No you might be right xlatinox I think I am holding the pressure too long after the turn in point, resulting in a swerve and eventually some lean, perhaps I should push harder, release sooner and lean my torso in simultaneously to the turn a bit more to maintain/improve my roll rate.
Currently I am pushing quite hard on the bar but sort of increasing the pressure up to the max torque over about a second or 2. I think the bike is swerving as I increase the pressure and then leaning a bit further once the pressure has built up to a sufficient force. But by the time the pressure has built up to max the bike has already swerved offline from the steady increasing pressure. Once I get to max pressure the bike lean rate seems to have slowed, probably because trail has aligned the front wheel with the rear wheel by the time max pressure is reached.
On right hand bends the above habit does not bother me because I can choose a turning in point to account for it as I can see around the bend. But left hand bends are very hard to judge at speed because of my habit and they are blind corners on uk roads.
Do you think pushing harder, then releasing the pressure as soon as the bike begins to swerve hard from the push steer will convert that swerve in to a lean and allow the bike to arc in to the curve.
Im sure my countersteer problems are related to timing and specifically when to release the pressure. I think I have read too much in to statements that holding the pressure increases the lean angle, but I dont think this is the case because despite holding the pressure, I am not leaning over too far.
I think the initial countersteering push causes the front wheel to deflect resulting in the forward thrust from the back wheel producng a kink torque around the steering head leaning the bike over. But after kink torque is produced I think the pressure on the bars should be release to prevent the back wheel aligning with the front wheel slowing the lean rate and to allow the front wheel to track the bend.
What I am trying to say is :
should I be pressing quicker/harder at the turning point and releasing the pressure as soon as the bike feels like it has reached its maximum roll rate and if necessary steer in to the corner to arrest the lean angle and slow the roll rate until the right lean angle is achieved then release bar pressure all together or
continue pressing moderately up to maximum pressure at the turning in point and holding max pressure until the correct lean angle is reached then releasing the max pressure when the bike reaches max lean angle?
The latter technique seems to be taking me wide at the moment and resulting in a slow rate of lean and never reaching max lean angle. The first technique might be the solution?