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Old 06-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #717
joexr
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lnewqban View Post
You are a practical rider, just try it.



That is something that anyone can find experimentally:

1) From total stop, balance the bike vertically, put both feet up on the pegs.
From that position, if you don't turn the handlebar, the bike will fall to either side.
Repeat and verify: the bike has no preferred side to fall onto.

2) From total stop, balance the bike vertically, put both feet up on the pegs.
From that position, turn handlebar all the way to the left (full lock), the bike will consistently fall to the left side.
Why?: You have moved the CG of the bike left and is now off the line that joins the contact patches of the front and rear tires.
That is steering for you, and will work for standing still and for low speeds.
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Your #2 is backwards. I think you're forgetting what the rake and trail are doing.
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