I do believe I'm getting better! Granted, it'd be hard for me to do any worse than when I first started but I'm much more confident making tighter and tighter u-turns, putting my foot down less. For what it's worth, I'm making a conscious effort not to use rear brake (or the front for that matter), and really just relying on the clutch to modulate speed once I'm committed to the turn, with the throttle 100% closed. I was definitely going too slow in the past, and letting the clutch out more has made huge improvements. I'm not counter-weighting and my foot position is all funky but that brings me to my next question.
I feel like my feet and hands are in awkward positions pretty much all the time.
Left Foot: Should it constantly be tucked underneath the clutch, other than when downshifting? What about when going straight, as I've read that proper positioning has you on the balls of your feet? I've tried that, but then when I have to shift up it feels awkward for me to slip my foot back into position. I assume it should be a mix of both - underneath the clutch when you are getting up to speed, and then onto the ball of the foot once you don't anticipate having to shift anytime soon. But then around town or in parking lots, wouldn't your foot always be under the clutch?
Right Foot: My ankle is killing me because I found myself always having heel on the peg, toes hovering over the front brake - leaving from a stop, turning, going straight, slowing down, whatever. And my boots just been digging into the upper ankle/shin area. I have to believe this is wrong, but always having the ball of my foot on the peg feels unsafe, because it'll take me that much longer to move into braking position in an emergency.
Left Hand: I lost count of how many times I hit the damn horn button today, going for the blinker. Grrrr. It feels like the entire assembly should be tilted back towards me another 15*. As it is, I don't feel 100% comfortable reaching for the clutch and hitting the blinkers. Can these positions be adjusted?
Right Hand: The MSF course taught us to keep our wrists high, but in this position when going for the brake it feels unnatural. What position is your wrist in most of the time? Slightly bent?