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Look where you Want to go.
First time on them take them slow so you know what the road is like, then progressively go faster.
Always ride so that you stay in your lane when leaning, that doesn't just mean the tires of the bike, it means your head too.
Also you can drop your knee some
 

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Point your head out and off center, you don't have to pull your cheeks off the seat (when you're starting out) but taking your body off center will help you counter steer and get the bike turning without as much lean.
 

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If/when you're leaning, make sure you keep your weight forward. Don't straighten your arms. (Bite the mirror).
 

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David said:
If/when you're leaning, make sure you keep your weight forward. Don't straighten your arms. (Bite the mirror).
How does it affect the motorcycles' dynamics your weight forward? I'm 6' 270, and I'm afraid to lean the bike at all. Will I feel the wheels start to slip, or does the bike just slide out and go down?
 

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I believe when cornering, having appropriate weight distribution between both front and rear tire allow for the the tires to keep constant contact with the road, which will create stable cornering-along with proper throttle control.
 

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That's you Morgan? Awesome pics and great for a visual. Emerson does the pics help with a visual of appropriate lean angle?

:Sent via the NewNinja App:
 

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porschefan said:
No fair, that's the UK. I can't lean on that side of the road here :p. In all seriousness, i've got a ways to go before I get there. Btw, do you have special rear sets for leaning in like that?
Nope they were standard rear sets ,just about being in the right position,plus I'm 6ft4 so that does help lol
 

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NefRider said:
That's you Morgan? Awesome pics and great for a visual. Emerson does the pics help with a visual of appropriate lean angle?

:Sent via the NewNinja App:
Yep that's me on my old j2 zx6r still waiting to get on track on my new one but the weather is rubbish ,won't stop raining !
 

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Weight forward and pointing your head where you want to go also keeps your arms bent and your steering inputs fluid. A lot of people who try leaning-in for the first time get their torso inside, but then get nervous and try to sit back more, locking their elbows out straight. Steering inputs become jerky and can upset the bike.
 
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