Just wondering

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by mat 60, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    I should no this but I didn't go to school.....Ok...I find myself more pushing the handlebars down in a turn and siting up streight....Almost like riding on top of the bike.......Is this bad.??..
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    As long as you understand countersteering you will be fine. Some people like to hang off the side of the bike and use their weight to lean the bike over. This style requires less imput into the bars and uses more of the tire while pushing harder on the bars and sitting more upright keeps the bike more upright and uses more of the center of the tire.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    As Don said here. If I lean and push on the bars or pegs the bike will counter steer, I like to keep my eyes and head level when ever possible:s
     
  4. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys...I just happen to notice myself doing that Jack....Could it then be said that were trying to keep our head on streight..:)
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Sure, LOL, a very old and wise Biker taught me that many moons ago, and keeping your eyes and head level is not all that hard to do:s
     
  6. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Mat surely you joke about school, isn't that required by law :p

    I'm not quite sure which way you guys are talking about leaning or sitting up straight ?? but road racers will many times lean their bodies towards the pavement as a kinda counterweight and keep the bike more upright in turns.
     
  7. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Im grandfathered........Without grand children..:)..I had license before law maney moons ago Chef Dave....:newsmile014:.. What I was getting at is sometimes the more I ride,, I dont seem to lean as much with my body when I dont need to...I just push the bar down and as jack said our heads stay more level...Now ..When I need to, Ill lean way over I will but most of the time it doesn't seem nessesary...But I also dont want to develop another bad habit so thats why I ask you high millage expert riders...:majesty
     
  8. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    What..........Do you mean by pushing the bars and sitting up straight?????
    If turning left, which way are you pushing on bars? I can't get this in my head.
    This seems like Deja Vue...Again here.
    wilks3
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  9. dbmg

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  10. HDDon

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