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SUX2BU said:
Man do you ride your bike like that? i bet your turning radius sux.
Dude all the turning radius suck on these bikes. Actually that set up is more for stunting than anything else. I hate the handle bars on these things as it is, but I find it easier with them in that position
 

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why do you ned a sharp turning radius anyways, if you have to turn around, lift the front end and pivot on the rear wheel, and when your riding, you lean to turn and you barely have the bars turned thorughout the rest of the corner.
 

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and when your riding, you lean to turn and you barely have the bars turned thorughout the rest of the corner.
Exactly. The only time I need to make a sharp turn is when I'm done racing and heading back to the pits. But then again, if I needed to make such a sharp turn, it's easier to just pick it up and walk. :p

Otherwise, I'm happier when I'm dragging the knees.
 

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Finest said:
Exactly. The only time I need to make a sharp turn is when I'm done racing and heading back to the pits. But then again, if I needed to make such a sharp turn, it's easier to just pick it up and walk. :p

Otherwise, I'm happier when I'm dragging the knees.
SO do most have the bars straight or at an angle? I put them straight as I find some things easier to do on it that way. There isnt a turning radius and since I dont do figure 8's with it I find it this a little better, Although I move things around quite a bit.
 

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to make it easier to turn sharp i used a dremal tool and i shaved the front faring so i could turn with the bars straight and not at an angle
 

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I keep mine straight as well. As straight as the things can be considering how poorly aligned they were at the factory. One of my bars has a 15 degree droop. I think it needs some viagra.
 

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KOS said:
SO do most have the bars straight or at an angle? I put them straight as I find some things easier to do on it that way. There isnt a turning radius and since I dont do figure 8's with it I find it this a little better, Although I move things around quite a bit.
I ride 'em straight out. I've found that the straighter the bars, the more stable the bike becomes. It looks funny, but when I had them swept back like on a full-size bike, it was very unstable at high speeds...

No problems turning at any speed...

-kb
 

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You dont lean to turn...you only THINK you're leaning. Its actually counter-steering that you are doing, but most folks dont even realize that they're doing it or have any idea what counter-steering even is.

blueR1cag said:
why do you ned a sharp turning radius anyways, if you have to turn around, lift the front end and pivot on the rear wheel, and when your riding, you lean to turn and you barely have the bars turned thorughout the rest of the corner.
 

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TYSTYX said:
You dont lean to turn...you only THINK you're leaning. Its actually counter-steering that you are doing, but most folks dont even realize that they're doing it or have any idea what counter-steering even is.
It's called push/pull like on big bikes.
 

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You dont lean to turn...you only THINK you're leaning. Its actually counter-steering that you are doing, but most folks dont even realize that they're doing it or have any idea what counter-steering even is.
I know that, Ive owned a real bbike before too.

but after you barely move the bars to initiate a "lean" what are you doing, leaning. there is no way you are gonna go around a corner staying completely vertical, same way your not gonna go around without touching the bars. but you have to do both and like you said most people dont even realize they do it so mentioning the lean and not the countersteer is easier for everyone IMO.
 
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