Miles under your belt will help alot on the turning thing. LOOK through a turn and your mind will instinctively calculate the lean angle, but it takes miles for your mind to become familiar with the bikes "feel". I have a friend who was asking me this same question a couple years ago when he was a new rider. He can turn well enough now, he used to be absurdly slow around turns.
As for motorcycle related fallacies, one that always gets me is when folks say they are going to get a bike to "save money on gas". LOL! Any bike owner who rides enough to save gas can tell you that you are burning through 2-4 sets of relatively expensive tires a year to perform this feat of economics. Lets not talk about more frequent maintenance intervals, more costly oil, sprockets, chains, spark plugs and brakes. Of course boots, gloves, helmet, jacket and pants aren't cheap. Boy, we're savin' money now!
Get a bike because you love riding, not to save money.
Good tip, looking thru the turn...
Yeah, if you want to save $ , get a used Geo Metro. They're cheaper and safer
Anyways, this weekend I did a valve adjustment. Less than 3 hours, from start to the test ride afterwards. I don't really like wrenching when I could be riding, but I also don't like spending hundreds on something I can do myself. So, a question to all yall. Where do you draw the line? What is the most in depth repair/maintenance you'll do on your bike? At point do you say, "this needs a pro mechanic"? I'm especially interested if you have a "modern" bike, you know, computers and fuel-injection etc.