twgonzalez Posted April 20, 2010 Report Share Posted April 20, 2010 What is the recommended technique for taking a decreasing radius turn (270 degree) and when to get on the throttle. I find that if I enter the turn at a good clip with some lean angle to spare, I can then lean it over further as I go into the turn, but I hesitate to apply throttle as I lean more. The challenge is (especially headed downhill) that as the turn radius decreases and I am leaning over more and OFF the throttle I start to put a lot of load on the front tire. Doing this yesterday I found that when I entered the turn a bit hotter than I wanted I really had to get the bike over further as the radius decreased, and I ended up sliding the front a bit (just enough to scare me and blow my confidence for the rest of the ride.) If I had been able to add a bit of throttle I am sure I could have transferred more weight to the rear and avoided the slip, but then I think I might have suffered a different fate. Any suggestions from anyone. (Caveat: I realize this is probably something best experimented with at the track - and there arent' too many 270 degree turns at tracks like there are on mountain roads.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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