[QUOTE=flyrider;810061]It's very helpful...especially the body lean part. I was on a ride the other day and consciously shifted my weight to the inside during the turn, and suddenly had a real sense of command over the bike's line and a sense of confidence as well. The reduction in required lean angle for the bike, while slight on most of the turns I made (not high speed cornering), was enough to make me feel "planted" on my line.
Unfortunately, our area is now besotted with forest fires, and visibility is a few miles at best, so my favorite winding road into the mountains isn't an enjoyable, or wise, ride right now. Additionally, the highway folks have decided to resurface the road, as well. Double whammy...[/QUOTE]
A great chance to learn to ride in less than idea situations. Road surfaces vary all the time. Getting used to that so you are relaxed will help when out on a ride and suddenly you have to ride a road just covered in new tar/chip.
As for the weight inside of the bike on a turn.. great job. Remember to put the weight to the inside before you begin the turn in. Doing so while in the curve you have the physics of the bike making the turn, the tires doing their job and then you go and add your mass as a shifting variable to the mix. Better to have your mass shifted over before the turn physics begin.
And where are you now?