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so you can not brake heavily whilst turning? You gotta straighten out the bike right? So what if your doing 50mph and theres a car stopped infront on a turn, you then straighten your bike before braking, but if your bikes straight you would go into the oncoming lane? :scratch:

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so you can not brake heavily whilst turning? You gotta straighten out the bike right? So what if your doing 50mph and theres a car stopped infront on a turn, you then straighten your bike before braking, but if your bikes straight you would go into the oncoming lane? :scratch:

 

Yep.


As said best to leave a gap and look ahead, and if you can't see ahead? Slow down.

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some turnings you can not see that far which means you will ride at unsafe speeds and cars will smack into the back of you

 

In which case they are driving dangerously and you'd be better off letting past.

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Motorcycles, pedal bikes, horses, cars, wagons, pedestrians all use the roads differently. Unfortunately many car drivers only understand things from their own perspective which is why motorcyclists need to ride with greater awareness. Bikes and cars behave very differently when cornering so a skilled rider with anticipate how to approach hazards and dominate their road space.


In a turn braking widens the turn and heavy braking can be hazardous. If you get yourself into that scenario you've already messed up.

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You ride at your own pace and according too the road conditions and visibility. Let those behind take care of them selves if you are worried that drivers are to close either let them past if safe to do or dominate the road and a couple of flashes of the brake lights to show you are slowing.

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Well if I understand correctly you would not be leaning that much on such a corner (as it is not that tight), so you will still have braking available to you, not 100% braking but more than enough to stop at that type of speed. The tighter the corner, the more you would lean the less braking available to you. However, tight corners on roads are taken very slowly so you would still be able to stop in time, unless you are riding over the limits then yes you probably will fall off, so ride at the right speeds and lean angle and all should be fine. But always put the motorbike as straight as possible to increase braking available to you.


Always try to approach corners wide as well so you can see whats around it sooner, but if the corner is real tight I would not recommend going too wide because idiot driver love coming onto your lane in tighter corners so just take them slower.

 

I'm confused - you gave someone advice on one thread but then have asked a near identical question? :? :? :?

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some turnings you can not see that far which means you will ride at unsafe speeds and cars will smack into the back of you

 

Then adjust your road position to give maximum visibility and adjust your speed to be able to stop before any obstructions.

Long before going into the bend you already know what's behind you and how close they are so if you think by slowing down for the bend they will hit you, pull over and let them pass.

In reality though if you need to slow down that much they will need to as well. And you can power out if the bend faster than they can.

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You can go round most corners pretty upright - trust me I know :mrgreen:. If you're already upright you aren't going to start going straight if you need to touch the breaks, and if you're upright you won't be quick too quick that anything will take you by surprise 8-)

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You must be able to stop in the distance that you can see to be clear. To do anything else is stupidity in the extreme. This applies to car or bike.

Thats from the Police driver training manual "road craft" read that while reading up for my advanced test, very, very good advice :thumb:

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so you can not brake heavily whilst turning? You gotta straighten out the bike right? So what if your doing 50mph and theres a car stopped infront on a turn, you then straighten your bike before braking, but if your bikes straight you would go into the oncoming lane? :scratch:

 

You're overthinking riding a bike , just get on with it . You have three choices, hit something up the arse, hit something head on or brake heavily while cornering . You have a tenth of a second to make a decision . I wouldn't worry about what you are supposed to do . The best style of Kung Fu is to have no style at all.

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