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Old 11-16-2011, 06:27 PM   #766
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If you're not feeling your head is in the game for a ride... don't ride. All it takes is one moment of not paying attention and you're out.

Take breaks on long trips- just because you can go 450+ miles on a tank doesn't mean you should.

Practice, practice, practice.... always.

Don't speed and get caught. If you get caught- joke with the cop about it... it seems to have worked for me a number of times.

Only buy the accessories you need- people with a bunch of useless junk on their bike is just more room for distraction and problems.

Check you tires... and then check your tires... and before you roll out, check your tires. (and don't buy cheap tires- do your homework).

Wear gloves, they will hit the road first. Wear a helmet (that covers your face), that's what will hit the ground a split second after your hands.

Get to know how your bike 'feels'... she'll let you know if something is wrong.

HAVE FUN!!!! (That's what it's all about).


and always plan on rain.

or if your stopped for speeding, and you don't feel confident enough to joke with the cop . try telling him you have to shit really bad. like emergency bad. noticed how i used the term "HIM" . thats because if its a "HER" nothing will work, you WILL get a ticket...
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #767
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>10 mph front brake
<10 mph rear brake
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #768
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um, it's best to use the rear brake at low speeds..

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #769
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Care to elaborate on why you believe this?

when using front brake and turning at the same time at low speeds it's better to use the rear brake. why do i need to explain how this is better? have you never ridden below 10 mph?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #770
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It is a n00b thread. If I was interested in hearing your reasoning (after over 40 years of riding) I am sure new riders would want to know why you believe this.

(I edited my post above to reflect that I was truly curious)

1st of all - friction
2nd - it binds less. the forks don't move up and down when you're braking with the rear. so if you have to make a move you can do it with the motorcycle at the correct suspension position.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #771
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2nd - it binds less. the forks don't move up and down when you're braking with the rear. so if you have to make a move you can do it with the motorcycle at the correct suspension position.
Have you ever ridden a BMW with a telelever system? The opposite is true.

Rear brake only = front fork dive.
Front brake, no fork dive.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #772
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Yeah, simple rules do not really work in every complex situation. I use my front and rear brake at high and low speeds A LOT.

Fork dive and control is all part of the equation
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #773
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i use my front brake while turning at parking lot speeds often. my fork dives, and the bike turns sharper. very handy for maneuvering at slow speeds in tight spaces.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:43 AM   #774
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Ohh, they do.

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You were being mocked for the notion that loud pipes save lives.
My XR650R Thumper , THUMPS and people do take notice. When at an intersection folks go out of their way to find where the thumping is coming from and usually move aside as i enter from behind as i split lanes to red light. On the freeway cagers also look over and move over, so I can split lanes. I love cagers when they do that!
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:09 AM   #775
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put your kick stand down BEFORE you get off at a gas pump.

yup
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:30 AM   #776
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put your kick stand down BEFORE you get off at a gas pump.

yup
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #777
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put your kick stand down BEFORE you get off at a gas pump.

yup
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #778
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put your kick stand down BEFORE you get off at a gas pump.

yup
i have never done that. i just get off then put the side stand down and lean the bike over.
i put the stand up before i get on to. this my be becouse my bike leans over quite far on the side stand.

if you sit on the bike to full up the tank you can get more fuel in and beable to full it to the top. i have allways done this if the bike has not got a centerstand
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #779
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if you sit on the bike to full up the tank you can get more fuel in and beable to full it to the top. i have allways done this if the bike has not got a centerstand

I prefer not risking spilling fuel all over my crotch to get an extra 0.08 gallons in the tank...

(yes I'm a klutz )
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:55 PM   #780
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Especially over an engine with hot exhaust. I bike on fire would be bad. A crotch on fire might be good or be bad, but in this case, very bad.
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