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post #1 of 5 Old 05-28-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Nice video explaining some basics

Motorcycle Cornering Plus Road Riding Tips & U Turns - YouTube

Got some good pointers here for new riders, as he says in the video, your not on the track, your on a public road.

This is kinda the style I ride, watching through the turns and judging correct speed by how near/far the apex or vp is.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-28-2013, 02:37 PM
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That's actually a pretty cool little device.

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.

2012 DL650 - Havin' a blast!
2006 Suzuki VStar 1100 - To low to the ground, got tired of dragging the boards.
2009 BMW K1200GT - Couldn't do the high prices for EVERYTHING
2008 Yamaha FZ1 - Had to give up the sport bike style
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-28-2013, 03:47 PM
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He's riding on the wrong side of the road.


Proper motorcycle training is like wearing a helmet. You can ride for 30 years without one and make a case that you've never needed it. Until you do but then it's too late to make that decision.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-28-2013, 04:35 PM
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I learned---

---If you're riding close to the inside of the turn on the approach you can see bugger all.
---Don't trust the telegraph poles to tell you which way the unseen road is going.
---Description of the rear brake as an anchor for very slow turning is apt...I like that.

I'm not sure I need one more thing to think about regarding vanishing points. That was in David L. Hough's books, also. I don't really see the need--I'm probably using them without thinking about them--but I'll give it a try.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-28-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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The technique of staying out or keeping in on bends to maximise view distance is usually know as 'police' riding/driving here in the uk because it's how our police interceptors are taught how to Golf Lima Foxtrot.

I recently watched this video....

How to ride a motorcycle in "police style" advanced mode - YouTube

notice how he hardly if at all uses the brakes.

His other vids are worth a look also, even if you've got a lot of miles under your belt.
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