You might also learn the cornering limits of your bike. That loud dragging noise may be unnerving at first, but on most bikes you should learn to keep turning despite it. An exception is the rare bike (such as Suzuki's 800 Intruder) which drags something solid, forward and inboard (the peg bracket on the Intruder), a combination that can lift the front wheel off the pavement if you plant it too firmly. However, most footpegs and boards simply fold up and don't unsettle the bike at all, though the noise may startle the rider. Dragging the bike's underpinnings will teach you to anticipate and ignore the awful grinding sound of the floorboard scraping the pavement. This will teach you from straightening up as a reaction to the noise, a reaction which can cause you to run off the road when you have to lean the bike over a bit harder than you anticipated while negotiating a corner. It will also teach you how much cornering clearance your bike really has, thereby giving you an idea of how far you can lean it into a corner. If your bike drags too easily for comfort, try stiffening the spring preload (if that is an option) or changing to longer or stiffer suspension components.