Ventodue Posted January 3, 2011 Report Share Posted January 3, 2011 Happy New Year everyone and here's something I've come across recently that I don't really get. In chapter 19 of TWT II, Keith is talking about pivot steering. He emphasises the importance of weighting the outside peg, writing, for example on page 85: "Using the outside peg as your pivot point ... reduces your weight on the seat and puts the majority of your weight on that lower, outside peg". Yet in Sport Riding Techniques, Nick Ienatsch in chapter 4, entitled "Steer that Thing", clearly emphasises weighting the inside peg. He says, for example, on page 42: " ... the bike begins turning when you move your body weight towards the inside of the corner, onto the inside foot peg". So are these contradictory approaches, or am I missing something here? Any elucidation will be much appreciated! Craig P.s. One thing I certainly don't understand is how, in Keith's sentence, the peg that is to be weighted can be both "lower" and "outside" ... ? P.p.s. You can probably tell from this posting that the weather here hasn't really too great for riding recently, and I've been filling my idle hours with too much reading and not enuf doing - altho' I did get out yesterday, but not on a sports bike ... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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