well im new to riding and i am having trouble doing slow sharp u-turns. i always feel like the bike is going to fall so i throw my foot down. ive been practicing for the license test. is there any pointers any one could give me. they would be appreciated.
Not sure about other states but in FL we have to do a right hand u-turn at that... Make sure you can do them this way as well... The way I learned was to have enough momentum to carry you into the turn, this way you won't have to feather the clutch till you are exiting the turn. Practice alot and if you have the funds take the coarse, you will learn alot.
i make my money with the clutch control... and if the bike is kinda jerky in 1st gear, try it in 2nd and give it gas but control it with the clutch... at the MSF they though us it was all about the clutch control....but like chito said, just practice...
Take MSF and they'll teach you how, and you'll get to do it on a smaller bike.
As for practicing yourself. Slide your butt over the outside edge of the seat and kind of push the bike down away from you in to the turn. You can practice on a bicycle first if it makes you feel better.
Step away from the bike and get your ass to class.
If you are too hot headed to do that than scoot your weight on the opposite side of the seat in which you are leaning. More gas means more stabil turning so if you feel like the bike my start to fall over on you don't put your foot down. Give it more gas.
Now either go take the MSF or go practice in a parking lot.
bro, move your butt to the outside of the turn.. go to a parking lot and practice about 30 mins.. do figure 8s every couple of times so u can make sure your doin it right. i practiced my butt off on a gsxr 750 the srad, which is huge compared to all my other bikes.. anyways, practice and bump anyone with negitive comments.. i speak for most legal riders when i say i prefer u ask and practice then crash and... nothing rythms with practice... you get the point..
as everyone else suggested use your body to your advantage. another good pointer is look into the turn, like i was told in msf course "you look at the ground directly in front of you that's where your going to go" meaning that your going to put your foot down. Take your time and practice.