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iconic558

So Why Do I Always Put My Inside Foot Down?

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Just been out for a quick pootle about in my woods...very lucky in the that respect.

 

Been practicing very slow/stopping/start tight turns and when (it's never 'if' with me :blush:) we go off balance, its always the inside foot that goes down. I've even tried to force myself to over balance on outside foot but my head just can't do it.

 

....I know the bike wants to fall 'into' the inside due to the physics, but then I should be allowing for this with my balance, but, I never over balance to the outside.

 

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 Well on the plus side, that is the correct side to dab. Usually it`s all mental, you are giving up before the turn. Safety dab every time. Good luck on that.  

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Put more weight on the outside footrest and lean the bike in more

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you could find that you are dropping your inner shoulder in on the turn, no matter how much you weight the outer foot rest you will still drop in and thus dab . Might help

 

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I think you are doing quite well,when I am riding around my estate I usualy end up with both feet down if I am turning....at least you are half way there.

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 Actually if you could have someone film you doing turns, it might just reveal what you are doing wrong.

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I try to point my toes out slightly ( bowlegged ) and this helps keep your knee on the outside of the turn away from the bike. 

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Could be the bikes geometry, as the bar's rotate the bike drops into the turn.

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Some great points there guys.

Been watching some vids this afternoon.....theres a lot of guys with their feet on the very outside of the outside footpeg and rolling there ankle out too......theres a LOT more to these turns than meets the eye!

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 Proper body English is the most important part of turns. It does not matter what bike, it is the same regardless.

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do left and right tight turns , fogures of 8 on tarmac and lean bike in and body out an hour or two should sort this.

My guess is you are not leaning the bike enough

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Yup, not enough lean and not enough pokey out knees....put in some practice today but bad habits are a pain to unlearn.

I wish I'd taken some proper tuition when I started trials.

Thanks for the help guys

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 In turns it is always better to over exaggerate every move than not enough. Good luck with creating correct muscle memory.

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try dabbing deliberately on outside to, that should "centre" your weight

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https://youtu.be/ZnFtLjQ_rr8?t=1m29s Try practising this for a few minutes before going out on the bike to practice slow tight turns and you will probably find them an absolute doddle after the guitar work .Regards.

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