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Old 11-02-2011, 07:07 AM   #1
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So I rode a Brand New Harley yesterday

On my way home from work on 146 witnessed in inexperienced ride eat it at Redbluff. He was smoking the rear coming up to traffic at a light. The rear was fishtailing and it was obvious that it was gonna end badly. He was lucky and didn't make contact with the bumper of the truck ahead of him. I put my hazards on blocked traffic for them. I got out and checked him out and picked his bike up for him. He nearly lost his head when he fell over. The bike fell over to the right and catapulted him over to the right lane. He was lucky. If you know the traffic at that light at 5 you know its crazy right now due to construction. I told them to pull over at the next clear spot. The rider was injured but didn't want medical care. The bike was ride able so I offered to let him drive my truck and I would ride his bike home for him. We we got to his house he asked how it rode. I told him it was rough as but I wasn't sure if it was damaged or not and probably needed oil or something. Its been years since I have ridden a Hardley. The seat was comfortable though. The rider, the riding partner, and the riders wife thanked me for the help.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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MY HERO! j.k good job. glad to hear there is decent people still left. i did something similar about 7-8 months ago

i was sitting in traffic on 290 on my way home. Saw a young guy on a gsxr no gear no nothing, not using his front brake at all. Anytime he braked he was sliding the back around and nearly hit vehicles, i rode it back to his house and gave him some lessons and told him to get some gear and take the course.

The funny thing, he used the rear brake because his "Dad" told him if you use the front brake you'll go over the handle bars, only use rear brake. I just looked at him dumbfounded and told his "dad" he could of killed his son providing him false information
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He just got his license 4 months ago. He had to have taken a class. I schooled him on the use of his front brake.
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He just got his license 4 months ago. He had to have taken a class. I schooled him on the use of his front brake.

They probably taught him how to use the front brake, and then his riding buddies told him it was dangerous. I can't tell you how many cruiser riders still think that.
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Why use a hand lever when you've got that big brake pedal?
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That's actually one thing I've always liked about motorcycles. They represent one of the last widely accepted hobbies/modes of transportation that still exposes you to the lethality of stupid decisions.
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He just got his license 4 months ago. He had to have taken a class. I schooled him on the use of his front brake.
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When I first got on a motorcycle it was the "oh " moments where I would panic and put my foot down on that rear brake as if I was driving a car. It was a tough habit to get rid of and can relate to all new motorcyclists not just hardley drivenson guys.

It is probably different for folks who grew up around dirt bikes and quads that understand how it all works, experienced it all on trail rides neighbor hood streets or whatever.
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I use things I learned riding dirt bikes everytime I ride a street bike. A lot of times it is second nature.

About front brakes.

I was on the Buell riding 1485 at 3pm when a deer came out of the woods to my right. Full sprint. I grabbed a handfull of front brake and no rear brake. I knew the as end would come around on me. I could have reached out and touched bambi but didn't hit her.
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I use things I learned riding dirt bikes everytime I ride a street bike. A lot of times it is second nature.

About front brakes.

I was on the Buell riding 1485 at 3pm when a deer came out of the woods to my right. Full sprint. I grabbed a handfull of front brake and no rear brake. I knew the as end would come around on me. I could have reached out and touched bambi but didn't hit her.
Sounds like my first stoppie. If the rear is on the ground grab more front
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