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As I see it, it's like the above:
Pushing will have you dip your shoulder into the corner/weight the inside peg = more weight on the inside = tighter cornering (putting your back into it haha) and probably with even less lean because of the weight.
Pulling on the outside bar will have you shift your ass/shoulder/chest towards that side (you are pulling yourself towards the bar even if ever so slightly, equal and opposite reaction and what not) = less weight on the inside = wider cornering or more lean required (=less traction at the same speed btw).
All it takes is an inch or two of dip in the shoulder into the corner and the bike moves. Its amazing how much of an effect this makes. On the weekend I was playing with this - gentle corner slight push on the bars, then dip my shoulder (kiss the mirror from afar haha) and bingo she casually tightened up. I had to stop doing it so as not to run over the apex completely lol.
It might be different if the two are combined (pushing inside/pulling outside) and how tight you are cornering.
I suspect there is little difference at low speeds or gentle cornering. There is sooo little pressure required, that push or pull there is no real weight shift happening.
Eleven hours in a tin can?
God, there's got to be another way!
Last edited by CBR_Dave; 11-26-2012 at 06:10 PM.