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cornering technique

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by jcal_101, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Hi guys,

    how are you going? well ive been riding for 2 months now and its been enjoyable ever second. um just a quick question, i was wondering the faster you go around a corner, the greater you have to lean? how truthful is the statement... um aswell how do you achieve a greater lean, because as ive been riding it seems to me that im not leaning that much at all... would i use body positioning to ahieve it (how would you?) and any other tips on cornering

    thanks heaps
  2. practice.

    to go faster through the corners u need to lean, BUT that does not mean you go into the corners fast, you'll kill yourself.

    rider positioning helps. check youtube, theres plenty of vids there to show you exactly how to position yourself on the bike to do a better corner.

    dont worry, you;ve been on the bike 2 months, no one here expects you to have your knee down in the corner. keep practicing, keep riding, and eventually you will go through corners faster.
  3. Yes that's right...exactly true...The faster you go around the same corner, the more you have to lean (since it depends on the corner). Provided you don't alter your body position to reduce the amount of lean needed.

    You cannot actively turn through a corner without counter-steering...if you are'nt familiar with what that is - then you need to make a study of it...and become veeery proficient with it, since it is one of the most fundimental skills used in riding a bike.
    If you don't feel like you are leaning much, it is because you are'nt going very fast through that particular corner..A GOOD THING at this stage in your riding...Give it time.

  4. Raven, I absolutely admire you for taking on ANOTHER cornering thread! (I wonder how many times the same question has been asked on NR??!?! LOL)

    Jcal - I'd happily explain it all to you in person, but seriously, use the search function!
  5. Gota keep bangin the drum, mate... :LOL: :LOL:
    (although I admit that the ol' drum kit is looking a bit tired)... :LOL:

  6. Just curious about this statement...

    Isn't there a point where due to the suspension sag you can be carrying the same lean but travelling at a quicker pace? I know as a rule of thumb quicker = more lean but i saw this demonstrated in a video once and the guy took the same corner with the same lean but the second time he went around at a greater speed and was pretty much at the exact same lean angle.

    It was awhile ago though so my recollection is a bit hazy. It was a pretty convincing demonstration though! :LOL:
  7. Doubt it!


    and a whole lot more...
  8. :LOL:

    Cheers Rob, very informative. I must have either picked up some misinformation or misinterpreted the video that I saw.
  9. I think its a mistake to start thinking 'How much lean angle should I use?'.
    Rather concentrate on keeping your chosen line through the corner. The bike will sort out the lean angle according to your speed.
    If you seem not to be leaning much it just means you've got plenty in reserve.
  10. I suggest you check the mentor thread and see if there are any mentors in Adelaide. Then contact them and see if they will give you a hand.

    Need to be careful about trying to go too fast around corners before you are ready and being ready means learning about counter-steering.
  11. hey guys thanks for the advice...i have been using the search button, hence i haven't ask any more questions, ill look into mentors in adelaide. thanks for the help anyway