faffi Posted January 3, 2012 Report Share Posted January 3, 2012 If you ride a fairly long bike with relatively limited cornering clearance, like a cruiser or a standard from the 1970s, how do you best cope with fairly tight corners, like hairpins? Should you try to make the widest radius possible to keep the cornering speed fairly high, or would you be better off to brake deep, throw the bike as quickly as a slow steering bike will lean over on its side, and power out again as soon as possible? The first method would make for a long corner, but fairly high and fairly consistent cornering speed with little attitude changes, the latter would probably compress the suspension more and hence further reduce cornering clearance, but the amount of time leaned over could be kept very short so that the bike would either decelerate or accelerate most of the time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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