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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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