Originally Posted by DevilNinjaDog
I didn't realize the back end of the bike slowed down at a different rate than the front...
I think he meant the back of the bike wants
to go faster than the front if you dont use the back brake. If the back is going faster, you're already starting to spin.
Anyway. n00b advice? Leave room in your budget for proper gear. It seems a lot of people start out with bare minimum, right at the time when they are (statistically) most likely to need it.
You don't wanna get killed on this thing. Use some sense and take it slow. Enjoy the ride.