Many motorcyclists have trouble making tight right turns from a stop. Often times, youíll see motorcyclist swing wide into on coming traffic because they arenít able to make the right turn tight enough. To make those right hand turns a bit less tight, stop your bike at an angle (pointing towards the right) at the intersection. The right hand turn will be more easy to execute.
Now with that said, the skills needed to make tight turns from a stop can easily be practiced in a safe environment. Pick an empty parking lot with painted lines. Using the lines to approximate travel lanes and intersections and practice.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Whereís the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Donít be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||Whatís your exposure?|