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HELP!! the curves to the left - May 22, 2007, 11:10 AM

just dont feel right.... I always feel like I am not entering the corner right, or at the right speed. then when I get into the corner I am not going fast enough, I get wobbly, and have get on the throttle which gives me that uneasy jerk while I am in the corner. Not to mention that the apex is right close to on coming traffic.

on the curves to the right I feel like a pro. I am on my line, speed is perfect, I sit down into the turn, lean, throttle is steady through / out of the turn and so is the smile... but then here comes the another curves to the left.

I have been riding about three years, and in my first year I did some pavement breakdancing on a left hand curve and this is likely is the culprit to this problem. Since then I have stayed to straight rodes. This year I wanted to change that and I have taken it upon myself to hit the twisties alot and try to improve. I have and it feels great to the right, but to the left It feels sketchy almost every time.

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Check your tire pressure and have your suspension set up for your body weight.

Make sure the ergos on your bike are comfortable as well.

If you do all that and you still have issues, try doing some turns in a parking lot and experiment with different body positions and don't forget to use your lower body as well.

Also, make sure you are looking through the turn...your eyes determine where the bike is going.


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Good advise mr. Deviouspusa


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Check your tire pressure and have your suspension set up for your body weight.

Make sure the ergos on your bike are comfortable as well.

If you do all that and you still have issues, try doing some turns in a parking lot and experiment with different body positions and don't forget to use your lower body as well.

Also, make sure you are looking through the turn...your eyes determine where the bike is going.
tire pressure = good
suspesion set up= done
ergos = ?????

I always look through the turn.....
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tire pressure = good
suspesion set up= done
ergos = ?????

I always look through the turn.....
ergos...handle bar positioning, set height, rear set placement...etc...etc...

If all that is in check, you just need to practice how to turn...

(it's all in your head)


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Deviouspusa I also need lots of advise on turnng and ing

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ergos...handle bar positioning, set height, rear set placement...etc...etc...

If all that is in check, you just need to practice how to turn...

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Deviouspusa I also need lots of advise on turnng and ing

thanks much
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Pfft...don't come to me for help...I'm still learning myself...just passing along some tips I was given.

Try hitting up some of the experts on the board

boomboom929, SteveZX9, WKDBLD, Hollywood, Bambam, Mudawg, SVBadGuy...etc...

Well, SVBadGuy will tell you to turn left his advice is "to the point" but always accurate


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just dont feel right.... I always feel like I am not entering the corner right, or at the right speed. then when I get into the corner I am not going fast enough, I get wobbly, and have get on the throttle which gives me that uneasy jerk while I am in the corner. Not to mention that the apex is right close to on coming traffic.

on the curves to the right I feel like a pro. I am on my line, speed is perfect, I sit down into the turn, lean, throttle is steady through / out of the turn and so is the smile... but then here comes the another curves to the left.

I have been riding about three years, and in my first year I did some pavement breakdancing on a left hand curve and this is likely is the culprit to this problem. Since then I have stayed to straight rodes. This year I wanted to change that and I have taken it upon myself to hit the twisties alot and try to improve. I have and it feels great to the right, but to the left It feels sketchy almost every time.

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I want full satisfaction out of my riding...
After reading this over again...my suggestion is for you to just slow down. Get to the point where you are smooth...then increase the speed a little.

Of course, you are riding on the street so give yourself a buffer in case anything unexpected comes up (road debris)


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Deviouspusa I also need lots of advise on turnng and ing

thanks much
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Pfft...don't come to me for help...I'm still learning myself...just passing along some tips I was given.

Try hitting up some of the experts on the board

boomboom929, SteveZX9, WKDBLD, Hollywood, Bambam, Mudawg, SVBadGuy...etc...

Well, SVBadGuy will tell you to turn left his advice is "to the point" but always accurate
No Deviouspusa those peeps will kill me

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No Deviouspusa those peeps will kill me

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Ride with someone and they can comment on your technique. What is your goal? Do you feel uncomfortable in all left turns? Are you just trying to get lower? Faster? What specifically do you want to do?

Out of curiousity, are you left handed? I have a hypothesis that right handed riders often find right hand turns less natural than left hand turns. Perhaps it is practice, but I'm inclined to think it is instinctual - righties typically expose their left side to damage more willingly than their right side (or throw up their left arm in defense - or exposing the left side of their face for example - turning right when something is thrown at them) thus left hand turns would be more natural. I suspect it would be vice versa for lefties - I must experiment. *sings weird science theme* "~ ~ WEEEEIIIIRRD SCCIEENNCE ~ ~"

This definitely applies to me, I'm comfortable both ways, but I'm still more hesitant taking a right turn with a lot of lean as compared to my left. My tires tell the story - a slight bit more wear on the very edge of the left side of my rear tire than on the right side.


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I had a serious problem with left hand turns in 05 and 06 which were a product of my suspension being completely set incorrectly and ergos.

Once BoomBoom929 set my suspension and helped me with my ergos my problems were cured.

If you feel you are fighting the bike it is not set properly...trust me I wasted a lot of valuable time on the track because of this so don't do the same thing I did!


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