Meanie said:As Skyhawk indicated, don't overthink it. The entire counter-steering issue is overhyped. Just ride.
The problem with "just riding" is that without solid training you don't have the experience and muscle memory required when the unexpected happens or if you simply want to improve your riding and ride smoother and faster.
The vast majority of single bike accidents occur when people enter a corner too hot - or more to the point, what they perceive as being too hot. They panic, flinch and either try and stand the bike up and brake as hard as they can (running off the road, into traffic, whatever), or attempt to take the corner without decent technique and crash out anyway. Solid counter steering inputs, smooth on the controls and looking through the corner would 99% of the time have taken them through the corner with no trouble whatsoever.
I can tell you from years of track day instructing that the vast majority of street riders (and these are the ones that are committed enough to come to track days) have no idea how capable their bikes and tires are. They panic when they lean further than have before, once they follow the leader and get some instructed days under their belts they lose that reflex and ride with confidence knowing how to navigate corners - using countersteering (as well as footpeg weighting, body position, throttle control, trail braking, etc.)
Edited by Racer1 at 7/1/2012 7:21:50 PM