'm perfect. I admit - I'm not the fastest learner but atleast I try. To some of you that means , but to me it's something. I practiced on my street last weekend to force myselft to stay within a space. If i don't go on the driveway then I'm doing the 2 point turn. I live near a school, so I use their parking lot to practice too. I do realize that the clutch plays a big part and no, I don't look down. Just like my turns, I look into my turn to see what's ahead. just seeking additional advice to make my u-turns easier.

thanks for being a steve o chap, but you're a good .
thanks pete for offering to help.
thanks to everyone else too!
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LoL i never had any of these problems i got my bike turned it around in the parking lot road off in the rain then got on the freeway.... arived at my house... I think yall just try to hard...
I try too hard to be cool
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #24
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BTW... the only thing that could make a cruiser easier to Uturn is the lower CoG. A sportbike is inherently more nimble, thus it can make tighter Uturns with less effort.
The only difficulty with many sport bikes and u-turns are the low clipons. I know I had problems when I first started out.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #25
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or just throw your bike on the kickstand and turn it like that...
I don't have to courage to do that yet...
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I try too hard to be cool
was that a "im talking " comment directed at me...

If so its all good i was just messing around i mean no i didnt have prob. with that but other things of cource it was not supose to be a put down..

BUt i forgive you for talking smak to me i know you have no idea who i am and didnt know im a 3rd degree kisser lol
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I live near a school, so I use their parking lot to practice too.


just practice practice practice... and EVERYBODY lays their bike over at one time or another... don't let it phase you... you'll get it... :icon_bigg
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I don't have to courage to do that yet...
dont feel bad me eather lol
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was that a "im talking " comment directed at me...

If so its all good i was just messing around i mean no i didnt have prob. with that but other things of cource it was not supose to be a put down..

BUt i forgive you for talking smak to me i know you have no idea who i am and didnt know im a 3rd degree kisser lol

Oh alright i thought u wanted to fight or somethin...cuz you didn't know I can type 93 words per minute. That's some serious damage homie. But no I wasn't talkn shizznit, i'm just post whoring cause I only got 80 posts

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:31 PM   #30
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LoL i never had any of these problems i got my bike turned it around in the parking lot road off in the rain then got on the freeway.... arived at my house... I think yall just try to hard...
i wish i could be naturally born with it like you.... :notworthy
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jen, just a little advice, it's all about balance. best practice is pulling up to a stop sign or stop light and trying to stay with out putting your foot down. then take that balance and use throttle control as you turn slow and use the gas. it takes practice but just try it. who knows, in a little you'll be doing endos or stoppies without putting your feet on the ground after it
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:35 PM   #32
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damnit i probably going to drop my backing it out of garage or something now lol i re read my posts and it sounds like im all cocky or something i apologize and know on wood that i donít drop my bike..
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MSF is ur best answer.
If u cant, or wont, then PRACTISE this:
slow down, bend the bike inwards, while shifting ur body outwards(what racer X called counterweigting), and then increase the speed a LITTLE when u r almost half way thru the u turn. but again, be careful about speed.. more than a little will get u into trouble.

Also, what Steve said..you will go where u look..so look inside the turn, not outside!
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jen, just a little advice, it's all about balance. best practice is pulling up to a stop sign or stop light and trying to stay with out putting your foot down.
I can do that but only a few seconds.. how long are you talking about?
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who knows, in a little you'll be doing endos or stoppies without putting your feet on the ground after it
what's an endo or a stoppie?
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what's an endo or a stoppie?
ask Pete ! :icon_bigg
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MSF is ur best answer.
like i said, i did take the course. should i take it again b/c i need to practice?
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endo = popping the bike up on the front tire and riding, stoppie = popping the bike up on the front tire and stopping.

ps. sorry Pete I had to get you back for the picture and the "passenger"
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If u cant, or wont, then PRACTISE this:
slow down, bend the bike inwards, while shifting ur body outwards(what racer X called counterweigting), and then increase the speed a LITTLE when u r almost half way thru the u turn. but again, be careful about speed.. more than a little will get u into trouble.
thanks! that helps.. i need step by step instructions!
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