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A term you have heard and may or may not know what, exactly it is countersteering. Well, heres my spin on countersteering…

It you look at your tires you will notice that the diameter from the center of the tire to the edge if the tire get smaller the closer you get to the edge of the tire

When it comes time to turn you push or pull the handlebars in the opposite direction of the turn you want to make. By pulling or pushing the bars one way or the other you eposes the smaller diameter of the tire to the surface of the road causing the bike to lean over to the “inside” of the turn and begin “carving” an arc through the corner. Once you have the desired lean angle. Let the bars come back to a neutral position and if you maintain that position you will carver the arc thought the corner. Remember, must countersteering for the bike to turn. There are several ways you can assist the coutersteering process. The one we are concerned with we call “body steering”. It starts with the “Lift’shift,sit”. As you approach the corner with the balls of your feet firmly on the pegs, lift up a little and shift once butt cheek off the seat, then sit back down. As you become more familiar with this technique you will slide off to the desired position in a very smooth and efficient manner. All the while keeping you shoulders 90 degrees to the centerline of the bike. This will cause you to initially press down on the inside peg and as you rotate more weight will shift to the outside peg and you be able to take your inside for completely of the peg. As you rotate your hips you’ll find that you’re outside leg is beginning to pres on the bikes tank, this added pressure will assist you in turning the bike. Remember to add smooth throttle while you turn.

With the combination of throttle, body position, and pressure you can almost forget about countersteering with your arm and hands (although they will still be doing it as you turn) it will feel like you bike has “power steering” so you will have to add throttle to keep it on line through the corner.

One of the side benefits of using this technique is that the further you rotate your hips the closer your knee will come to the ground and as you become more comfortable with the extreme lean angles you will discover the you are dragging you knee with little or no effort.
 

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hell with counter steering just go in a streight line ..... then turn around and do it again
 

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jeeps84 said:
:lol: another useless post by bull! :lol:
im serious i havent learned to turn yet.... thats why i was asking about wheelies lol
 
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