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Old 09-09-2012, 12:44 PM
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new to the cbr 600 and very happy with it, this is also my first bike over a 125cc, and yesterday and today is the first time i have ever got my knee down in a corner!!!!! Ive been trying for a few weeks and know have it down on my left knee! I'm very happy and feel like I've really accomplished something, right knee no luck yet, is this usual? one knee and not the other! i prefer turning left (more confident) but can't get the hang of getting the right one down yet. oh well i thought someone may be interested lol
 
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:20 PM
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Congrats! Was this at a track?
 
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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I have yet to get my knee down, but I know turning right is a lil weird for me because of counter-steering and throttle control. I can do left turns very confidently though
 
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:44 PM
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Grats! Hope you were doing it in a safe manner/place. And wearing the gear.
Highly recommend you get some sliders installed on the bike, if you haven't already.
Will help costs if you do get it over too far.

Most people are 'handed' when it comes to cornering. It's not unusual for one side
to take more practice to build the confidence/skill for smooth cornering.
Just take your time, and practice in incremental increases in lean/speeds to get there.

Hopefully, you're doing this in a parking lot, with lots of room away from any fixed
obstacles, or on a track with proper supervision/help.

Good luck, Ern
 
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:43 PM
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Thanks all, i have full RST tracktech leathers and the bike does have sliders on, this was on the road but i live in a very flat open area so you can see for miles and yet the roads have some really nice corners on them, also i was only doing 30mph ish not very fast at all, just once you have the lean, the throttle is smooth (3rd gear) no braking balance steady it all falls into place, well for my left side lol.

Yeah thought it may be a usual thing i have spoke to a few ppl and they all say even when in a car they struggle more one way than the other, weird isn't it! lol

well i shall keep practicing and keeping it safe! cheers guys k
 
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NewSense45 View Post
I have yet to get my knee down, but I know turning right is a lil weird for me because of counter-steering and throttle control. I can do left turns very confidently though
well if ur lefts are feeling confident, i would say its probably body position then, could be a number of things really but when looking on how to get it down i found that body position is crucial to getting it right. i looked on the MCN youtube vid for getting ur knee down, was helpful but didn't happen over night once i had watched it. takes some practice! If trying stay safe! as the other guys said all ur gear, sliders and if possible on a track!
 
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Congrats for accomplishing your desire to Knee down. Hope you will also do Right Knee down after sometime when you get more confidence for it.
 
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kieran View Post
new to the cbr 600 and very happy with it, this is also my first bike over a 125cc, and yesterday and today is the first time i have ever got my knee down in a corner!!!!! Ive been trying for a few weeks and know have it down on my left knee! I'm very happy and feel like I've really accomplished something, right knee no luck yet, is this usual? one knee and not the other! i prefer turning left (more confident) but can't get the hang of getting the right one down yet. oh well i thought someone may be interested lol
Woohooo getting the knee down for the first time is awesome and something we will always remember! It is fairly common for riders to get their knee down, or feel more comfortable turning, on one side over the other. It usually means that you are doing SOMETHING different on the right side as opposed to the left.

What are the key components necessary to get a knee down in a corner? What do you think you might be doing differently on the right side over the left?

Originally Posted by kieran View Post
well if ur lefts are feeling confident, i would say its probably body position then, could be a number of things really but when looking on how to get it down i found that body position is crucial to getting it right. i looked on the MCN youtube vid for getting ur knee down, was helpful but didn't happen over night once i had watched it. takes some practice! If trying stay safe! as the other guys said all ur gear, sliders and if possible on a track!

Probably body position related, something as simple as a little twist in your back on the right side or not having a knee locked into the tank can do it. There are a few other possibilities though, as I asked above, what are the main components that are needed in order to get a knee down? What SPECIFIC things help you touch down?

Misti
 
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Here in the UK a right turn is towards on coming traffic (if there is any). Can be a bit off putting. Roundabouts are your friend
 

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