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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Cornering advice NEEDED!

Hey guys, I just picked up a 05 R6 and I am newbie to a 600. Had a Ninja 250 for a few months.. and this bike feels completely different. Just a quick question about cornering..

When you are coming to a corner and you counter-steer to get the bike leaned over. Do you turn the front wheel back to face the corner after the initial lean? Or do you keep it counter-steered throughout the turn?
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Re: Cornering advice NEEDED!

don't think about it so much. just ride - under control - and you'll slowly get the hang of it. i know i can make turns, but i don't pay attention to what my hands are doing. they just DO.


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Thanks for the fast response..I'm trying to get an understanding of what you "should be" doing. I know most of it just happens naturally without having to think about it but still would be nice to have some info.
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Look where you want to go and not where you are going and be smooth and steady on the throttle and your hands should naturally do what they are suppose to with time.

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Re: Cornering advice NEEDED!

Don't think about it so much in terms of trying to change the direction of the front wheel.

How hard you press will determine how quickly the bike leans over. Press/push to get the lean and trajectory you want, then ease up on the pressure.

The front tire will naturally flop back over into the turn once you set your lean angle. If you physically try to turn it back, you're essentially counter steering the other way, and it's going to stand the bike back up.

The ergonomics of the two bikes may feel way different, but they will counter-steer in exactly the same way. Just do what you did on your Ninja and it'll behave as expected.
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The front tire will naturally flop back over into the turn once you set your lean angle.
This is what I experienced..which is why I'm asking this question. When I was turning, I pressed left and leaned left. When I started to lean I felt the front kind of turn back towards corner (bar turning left), so I'm trying to clarify am I suppose to keep the bar pressed left? Or do I let it steer back and hold/adjust from there?
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So basically after the initial counter-steer lean. Do I keep the front counter-steered or does it go back inline with my corner line?
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Re: Cornering advice NEEDED!

Apply pressure to set the lean, once the bike is leaned as far as you want/need it, you can release the pressure. You shouldn't be trying to hold the wheel pointed in a specific direction. You want to let the wheel flop back.

You want to make a fast, smooth steering input to set the angle, and then be loose on the bars to let the front end do it's thing.
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Apply pressure to set the lean, once the bike is leaned as far as you want/need it, you can release the pressure. You shouldn't be trying to hold the wheel pointed in a specific direction. You want to let the wheel flop back.

You want to make a fast, smooth steering input to set the angle, and then be loose on the bars to let the front end do it's thing.
That answers my questions, Thanks !
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Have you taken an MSF course?
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