Joe Mc wrote:
Why lean the bike more than you have to?
You're assuming I don't have to. I could always slow to 15mph and "handlebar steer" it through the curves, but that'd be no fun. Taking an 80-degree curve at 60mph with an 8-foot long, 700lb bike requires a few sparks to fly, regardless of what Confucius has to say about it.
And I agree with Ron, too. There are even times when I lean the bike while keeping my body perpendicular to the road. That way I can lean it farther at slower speeds without tipping it over, which is pretty much the opposite of what he's referring to. It's basically whatever works for you...and I've found what works for me and this particular bike.