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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?
 

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Draw a line with chalk on the road:D

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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Look through the turn more
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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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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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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


this image should help you understand
 

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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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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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OP- you need a track day.
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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
Will try!
 

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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


this image should help you understand
Not exactly the best picture to explain it. no need to make a sharp 90 degree turn with the bike like that. OP, don't lean so much going through the turn. You're not going fast enough for the amount of lean you have going.
 

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It sounds to me like you don't have enough entry speed and you are entering the corner too early. Try Outside Inside Outside when going through a curve. But you are talking about the street so take an advanced riders course or go to the track you will learn more in one track day than you would believe. Knowing what your motorcycle is capable of is key to riding safely. Another thing with cornering is committing to the curve no matter what. Even if you think you might loose it just look even further into the curve. Do not pay attention to the road in front of you because you should have already seen it before you entered the corner instead pay attention to where you are going. Riders tend to go where they look so target fixating on a hot chick with her top down on the outside of your corner will put you in a position to motorboat her in a bad way.
 

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It sounds to me like you don't have enough entry speed and you are entering the corner too early. Try Outside Inside Outside when going through a curve. But you are talking about the street so take an advanced riders course or go to the track you will learn more in one track day than you would believe. Knowing what your motorcycle is capable of is key to riding safely. Another thing with cornering is committing to the curve no matter what. Even if you think you might loose it just look even further into the curve. Do not pay attention to the road in front of you because you should have already seen it before you entered the corner instead pay attention to where you are going. Riders tend to go where they look so target fixating on a hot chick with her top down on the outside of your corner will put you in a position to motorboat her in a bad way.
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That's why they only put guys on corners at the track :poke
 

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You'll learn a stupid amount. I left my first track day going, "Wtf just happened? Here, take all my cash, here's my credit card just get me back out there!"
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