Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North-central Florida
LT Too Easy to Turn?
Background: I've owned a bunch of bikes of all sizes, and have ridden a few miles over the years. (30+ bikes, 190K miles). I've also had a bit of on-road professional rider training, and consider myself a decent rider.
Issue: I find it more "difficult" to hold a clean, consistent turn radius with my LT than other bikes I've owned. The counter steering forces are "so" light that, compared to other bikes, large or small, it turns too easily.
This weekend I did about 100 miles on reasonably technical back roads just to focus on turn techniques, and was able to put the bike where I wanted in turns......start point, radius, apexing where I wanted, etc. But.... it seemed to require more concentration than I"m used to. Maybe I'm just getting older. Again......I'd describe what I'm experiencing as ....it turns too easily.
My bike is a '99 with 96K miles but has a set of almost new, low mileage,used, shocks just installed, everything in the steering and suspension is OK, tires are in good shape and at the right pressures.
Comments and critiques welcome.
2000 LT - Motorvation Formula II
2004 Burgman 650 (wife's)