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Old 05-12-2013, 06:06 AM   #1127
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Too Far from My Welder and BMW in South TN.
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Originally Posted by Vulfy View Post
A great clip, even if a bit goofy.

Illustrates a couple of really important principles.

1. Motorcycle can be controlled with rear wheel, by leaning and letting handlebars point into the inside of the turn (don't fight them).

2. Lean angle is CRUCIAL to tight turns, at full lock.

I was doing lazy circles at idle in wet grass this week in both directions. I could easily get close to full lock on either side but going to and staying at full lock was very difficult for me so I will have to continue working on this.

A balance of pressure on the outside peg and just the right angle as you said makes it easy. You also have to learn to put a lot of faith in your bike since it knows what it is doing.
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