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Is Counter Steering Instinctual

Is Counter Steering Instinctual There’s only one aspect of riding a motorcycle properly where your instinct is actually correct.  Actually, semi-instinctual, that’s counter steering.  Before I go any further I’ll define what’s commonly known as counter steering. I actually prefer the term “push steering” since it’s a lot less confusing.  What push steering/counter steering means is in order to change direction at speeds above 15 mph as in; when rounding a curve, you must push forward...

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Traction

Traction, or the lack, there of. I was recently asked by a young lady if the exercises in my video could be practiced on grass. If you’re not familiar, my video consists of a series of tight turns that require the motorcycle to be leaned over near its limits. The first thing I asked was what kind of bike she was riding. When she replied, a Harley-Davidson Softtail Deluxe, I immediately said NO. You must...

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Modifying Your Motorcycle

When and if you decide to modify your motorcycle, always keep Isaac Newton in mind. No, not the cookie inventor, that was Harvey Newton, a distant cousin of Isaac’s. Isaac Newton was the physicist who discovered that “for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction”. What does that have to do with motorcycles? I thought you’d never ask. Here’s an example. Let’s say you’ve got a new Harley-Davidson Street Glide with the slammed...

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