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Leaning...? Help a new rider out!

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Hey guys. Got my first bike, rode it for the first time yesterday, just a few blocks around residential streets. I actually got the hang of shifting....

But leaning/turning: I'm fuzzy on that.

The DMV handbook says that you "push right, lean right, go right". Meaning that you actually turn the handlebars to the left....:confused:

One guy I work with confirms this. But that's just TOO counter intuitive for me to understand.

Another guy I spoke to says, no, you actually push with your left, and the handlebars, to go right.

Can anyone shed some light on this, or point me someplace that can help me a bit?
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Re: turn left to right right, turn right to go left -- got it? good. I hated that -- someone told me that and I was confused. If they could've just said countersteer, I'd understand. I studied this countersteering thing (from vids to youtube) and it all made sense. I even got a few tips from MC teachers on youtube.

Countersteering is easier demonstrated/observed than explained. You will just do it.

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