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Old 07-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #61
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Can you be more specific? Are you having trouble with the downshifting or are you not coming to a stop fast enough?

Also keep in mind that riding more often makes you better at it(obviously), but you worded it like it was the other way around. They key is to avoid heavy traffic areas/times while you are learning. You can't be afraid otherwise you will never learn.
I missed the post where she's asking for advice
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:22 AM   #62
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #63
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Can you be more specific? Are you having trouble with the downshifting or are you not coming to a stop fast enough?

Also keep in mind that riding more often makes you better at it(obviously), but you worded it like it was the other way around. They key is to avoid heavy traffic areas/times while you are learning. You can't be afraid otherwise you will never learn.
Like when i'm going slow.. I "panic" and hit the front brake and the bike falls over... kind if trouble. It hasn't become second nature to make sure my wheel is straight first and make sure i hit the back brake at the same time lol

After the first time I dropped the bike.. I learned not to try to catch it as it falls! I just hop right off before it hits the ground lol I have great frame sliders!

This was before my husband put the lowering link on the bike. I was tip-toeing. I can touch the floor much better now so I feel more confident when riding at a slower speed (10-20 mph).

We got stuck in 45N traffic this weekend... i downshifted all the way to 2nd... so the bike turned off when I slowed down and released the clutch.

I just need to stop being a chicken and practice more!!
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hmmm...at first I was going to say it sounds like you can't touch the ground well and should lower it, but you guys took care of that. Ideally you should be able to touch with a flat foot.

It's actually a pretty easy problem to solve because it's a low speed issue. Just find an empty parking lot and spend a few hours starting, stopping and going slow. You are panicking because you are trying to learn this on the highway with traffic.

Something else you can do is try to get used to your engine braking, which will also help with selecting the correct gear when you are stopping. Try to practice bringing the bike almost to a complete stop without using your brakes at all(obviously hit the brakes if there is an obstacle closing in)...this will really get you familiar with how the engine slows the bike, as well as downshifting.
Once you do that practice stopping with just your rear brake(since you are having trouble coordinating that with everything else) and engine braking at the same time.(be careful, though. You don't want the rear to lose traction)

Once you practice it all separately, it becomes a lot easier to put it all together. I'd imagine the learning curve is steep since you weren't able to drive manual tranny.

And always make sure the bikes in neutral before releasing the clutch, unless you want to move With practice you will be able to easily shift directly into neutral from second when you are stopping...although a lot of people say to leave it in first in case you need to move out of someones way quickly...I switch it up depending on the situation.

I commute all the way down 290, then to I-10, then 288 with mine, so I know a lot about starting and stopping.

In short like B said. Practice practice practice.

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Sounds like you just need more practice to find how much brake to apply. Not panicking is also a good step. Don't worry my wife did the same think for a while.

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Apparently you didn't miss it.
Nope, she didn't ask for advice, she made a statement. You're not hoping she'll ask for your personal assistance, are you?
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Nope, she didn't ask for advice, she made a statement. You're not hoping she'll ask for your personal assistance, are you?
She certainly did and you gave her advice before I did, so ask yourself the same question.
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She certainly did and you gave her advice before I did, so ask yourself the same question.
"Practice, practice, practice" is advice? Really?
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"Practice, practice, practice" is advice? Really?
Dude, just give it up. It's pretty obvious you were hitting on her.

I thought it was a dude, so it's pretty clear I wasn't hoping for . I am willing to help anyone out the same, whether they have a or not...wait that didn't sound right
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for some reason I have an issue with slowing down and stopping... and I'm pretty sure that's important.
are we still talking ? there's usually a pretty good indicator on when you should stop
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Bevo, be a gentleman and tell her "you're welcome". She is thanking you for the advice you gave her. You really suck at picking up chicks online.
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are we still talking ? there's usually a pretty good indicator on when you should stop
Your mind must have stayed stuck on the male on male sucking. My apologies...I'm pretty sure there's a site for that....

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So skittles won't be at the bike wash or...?
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If that is in any way shape or form similar to the current congress in DC his bike will be washed in 2035
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Bevo, be a gentleman and tell her "you're welcome". She is thanking you for the advice you gave her. You really suck at picking up chicks online.
What sucks is your weak sauce material, but it probably suits your riding
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Your mind must have stayed stuck on the male on male sucking. My apologies...I'm pretty sure there's a site for that....

Happy hunting!
so i'm guessing you've seen it?... hey... whatever floats your boat! LOL
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