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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a couple of things I try to do....feel free to let me know if I am wrong.
1. Keep the eyes up! Even when I am backing in a spot....I really have tell myself to keep my eyes up.
2. Working slow speed maneuvers...I use 2nd gear more than 1st. IMHO, 1st is for starting off, not riding around. 2nd gear is smoother and keeps the bike from being so jumpy.
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When making slow speed turns, shift your weight on the seat. It allows for the bike to turn slowly and be balanced. When righting the bike back up.... reposition on the seat.



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Great Stuff...Any tricks to pulling off of an incline. One of my toughest things is turning left off of a steep incline.
Practice turning your head and eyes before you start your turn and only look where you want the bike to go. Where you look is where the bike will go. Trust me it works
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Focus Focus Focus! Trying to miss the dots in the highway taught me that. I learned to focus between the dots. Now I only hit the ones I want to. But seriously, it taught how serious and true is the concept of "FOCUS on where you WANT to go and not what you're trying to avoid". When I hit a pothole I was trying to avoid, it REMINDS ME to always focus on where you want to go. Sometimes it's a gentle reminder. Sometimes... Not so much!

Watch the YouTube of the Harley, at Deals Gap, crashing into the Vette! Felt bad for the guy. But he ran straight into what he was focused on.



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Wow!!! This came from deep in the archives. I was trying to forget those things I struggled with.

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Here is a couple of things I try to do....feel free to let me know if I am wrong.
1. Keep the eyes up! Even when I am backing in a spot....I really have tell myself to keep my eyes up.
2. Working slow speed maneuvers...I use 2nd gear more than 1st. IMHO, 1st is for starting off, not riding around. 2nd gear is smoother and keeps the bike from being so jumpy.
Again, let me know if I am making a mistake.
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Wow ,I read a few and found Larry-in Seattle.Then I knew the time machine took me back. I snapped out of it. Yep Ken if you look at the pothole you trying to avoid most of the time youll ride over it. But that also could be that simply you dont have the time or space to maneuver around it (to move right you gotta steer left) For a very close location that I try to avoid I move quickly left or right of it. and then after I catch my balance



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(Foot Brake) That was my normal procedure with the Boulevard. That technique resulted in my first Wing-Drop. I don't like the one foot balance...I just hold the front break till time and slip the clutch to hold on the incline. I may try the foot brake now that I have more confidence.
I hate the one foot balance.
I guess my paws are big enough, I use my first two fingers to hold the brake while still having a grip with the rest on the throttle. Then when I ease the throttle, it naturally releases my grip on the front brake.

I kind of use the same two finger technique when riding. I always have two fingers resting on the brake and two on the clutch. That cuts down on any reaction time if something should happen and also helps not have a tight hold on the grips.

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NOW, you why I got a smaller bike. I truly love this mini-bike.
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