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Old 05-26-2013, 05:09 AM   #41
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:05 AM   #42
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Just research there are so many threads,books,videos out there to study.

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Old 05-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #43
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Hey guys I just bought an 09 ninja 250. Been looking at buying bike for years now and I finally did it. but yes I am one of the girls who bought the bike with zero riding experience except for riding on the backseat. Any pointers y'all have for me would be fantastic! Thanks.
Congrats on the bike!

Houston is a long ways to go for riding advice. You planning on moving here or something?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #44
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #45
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Thank you for making me feel welcome. I so far have a helmet and gloves. My birthday is in two weeks so I think my family is going to buy me an Icon Textile jacket I've been looking at. I'm progressing on the turns but the ones that get me are the tighter ones. (Stop sign turns, street turns, etc) I'm not quite sure what to do on those yet. And also learning using both brakes instead of the rear. I've been just riding around my neighborhood trying to. Get the swing of things. But there's still so much to learn. Looking out for cars behind me, using side view mirrors, I just take it slow and easy. Just the turning is what is getting me because its a little wobbly.
So I took the MSF class and they told me to use both brakes, I took the ride smart class and they said no don't use the rear brakes, and then I listen to some motogp riders say use the rear breaks they are there for a reason. Anyways I hope this doesn't confuse you. Something that is for sure is DO NOT use only the rear brakes to stop, as it only has very little stopping power.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #46
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So I took the MSF class and they told me to use both brakes, I took the ride smart class and they said no don't use the rear brakes, and then I listen to some motogp riders say use the rear breaks they are there for a reason. Anyways I hope this doesn't confuse you. Something that is for sure is DO NOT use only the rear brakes to stop, as it only has very little stopping power.
i use both brakes on the street just riding around. It definately helps out the front brakes in stop in go traffic etc. (im guessing this is what MSF instructors mean)

On the flipside, I personally stray away from the rear brake when doing spirited riding on back roads. Mostly because i am just downshifting/engine slowing then tapping the front brakes before a turn and controlling my speed. An unskilled rear brake applied prior to a turn when running a bike at speed could spell disaster. Unwanted slides etc. This is probably what the RideSmart guys are trying to say?
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To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of then lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.

You will crash eventually so get geared up. And remember this, there two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those who have crashed and those that are going to.

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Old 05-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #53
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So I took the MSF class and they told me to use both brakes, I took the ride smart class and they said no don't use the rear brakes, and then I listen to some motogp riders say use the rear breaks they are there for a reason. Anyways I hope this doesn't confuse you. Something that is for sure is DO NOT use only the rear brakes to stop, as it only has very little stopping power.
Learn to use the rear brake. Imo, telling riders to "forget about the rear brake" is wrong. This is exactly what I heard from a lead instructor when I first attended Ride Smart in 09. I knew it was wrong then on my first TD. Go find a parking lot and play around with using it with and without front brake and learn what does.
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