Why you dirty rotten son of a seabiscuit...!!This looks like a GREAT new daily thread LT
A motorcycle news thread WILL be awesome. I can't wait until your next post it the NEW thread named:
(let me know if you need me to start it for you
/hi-jack mode OFF
OK...i'll be the one...I've been riding since 1967 and......................I don't know what a bump steer is. I maybe doing it, but the term means nothing to me. can someone enlighten me pleaseYep, probably never attended a Motorcycle safety course.... Bump Steer? Many non-schooled riders have no clue about this...
grewen, you have already been doing it all these years, since you have been riding to the last 49 years.
A Bump Steer is simply a method of intentionally pushing the Right end of the handlebar firmly and aggressively enough, that the bike makes a radical lane change to the right lane....or..conversely....pushing on the Left end of the handlebar firmly and aggressively enough that the bike makes a radical lane change to the left lane. Like, trail riding in Moab, and Fred has thrown a large boulder in front of your bike, that he kicked loose when his Duro tire hits a loose boulder, so it rolls out in front of you, and you have to make a last second decision to go right or left......BUT...on the paved roads at much higher speeds, it is done by "pushing" the handlebar end one way or the other, to go in that direction.
With all your years of riding, it is something that is just natural to you, even though you may not be aware of the term used.
On slower speed trails, we might be equally pushing one of the bar, and pulling the other end of the bar. But on paved roads and most certainly at much higher speeds, it is a radical lane change to avoid debris or vehicles in the road.