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I really like Motorman's "Ride Like a Pro." I watch him all the time and although I think I’m a pretty good rider I still listen to him and get pointers so I can be a better rider. Thanks for the tips and support in this matter.

Antony Robertson
Carthage, TX
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Good article. My biggest problem is turning left. I have been riding practically all my life. Since I retired and got a Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, I've dumped it twice leaning to the left. I have a bad left knee but I’ve been thrown off the bike quickly twice and don’t like it—it hurts. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong after all these years it just feels very uncomfortable and of course I do not feel I have control of the bike at that point. Any thoughts?

Rudy Voelcker
Garland, TX
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Editor Response
Hi Rudy,
It's pretty difficult to try to figure out what you are struggling with from my armchair. It's always helpful to take a refresher course to get some practice and coaching, like the MSF Advanced RiderCourse or BRC2.
No matter how long you've been riding, these classes are worthwhile and a great way to practice proper riding techniques in the safety of a closed course.
Good luck!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
When you stop and for a sharp 90-degree turn, turn your handlebars to the way you want to go, at your dead stop, then it's all throttle control from there. Slow and look where you are to go next—not at traffic or the wrong lane. You do not need to lean the bike if you're at that slow speed, but will need to straighten out your bars once you have accomplished the 90-degree turn. Practice.

FXD
Nomad, NY
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
While I agree with some of his instructions, I disagree with his suggestion to stay left in the right lane when making a right turn as it allows a car to slip next to you on your right, hopefully not hitting you as they do. Stay more centered and make sure your turn indicators are being used. As a rider for over 32 years, I've encountered problems with cars not following the rules of the road, and their impatience.

Erich J. Hodurski
St. Paul, MN
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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