Push-steering Sans Your Backrest


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CoachP7
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Location: Manitoba Canada
Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500 SE

Push-steering Sans Your Backrest

Post by CoachP7 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:49 pm



This is for those of you who have a backrest on your GW.

As most are aware, you need to push-steer (or counter-steer) when at speeds over 20 kph (15 mph). This is how you get into your lean angle to take corners at this speed, up to and including, highway speeds.

And for those of you that may have a backrest, when you begin your push-steering (counter-steering) in a (highway) corner, “unlock” your back from your backrest to allow the bike to get into its lean angle. By keeping constant contact between your back and backrest adds resistance to the initial phase of the bike lean. This can slowdown (delay) the overall lean process and in a 100 kph (60 mph) highway corner, you may find yourself get closer to that yellow line OR gravel shoulder than you want to be. Try it. You’ll see the difference “unlocking” will make.


Current:
1994 GL1500 SE
2008 KLR 650
2013 N1K ABS

Tip #26 Push-steering sans the backrest … when you begin push-steering (counter-steering) in a corner, “unlock” your back from your backrest to allow the bike to get into its lean angle.

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