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Old 07-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #13421
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Originally Posted by helotaxi View Post
It might just be the angle but you look really crossed up in that pic.
That's a good eye, you're quite correct. On right handers I'll get my lower body off low and off on the inside but I like to keep my helmet relatively centered over the tank. The reason is that here in the heavily forested Northeast, the best twisties will have foliage growing right up to the edge of road which leaves right handers pretty blind. So positioning my head just a few inches/feet further left, than a full body hang-off, gives me a few degrees more viewing angle around the corner. Here's an example of the visibility difference between winter and summer, any why the former is my favorite time to ride (same exact section of road).

Anyways, due to visibility, and several other unique risk factors associated with right handers, I take it significantly easier on right handers .
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