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Old 11-18-12, 23:36   #1
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Hey all,

So I was riding with a buddy of mine today, who is actually a member on here as well. We did a pretty nice route, plenty of elevation changes and turns. As I was riding, I noticed that I have difficulty turning/leaning right.... I feel 2x more comfortable turning left and such. I know that it is all about practice and patience, so I am not discouraged at all.

Do you guys have an easier time turning in one direction or another? Any tips and suggestions?

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Hey all,

So I was riding with a buddy of mine today, who is actually a member on here as well. We did a pretty nice route, plenty of elevation changes and turns. As I was riding, I noticed that I have difficulty turning/leaning right.... I feel 2x more comfortable turning left and such. I know that it is all about practice and patience, so I am not discouraged at all.

Do you guys have an easier time turning in one direction or another? Any tips and suggestions?

-Thanks

In much the same way as most of us are right or left-handed, most people find turning in one direction a little bit less 'natural' than the other.

Seat time fixes it. If you are riding a 675 and you're still experiencing a preference for one corner direction over another, all I can say is...be careful out there!



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After I crashed in a left hand turn I was a bit sketchy with them but I got over it. I don't feel like I turn better one way than the other any more.
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Everybody has that one type of turn that scares them, or that they are just bad at IMO. For me, that would be right hand curves that are downhill. I don't know what it is about them, but they scare the shit out of me. I think it was because I did this in one of them:

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Thatll buff out with some elbow grease lol ... Sucks tho nonetheless.

I hear ya on the downhill right turns, had a couple on my route last night and took them both extremely wide and slow. It's ironic though, I'm right handed but left turns are easier.

Thanks for the replies gentleman!


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Thatll buff out with some elbow grease lol ... Sucks tho nonetheless.

I hear ya on the downhill right turns, had a couple on my route last night and took them both extremely wide and slow. It's ironic though, I'm right handed but left turns are easier.

Thanks for the replies gentleman!


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Same here. I think the fact of having to turn in with your right hand as well as twist the throttle makes alot of people feel unstable. I'm confident in my positioning all around, I just don't feel stable in the right hand downhill ones like I said.
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Seat time improves it as long as you actually use correct body position and stay loose on the handlebars.
Last time I had problems with RH turns was on my 250, on which I can't hang off properly anyway due to ergo problems. On the D none of those issues exist.
Some people suggest turning your inside hand so you're holding the grip like a screwdriver, like my left hand is here:


This may or may not work for you...it's definitely better than bending your wrist 90 degrees when you're trying to drop the inside elbow.

And, of course, "none of this is relevant for the street because there's no reason to go that fast" disclaimer :)
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everyone knows turning left is the easiest. Why do you think nascar always goes the same direction.
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Much better on the left. Proof is on my knee pucks!
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right handers on the street are always tighter turns. you're on the inside of the curve...at the apex to so speak. left handers are always on the outside of the curve...way wide of the apex. sight lines are most always shorter on right curves as well.
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