Very valuable information, thank you!
Remember that the bike goes where you are looking. Try looking farther into the turn and turning your head more.I have taken the MSC and have to admit, I still feel a little confused regarding "counter steering." I saw that I should be "pressing forward" in reading this thread. I thought I was supossed to press down. For example, press down on the left= lean left an vise versa. That is how I have been making my turns. However, I have noticed that my turns seem very wide (city driving). Is this due to how I have been "counter steering"? I've been rideing less than a month, so any input would be great!
A bad practice to do that. First, an overflow hits a hot exhaust, bursts into flame. How quickly are you going to get away from that bike, overfull fuel tank ready to spill more fuel into the flames when you lean it to get off, no stand down and you're in a panic. a very rare event but it does happen.My two pennies:
I don't put my kickstand down when fueling up. I stay on the bike and keep the bike level while filling. Doing this allows a little more gas to get in to the tank, even if it is only .4 of a gallon, that's a few more miles..
I actually dismount and let the bike idle briefly before I turn it off. This assures me that I am next to it if the stand stars to collapse and that I will notice if the motor has any unusual idle characteristics.NEVER, NEVER TURN OFF THE IGNITION WITH THE KICKSTAND UP! CONFIRM THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS IN NEUTRAL (DON'T TRUST THE BLUE IDIOT LIGHT!), PUT THE KICKSTAND DOWN, THEN TURN OFF THE IGNITION.