favored turns - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 10-10-2003, 9:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: 05-08-2003
Posts: 3,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
Re: favored turns

So after I get my new 12 on the rear to match the front 12, I go up to the parking lot to scrub the new tire, doing figure eights.

I had just read an article in BMWOA about M/C cops training for tight turns. So I tried to remember to look as sharply into the turn as I could to see if I could reduce my figure eights and turn tighter.

Well into this exersize, I realize that my left arm is getting tired. I notice that I am leaning on it heavily while turning left. But I am never leaning on my right arm turning right. I always turn better left, especially at higher speeds like twisty roads. Then I started trying to focus on what was really the cause of this phenomenon, and I really came up with only two reasons. One is the control / use of the throttle and the other is the chain drive side of the bike is affecting my turns somehow. Or possibly third, just bad riding habits that I cant seem to break. No matter what I did, leaning on the left arm 'felt' right but not vise versa.

I know most people have favored turn sides, and most people turn better left. We've had discussions about this before, but I dont remember being satisfied with any of the rationale for it.

(You can REALLY turn sharper if you LOOK almost over your shoulder and try turn to into the 'look' of where you want to go. I know this is well known but its worth mentioning.)

figment is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kletus turns 25 today deez Road Racing: Professional 8 11-17-2003 12:41 PM
Plane ride turns into flight instruction! SuperDave Off-Topic 40 07-31-2003 4:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome