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PostSubject: Leaning the opposite way   Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:09 pm

today I find out about it. I was on my way to work and for no reason when I saw taking a left turn I lean my bike on the left but I though at that moment what if my body stay straight or even try to lean the opposite way. so I did. and I liked it and I start doing it at all turns and corners. I felt more confident and i started to take those corners & turns much faster then I usually do (daily routine roads so I know them like it was my track race).

is it a good thing to do. or when I get a bigger bike it's no good.

usually I don't like to lean too much simply because I don't trust my bike and the tyres i got. but doing the opposite way just does it for me.

what you think? anyone does it?
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:33 pm

its called counter steering.
best way to explain how it works, on the bike you have to wheels that when spinning have a gyro affect. so if you are going along in a straight line and push on the left bar you'll turn right same for the other way too. also because of the push you lean into the bend more and so naturaly the bike feels better for it. but it only works above 20ish mph. go find a big carpark to play in to see. i tried it on a push bike (so you dont have too) once and i ended up in a tree. im sure my dogs were laughing at me. Very Happy lol
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:10 pm

I'm not talking about countre stering.
here is a pic that I could find to best describ what I mean

apparently off road biker do it a lot
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:05 pm

ah yes, I should have spotted what you ment as that's how I ride. lol at speed you still counter steer but push the bike down as well. but it feels all wrong on an r1.
in your pick the rider is going slowly (nice ktm tho)
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:19 am

I know what you mean, I do this sometimes moving my bike between my legs. Its ok to do at relitively slow speeds but it will slow your cornering potential down. You might be able to lean your bike lower like this because you wont be so worried cause your body is not leaning low but part of the fun of owning a bigger bike is getting your knee down Cool unless of course you ride a moto then its getting your 'foot' down Wink For you and your current bike its all good, just keep riding and gaining experience king

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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:20 am

thanks red.
I'll try the knee down when i get my leather and a bigger bike
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:31 pm

google counter steering, that picture shows how an mx/sumo rider corners
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:27 pm

SMF_12 wrote:
google counter steering, that picture shows how an mx/sumo rider corners

I always wondered, cos I do it with my eyes shut Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:10 am

BADWOLF wrote:

I always wondered, cos I do it with my eyes shut Very Happy

I would genuinely really not be suprised if that were the case!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Leaning the opposite way   Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:19 am

S I N C E R E wrote:
BADWOLF wrote:

I always wondered, cos I do it with my eyes shut Very Happy

I would genuinely really not be suprised if that were the case!!!


lol you've seen my riding. all wibbly wobbly now you know why lol
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