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03-09-2019 07:25 AM
Ben Cek
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Originally Posted by mgoodie View Post
Last night was my first night at MSF BRC!* I can now ride around a parking lot and weave in and out of cones at 15 mph!* ** *However, one thing I noticed was it is a lot harder to turn right.* I talked to my friends who ride after class and they said a lot of people have trouble with this so it's not just me.* Does anyone know why this is or how to make it easier?
over the last 4 yrs i have toured over 17K kms through most of central Europe, Portugal to Poland. south Italy to Amsterdam
and particularly in the Alps, there one will find Many curves...right and left...i ride a GL 1800 i shipped MY bike over to Europe to ride and enjoy on my own machine...rentals are very expensive, especially if one wants to tour, ride, enjoy on a similar bike like home
i found that right turns, especially hairpins and there are MANY through the mountain roads and highways -the right turn, especially on the Goldwing were the hardest to maneuver, since the turn itself is Very tight, all left turns were without a problem and/or hesitation
i think it is because all of Europe -not UK of course- is right hand drive thus turns to the right are harder to manage then the usual wider swing and bends for a left turn >uphill or downhill
actually driving though San Marino (republic in northeastern Italy), and climbing to the top of the mountain to the castle of the Republic, and trying to find the way to the tourist area and Parking. i notice too late the correct road to turn onto to get to the destination, the throttle down and the quick decision to turn into the tight right turn, -probably at least 135 degrees- such as most hairpin turns are in Europe- i unfortunately had to drop the bike onto its engine guards, the turn was not managed properly...lol...mind you there was a rut, asphalt seam, in the road RIGHT there too thus the wheel snap quickly to the right...aaargh...fortunately no damage to bike, actually didn't even hurt my pride: science, gravity, mother nature etc. won ... i ain't fighting 'em!
now on regular right or left turns without the need to climb a road or highway up or down a mountain that was managed without a problem
on a longer wheel based bike such as the Goldwing, it is a tad more challenging to ride but no where impossible
Europe is very bike friendly, but the roads and passes were there, well before the bike was invented...lol
12-06-2017 12:24 PM
Sarathee I am sure you would have figured it out by now.
I also had the same problem on a sharp right turn
What I figured out from (Lee Parks Total Control) Throttle and brake at the same time will make the turn easy to pass.
10-14-2005 09:32 PM
Muamer
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

I am left handed and I find it alot easier to lean right than left. I also feel that I can achieve leaner angle on RHS.
10-10-2005 03:36 PM
bobspapa
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

maybe he's a democrat
10-09-2005 09:22 PM
ducati culture
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Thats funny.. I think its opostie for me and I am right handed.
10-07-2005 01:17 PM
davidbeinct
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

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Originally Posted by Blueshark928
Au contrair! I'm right handed and shoot with my left eye. Always have. Your probably right, i may be the exception rather than the rule. I am very left eye dominate. I may be better at right handers, because i dont have the same sense of dread of face planting into an oncomming car headlight I do when making left handed turns.
Me too, but I hate to tell you, you and I are (minor) freaks. Most people's dominant side is the same for hand, feet, and eyes. And for most it's right.

David B.
10-07-2005 11:05 AM
krolik
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Handedness and eye dominance tend to be the same side, but not always.

Cameras, firearms, and other items that requires manipulation and sighting are generally designed so that the controls & sights use the same hand/eye pairing.
10-07-2005 09:26 AM
Blueshark928
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

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Originally Posted by davidbeinct
Untrue.* Cameras are set up the way they are because most people are right handed and right eyed.

David B.
Au contrair! I'm right handed and shoot with my left eye. Always have. Your probably right, i may be the exception rather than the rule. I am very left eye dominate. I may be better at right handers, because i dont have the same sense of dread of face planting into an oncomming car headlight I do when making left handed turns.
10-07-2005 07:56 AM
davidbeinct
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

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Originally Posted by mjlandy
Right handers - are LEFT EYE dominant.

You need to look further to the right, to get the left eye to see where you want to go - try it.

Untrue. Cameras are set up the way they are because most people are right handed and right eyed.

David B.
10-06-2005 10:50 PM
monsterbrew
Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

With me it has nothing to do with the throttle! I notice the same thing when I'm on the slopes skiing and boarding, and on my Mt. Bike. Shit I even feel uneasy drifting the Jeep on dirt mountain roads going into right hand turns! I have know idea what the hell is wrong with me!!! Maybe my Mom dropped me on my right side or something when I was a baby !!!
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