Reverse all those Noes, Saturn-5 !
Please continue giving useful tips and good practical advice on dirt riding. All of us novices benefit from learning and/or reviewing them.
(Yes, this is my genuine AND FRIENDLY request.)
But please don't mislead novices by attempting to give traditional-but-shonky reasons to back up SOME of those tips (however many books/videos those reasons used to appear in).
Best not to mention Centres-of-Gravity at all, either here or in the "other forum" Aussie-subsection ~ which BTW was still trundling along, having added some sensible comments by "Beemerboff" [#143] but then falling into another hole (where the writer of post #145 started off well but then trotted out the old nonsense in his final sentence).
"Eepeqez" then again came out with his beautiful picture of a leaning PepsiCola bottle ~ a picture that can explain a lot in only a few seconds of thinking about it. And also helps explain why "overleaning" the bike does not, cannot, put any more weight on the tyres . . . in case anyone here wishes to reassert that old furphy.
"Weighting the pegs" [which, please note : I do NOT "dismiss", as you IMPLIED in #28 of our thread] is a real minefield of a term, and ought to be replaced with a better term, most of the time. Maybe "overleaning the bike" or "riding outside the bike" . . . or something.
SuzyVStrom has made some good comments about "weighting" ~ he has carefully observed his own actions and finds that [overleaning] the bike on a dirt corner involves "weighting" first one peg . . . then the other peg . . . in getting his body off-centre from the bike's midline.
That, I must say, appeals to common sense ~ it is the forceful moving of the body and its location into a new [lateral] position that makes a real difference to cornering (rather than any fundamental causative effect from whatever "weight" is on whichever peg).
BTW there is now ANOTHER dirt riding thread in that "other" forum [under Perfect Line this time] and the guys are ALREADY in controversy about which peg to "weight".
One more piece of evidence why "weighting the peg" should be a rarely-used term. Too much confusion, at the novice / intermediate level.
Do I count myself as a novice dirt rider ?
Certainly : I regard myself as a novice ~ though not a complete novice ~ and I will continue to regard myself as a novice until I can become halfway as good a dirt rider as Jimmy Lewis . . . or at least, until I can finish in the first dozen places of the Finke Desert Race without falling once !!
Could be a while . . .