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Old 10-08-2017, 10:42 AM
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Just got my license this summer and finally out on the road at the end of July. Spent a lot of time in the parking lot as I was nervous taking out my 17 Deluxe until my starts and stops were more refined.
i understand it's common to have a weak side where cornering is concerned. For me, left corners feel much more relaxed and natural, while right often seem akward.
I've been riding as much as possible as the season here in the Northeast is coming to an end. I'd like some tips on strengthening up my right cornering.
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Find someone that knows the ins and outs of riding a 2 wheel vehicle and get them to show you what counter steering is.
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Have you taken a basic riding course? If not, do. If so, there are some other classes/DVD's out there, such as the 'Ride Like a Pro' series.


Otherwise, get out there on your bike and tighten up your skills. Monitoring the World Wide Web is only a partial way to the solution. To me, based on your post, you're well on the way toward your goal.
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I learned about counter steering in the msf course, although it didn't really click until I got out of the parking lot and on the road. I'd be happy at this point if my right corners were as good as my lefts. Wondering what others may have done about the issue to improve their weak side, whichever that may be
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The NEW Ride Like A Pro DVD - Jerry "Motorman" Palladino
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I'm riding over 30 years and I still occasionally learn something new. If you haven't taken a basic course TAKE IT! If you have, then consider a more advanced course.
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All or most of the above but concentrate on the road ahead and where you need to be. The bike will follow. Getting distracted is a recipe for disaster in sharp corners especially.
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Also --- On YouTube -- McRider Motorcycle Training

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Take the msf course , you'll learn alot there. Keep riding....miles equal experience. I'll give you two pieces of advice, one look through the turn...approaching the turn I always did a quick sweep through it to spot any thing that might be a Hazzard, pothole, gravel etc. then look as far ahead as possible to where you want to go..you'll be amazed how well that one little thing will help, when I was teaching my wife how to ride this summer she was hooting and laughing her *** off when she finally got that concept. Two...I'm in the northeast too and fall is upon on us...so watch out for fallen leaves, once they're wet they're like an oil slick and they stay wet for days after it rained. Oh and the theory behind you feeling more comfortable in left hand turns is because right handers have a tighter radius...it will get easier the more you ride though
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