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Old 10-06-2016, 12:26 PM   #41
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Whatever. Just trying to keep someone alive, not turn them into a track star, which is obviously your expertise. I wish I could have given Tu more advice before he got killed in his first year.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:28 PM   #42
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FZ1 sent me the twist of the wrist 2 video and I've been watching it religiously. I plan to get the book as well because there's a lot of information I'm sure the video doesn't cover. Right now, I just want to learn the safe and proper way to operate my bike. I don't want to be that guy(girl) you see on the shoulder trying to pick up pieces of their bike.
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Whatever. Just trying to keep someone alive, not turn them into a track star, which is obviously your expertise. I wish I could have given Tu more advice before he got killed in his first year.
Yup, and effective braking can save lives.
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Absolutely, but I would consider braking in corners an advanced rider technique.
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In fact, while I am expounding on braking, it is a good idea to go to a secluded area and practice panic braking so you know how the bike behaves. You don't want to figure it out when someone pulls out in front of you.

I've practiced quite a bit with emergency braking and swerving, but at relatively low speeds, say under 30. The bike handles very well and it takes quite a bit of pressure to lock the brakes up, though I'm almost positive the suspension needs adjusted.
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I've practiced quite a bit with emergency braking and swerving, but at relatively low speeds, say under 30. The bike handles very well and it takes quite a bit of pressure to lock the brakes up, though I'm almost positive the suspension needs adjusted.
It's kind of a long ride for you, but Motorcycles Unlimited can set up your suspension
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Absolutely, but I would consider braking in corners an advanced rider technique.
It's all relative, speed, lean angle, braking force. A new rider should practice applying brakes while turning in at a sensible speed.
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I have Wild West Motoplex just down the road from me a bit. I was gonna call and see if they could do it. I don't think it needs adjusted much, but it's definitely not absorbing very much shock from rough road conditions. Even when completely relaxed, it's bouncing me all over the seat. Of course, it might just be because I weigh about as much as a wet paper bag.
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I have Wild West Motoplex just down the road from me a bit. I was gonna call and see if they could do it. I don't think it needs adjusted much, but it's definitely not absorbing very much shock from rough road conditions. Even when completely relaxed, it's bouncing me all over the seat. Of course, it might just be because I weigh about as much as a wet paper bag.
I don't believe they offer that service, but call them.
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I don't believe they offer that service, but call them.

If they don't, I guess I'll just have to take a little ride~. Nothing wrong with that.
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If they don't, I guess I'll just have to take a little ride~. Nothing wrong with that.
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Brakes brakes brakes, oh the great brakes debate!
My opinion for a newb:
1. All your braking and body positioning movement should be done BEFORE entering a corner.
2. Stay OFF your rear brake while on improved road surfaces. (Except gravel, dirt, grass).
3. Seat time! As much as you can get.
4. Your throttle can be more of your friend than your brakes. Sometimes it's better to accelerate away from things.
5. Have fun, we need more riders to MH.
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I thought that's what you meant. We'll see. If WWM doesn't do it, I'll make the trip up.
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Pfft, as much as I despise Texas, Ohio State showed everyone how to beat Fucklahoma.

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My opinion for a newb:

1. All your braking and body positioning movement should be done BEFORE entering a corner.

2. Stay OFF your rear brake while on improved road surfaces. (Except gravel, dirt, grass).

3. Seat time! As much as you can get.

4. Your throttle can be more of your friend than your brakes. Sometimes it's better to accelerate away from things.

5. Have fun, we need more riders to MH.

Great advice is advice that your common sense doesn't question, and my common sense agrees with everything you just said.
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Be careful on the feeder highways. Houston drivers love to pull out of a side road into the center lane. Whenever I see a car approaching I start slowing down, expecting them to pull out in front of me.
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Be careful on the feeder highways. Houston drivers love to pull out of a side road into the center lane. Whenever I see a car approaching I start slowing down, expecting them to pull out in front of me.
Man, you weren't kidding. Three times I was pulled out in front of on my way home today.
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