Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
When I initiate a turn I don't start in the opposite direction then switch to the desired direction like the definition of countersteering implies. What's the deal?
Remember when you begun riding motorcycles, how the motorcycle seemed to be so wobbly as you were learning? That was your brain learning to compensate and counter steer. We all do it. If we didn't we would push the front tire contact patch out of traction.
We counter steer to offset the bikes gyroscopic wheels to the side, and then steer back to maintain the contact patch. Geometry takes care of the rest.
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension