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Old 10-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #31
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This just sounds closed-minded to me. Have you stopped learning?
I learn something every time I ride & I'm always trying to improve. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. Basically I was saying don't over think things to a stand still.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #32
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Not sure what the smiley is for 'reinventing the wheel' - but if there was one for that I'd insert it on this thread.

There is so much information on this topic - even the simple topic of how to corner properly - that you could probably write a book about it. Oh, wait a minute. There *is* a book about it.Yes! Although it might forestall a good deal of snarking, sniping and mudslinging, a n00b could just pick up a copy of David Hough's most excellent book, Proficient Motorcycling, dip in and read up on whatever topic they happen to be wondering about, then go out and put a couple hundred (or thousand) miles of seat time in, working on whatever lesson they happened to read about.

Do that for 20 years or so, along with some track days and dirt riding, and you might just start getting the hang of this.

Details here: http://www.amazon.com/Proficient-Mot.../dp/1889540536

PS - anyone who sets 'dragging knee' as a goal for themselves is a poseur, imho. The goal should be cornering as fast and smoothly as possible. If get good at this, one day you may find your knee dragging (please tell me it was on a track, not on the street).
Great comments, your PS is excellent. If you do get good enough it will come.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #33
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1404 post to go before I can't post.
I like that.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #34
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I guess there is no need to mention 90 degree gyroscopic precession here then.

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #35
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Focus on where you want to go, not where you don't. Fixation will take hold and put you where you don't want to be. I ride dual sport and use my rear brake constantly for cornering. I believe in sliding the rear wheel to initiate a turn and throttle to finish.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #36
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I get the impression , unless you're being sarcastic, that some of you are afraid of and don't use the front brake. And that 70%/30% brake bias? In my case, its about 90%/front, about the only time I use the rear brake is turning around on gravel or dirt. All of my bikes over the last couple of decades have had outstanding brakes. There is no reason in the world to not use your front brakes the majority of the time.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #37
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For sure. If you've really clamped on the front binder, your back tire is going to be very light.
Offroad, or on slippery pavement, not necessarily.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #38
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Contrary to most others, I do think riding on dirt is easier than riding on pavement, if you know the basics, that is, and start pushing a little on either front. The evidence: high-siding happens less often on dirt when comparing to pavement riding. Low-sides do happen more often on dirt, but riders can more easily learn what to do to prevent it. This is what my many years of riding and thousands of miles riding on dirt tells me. But then again, I learned to ride on dirt and gravel roads. My 2 cents.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #39
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You are going over the bars- for sure.

Even loud pipes aren't gonna' save you.

Better contact Darla.....if you insist on using the front brake, only a gremlin bell can save your skin
Oh dear, I'm supposed to get into a piss contest now.

I did look at ya profile....did your mum know she was buying you the girls version of that bike or did you specifically ask for it.

How's that, not to shabby.

http://www.bikerhiway.com/motorcycle...e_braking.html

Be aware that the front brake provides 70 to 100 percent of the stopping power of a motorcycle. With that in mind, you want to practice using more front break than rear. An ideal situation is to have a balance between the front and rear brakes, with about 70% of the emphasis on the front.


Yep....70% 30%
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #40
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Contrary to most others, I do think riding on dirt is easier than riding on pavement, if you know the basics, that is, and start pushing a little on either front.
It depends on the dirt and the pavement.

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The evidence: high-siding happens less often on dirt when comparing to pavement riding. Low-sides do happen more often on dirt, but riders can more easily learn what to do to prevent it. This is what my many years of riding and thousands of miles riding on dirt tells me. But then again, I learned to ride on dirt and gravel roads. My 2 cents.
High-side or low-side...Either one is dumping the bike. I haven't dumped my DR on pavement. I dump it offroad at least every month.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #41
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all you need is the biggest/widest car tire you can find then your bike will handle better than anything on the road.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:33 PM   #42
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Oh no,...another thread started on the same CS subject that trundles on, and on, and on (now well over 54 pages).

Can we talk about dino oil vs Synthetic?

Or maybe ATGATT?
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #43
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what does ATGATT mean.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #44
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what does ATGATT mean.
If you have enough ATTGAT and loud enough pipes, you don't need to know how to use brakes at all, especially if you use Rotella.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #45
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If you have enough ATTGAT and loud enough pipes, you don't need to know how to use brakes at all, especially if you use Rotella.
That would by-pass the ABS conversation.
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