downhill corners

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  1. So maybe ill get ripped open for this but ive noticed i go a lot slower around corners while going downhill?? is this normal, im not new at riding but also wouldnt say im fast, Any tricks tips?
     
  2. Normal for me...
     
  3. Drop a gear and use that engine grip and look lean believe!
     
  4. DGA

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    It's just a matter of feel. Most newer riders - and it seems like you are not - have a problem with them and it's mainly that you don't encounter a lot of them.

    A tip that you already know is, look where you are going, maintenance throttle, and relax.
     
  5. RedKat600

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    Right or wrong, I'm always afraid of overloading the front tire. I typically try and keep my weight a little further back on the bike as I go around.

    I don't like them either. For whatever reason, I'd rather go uphill.
     
  6. Just add more gas. Gotta get that weight transfer to the proper 40/60 front/rear. It's a little unnatural feeling at first but once you understand what you are doing it gets easier and easier.
     
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    It's simple physics, and it's normal. :evil3:
     
  9. Ride how you are comfortable, don't try and outthink yourself.

    Confidence is key in my opinion.
     
  10. PeteN95

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    Go do a track day at PR and practice T3. When you get it right you'll be still on the front brake with your knee on the ground. :)
     

  11. i think your right about that
     
  12. I'm getting more comfortable in T-3, it's the drop at T-Hill or The Ridge that still get me... Fun, but hard for me to really be on the gas...
     
  13. PeteN95

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    You can't be on the gas in a decreasing radius, downhill turn.
     
  14. Bluuu

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    Think I'm still a leeeetle ways from getting it right.
     
  15. Bluuu

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  16. Oh, then I guess I'm doing it right..... :D
     
  17. Anyone that rips you up or belittles you for bringing this up needs to put down the technique books and go put some miles behind them.
    I am slower and more cautious downhill too, especially if I am thinking about it.
    Going uphill is like having a spoiler pushing down on you. A little extra grip. Super confidence inspiring.
    Downhill feels just the opposite.
     
  18. PeteN95

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    Not T3 at the Ridge! It is uphill, but is flattening off just as you tip in, which un-weights the bike and can start slides. A lot of people found this out last Friday! :scared
     
  19. Yeesh!
    Bummer about the crashes.
    No injuries I hope.
     
  20. Downhill right handers are the absolute worst corners for me. I don't think anyone will rip you for saying that downhill is more of a challenge, because I think it's true for most everyone. I just trust my bike, look where I want to go, and relax. Try concentrating on your breathing maybe? I've found that helps me relax when things are starting to get sketchy.
     
    #20 Stringcheese, May 24, 2012
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