Stopping on a hill while turing - techniques?

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Stopping on a hill while turing - techniques?

#1 Unread post by djspring » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:21 pm

There are 3 elements to my question: What are some of the technique you use when a) approaching a hill where you need to b) stop and look left/right for oncoming traffic c) make an actual right/left turn?

I seem to struggle with this particular scenaio - and try to avoid if at all posisble. But I know I can't avoid it forever.

Any advise would be great.
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:52 pm

Check out Capt Crash's videos. I know he covers stopping on a hill and making turns from a stop.

Basically you need to hold the bike on the hill with either your front brake, your back brake, or by slipping the clutch.
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#3 Unread post by redwing » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:34 am

Hi djspring ....Have yor read Profident Motorcycling by David Hough? He sez .... the center of gravity is down even if the road is on an angle or slanted. The advice johnj gave about CaptCrash of Idaho is a good source too.

This is a video called 'voices.' It includes his web sight. You'll like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L05XsP7T ... re=channel

This one is about crowned roads.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBqDhbqn ... re=channel

CaptCrash has several videos on youtube and his web sight.
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#4 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:42 pm

Even though I've been riding for 7 years. I still find myself making sure I STOP the bike, bars straight. Before I look for traffic. Especially if the terrain looks kind of "iffy." Has helped avoid tipovers.

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#5 Unread post by djspring » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:43 pm

Thanks everyone for the tips.

Great tip about ensureing the bars are straight :)

I also checked out the suggested youtube videos and found them to be very helpful. The "Listen to the Voices" video is awesome - I'm going to FORCE my hubby to watch it. At time, he seems to be more concerned with what others people sharing the road will think or do than about his/my safety. Go figure?? From now on, I will certainly listen to my own voice (not his)! Hopefully this will keep me safe.

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#6 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:20 pm

Be careful, sometimes the voice tells you to have another piece of cheesecake. :laughing:
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#7 Unread post by CYNWAGON » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:51 pm

Be careful, sometimes the voice tells you to have another piece of cheesecake.

It's okay to listen to that voice - the second piece never has any calories! :lol:
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#8 Unread post by Brackstone » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:12 am

Lion_Lady wrote:Even though I've been riding for 7 years. I still find myself making sure I STOP the bike, bars straight. Before I look for traffic. Especially if the terrain looks kind of "iffy." Has helped avoid tipovers.

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I agree, I never stop with my bars turned.
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#9 Unread post by zeligman » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm

i now have a voice that tells me to do whatever Lion Lady says....

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btw, good tip on straight bars - didn't think about that.

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#10 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:55 pm

Brackstone wrote:
Lion_Lady wrote:Even though I've been riding for 7 years. I still find myself making sure I STOP the bike, bars straight. Before I look for traffic. Especially if the terrain looks kind of "iffy." Has helped avoid tipovers.

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I agree, I never stop with my bars turned.
The key is to stop (bars straight, of course), THEN look for traffic.

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