Has anyone else ever noticed this ?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Cruzin Papa, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Cruzin Papa

    Cruzin Papa Member

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    Maybe this is just me, maybe I'm nuts. But I have noticed that I like left hand curves better that right hand curves. I don't have a clue why but I just fell more confident going through a left curve. I'm right handed, and I keep my wallet in my right rear pocket. Wonder if that could have anything to do with it? Just wondering if anyone else ever noticed this?:57:
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Probably the weight of the wallet with the contents pulls you over more on a right turn. Buy some more chrome and try it again :D
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Im a lefty and i feel better going though left turns also .. most guys i ride with say the same thing.. but i only notice it when going slow at speed doest matter to me
     
  4. Irish Hog

    Irish Hog Junior Member

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    Hmmm I am opposite I use counter steering so in a left hand turn I press down on the throttle hand and the bike just drops..I think I prefer left hand turns because I am right handed and I tend to drop the bike down faster and lower with better control with the right hand. I think I am explaining this right?? :small3d023:
     
  5. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    Actually, it is caused by the rotation of the earth and depends on which hemisphere you are in.....sorta like the water in the toilet bowl!! :small3d031:
     
  6. Technologist

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    Its only tru in the US.... because you have more ROOM when making a left hand turn, then when making a right hand turn.

    Your confidence buids, and you end up using less of the rooom avaialable making left.... and you get better at them!
     
  7. Cruzin Papa

    Cruzin Papa Member

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    Nope can't be that I own a Harley.
     
  8. softailsteve

    softailsteve Active Member

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    mabye you just dont want to drag your pipes just kidding never noticed it but Id go with smittys idea
     
  9. Lancer

    Lancer Junior Member

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    Called Coriolis effect
     
  10. Crambo

    Crambo Active Member

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    More or less correct, your dominant side subconsciously does this manouver with out the rider realizing it...:newsmile012:

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