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Old 08-31-2013, 09:10 AM   #945
Sniperx
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgUOOwnZcDU

Thanks for putting that up. The above video actually put the whole thing solidly in my mind. Now that I know HOW it works and WHY you need to do...I can focus on really practicing it.

Just to make sure I have it.

There are three ways to turn a motorcycle. Crank the bars, reserved for parking lots and extreme low speed. Lean with little input on the bars (intuitive counter-steering) producing a long sweeping curve. And a true counter-steer...pushing the bar with the hand you want to turn towards....this initiates a lean faster and deeper, giving you the needed counter weight (I forgot how the vid refers to it) to overcome the bikes nature to bring itself upright again. This allows you to throttle through the turn and get around whatever problem may be occurring (curve, swerve, or etc). The video goes into more detail, but I think I've got the mechanics of the thing understood.... Right?
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