Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
It's been proven (or at least suggested with some evidence to back it up) that riders tend to lean farther on one end than the other. A 'dominant' side if you will. They've found that riders might take a left hand turn down to the pegs regularly, but are a little more hesitant on right hand turns, or vice versa. Perhaps it has something to do with training ourselves in cages to swing right turns a little wider, or just something to do with the fact that we each have a dominant eye and dominant hand!
Either way, for some, it can be more severe than others. Consciously think about it but try not to change your riding patterns, do you think you maybe lean farther into one type of turn than another?
I've seen this issue and threads like this before. There was an article in MCN that showed pictures similar to yours they claimed were due to riders who turned much harder / leaned much farther on one side.
It could also be just the way roads are built, or something else entirely, but the idea makes sense. When I think about it, I can take a left turn a little quicker than I can a right... or maybe I'm just imagining it, who knows? But it's something to think about.
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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
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Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Last edited by Romans5.8; 08-03-2012 at 02:09 PM.