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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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I personally feel more set up going into left-handers. I know that my father prefers right-handers because he is flowing away from on-coming traffic. Which do you prefer and why?
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I allways prefer a nice left hander (I ride on the opposite side of the road than most of you) I had a bad crash involving a right hand turn early in my biking life and seem to have a mental block about commiting to right handers.

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i like left handers the best.i think it has a lot to do with that i'm right handed.ben bostrom was asked why he was so fast last year at( i forget what track).and he said "cause it goes left"
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I am blind in my left eye, so I prefer right handed turns. (In left handed turns I need to really twist my head around to see through the corner)

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Nice poll...

Almost ever since I learned to ride, I started racing dirt track(short track 1/2 mile) and all ya do is turn left, which made riding in a TT event for me, a major task, never did learn how to slide real good goin right... So tuning left is just second nature to me, but I've been workin on them right handers, in fact, it was a right hand turn that I first scrapped my knee pucks...

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Left because I grew up riding dirt bikes with the brake on the right side. So, when I went into a left turn I could use the brake to set up the slide. On right turns, my rt. foot had to be put down for the turn, so I couldn't slide as deep into rt. turns. Back then I was on a 125 and didn't have enough thrust to bring the rear around with just throttle.

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Left because I grew up riding dirt bikes with the brake on the right side. So, when I went into a left turn I could use the brake to set up the slide. On right turns, my rt. foot had to be put down for the turn, so I couldn't slide as deep into rt. turns. Back then I was on a 125 and didn't have enough thrust to bring the rear around with just throttle.
A brake to start a slide ?..Bro..ya gotta PITCH that thing into the turn...

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I allways prefer a nice left hander (I ride on the opposite side of the road than most of you) I had a bad crash involving a right hand turn early in my biking life and seem to have a mental block about commiting to right handers.
Funny I figured rigth hand drivers would prefer right turns... because your right turns would almost always be wide turns... as with our left turns here in the States...

I prefer left handers.

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Nice poll...
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I prefer left-handers, but have no idea why. Maybe it is because I know that there is less stuff to screw up if I go down on that side. Dunno.

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