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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    When you initiate a turn on a motorcycle by shifting your weight, you're basically trying to fall over sideways on purpose and then catching yourself (using the power from the bike or arc of the turn) with centrifugal force to keep you up and in balance.

    All of that makes going around a corner a complicated process and you haven't even got to actually figuring out the corner or any possible obstacles in your way. Diminishing returns as well, the more you lean, the harder you have to try to keep yourself up. That's WRONG! (lol)

    Instead, just push the bar and go around a corner. Really. I know it sounds stupid but the harder you push the bar, the sharper the bike turns (counter steering). Confident, and effortless, all the way to the edge if you want.
    {Yoda}
    "To turn corners, straight first you must go!"

    Try this little test Go straight from 30mph to a mildly aggressive, complete stop with the front brake. Note how the front dives down.

    Use proper body position:
    Grip the bike with your knees, stay square (spine at 90* to the bike), a little pressure on the footpegs (balls of your feet), and keep a tight core. It should be comfortable, you'll be riding 100's of miles like that from now on. If you're doing the body position right, you should be able to let go of the bars while riding without shifting your weight.

    Now do the stop thing again. Make sure you are still using your knees to grip the bike and not putting weight on your wrists. Note that the forks don't dive anymore. Crazy right? You have just lowered your CG by almost a foot!

    Thats how you ride straight. Your wrists will thank you. Even turning aggressively takes almost no effort from your hands, so this proper body position is very important.

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    Try this little test Go straight from 30mph to a mildly aggressive, complete stop with the front brake. Note how the front dives down.


    NOT ON MY NEW 2018 BMW GS!!!
    it has TeleLever front suspension....and ParaLever rear suspension. the front TeleLever prevents suspension "dive" during all braking procedures from mild to panic. Incredible dynamic superior German craftsmanship and brilliantly executed.

    Warm Regards,
    Osvaldo

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    Last edited by Barrett; 07-01-2020 at 09:05 PM.

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    The best riding tip I can give you is to keep the motorcycle on the tires. It doesn't work as well when its on either of its sides or back.

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    Thanks guys. I have noticed wrists feeling like they are doing all the work. So I will work on my position

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    Don't try and overthink it. Just let it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    Don't try and overthink it. Just let it happen.
    High School memories.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    heheheheheheheheheheheheh!
    I KNEW you wouldn't miss that


    Did you see what a nice bike Ozvaldo got? Wow! No dive at all, those tele-lever bikes are amazing! Except for the 160,000 bike worldwide recall for catastrophic failure of that stanchion joint at the telelever up front.
    http://bmwfatalflaw.com
    Or the recall for the Paralever in back.
    https://www.visordown.com/news/indus...rt-r-rs-models
    To be fair, I don't think the 2018 is affected by the much smaller number of rear failures but it's too ironic to pass up.
    Last edited by Cooter; 07-02-2020 at 01:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdrxb12s View Post
    Thanks guys. I have noticed wrists feeling like they are doing all the work. So I will work on my position
    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    Don't try and overthink it. Just let it happen.
    You two should get a room.

    I nominate this for best post of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    High School memories.....
    Actually, I hated High School. I'd rather be riding my motorcycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    You two should get a room.

    I nominate this for best post of the year.
    I guess I walked into that one lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    Actually, I hated High School. I'd rather be riding my motorcycle
    Ok we are going to need 'Outtheres race bikes' pic thread, thank you



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