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James R. Davis
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GoldWing 1500
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Posted - 02/18/2009 :  12:36 PM Follow poster on Twitter  Join poster on Facebook as Friend                        Like
When in a turn your front wheel is instantaneously traveling in one direction while it is actually pointing toward the outside (relative to the curve) of that direction.

This results, because of the 'righting force', in a slight torque of the steering stem toward the inside of that turn. In other words, it is the bike's way of trying to align the direction its front wheel is pointing and its actual instantaneous direction of travel. The result, your bike attempts to go in a straight line and you must, in almost all cases, MAINTAIN counter-steering pressure on the inside grip in order to continue along your chosen path.
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