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Old 04-05-2011, 07:02 PM   #136
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:15 AM   #137
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #138
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I really can't see how that trail ride could go wrong!
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #139
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on the hill topple... was the excercise designed to have you guys stop half way up the hill for some reason (maybe to learn how to pick the bike up?) or was everyone just stopping halfway up on accident?
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:43 AM   #140
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how to stop on a hillside and get the bike back down.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #141
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The purpose of the hill climb was practice a technique which would be used where you couldn't turn the bike around and ride down, and therefore must reverse down a hill. The most probably situation is a narrow trail, which is now unpassable due to downed trees, washouts, etc.

The exercise instructions (as I recall them from 6 months ago) were to drive 1/2 way up the incline. Then stop the bike by "stalling it". The bike is still in gear. Now that the bike is stopped (motor off), releasing the rear brake allows the motor to turn, as the cyclinders rotate. You are able to control your descent speed down the hill with application of the brake.

The tricky part is the for most riders: One foot must stay covering the rear brake. The other foot tends to be on the "off' chamber" side, and so you are precariously perched. Then (imagine) you have a "helpful" SMIB buddy, who can help you even more by just touching your bike....
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #142
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it was move backwards by releasing the clutch,not the brake (not that I did it correctly)

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The purpose of the hill climb was practice a technique which would be used where you couldn't turn the bike around and ride down, and therefore must reverse down a hill. The most probably situation is a narrow trail, which is now unpassable due to downed trees, washouts, etc.

The exercise instructions (as I recall them from 6 months ago) were to drive 1/2 way up the incline. Then stop the bike by "stalling it". The bike is still in gear. Now that the bike is stopped (motor off), releasing the rear brake allows the motor to turn, as the cyclinders rotate. You are able to control your descent speed down the hill with application of the brake.

The tricky part is the for most riders: One foot must stay covering the rear brake. The other foot tends to be on the "off' chamber" side, and so you are precariously perched. Then (imagine) you have a "helpful" SMIB buddy, who can help you even more by just touching your bike....
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #143
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gotcha...

and i would be impressed, even with TKC80's if you guys were able to get the crank to turn in 1st or 2nd gear off o leverage from the rear wheel... seems to me all mine wants to do is lock the rear... which (as mentioned) effectively turns the clutch lever into a "rear brake" only lever.

I was worried there for a second you guys were attempting to make it all the way up...! Cool exercise though. Very useful - Sliding backwards down an ascent always makes for exciting times.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #144
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #145
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If we do it wrong we still got cookies...heck, the place is full of cookies! Cookies on perimeter tables, cookies in the cafeteria, cookies on plates and hands...
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #146
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If you do it right, we give you cookies.
We are considering coming back down next year for a follow up session.... You guys are awesome and we sure appreciated the training!

We offered to raise money for your fearless leader's Dakar adventure in exchange for putting a SMIB sticker on his bike and he won't return our email. Please give him hell for all of us SMIB's!!
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If we do it wrong we still got cookies...heck, the place is full of cookies! Cookies on perimeter tables, cookies in the cafeteria, cookies on plates and hands...

Oh, I'm in now! I'm all over doing it the wrong way!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:31 PM   #148
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We are considering coming back down next year for a follow up session.... You guys are awesome and we sure appreciated the training!

We offered to raise money for your fearless leader's Dakar adventure in exchange for putting a SMIB sticker on his bike and he won't return our email. Please give him hell for all of us SMIB's!!
Gladly

Look forward to seeing you guys again!
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