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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 7th, 2008, 12:17 pm Thread Starter
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Must be my Bad Back

I have noticed lately, that I have this tendency to lean to the right of the bike as the bike tends to lean left. I am sure this is just an illusion due to the crown of the roads but has anyone else been experiencing this. Its very slight and not uncomfortable but over the winter I developed a problem with a disc in my back and now it seems to agitate it. Could be I would have never noticed this but now my back is telling me all about it. There is no wind to speak of to push me sideways and the road is a four lane road with very little angle in it. I am just curious. Oh and my bike is a 99' LT 73K miles. New tires last fall. Could be I forgot how she rides.

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Actually that sounds like a normal response to me. It's referred to as counterbalancing and is used instictively to balance the motorcycle and keep the center of gravity as stable as possible.

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I think we all have that trendency, regardless of whether we drive or not, or on which side of the road. I noticed I was naturally leaning to one side when horseback riding as well.

I can already hear jokes asking "so... what side do they hang...???"

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good its not just me. I knew it was normal to counterbalance but it just seems that I am always countering that way. Stupid back, why couldn't I have hurt it on the other side.

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Sounds like you are an X dirt bike rider like me.


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I think we all have that trendency, regardless of whether we drive or not, or on which side of the road. I noticed I was naturally leaning to one side when horseback riding as well.

I can already hear jokes asking "so... what side do they hang...???"
From the files of - you really DON'T want to know this - but, here goes since I am biased:

You have a predilection to "dress to the left or right" (and good tailors take this into account when you have custom slacks made) since one testicle is usually larger - and therefore heavier - than the other. This causes a little curve in your Johnson.

Make sure you let your gf or wife know (or both). They'll be mighty impressed that you have great knowledge of your anatomical leanings.


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Sounds like you are an X dirt bike rider like me.
Yes I am, had a nasty run in with a Table Top jump where the bike and I disagreed on the landing.

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From the files of - you really DON'T want to know this - but, here goes since I am biased:

You have a predilection to "dress to the left or right" (and good tailors take this into account when you have custom slacks made) since one testicle is usually larger - and therefore heavier - than the other. This causes a little curve in your Johnson.

Make sure you let your gf or wife know (or both). They'll be mighty impressed that you have great knowledge of your anatomical leanings.
I think you might have hit the nail on the head, maybe thats whats wrong with my back, too much weight on one side

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