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Old 03-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #22
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hey guys how do you brake properly? I know when your coming to a red light you got to stop but what point do you actually hit the brakes? does stopping hard mess up my front forks?
You wait till the last possible minute, pull the front break all the way in, do a stoppie, and hope you don't flip over.
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No, but sometimes your shoes will start to smoke
oh yea I may have heard of that from a friends ex's nephew's sister.

So i got the anti flame icon boots..
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oh yea I may have heard of that from a friends ex's nephew's sister.

So i got the anti flame icon boots..
Now you're using your head
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Now you're using your head
You can stop with your head? Is that why we wear helmets for? IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
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I see it all the time
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I see it all the time
He is a noob. Dont tell him that. Head braking is a highly skilled maneuver. NOT to be tried by an amateur. You are going to get the boy hurt.
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He is a noob. Dont tell him that. Head braking is a highly skilled maneuver. NOT to be tried by an amateur. You are going to get the boy hurt.
Woops, I should have written, "I see noobs do it all the time"
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I just shifted up without clutching at first, then I asked a few other students if they shifted up without the clutch (I did use it to shift down) and well they did. After that I just tried a few of the different combinations listed in the original post. That's why I asked for the proper way to shift up haha


Anyways 392 I understand that, and they have the right to give their opinion.
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Hard to believe in an MSF class they were shifting without clutches. Were they on automatics? Didn't MSF have a diagram or video that laid that out for you?

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I would take one of them up on the offer to help you. Not too difficult once you get the hang of it.
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or should I just not use the clutch at all and mess up my gearbox and tranny?
First off: a gearbox IS a tranny.

and B: not using the clutch doesn't mess up the gearbox. Motorcycle transmissions are sequential and face-toothed to allow this type of operation. Yes, shifting without the clutch will wear the face teeth, but that's their intended purpose, and people have gotten tens of thousands of miles out of motorcycle gearboxes performing all upshifts without the clutch.
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First off: a gearbox IS a tranny.

and B: not using the clutch doesn't mess up the gearbox. Motorcycle transmissions are sequential and face-toothed to allow this type of operation. Yes, shifting without the clutch will wear the face teeth, but that's their intended purpose, and people have gotten tens of thousands of miles out of motorcycle gearboxes performing all upshifts without the clutch.
My last bike had close to 40k. No problems.
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Hard to believe in an MSF class they were shifting without clutches. Were they on automatics? Didn't MSF have a diagram or video that laid that out for you?

So are you homeless?

I would take one of them up on the offer to help you. Not too difficult once you get the hang of it.
I was personally shifting without gears because of something that I read on the internet before I took the class. It was a noob mistake.
I can't remember if they did or not. I think that they only had something for shifting from neutral but don't quote me on that.

All that I have to my name is this motorcycle and phone!

I gladly take anyone's help that is willing to come to me because I'm not ready to be on the street yet. Still practicing in my neighborhood a bit for now.
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Still practicing in my neighborhood a bit for now.
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I was personally shifting without gears because of something that I read on the internet before I took the class. It was a noob mistake.
I can't remember if they did or not. I think that they only had something for shifting from neutral but don't quote me on that.

All that I have to my name is this motorcycle and phone!

I gladly take anyone's help that is willing to come to me because I'm not ready to be on the street yet. Still practicing in my neighborhood a bit for now.
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I was personally shifting without gears because of something that I read on the internet before I took the class. It was a noob mistake.
I can't remember if they did or not. I think that they only had something for shifting from neutral but don't quote me on that.

All that I have to my name is this motorcycle and phone!

I gladly take anyone's help that is willing to come to me because I'm not ready to be on the street yet. Still practicing in my neighborhood a bit for now.
Hondamatic?

do you have some gear? that gixxer 600 is a whole lotta bike for a complete beginner. I see some have offered some help TAKE IT!!!! trying to ride a bike like yours with 0 experience is extremely dangerous.
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I see some have offered some help TAKE IT!!!! trying to ride a bike like yours with 0 experience is extremely dangerous.
Yea, but he should stay in his neighborhood if he's learning, not venture out across town to another location for help
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Icon Mesh Jaket, Some decent motorcycle shoes, Bell Vortex, Some Sidi gloves
I just need some knee pads or motorcycle pants
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Nesto already told you bring the bike by the shop and I will help you.

Be careful, because this toy can/will kill your if you fck up.
Yea but I'm not ready to leave the neighborhood just yet. I'm taking baby steps over here. I can barely do a right turn without going into the opposite lane. I'm also still learning how sensitive the clutch is, although I pretty much have it down already.
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