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    Countersteering (again) but a neat experiment

    watch how people countersteer a (push)bike and what happens when you are prevented rom being able to. Go to 2min if impatient.

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    It's a myth..
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    It's a myth..
    Tell that to a gyroscope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Tell that to a gyroscope.
    Fish for tea!
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    Its because the pedals are throwing him off balance. If it were a tandem and the cranks phased for primary balance, (one left front one right) an equilibrium of forces would allow him to turn the way he wanted to instead of wasting time going the wrong direction. Yamaha use the same principle on their R1 for fuel injector position promoting swirl, although it differs between models destined for the southern or northern hemisphere due to the kroalis effect. Just something to watch out for on an import.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Its because the pedals are throwing him off balance. If it were a tandem and the cranks phased for primary balance, (one left front one right) an equilibrium of forces would allow him to turn the way he wanted to instead of wasting time going the wrong direction. Yamaha use the same principle on their R1 for fuel injector position promoting swirl, although it differs between models destined for the southern or northern hemisphere due to the kroalis effect. Just something to watch out for on an import.
    Coriolis effect does not apply to a shaft drive bike.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    Coriolis effect does not apply to a shaft drive bike.
    It's impossible to wheelie a shaft-driven bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    It's impossible to wheelie a shaft-driven bike!
    In a straight line.

    While changing gear and countersteering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    It's impossible to wheelie a shaft-driven bike!
    Sorry, not so. If you do a quick U-turn on an R1200RT and accelerate heavily with the bike at a high lean angle on the exit, the front lifts up fairly easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Sorry, not so. If you do a quick U-turn on an R1200RT and accelerate heavily with the bike at a high lean angle on the exit, the front lifts up fairly easily.
    New undies required right there^^.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Sorry, not so. If you do a quick U-turn on an R1200RT and accelerate heavily with the bike at a high lean angle on the exit, the front lifts up fairly easily.
    Psst - It's an ancient KB running gag - we know. You know, a meme.
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    Pah, an R1200RT doesn't even have upside-down forks.


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    You can wheelie a shaft driven bike, you just need to simultaneously be doing the KB wave to get enough counter steering action to offset the jerky shaft motion

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