Why is it that when i am riding i find left hand corners so much easier then right hand corners. I can really fling my bike into left handers and have absolute confidence tha i will get round the corner. But when it comes to right handers i have no confidence at all. I have done a trackday at castle combe (a right hand biased track) and thought that may have sorted me out but i still chicken out on the roads. Whats going on, is it just a mental thing and do other people suffer with it to?
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i am on your side with that..
i find lefty's easyer and quicker. but i know this aint right cos you should take right handers quicker. its a safety thing. but i know why i do left handers better, its cos of the way my body is and i cant feel the balance and angle so well.
but i couldnt say why your like that.
Maybe it is a safety thing. When i go round a right hander you are going into the traffic so i stiffen up? But i have asked other people also and they have said that they find right handers easier! Strange.
I think most people favour one or the other. I think most people are more comfortable with right handers, people tend to get their knee down for the first time on a roundabout.
Are you right or left handed? Could that be the issue? I'm lefthanded and I seem to have more confidence when taking lefthanders. It's not that I have a problem with right hand corners, like I said before most people have a favourite be it left or right.
Ever had a near miss?
Could it be something like that? Have you ever encountered traffic in the middle of the road in a right-hander or nearly ran off the road at one? An incident like that could shake confidence.
Me, I prefer rights to lefts and I wonder if it's anything to do with having run straight on at left while I was learning.
Just takes practice, nearly everyone is one side biased but most get over it with practice. Take the lefts/rights slowly, gradually increase speed and lean and you'll crack it....................good luck mate.
my mate struggles with right handers he finds left handers much easier but i'm the opposite i prefer right handers in terms of banking over i think bt confidence wise i have no problem with either and after knee down on both sides at mallory its not like i cant bank over. and having passed my advanced cornering is really not an issue to me. in the wet i lose a bit of confidence but my ninja and the dunlops are really faithful to me
i have no problem with either or given one or the other time of day in my thoughts... I do find i can take corners much faster if i am aware of the visuals around it (looking over the hedge or leaning my head around)
ok with both ...
but only on the right handers can i take my foot off the left peg to scar people behide me.
I agree with BroonBottle, I had an accident on a right hander after some pratt left a brick in the road. Ever since then I have noticed that my right handers aren't as smooth or lean angle as great as left handers.
Maybe it's because you can straighten out the left handers, but you can't do that on blind right handers as you will be too close to centre line. I used to go slower through ride hand bends, but now I keep left and look well round the bend, (go where you look) Don't look at the kerb, Much better now.
Bikerbladerash are you going to Mallory on 3rd July?
i hope to go mate but i'm not sure i not booked a place yet, but hopefully can get one due to who my dad is lol
It is probably to do with the camber in the road. As the road is cambered off to the edges to allow rain to drain off, it means left handers are on a positive camber, and right handers are a negative camber.
Well that is only one theory anyway
I think you may have hit the nail on the head, probably the most obvious cause of losing confidence in right handers.
I have noticed that when I go round a right hander that has a section of anti skid red tarmac, changing from one tarmac to the other upsets the bike a bit, and I suppose negative camber has the same effect because as you say the road surface falls away from you.