Author Topic: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right  (Read 6615 times)

Ultrags

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Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« on: May 16, 2012, 05:33:26 PM »
I am not sure why but I feel a little more aprehensive turning hard right than I do turning hard left.
Do any of you 'all believe that your turn with more confidence one way vs the other or is it just me?

Just finished doing tight cirles in my driveway and caught myself trying to put my foot down when turning right.
It is a fairly tight and unforgiving area that has knee walls on both sides. I think I will find a more condusive place to practice so I don't damage parts or flesh for no good reason.

Elessar

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 05:51:18 PM »
Ultrags:  I agree with you, both about the direction of left being easier and needing work.  I've been favoring my left for some time, with no good reason that I can discern.

Lawnmowwer

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 06:25:43 PM »
Well I guess I am the weirdo here cause I do right turns better. 

Vulfy

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 09:00:01 PM »
Turning right is easier for me personally, but left turns are a bit harder.  I find it easier to turn right, as my right foot can push on the rear brake more aggressively and I'm not stretching my right arm  while holding and twisting the throttle. 

Elessar

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »
Well I guess I am the weirdo here cause I do right turns better.

Hey, the only weirdos are the ones that won't admit that they're weird.  We're all wack jobs, it's just degrees of wackiness.  I formally welcome you to the asylum.

KrisCook

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 09:06:37 AM »
Well, I never thought about it, but after I read this, I paid attention when I practiced last night, and I seem to suck more at right turns than I do at left turns, too.  I have no idea why.  But I'm going to practice twice as much on that side.  I find that when I'm doing really badly, like when I first start, if I'll just ride in circles for a while, I can then do a figure 8 or u-turn more easily. 

So far to go!  But every incremental success is huge to me, and it just makes me want to do more.

Lawnmowwer

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 10:55:42 PM »
Elessar I pride myself on being nermal and not normal.

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 12:31:03 AM »
During the GP8 I learned it wasn't that I was better turning right or left.

I learned I turned better on the inside cone because there was other cones 3 meters away. It gave me a spacial image.

Then again my right footpeg has more damage than the left................ Then again I noticed it was only held on with one bolt when I got home.............

In short I broke a fuel line 3 times, burnt my clutch, and almost lost a foot peg. My poor DR650. ::)

norton73

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 10:13:56 PM »
Everyone has a strong side and a weak side. A trick from skiing is to start every run with a turn to your weak side and end with a turn to the same side. Practice what you are weak at, not what you already know.

Devil Woman

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Re: Turning tight Left vs Turning tight Right
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 04:42:17 PM »
Left turns have always been harder for me. I thought I could reach everything with ease on my bike. But after one or two turns in the circle, my left arm started to hurt. The bike has risers already. So we are going to swap out the bars for a set of reach bars. That should me be ready for the next event.