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Old 04-19-2007, 09:54 PM   #151
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Jeez, you fish and troll so much I'm going to call you Mrs. Paul from now on.



But what the hell - since backyard swimming pools kill 90 times as many kids as ALL guns do, I guess you favor banning those, too?
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:59 PM   #152
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good night kzuki you're a good man.. 99% of what I say is BS.. Can't wait to read the new shoot out Buz is talking about ..
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:53 PM   #153
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Default Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?

It's been said twenty times already but at slower speeds using a bit of rear brake in a tight turn will help calm down the bike's chassis and shocks from "jacking up" unexpectedly mid turn, and running past an apex. (and possibly continuing from there off the road into the trees) ...with rear brakes it definately helps to tighten up the line and let you carve through a corner much better than if you tried to muscle the bike through by simply coasting through the turn, or if you had just used the front brake.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:11 PM   #154
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If you've hung in there for 30+ years, you've obviously done a lot of things right no matter what anyone says. Motorcycle riding isn't necessarily black or white. There are all kinds of shades of grey. Once you have exposed yourself to as many options and techniques as possible, you can then determine what works best for you. Somebody else's right or wrong doesn't mean squat. Taking the time to decide which techniques work best for you and practicing them till they are instinctive and reactive are the keys to motorcycle survival on the street. But it sounds to me like you've already got that figured out.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:20 PM   #155
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I would, but it was sold already. I keep missing out on the good RD's. Maybe next time.



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Old 04-19-2007, 11:22 PM   #156
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Having walked past Physics class many times, I can tell with complete confidence that braking is highly overrated. Everything stops sooner or later. Even choppers.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:55 AM   #157
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The best way to make a tight U-turn is to do five things correctly at once: 1) Hang off the outside of the motorcycle. 2) Look as far as you can in the direction of the turn, completely over your shoulder if you can. 3) Hold a constant throtttle. 4) Keep the revs up by slipping the clutch. 5) Use only your rear brake to change speed while keeping the revs up and constant while slipping the clutch with a consistent amount of slippage. Be careful not to overrev the engine and let the clutch out too fast. You won't like the surprise in store for you.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:58 AM   #158
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The point to my previous post above is that it is the gyroscopic turning of the engine that creats the balance and stability to make a tight U-turn. That's why you have to keep the revs up by slipping the clutch.
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:58 AM   #159
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John Wayne toilet paper at work? Sounds pretty camp. What is your "position"?



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Old 04-20-2007, 05:34 AM   #160
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I liked the article #221. Especially the part where volts were equalled with torq. As you might know, in Europe we have 220 volts WHICH MEANS OUR HOUSES KICK AZZ HA HAA TAKE THAT YOU GRINGO BUZZARDS



Ok so its been a long laborous week.



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