How to really ride a bike.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Mr Fast, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :1drink 1404 post to go before I can't post.
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  2. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    Don't do this. Learn to use the front brake correctly, don't be a ham fist, and this won't be any problem at all.
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  3. tkent02

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    For all of you who still don't know how to steer a bike, are you sure you are ready for one with a motor?
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  4. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Pick it up I think, maybe a bit of both. Good question:clap, will have to check it.
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  5. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    You are going over the bars- for sure. :lol3

    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 :rofl :rofl
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  6. anotherguy

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    Brake bias depends on just how hard you're braking. The harder you decelerate the less effective the rear brake is. If you think I'm wrong you just haven't been fast enough.
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  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    This may be semantics at this point, but pushing right to go right IS counter steering. It's the exact opposite of turning the bars right to go right...or should I say counter?
    And this cannot be said enough, on the street, the racetrack, or in the woods: look where you want to go.
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  8. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    I think about pushing the bike up right as I exit the turn. At the same time lowering my head more. The faster it's upright the faster and harder I can go to the throttle stop. (Correct, only on a race track.)
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  9. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Nicely stated.


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  10. Mr Fast

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    For sure. If you've really clamped on the front binder, your back tire is going to be very light.
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  11. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    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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  12. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    Great comments, your PS is excellent. If you do get good enough it will come.
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  13. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    I like that.:lol3
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  14. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I guess there is no need to mention 90 degree gyroscopic precession here then. :lol3

    Marc
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  15. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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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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  16. corndog67

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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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  17. Kommando

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    Offroad, or on slippery pavement, not necessarily.
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  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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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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  19. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accentâ„¢

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    Oh dear, I'm supposed to get into a piss contest now. :*sip*

    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-safety-info/motorcycle_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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  20. Kommando

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    It depends on the dirt and the pavement.

    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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