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|09-11-2012, 10:06 PM||#1|
Riding is my medication
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: West houston
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Experience: 1-3 months
Help on not looping a wheelie
Covering the rear brake
I've seen a lot of questions and comments about covering the rear brake while doing wheelies. * This is good practice and will definitely save your , literally. *The only problem is when you're hangin one high and go a little too far back and need to use it to bring you forward it HAS to be a second nature action. *When you're in "panic mode" it happens way too fast to consciously think about it. *Not all of us have a "fiddy", a quad, or a stunt bike to practice this with so I thought I would share something that helped me. *I was in a parking lot one night waiting for one of the slow riders to get geared up(gear is underrated btw) so I decided to practice tight slow circles(both wheels on the ground). *I found that its much easier to do tight turns using the rear brake as the throttle control. *You keep the throttle just off of idle and use the rear brake to modulate your speed. *This inadvertently made the rear brake second nature and comfortable to use, not to mention how it helped me learn tight turns which is applicable in u-turn situations. *It's also a good idea to use the rear brake in normal braking applications when just cruising or riding normal. *It will help you get a feel for how much you can apply it. *It helps significantly in heavy braking situations. *Most riders probably do this anyway but I know I didn't use it for a while after I started riding. *The tight circles may only help cover the rear brake in sit-downs. *I actually didn't even think of practicing tight turns in a stand up position until now while I was writing this. *This info may not help everyone but I know it helped me so I thought I would share. *If it saves one of your it will be worth the time it took to write it. *Clutch it up and cover your rear( AND brake)!
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