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Old 01-28-2014, 05:16 PM   #80
Grumpy Young Man
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Spacecoaster FL
Oddometer: 6,454
I don't hang off the side. I just brake, downshift, counter-steer, look through the turn, and throttle out. Keep it simple. If the bike starts sliding, and you use tires that break loose gradually, it's easy enough to adjust for. The pegs on a dualsport are WAY up there, so I don't have a concern about dragging them on a public road. I usually lean with the bike or stay on top of it and lean it under me.

A tire that breaks loose suddenly on pavement can make things interesting, especially if it's the front.

I don't stand the instant I get on dirt either. I usually only stand when I need more control, more ability to transfer weight, or more suspension.
'8yrs in the Marines, 'almost a decade of knocking heads in the service industry, I took a ride out to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving at 41yrs old, and my mom confiscated my bike.

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