+1. Normal 90 degree turn, like from one street onto another? Use the clutch only to get the bike down into 2nd gear, let the clutch out, look where you wanna go, maintenance throttle, let the bike lean....... and the bike will pull itself around the corner nicely.ofblong wrote:umm I dont use the clutch at all. I keep it covered in case I need it (like i have to make an immediate stop) but I dont use it. I just use the throttle like I learned in the MSF course.Trakanon wrote:As a follow-up, when taking these 90 degree turns in second, am I using a slight amount of throttle or am I using friction zone to power myself through the turn?
"Maintenance throttle" means the bike is not coasting. Enough throttle so the engine is pushing enough on the drivetrain to maintain speed.
When you get more experience, then you can worry about accelerating through corners... This is enough for now.