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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 08:44 AM
Luv2fish
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Many of us use 2nd gear in slow speed maneuvering to avoid the jump/power surge in 1st. Just use the foot brake to adjust speed. Iíve found that tight turns in small spaces are better doing this. Like any motorcycle when youíre going slow you loose the gyroscopic effect that maintains you upright. Couple that with almost 1000 lbs of motorcycle and thatís why we often drop them in slow speed maneuvering.

Good explanation of the gyroscopic effect on motorcycles and counter steering https://auto.howstuffworks.com/motorcycle4.htm

Practice makes perfect (or almost perfect) as Mark pointed out.

Steve



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