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Jul 07

Posts: 12


Why is it that when i am riding i find left hand corners so much easier then right hand corners. I can really fling my bike into left handers and have absolute confidence tha i will get round the corner. But when it comes to right handers i have no confidence at all. I have done a trackday at castle combe (a right hand biased track) and thought that may have sorted me out but i still chicken out on the roads. Whats going on, is it just a mental thing and do other people suffer with it to?

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Apr 06

Posts: 667

BEXI says:

i am on your side with that..

i find lefty's easyer and quicker.  but i know this aint right cos you should take right handers quicker. its a safety thing.  but i know why i do left handers better, its cos of the way my body is and i cant feel the balance and angle so well. 

but i couldnt say why your like that.

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Jul 07

Posts: 12


Maybe it is a safety thing. When i go round a right hander you are going into the traffic so i stiffen up? But i have asked other people also and they have said that they find right handers easier! Strange.

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Nov 06

Posts: 153

cbrrrryan says:


I think most people favour one or the other. I think most people are more comfortable with right handers, people tend to get their knee down for the first time on a roundabout.

Are you right or left handed? Could that be the issue? I'm lefthanded and I seem to have more confidence when taking lefthanders. It's not that I have a problem with right hand corners, like I said before most people have a favourite be it left or right.

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Apr 05

Posts: 492

BroonBottle says:

Ever had a near miss?

Could it be something like that? Have you ever encountered traffic in the middle of the road in a right-hander or nearly ran off the road at one? An incident like that could shake confidence.

Me, I prefer rights to lefts and I wonder if it's anything to do with having run straight on at left while I was learning.

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public enemy#1


Apr 08

Posts: 293

Practice Mate

Just takes practice, nearly everyone is one side biased but most get over it with practice. Take the lefts/rights slowly, gradually increase speed and lean and you'll crack it....................good luck mate.:smile

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Nov 07

Posts: 576


 my mate struggles with right handers he finds left handers much easier but i'm the opposite i prefer right handers in terms of banking over i think bt confidence wise i have no problem with either and after knee down on both sides at mallory its not like i cant bank over. and having passed my advanced cornering is really not an issue to me. in the wet i lose a bit of confidence but my ninja and the dunlops are really faithful to me


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Apr 07

Posts: 918

andy_m says:


i have no problem with either or given one or the other time of day in my thoughts... I do find i can take corners much faster if i am aware of the visuals around it (looking over the hedge or leaning my head around)

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Oct 07

Posts: 2549

antrs250 says:


ok with both ...

but only on the right handers can i take my foot off the left peg to scar people behide me.

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Aug 05

Posts: 338

pch1 says:


I agree with BroonBottle, I had an accident on a right hander after some pratt left a brick in the road. Ever since then I have noticed that my right handers aren't as smooth or lean angle as great as left handers.

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Jan 08

Posts: 616

Steveyman says:


Maybe it's because you can straighten out the left handers, but you can't do that on blind right handers as you will be too close to centre line. I used to go slower through ride hand bends, but now I keep left and look well round the bend, (go where you look) Don't look at the kerb, Much better now.  :biggrin::biggrin:


Bikerbladerash are you going to Mallory on 3rd July?

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