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    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
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    Hey FT144, welcome to the RIDE! Keep up the practice, it doesn't make perfect but it does make you better. "Seat Time", i've heard a lot of guys talk about the 3-Sisters ride. It comes highly recommended by many. :{)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ5 View Post
    A thing that helped a riding partner of mine who felt unsteady and rather nervous for a while was to do his best to remember to try to kiss his mirror in a turn. That is intended to help you lean toward the inside of the corner as far as you can. If you lean as though you're trying to get over (and _forward_ enough to kiss the mirror, you'll both feel and _be_ a whole lot more stable in corners.
    They teach techniques like this and more in the Advanced MSF class.
    Don’t let the title ‘Advanced ‘ scare you. Basically there’s the Beginner class for those who don’t know how to ride and there’s the Advanced class that continues on where the Beginner class left off.

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    I once saw a video where a fellow set up a circle in a parking lot and went around repeatedly, gradually increasing speed, thus forcing more lean. After awhile, he reverses direction. Been thinking about trying that myself.
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    Senior Member Practicing Cornering at Speed GregC's Avatar
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    When I got my 2015, as a 1st time rider, I spent many hours over several weekends doing this in the big parking lot of an abandoned grocery store lot. It helped a LOT before I went out on the “big boy” roads.

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    The Advanced class would ideal but finding one actually on the schedule is difficult-to-impossible. They publicize the class but finding a training site that offers it may be much more of a challenge. At least that's the case in Ohio.

    One other factor is actual demand. I ran the Honda Rider Ed Ctr in OH for 16 years and the number of Basic Classes outstripped the ERC (advanced course) by at least 20-to-1 and my site was one of the only locations in the state where the ERC was offered. Most of the other site administrators would NOT offer the ERC because it usually was a bust with not enough students signing up to make a class.

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    Senior Member Practicing Cornering at Speed GregC's Avatar
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    You can also check with local police and the state troopers - they run classes, though not often. What those folks can do with a 650lb motorcycle is amazing.


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    I am happy to report that an intermediate and advanced course are being offered the next town over in Elgin. I’ll take those courses as well as practice in the industrial areas.

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