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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 12:26 AM
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Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Agreed. Your point is what I understand to be the...

Agreed. Your point is what I understand to be the purpose of this discussion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
When you lean a bike / moto, the front wheel...

When you lean a bike / moto, the front wheel turns in the direction of the lean. If the bike isn't moving, then this effect is solely due to the steering geometry causing the front wheel to turn....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Any action that affects the CoG (perpendicular to...

Any action that affects the CoG (perpendicular to the direction of travel) will cause the bike to lean. Once leaned, the steering geometry causes the front wheel to turn. Body english can reduce the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Not an expert but countersteering is not really...

Not an expert but countersteering is not really about changing direction per se, but it does come into significant effect relative to balancing, changing & managing the lean (roll angle) of the bike....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,573
Posted By Jedl
Not sure where you are but I've got a clean '03...

Not sure where you are but I've got a clean '03 for sale in NH. Low miles, unmolested, minor wear. Let me know if your interested.

Selling due to injury / old age.

Cheers,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
I'm wondering how the front wheel appears to...

I'm wondering how the front wheel appears to still be semi-round after all that trauma.
And is that the front axle flying just to the right of the front wheel?
Nice oil-spray out of the right-side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Given that the term "countersteering" is about...

Given that the term "countersteering" is about controlling the lean of the bike and not about steering per se, has anyone come up with any term(s) better suited to describe the technique we all love...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
FWIW, our perpetual machine seems to be running...

FWIW, our perpetual machine seems to be running out of juice. In an effort to revive and old thread / beat a dead horse - I offer the following post recently seen in the Killboy Failure Dragon Fest:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
My apologies for fouling this Fail Pic thread...

My apologies for fouling this Fail Pic thread with a post about Countersteering. I'd encourage anyone that is moved to discuss Countersteering to post comments, refutes, etc at:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
ROAD DAMAGE, Please see my response to...

ROAD DAMAGE,

Please see my response to your post over at
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26370304&postcount=1298

Cheers,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
When a rider body-leans, his actions induce a...

When a rider body-leans, his actions induce a momentary counter-steer that starts the bike to lean. Nobody has to be taught the physics to learn to do this. All they have to do is attempt to ride a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
I have to disagree. Most people counter-steer by...

I have to disagree. Most people counter-steer by default as a result of body-lean - and ending up with only a vague sense of how to control the bike. The counter-steering "issue" was developed by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38,472
Views: 10,210,255
Posted By Jedl
I'm gonna make a WAG and say it's the Cherohala...

I'm gonna make a WAG and say it's the Cherohala Skyway.


(given that the pic's filename is "Cherohala-Skyway-2.jpg")
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10,251
Views: 1,745,639
Posted By Jedl
Can someone tell me what bike this is? ...

Can someone tell me what bike this is?



Can someone tell me what bike this is?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Now that you have experienced the effect first...

Now that you have experienced the effect first hand, you may become more aware of it on a very subtle level more often. Next time out, check out this idea: It's not about the actual turning of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
IrishJohn, As you have noticed, this...

IrishJohn,

As you have noticed, this thread stopped being about your initial inquiry a long, long time ago. Iím happy to hear that you are enjoying your riding. Itís OK that you donít know how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Duly noted, in the future I'll be mindful not to...

Duly noted, in the future I'll be mindful not to start my posts with such language. From now on language like that, when required, will only appear at the end of my posts.

In the meanwhile, let's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Maybe you are just confused and not totally...

Maybe you are just confused and not totally ignorant, we'll see.

1) "the front wheel turning in the opposite direction to initiate the turn"
This is inaccurate. The front wheel doesn't have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Oh No You Didn't !?!? Did you really just...

Oh No You Didn't !?!?

Did you really just try to make this shitefest about physics? What place could physics possibly have in an opinion thread ?? Please, let's not confuse the subject or the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,142
Posted By Jedl
No doubt I'll feel like a dope for asking but . ....

No doubt I'll feel like a dope for asking but . . . .
Does RE stand for Royal Enfield ?

cheers,
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Jedl
My understanding is that if you've got the money,...

My understanding is that if you've got the money, any US dealer will sell any bike to you. Getting the bike registered would probably require US residency (as this is a state / local issue). Any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,952
Posted By Jedl
Read everything you can about cornering from any...

Read everything you can about cornering from any of the many published moto teachers. You've received good information thus far in this thread but, just as sure as the sun will rise, too many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,952
Posted By Jedl
I have never flown a plane, but I would imagine...

I have never flown a plane, but I would imagine that the acceleration resulting from the craft being banked is enough to allow the pilot (& passengers) to be able to sit straight compared to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By Jedl
I've got a Western Moutaineering Ultralight that...

I've got a Western Moutaineering Ultralight that I've used regularly for over 20 years. Best bag I've ever owned and I own lot's of bags for different uses. The Ultralight is my go to bag for temps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,131
Posted By Jedl
Not many honest (non facetious) responses, so...

Not many honest (non facetious) responses, so here a direct reply to your question. On my bike (an R12R) I always shift only one gear at a time. I was taught early on (30 years ago) to always keep...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Jedl
Opinions on a R12R stablemate needed

So I have a 2010 R12R that Iíve had since new. Great bike, smooth, lotís of character - overall a great bike for speeds from 50 mph to 90 mph. But these days most of my riding is back roads and...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,104
Posted By Jedl
Western Mountaineering Ultralight - if you don't...

Western Mountaineering Ultralight - if you don't mind spending the coin for a top-of-the-line down bag
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,086
Posted By Jedl
The best, no the only thing we can do for our...

The best, no the only thing we can do for our children to keep them safe - is to educate them as best we can. Kids are not stupid, but they are often ignorant of the risks involved and unable to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,086
Posted By Jedl
Before my kids were born I was involved in what...

Before my kids were born I was involved in what many people would describe as dangerous sports - street riding, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. Once they were born we naturally included them in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 129,200
Posted By Jedl
Hollywood Stuntz speaks out

Hopefully this isn't 205.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/jamie-lao-man-behind-hollywood-stuntz-biker-gang.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 129,200
Posted By Jedl
I like this idea. No doubt it would have taken a...

I like this idea. No doubt it would have taken a concerted effort of both the NYPD and possibly the NYFD to effectively contain the whole group (block all potential exits). But they could have had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 194,756
Posted By Jedl
What bike is that used in the Round # clip ? ...

What bike is that used in the Round # clip ?

cheers,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
Of course to attribute the slow learning of...

Of course to attribute the slow learning of physical skills to being highly educated, is equally inaccurate. There are many different and divergent methodologies that various people use for learning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
The physics of how the bike or moto operates...

The physics of how the bike or moto operates (balances and steers) is the same irrespective of speed. The two in-line wheels and the geometry define the physics.

What does change with speed are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
What is it that causes the bike to lean in the...

What is it that causes the bike to lean in the direction you want to turn ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,873
Posted By Jedl
Perhaps you can cite some examples of this...

Perhaps you can cite some examples of this "empirical evidence"? I, for one, am always eager to learn something new. No offense intended, but I think you might be confusing empirical with anecdotal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,873
Posted By Jedl
Yeah, I knew what you meant. The physics is the...

Yeah, I knew what you meant. The physics is the same either way. Total of all forces and all that. BTW the physics lesson wasn't for you . . . ;-) It was for the legions of people laying in wait...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,873
Posted By Jedl
Actually they do . . . Counter-steering is...

Actually they do . . .

Counter-steering is a technique for inducing lean so that a turn can be made. This is separate from the fact that once leaned in the proper direction - all bikes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,335
Posted By Jedl
I'm not seeing how the concept of...

I'm not seeing how the concept of counter-steering applies to sea kayaks (without rudders). A sea kayak hull can turn in either direction once the hull is leaned in either direction. (once the keel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,470
Posted By Jedl
That would be fine if you didn't need to get the...

That would be fine if you didn't need to get the motorcycle back upright. Gravity surly has an effect on the motorcycle leaning from an upright position but if that were the only force at work it...
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