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Counter Steering - When to Use?

Old 05-01-17, 03:21 PM
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We use it very often and very gently on turns (esp faster ones) but I have to (rarely but it happens) employ it on a new and suddenly decreasing-radius turn or if I have entered a bit too hot. We use it more agressively while riding motorcycles since speeds are higher. If you ever do track days, you will learn this really fast.
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Old 05-01-17, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
The counter steer is subtle and starts the lean. You just don't notice it.

Steering a 1 liter sportbike into a sweeping turn requires more counter steer than it does on a lightweight, twitchy road bike.

I recall having to put pressure on the inner bar. Not so much on a bicycle.
Agreed. Also, adding trail brake to the equation when on a sport bike.

Ive thought about attempting it on a road bike. Not quite sure I have the balls, lol.
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
We use it very often and very gently on turns (esp faster ones) but I have to (rarely but it happens) employ it on a new and suddenly decreasing-radius turn or if I have entered a bit too hot. We use it more agressively while riding motorcycles since speeds are higher. If you ever do track days, you will learn this really fast.
Yup. And some trail brake, as mentioned in my above post.

Ride safe.
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Braking on 1.5 mm of rubber (when leaned slightly over) has not-so-great results, I have learned.
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Related to counter steering, wrote an article on fast (downhill, on paved roads) cornering on a bicycle. Tried to explain all the important aspects as briefly as possible (without missing anything important). All the suggestions and corrections are more than welcome:

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