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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Slow turn around.

There are more then one technique used to slowly turn around in a small radius. The one I learned recently when ALONE on the bike is put the bike in first gear and use zero throttle or clutch.When the bike is steady as speed just face inside of the turn and start turning. If you use the throttle the bike almost guaranteed will go down.
On a larger radius solo or two up I use second gear with a touch of rear brake. If you are about to run out of space quickly straighten the handlebar and stop.
If new at this bike and riding two up don't be embarrassed to ask the partner to walk to the other side of the turn.
I remember at the beginning my wife was sarcastically asking if I want her to walk home. Beats a broken leg, was my reply.
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[QUOTE=Peter Goldwing;5408673] The one I learned recently when ALONE on the bike is put the bike in first gear and use zero throttle or clutch.When the bike is steady as speed just face inside of the turn and start turning.

Very interesting! I will have to give that a try.
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The farther you turn your head into the circle the easier the turn is,I put my chin to my shoulder.

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Very interesting. I too will try this

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On the same subject,when slow moving keep focused on something way ahead like a utility pole or building and not on what is directly in front and forward movement will become easier and not much movement of the handlebars,takes a while to feel secure but it makes riding more fun.
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The farther you turn your head into the circle the easier the turn is,I put my chin to my shoulder.
That's what I was taught in the Basic Rider Class oh-so-many years ago...
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