Thanks for the responses, as usual. I’ve been riding considerably more and practicing these turns as much as possible. I still find that as I am approaching a left hand turn (not as much with right hand turns) I am braking and clicking down the gears (not engine braking, yet…ok maybe every once in a while) but find when I am ready to lean into the turn, I feel too fast (I don’t think I am though) and usually wind up in the friction zone during the turn. I know that’s wrong…I need to brake harder and considerably slow down more prior to the turn.
Another item I need to practice is when I am clicking (or downshifting) I once thought I was now in 2nd, only to be in 1st and really revved the engine. I hope it doesn’t take long to get familiar with what gear I am in.