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Are you left or right cornered?

Do you ever notice that you feel more comfortable in one type of corner rather than the other? When leaning in to a right hand corner I fell perfectly normal and natural but when I lean left it feels all wrong like a wrong handed golf swing. I have brought this up with other riders and they noticed the same thing. Anyone else notice this? Does it always coraspond to "handedness"?

All of my near misses have been in hard left hand turns where I panic and left off the throttle or tap the brake. I would really like to find a way to overcome this.

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post #2 of 63 Old 05-28-2009, 07:13 PM
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Don't fixate on the oncoming car/truck. lean left/look rightish

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I used to be more comfortable in left corners, but now right is better for me. Seems odd, since my lowside was a to the right, but there are too many blind curves where the cars are near or over the line on lefts that worries me some.

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I am right handed, right footed, and Left cornered!!!!

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I feel like I corner equally well left and right. For a while, though, I was afraid to put a bunch of pressure on my throttle (right) hand.

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curves don't bother me... but going in a straight line scares the crap outta me...



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curves don't bother me... but going in a straight line scares the crap outta me...
You're living in the wrong state then!

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probably have to say left is the best feel...but i never pushed a bike around a corner and dont want to to start trying or learning now...lol ill hang of the seat when knowones looking just to get the feel of a 25 mph turn

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You're living in the wrong state then!
meh... i love it here... dude.. the coldest day of the year i can go play golf and then run to the beach and watch the hot chicks play in the sand...





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Right, but I'm definitely biased by having a weak right leg from past injuries. Left footed, right cornered.

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Hmmm...I have no clue.

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Left or right doesnt bother me so much, but I much prefer a steep uphill corner vs one on a steep downhill.

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meh... i love it here... dude.. the coldest day of the year i can go play golf and then run to the beach and watch the hot chicks play in the sand...

hows the cost of living in FL? Im in the mood to move to Colorado or Utah but if not then Florida might be another option...

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hows the cost of living in FL? Im in the mood to move to Colorado or Utah but if not then Florida might be another option...
no state income tax... gas is ~2.40... i have a very nice private 2 bedroom apartment near the airport for 950 a month..

no helmet law.. no insurance on a motorcycle unless you want to buy it.. all the hot a$$ spanish and island girls the heart could desire...



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sounds appealing. any enterprise rent a car offices around? i know in houston there are roughly 250 offices...which means tons of opportunities for yours truly. all i know about the florida operation is that they have 2 ferraris and a slew of lotus & corvettes.

Yep, I rode a wheelie for a mile...then crashed...oops
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sounds appealing. any enterprise rent a car offices around? i know in houston there are roughly 250 offices...which means tons of opportunities for yours truly. all i know about the florida operation is that they have 2 ferraris and a slew of lotus & corvettes.
yeah.. there is a enterprise like 1/2 a mile from my place.. and all joking aside there are probably 25 more in the ft lauderdale proper... not to mention miami

you speak spanish?? then miami may not be a bad idea...


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I am right handed, right footed, and Left cornered!!!!
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You know, Texas has some good riding weather too. And if you get inland some (hill country) we actually have twisty roads and low humidity!

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no state income tax... gas is ~2.40... i have a very nice private 2 bedroom apartment near the airport for 950 a month..

no helmet law.. no insurance on a motorcycle unless you want to buy it.. all the hot a$$ spanish and island girls the heart could desire...
Yea, but my ex-wife lives there, that alone keeps me far away.........

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Hard right has always been easier for some reason, but I'm an idiot by nature.

Might be different in Orlando though..

Kind of like watching water run down the drain backwards South of the Equator.

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I feel more comfortable on a left turn, yet I go much faster on a right? Eh.

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left corner, right handed.

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According to my tires I like them both equally. I think I feel a little better in a left hander though, mainly due to the better site lines.

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Well I won't lie...I've been down turning both ways But both times were due to ###t in the road. I think I feel fine turing both ways.

I spent some time on a road Monday that was intense turning left and right. High speed corners and low speed corners. Felt fine turing both ways


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Well I won't lie...I've been down turning both ways But both times were due to ###t in the road. I think I feel fine turing both ways.

I spent some time on a road Monday that was intense turning left and right. High speed corners and low speed corners. Felt fine turing bith ways
he's a "ambi-turner"..........



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he's a "ambi-turner"..........
I just figured I'd test my crashing skills turning both ways


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Left or right doesnt bother me so much, but I much prefer a steep uphill corner vs one on a steep downhill.
Gotta be some amateur psychologist on here that can explain this one. I'm the same way. Maybe it's the physics of the thing. Or the fact that our bodies are already going 'down' the hill and our mind keeps us from pushing as hard as we would up the hill. Hmmm...

My low side was on the left, so I was very uncomfortable leaning hard left for a while, but I got over it eventually.

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Gotta be some amateur psychologist on here that can explain this one. I'm the same way. Maybe it's the physics of the thing. Or the fact that our bodies are already going 'down' the hill and our mind keeps us from pushing as hard as we would up the hill. Hmmm...

My low side was on the left, so I was very uncomfortable leaning hard left for a while, but I got over it eventually.
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I am right handed, right footed, and Left cornered!!!!

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Seems to me I remember feeling more comfortable in left turns on my old '80 CB900, but on my 919 I like the Righty Tighties. hmmm

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I'm comfortable both ways, but i scrape more on the left!

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Left or right doesnt bother me so much, but I much prefer a steep uphill corner vs one on a steep downhill.
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Gotta be some amateur psychologist on here that can explain this one. I'm the same way. Maybe it's the physics of the thing. Or the fact that our bodies are already going 'down' the hill and our mind keeps us from pushing as hard as we would up the hill. Hmmm...

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I am more comfortable in a left turn. I often wondered if I was alone on this. I am right handed but can relate the turning more to turning a snow/skate/surf board. Left turn is like my backside turn, I am just more comfortable on that side. On a board of any type the frontside turn generally spits you on your face. I guess I have growen more comfortable with the idea of landing on my can than on my grill.

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I like the right turns, and I always thought most people were like that because most on- and off-ramps are right-handers. You can scrape your right peg on a cloverleaf anywhere in the Prairies, but good luck finding a 270-degree, decreasing-radius left-hander. I live in the mountains, so there are plenty of good left and right handers, but the highway exits are still where I scrape my right peg every day.

The person who talked about surfing/skateboarding/snowboarding was onto something... I am goofy-footed, and backside turns are definitely a bit more comfortable on snowboard, which corresponds to a right turn for me. Are the left-turners regular-footed, and the right-turners goofy?

From a physics point of view, there's a good reason it's easier to charge into an uphill corner than a downhill corner - when you are going downhill, a slight mistake can mean more corner speed and skidding off the downhill side of the corner; going uphill, a slight hesitation mistake just means a bit less corner speed.

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