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How to U-turn on a Motorcycle
BoOZe, please check if your pin is in the right location. I think I may have accidentally dragged it a bit.
Arrgh!!!! Terribly sorry guys. I think while adding my details I accidentally erased everyone’s entries.
Could we start this over?
That looks like a good jacket with everything you need — waterproof/breathable, CE-approved protectors and at a great price. First Gear has a good reputation, although I haven’t tried that brand.
I was also recently looking for a good jacket/pants combination for commuting that would keep me safe while also providing good ventilation. I settled on Motoport’s Air Mesh Kevlar jacket and pants and can’t speak highly enough of them. Ventilation/comfort in hot/humid weather is outstanding, and the protection is as good as, if not better than leather.
Thanks for that. Great points.
Rereading what I wrote above, “controlling speed with the rear brake” is not what I meant, but rather slowing down the bike with a dab of rear brake and, as you pointed out, imparting some stability to the bike at the same time. I’m not exactly sure how it works either. Maybe it has to do with inertia of the moving parts of the engine.
Since you have a Sporty, weight-wise, we’re in the same league (El Bandito weighs 505 lbs dry). I still have some anxiety about leaning it waaay over at slow speeds, which is why I’m practicing this. Well, not this week anyway. Non-stop rain here everyday since Saturday.
thanks. I have the 1200. Very easy to ride.
Never thought about shifting my weight. If the bike is upright or at least leaned to a lesser degree than now, it will defintely give me more time to react if it stalls. (The Bandit is a pretty top-heavy bike, so when it stalls when leaned over, it’s almost certainly going down.)
I’ll keep working on that “subtle” clutch action and raise the revs even more.
I think you’re right about practicing in a straight line first. That way I can master the pick up action of the bike without risking a drop.