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Old 08-13-2017, 11:18 AM   #41
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I would start with slow speed tight maneuvering, we all want to go fast but most don't have the basic slow maneuvering / tight turning skills which involve leaning.

learn to stop quickly, make sharp turns from a stop. after all developing skills for everyday riding situations is way valuable than scraping pegs or going fast on a track.

surface street riding is where most accidents happen, scrapping pegs & leaning the bike doesn't help there at all.

I see many high end bikes ridden by riders that should never ride bikes, they go fast, scrape pegs & crash in stationary objects.

lastly having a well-adjusted suspension, good brakes, proper tire pressure & the right handle bar (to your dimensions ) make a huge difference in your control over the bike.
also learn to keep your elbows bent not locked in extension, that & torso side to side shifting will improve your turning skills.
Physical fitness plays an important role in you overall skills instead of sitting on the bike like a sand bag.

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