Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Cornering/turning a motorcycle at speeds of 20 mph and above is all in the hands at street legal speeds.
It is accomplished by counter-steering of the front tire so as the tire tread contact patch shifts Under the bike. PUSH the right side handlebar lightly and the bike will go right. Push harder it will steer farther, quicker. The crown/slope of the roadway or tire path may be gripping the LH side of the front tire ever so slightly, so slight RH pressure on the RH handlebar will hold it straight.
May I suggest that you find a deserted roadway and practice zig-zaging down a straight roadway at 30-60 mph with ONLY your Right hand on the throttle & Handlebar, until you feel more 'in-control' of the bike, instead of 'just along for the ride'.
If you had 'cruise control', I would then suggest that you practice with Only your left hand on the handlebar.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting