Thread: How to turn?
View Single Post
Old 09-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
dmay
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Bloomfield,Indiana
Oddometer: 237
How ever far you are leaning try to keep your head above the center line of the tire contact patches with the ground,this will keep you from tipping into the inside of the turn. This is one area a vintage bike will teach you better than a modern,they won't turn unless you lean them,and they fall over if your weight is too far in. A leaned over bike will take torque from the rear wheel better than just turning the front wheel,but you'll need to shift the weight back to the outside peg with it still leaned over before applying power.
If you do your turns while straight up you need good throttle and clutch control to keep from pushing the front wheel out....Now If I could just practice what I preach
__________________
Doug


2011 Sherco 250 trials,83 Fantic 240 trials,1992 Fantic 309 trials,2009 Kawasaki KLX250s,1984 SWM 320TL
dmay is offline   Reply With Quote