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by StillTry'n
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

Re: Too Hot in Turn

T Squid Centrifugal force will keep a bike moving and upright but you are correct in that the rider has to trust in that like death and taxes. Hold your line and push on that bar....and don't panic. Not going into a turn too hot to begin with is where I should be in the first place. Thanks to everyb...
by StillTry'n
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Could I be wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Could I be wrong?

Dean

Thanks for the great link!

I think I'm throwing the basketball 23% better.

Dan
by StillTry'n
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Could I be wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Could I be wrong?

It's mostly mental. I do in fact ride better because I am letting go of the ingrained thought process that says I can't do this. I can't turn my bike on a dime. I can do this. An I will be telling myself that every time I get on the bike. All I know is that NOT riding for almost four months changed ...
by StillTry'n
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Could I be wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Could I be wrong?

In nursing school, the first semester of clinical rotations exposes a lot of ineptitude, confusion, and hence, anxiety. The faculty were always patient and laid-back about this (no patient was ever in danger), saying "You'll get it." Most students did not find this reassuring. Finally, one professo...
by StillTry'n
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Could I be wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Could I be wrong?

This question is more directed to bikers who put up their rides for a few months every year due to winter conditions....or for whatever reasons: you just stop riding for an extended period of time. However, if you are an all year around sunshine state rider who never hooks up a battery tender (or mo...
by StillTry'n
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

Re: Too Hot in Turn

Brumbear I'll disagree: in that a biker who started in the dirt will have a lot more ability on the street than a noobie (like myself) who has only ridden street bikes. You are 100% correct that "conditions" on the street are 180 degrees opposed to motocross: but the "feel of the bike" is what I am ...
by StillTry'n
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

Re: Too Hot in Turn

Norty Pretty much sums it up. Learn on the dirt, before you get on the street. Not an option in my case. Don't get to hot to begin with, Dan. Roadway conditions will decide if I am going to crash if I have gone "ego". And to everybody else I have learned this: hold my line and stay on the throttle.....
by StillTry'n
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How to wheelie (and other squidly activities)
Replies: 69
Views: 51211

BuzZz

Thank you, Sir!

Question answered!

Dan
by StillTry'n
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How to wheelie (and other squidly activities)
Replies: 69
Views: 51211

BuzZz

Three good ways to prevent a wobble (especially your third one) but I am curious as to what (if anything) a biker can do to survive the wobble (stop it) once it starts.

I just see them crash. Can you ride out the wobble?

Dan
by StillTry'n
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How to wheelie (and other squidly activities)
Replies: 69
Views: 51211

We've all seen vids of bikes coming off a wheelie and immediately going into a violent wobble that results in a crash.

Is there anyway to stop this wobble once it starts?

I've never seen anyone recover from this: which I suspect is caused by the bike not coming down perfectly.

Dan
by StillTry'n
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Pretend I'm a new rider. What advice would you give me?
Replies: 21
Views: 8357

story Riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. That is what you need to know about bikes. And nothing will ever change that fact. You can ride for a thousand years, and love every minute of it. But riding a motorcycle is damn dangerous. Life is dangerous: and you won't get out of it alive. That ...
by StillTry'n
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dealer product knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 4470

If you go in there like a jackass with zero information you my friend are the salesman's E-ticket. I am saying that there is a major market of potential first time bike buyers (with more money then they know what to do with) who will not "go in there with zero information". Let's face facts guys: P...
by StillTry'n
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dealer product knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 4470

Something also worth pointing out with regard to this topic is the following: It is my (limited) experience that a high percentage of bikers know a lot about motorcycles regarding, terminology, parts, repairs, and hands-on care of their bikes. A small percent (myself among them) know generally littl...
by StillTry'n
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dealer product knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 4470

Dealer product knowledge

This topic may be a bit off base but I would like to share my experience (although not long term) with bike dealers. I have communicated with various dealers from HD to Ducati to Suzuki to Kawasaki and I have found the following to be consistent with all of them: These folks do NOT know their machin...
by StillTry'n
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

wrider

Correct!

ABS though on this bike, which I'm also getting on the Monster 696 in '10. That is a new option on the Ducati for the 696.

Again....this thread has been most educational for a new rider!

And thank you all for hitting the keyboard for me.

Dan
by StillTry'n
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

jstark You know my Suzuki dealer doesn't even know for sure if the Burgman has linked brakes. I'm gonna say no on that. Yes real low CoG for sure which makes this "training bike" easy to get the feel of riding. A killer for noobs in slow turning. But the input a rider should give to this is probably...
by StillTry'n
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

You should always use both brakes. It's a good habit and good form. However your front brake supplies as little as 70% of your stopping power. If I were to use a brake, I'd use the most powerful one. story: reread your quote. "As little as 70%, I'd use the most powerful one". 70% is way more than a...
by StillTry'n
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

1: trail braking should be done with both brakes in unisonbut if you were to only use one then the front is the one to use. Many people are too rough o the rear and can't/won't learn to attenuate correctly I lied. I can't resist getting more input. I have been doing this all wrong. The reason I hav...
by StillTry'n
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

Sorry dan didn't realize that's what you thought. The post above almost has it right. Trail braking is carrying your braking to the apex. Turn in starts at about 70% of your braking and you trail off both brakes till the apex when you get back on the throttle. Please bear with me just this last tim...
by StillTry'n
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12912

story:

Help me (noob) out here, Buddy.

Explain in detail the difference in "dragging the rear" and "trail braking".

As long as I survive my too hot entrance I'm "sorta" OK....but maybe I need to learn a bit of the terminology, here, too.


Dan

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