Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
"What I find myself doing now, to some success, is getting the bike into the lean angle going into the turn and then using my feet to correct or fine tune the turn; inside foot for more angle, outside foot for less. Its Like using the rudder pedals of an aircraft. I don't ever remember doing this back in my motorcycle days."
That was from my first post.
For those of you trying what I've described, at no point did I say NOT to use the steering input for cornering, I definitely do use the bars (and counter steering) to get into the initial cornering angle. The difference is that the bars are almost too responsive, a very small input responds with a very large amount of cornering change; it's difficult to make small adjustments. By using my feet in conjunction, the input is less sensitive and therefore I can make small corrections with a fair amount of foot input, like a trim control.
This might be too much for many to bother with, no worries, have at what you're comfortable with. I just like the art/science of motorcycle riding and having as many tools at my disposal. I may not always use them, but I like having them in the repertoire. Thought I'd share.
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