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View Poll Results: Which foot do you pick up first?
Left 22 35.48%
Right 9 14.52%
Both at the same time 25 40.32%
You are supposed to pick them up? 6 9.68%
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:30 AM   #21
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Oh.. I'm suppose to put my feet down when I stoooooooooooooooo.. .{crash} Ouch.

Well I guess that'll explain why I keep doing that..

Seriously depends if I put both down. I'll pick both up.. Sometime pick up only one at a time.. Sometimes I'll do something to pick at my friend riding, like act like I'm running because she's taking off slow in the middle of busy traffic. (It usually makes her laugh and loosen up)
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:41 AM   #22
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My right foot almost never comes off the peg. When I stop, I leave the bike in first so I can dart out of the way if necessary, clutch in, left foot down, and watch my mirrors. Only if it is a long light and there are cars already stopped behind my do I slip it into neutral, put both feet down, and take my hands of the bars.

If both feet are down, the bike is almost always in neutral, so left foot comes up first to kick it into gear. If for some reason it's in gear and both feet are down, then they both come up together.

I don;t have to worry about reaching the ground with just one foot or the other. I'm 6'6".
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:40 AM   #23
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I'll creep up on a light or traffic as slow as possible so I don't have to put my feet down at all. I'll go back and forth in the entire lane to keep my balance so i don't have to stop.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:27 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by r6gal View Post
I can barely touch the ground in general with my whole 5’2 self… But I try to go without stopping as much as possible ie doing the whole balancing thing. I really don’t pay attention to which foot I pick up. I think I leave my right on and lean to the left when I stop. Go me!
Go You! It's good to not pay attention to which foot you pick up in my opinion, leaves you open to a more freestyle approach to takoff (unless you unknowingly take off from the same position
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #26
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Left foot. When you are stopped you can use the right to keep the rear brake on. That way cars can see the break lights plus if your on a hill you can still sit up right. I always pick up the left.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:10 AM   #27
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i have a busa with a fat tire on the back, i don't put my feet down... ever.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #28
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:45 PM   #29
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i usually keep my left on the ground until a car is stopped behind me then its neutral and playing drums on my tank. i like to also drag my feet thats why there are hole is my shoes. most of the time at a stop sign i dont put my feet down.
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