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Old 06-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #61
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #62
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Because your front doesnt work?
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #63
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did that other thread get deleted? I couldnt find it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #64
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Because i was on my 50 in the dirt lol
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Kudos on riding your bike to work. Very ballsy move you've taken, considering your riding experience.

I've only been riding for about a month now. Still practicing in C-mode on my 750 (probably should have gotten a 250 to start). I took my bike out on the street for a 3 mile stretch for the first time last week and it felt great. Still waiting for more riding time before I take it onto the highway to get to work (Stafford --> Medical Center).

Plenty of good tips on here, but if you've taken MSF, which you HAVE to have to be licensed now, they'll teach you to use both the front and back brake (70% front, 30% back). Sounds like you need to practice a bit more on the basics in an empty parking lot. I practiced the braking, throttle control, U-turns, figure 8, and watched a lot of YouTube videos that taught additional control techniques and riding tips. Helped me a lot.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like only UT graduates are able to use proper grammar here? Your/You're, break/brake, etc. Come on, folks!
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Kudos on riding your bike to work. Very ballsy move you've taken, considering your riding experience.

I've only been riding for about a month now. Still practicing in C-mode on my 750 (probably should have gotten a 250 to start). I took my bike out on the street for a 3 mile stretch for the first time last week and it felt great. Still waiting for more riding time before I take it onto the highway to get to work (Stafford --> Medical Center).

Plenty of good tips on here, but if you've taken MSF, which you HAVE to have to be licensed now, they'll teach you to use both the front and back brake (70% front, 30% back). Sounds like you need to practice a bit more on the basics in an empty parking lot. I practiced the braking, throttle control, U-turns, figure 8, and watched a lot of YouTube videos that taught additional control techniques and riding tips. Helped me a lot.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like only UT graduates are able to use proper grammar here? Your/You're, break/brake, etc. Come on, folks!
Hmmm I know of a TU ... and its an interweb forum...grammar and spelling do not get you extra points
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You should definitely get comfortable with using both brakes. In a panic-braking situation you don't want to rely exclusively on either one alone - locking up either one can be disastrous and using both can help bring you to a more controlled, smooth even, stop in a much shorter distance.

Additionally, while leaned in a turn each brake offers totally different response from the other and you need to be familiar with each because different situations while turning can require different application and combinations of braking application. Yes the front brake is much more powerful but I can't abide by the suggestion that you shouldn't (even as a novice) use your rear brake. It's correct usage is an important part of learning to ride correctly. Try to build the skill of using both brakes in a complementary fashion as early as possible and evolve from there.
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Everyone here is brake expert .. maybe the more experienced can address some of the other issues. I think we covered the braking section. His post .. call for help listed many other problems. Notice he has not posted since everyone started arguing about the brakes.
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Everyone here is brake expert .. maybe the more experienced can address some of the other issues. I think we covered the braking section. His post .. call for help listed many other problems. Notice he has not posted since everyone started arguing about the brakes.
nobody was arguing

Just giving each other our opinions and discussing which was a better route for him.
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Im not slamming on back brake, and I still have my right hand hovering the front if I need it. I have locked the back before but was playing around with it to see how much pressure it would take before locking. and I posted that I only use my rear brake to prove a point that u can use just the rear. Also imo it really depends on what your doing determines if you need to use both or just the front.

Im still down shifting
Well the rear tire doesn't get enough wear so by all means use it alone to stop your bike

Hopefully this habit doesn't burn you in a panic stop
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nobody was arguing

Just giving each other our opinions and discussing which was a better route for him.
OK maybe argue was the wrong word ... tangent ..there we go. I think its great that we all have a place bounce ideas off each other. IMO this turned into a braking thread when the OP had more than one problem.
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