How far can you lean a 250r into turns?
Till it loses traction and comes out from under you.
....ok but seriously, just look at your chicken strips. You can lean that thing hard enough to not have any chicken strips, but I dont recommend doing that until you feel you are ready. Normally with a new bike, i go out for a ride, and check the chicken strips. I keep going until Ive got around 1/4" of strip left...then I remember that lean angle, and memorize it as my max, thats the limit I wont exceed. On my 09 ninja 250r, thats about 30deg from horizontal is max in my opinion...anything beyond that is testing god.
I'm new to riding and so far I haven't had any major issues but when I come to a turn I'll sometimes find myself taking the turn slower so I don't have to lean the bike as much.
The bike is designed to really lean over...and quite far into a corner. Dont be afraid to lean it over, but dont go beyond your skill level either. Id say keep your leans under 45deg until you get used to it, and only on bone dry road. And there is ABSOLUTLY NOTHING wrong with taking a turn slower. If thats what you need to do, then do it. Listen to your gut feeling...
Also is learning the throttle and clutch similar to a standard on a car? I've driven a 5 speed car for about 3 years and now driving it has become second nature. I've stalled my bike twice in the few months that I've had it. How long does it take to where you just start from a stop without having to really think about what you're doing? Because right now I always find myself thinking a lot when I first start and making sure I get the right ratio of throttle and clutch.
Dont think just do. Use the force and all that jazz. Sometimes when you think to hard about something, it makes it harder. Sure it takes a little while, but you'll get it. Its different for everybody. Just be patient...it will come.
If you are having alot of difficulty though and its creating a problem with your riding, you might want to have a shop go over the clutch with you and make adjustments for you.
I haven't had the chance to ride very often but that's going to change when I move into my house next week since I'll be able to keep my bike there. I plan on keeping the 250r for a long time which is pretty clear from my lack of experience. I'm just trying to get any help that I can.
Yup, me too. I plan on keeping my 250r till the wheels fall off.