Why does the video say it's from january 1st 2015??
I wanted to say that I've driven on the infamous US-129 finally, which I kinda did but only in Knoxville, not the cool part lol. I was there 3 weeks ago for a job interview...unfortunately I just found out yesterday I didn't get the job. I liked Knoxville though and that general area. Could've been fun.
Regarding your lean angle deal, the reason it feels like the bike is about to drop is because you're going slow. How much you can lean is a function of speed AND turning radius. If you can take a particular turn at 100 mph dragging a knee on the ground, and then you attempt that exact turn on the exact same line going 50 mph, you don't need to lean as much. If you force it to try and lean more, the bike will drop. I can get into a free-body diagram and get into a physics lesson, but I'm pretty sure PSlo already has a thread on here with all of that.
I tell my students the same thing in the MSF class when they struggle with the U-turn box in the 20' wide box. I tell them that whenever they feel like the bike is about to fall and they put their foot down to prevent that it's because they're going too slow for that particular radius that they're turning on, instead of doing that just release the clutch a bit (assuming you're using the friction zone), or give it a little bit of gas. That tends to pick the bike right up and stabilize it. You're in a similar situation here. You're going slow enough through those turns that you don't need to lean more, so don't try to force it or you will crash. If you go faster, than you will have to lean a bit more to stay on the line.
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