when going through a corner I know to put weight on the outside peg. But how much? Should I weight the peg so much I am basically standing a small bit off the seat or just put a bit of pressure on the peg?
So everyone hears about weighting the outside peg and that its so important and why. Well, its important for cornering speed, getting your tires to bite and not push or hold the line. Its like a downhill skier, when they are making their turns they lift the inside leg and press hard on their edge to get the ski to turn and hold a line. The harder you press on the bike the more your tires will bite. Timing is critical to sit down just prior to apex while driving your weight into the peg, to get the bike to follow the line you choose, while getting back on the throttle. The more traction you have the faster you will be able to make transition changes. As for coming off the seat, its more of a shifting of weight to the outside. So how much weight, the faster you need to go the more weight you need, and the slicker the surface or flatter not rut or berm, even more pressure is applied.
Now here is your pro tip. Great riders adjust their rear brake so they can keep weight on the peg and still work and feather
the rear brake without ever lifting pressure from the peg.
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