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Old 12-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #61
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the front brake is the hi speed brake and the rear is the low speed one.

most days i use the front brake all the time and never use the rear brake.
i only use both brakes if i am riding 2 up.

counter-steering a bike left you just push the left bar down towards the ground . to go right push the right bar towards the grounds so the bike pivots .

rubber has more grip then chrome so why lay it down ie to crash your own bike
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #62
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If you switch from racing on an oval to racing on a road course, be sure to change your blinker fluid to equal viscosities on both sides in order keep the bike from wanting to lean left all of the time.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #63
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[QUOTE=Center-stand;22882769]Sorry but pushing right to go right don't seem right especially if it's the exact opposite of turning right to go right if that is counter .... counter to what?

So explain it to me one more time. Do I push right on the left side to go right or push left on the right side to go left, or push left on the right side to go right or push right on the left side to go left.

I'm glad it's too cold to ride, I'm so confused I probably couldn't get off my own street.

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Just go really slow, and experiment. Which way does the bike start to fall when you turn the handlebars left? Getting it to tip like that is countersteering. For years I thought I was doing it with my ass.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #64
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Sorry but pushing right to go right don't seem right especially if it's the exact opposite of turning right to go right if that is counter .... counter to what?

So explain it to me one more time. Do I push right on the left side to go right or push left on the right side to go left, or push left on the right side to go right or push right on the left side to go left.

I'm glad it's too cold to ride, I'm so confused I probably couldn't get off my own street.

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Just go really slow, and experiment. Which way does the bike start to fall when you turn the handlebars left? Getting it to tip like that is countersteering. For years I thought I was doing it with my ass.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:12 AM   #65
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the front brake is the hi speed brake and the rear is the low speed one.

most days i use the front brake all the time and never use the rear brake.
i only use both brakes if i am riding 2 up.

counter-steering a bike left you just push the left bar down towards the ground . to go right push the right bar towards the grounds so the bike pivots .

rubber has more grip then chrome so why lay it down ie to crash your own bike
Christ!, I thought it was just the Yanks but, no, Its the Scots too
When you push the bar "towards the ground" or "down" you are at the same time also pushing them forward (simply because you are "behind" the bars).
If in any doubt then when riding along actually try to push the bars directly sideway "toward the ground" The bike will do------------nothing.
I swore I would never get involved in this stupid discussion about countersteering because it so basic and obvious and very demonstable by anyone at anytime its hard to believe the stupid thread continues!!!
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