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Question Keeping a constant line..

Guys i'm having trouble keeping my line while taking a long corner. for some reason i always tend to "over-steer".

I'm not sure if its my Body Positioning, throttle control or maybe i'm griping the bars too tight. Anyone got advice on how to keep my line constant throughout the turn?
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Its probably your positioning / Grip and throttle control. Work on Rolling the throttle out of the turn, that way your gradually getting faster. Relax with the death grip and acutely ride, instead of hanging on for dear life!
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Guys i'm having trouble keeping my line while taking a long corner. for some reason i always tend to "over-steer".

I'm not sure if its my Body Positioning, throttle control or maybe i'm griping the bars too tight. Anyone got advice on how to keep my line constant throughout the turn?
You're probably holding the bars too tight. The bumps in the road move the forks up and down. They change length, and that requires the bars to wiggle and move. When you hold then too tightly, you send the bike off course. Loosen your grip and see if it helps any. You should be holding the bars as gently as possible. Like holding a baby's hand


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Or you're just off the gas the whole time too Victor. When you are off the gas, the bike turns harder. So you turn in, leaning the bike, and you let off the gas, the bike will begin to turn in more than expected. MAybe that's what's going on?

You say oversteer. So you turn into the inside of the turn too much? I read you weren't getting a constant line, like it was a shaky line or something. Not steady and stable?


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Re: Keeping a constant line..

I think "over-steer" wasen't a good example.

Its actually a combination of both things you mentioned. The bike falls into the inside of the curve rather than keep a constant line throughout it. Since this happens i find myself having to pick the bike up/lean again a few times throughout it which makes my line look horrible and shaky/unstable.

I think you may be right regarding the throttle. I don't know why im scared to stay on the throttle. i find myself getting on and off quite often. i'm also sure i should be hanging off alot more.
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Re: Keeping a constant line..

the other issue may be that you are entering the turn too soon. if you do this you will be riding the edge of your lane, whether inside or out, alot sooner than expected. to fix that i would practice on a turn that you are VERY familiar and pick a later entry point. once you've picked that entry point you want to look ALL THE WAY THROUGH the turn about 15-20 feet before you actually get to the entry point you've chosen. that should help if i understand that you are having a multiple lean point turns


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Re: Keeping a constant line..

Yes exactly, my line looks like the red one but abit worse lol.

I want it to look like the green one but i'm having trouble getting a line like that.

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Re: Keeping a constant line..

like i said just pick a turn you are comfortable with that you go through on a normal basis then pick a later entry than you usually do. it may feel awkward going in so late but when you "flop" over into the turn you will realize you have more room to lean in and it will get you all the way through the turn

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