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Old 09-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #11
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Feathering the clutch while making sure you're not leaning into the turn, but counter-balancing the lean the bike (as it turns in while you lean upright) and you can put around in a figure eight all day. It still think it's weird MSF doesn't teach people to use their rear brake for low speed maneuvers... it's the best way to keep control.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #12
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Feathering the clutch while making sure you're not leaning into the turn, but counter-balancing the lean the bike (as it turns in while you lean upright) and you can put around in a figure eight all day. It still think it's weird MSF doesn't teach people to use their rear brake for low speed maneuvers... it's the best way to keep control.
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Feathering the clutch while making sure you're not leaning into the turn with your body, but instead counter-balancing the lean of the bike -- as it turns in, you lean upright -- and you can putt around in a figure eight all day. Standard dirt maneuver, but it really allows you to corner slowly if you can find the balance between your body's weight and bike tilt.

It still think it's weird MSF doesn't teach people to use their rear brake for low speed maneuvers... it's the best way to keep control.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:50 AM   #13
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Actually, it was mentioned in my course that using a combination of clutch and or rear brake would be helpful.
We didn't practice the figure 8 long enough for me personally to get used to using either during that maneuver. I always felt jammed up on the U turn to the right and it messed with my head, LOL.
Thanks for the pointer though

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