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2012-06-12 01:22:33 PM  

0Icky0: Inflatable Rhetoric: Using the front wheel brake is an advanced maneuver, he should not have been messing with that.

Advanced? Not in my riding course.

/which I finally got around to after 20 years of riding...


Braking, one of the great motorcycle mysteries. I have no idea what the proper technique is. My MSF instructor skirted the issue with fortune cookie wisdom. "If you lock the front brakes, let go. If you lock the back brakes, ride the skid out." Sounded hokey then, still does today. I'm not a huge fan of the MSF course because of it. I hear that I had a bad instructor. But the printed sixty page instruction book was equally mystic on the topic. They had 10 pages dedicated to alcohol and zero dedicated to high sides.

Dunno if this is correct, but it's how I brake. Shift the bike's weight on the rear tire by using the rear brake. Then shift braking to the front wheel for much better stopping power. That said, I know quite a few people who stop with the front brake exclusively. Rake of a sports bike? Probably not a good idea. Everything else will stay planted on the pavement.
 
2012-06-12 01:26:26 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: 0Icky0: Inflatable Rhetoric: I haven't ridden a bike for awhile, but I do remember the throttle is the right hand, and the brake is the right foot.

The front brake is on the right hand also. Which is where the confusion may have come in.
But I'll bet he won't make that mistake again.

Using the front wheel brake is an advanced maneuver, he should not have been messing with that.


WUT?? The front brake provides the vast majority of your stopping power; the rear brake is basically only for not rolling backwards when stopped on a hill. Or for trail-braking which is an advanced maneuver. The front brake is the brake you are supposed to use.
 
2012-06-12 01:32:35 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: 0Icky0: Inflatable Rhetoric: I haven't ridden a bike for awhile, but I do remember the throttle is the right hand, and the brake is the right foot.

The front brake is on the right hand also. Which is where the confusion may have come in.
But I'll bet he won't make that mistake again.

Using the front wheel brake is an advanced maneuver
, he should not have been messing with that.


harley rider detected.

if you're braking, you should be using BOTH brakes (except in rare instances). the vast majority of braking power comes from the front.
MSF teaches you to use both brakes.
 
2012-06-12 01:36:22 PM  

Petey the Headless Parakeet: the rear brake is basically only for not rolling backwards when stopped on a hill. Or for trail-braking which is an advanced maneuver.


Contrary to popular belief, trail-braking does not entail dragging the rear brake into a corner. Instead, it's the application of (primarily) the front brake while beginning the corner maneuver, and "trailing" off the brake as you approach the apex.

You also forgot a good use for the rear brake: If you're a STUNTAHHH you use the rear brake to control your mad whoolies.
 
2012-06-12 02:17:12 PM  
What is this "Harley rider detected" bullshiat? I learned to ride on an MSF course and my 2 instructors were AWESOME. I use my front brake almost exclusively, use T-CLOCK, stay out of blind spots, don't exceed my abilites. So, because I ride a Harley, I'm supposed to ride like a dick or something?

Please, educate me on this.
 
2012-06-12 02:52:06 PM  
i492.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 02:57:57 PM  

darch: What is this "Harley rider detected" bullshiat? I learned to ride on an MSF course and my 2 instructors were AWESOME. I use my front brake almost exclusively, use T-CLOCK, stay out of blind spots, don't exceed my abilites. So, because I ride a Harley, I'm supposed to ride like a dick or something?

Please, educate me on this.


it's a joke based on a stereotype. like all crotch-rocket riders wear shorts and flip-flops and every sport-touring rider's favorite color is high-viz yellow. the joke is that harley riders only ever use their rear brake.
"for sale: 1997 soft-tail, 14000 miles, $10,000 in additional chrome. factory front brake pads"

just some light-hearted ribbing. keep her shiny side up.
 
2012-06-12 03:28:31 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: and every sport-touring rider's favorite color is high-viz yellow.


And?

i201.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 03:40:41 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: darch: What is this "Harley rider detected" bullshiat? I learned to ride on an MSF course and my 2 instructors were AWESOME. I use my front brake almost exclusively, use T-CLOCK, stay out of blind spots, don't exceed my abilites. So, because I ride a Harley, I'm supposed to ride like a dick or something?

Please, educate me on this.

it's a joke based on a stereotype. like all crotch-rocket riders wear shorts and flip-flops and every sport-touring rider's favorite color is high-viz yellow. the joke is that harley riders only ever use their rear brake.
"for sale: 1997 soft-tail, 14000 miles, $10,000 in additional chrome. factory front brake pads"

just some light-hearted ribbing. keep her shiny side up.


A lot of early builders of bobbers and choppers actually threw the front brake away. You still see it occasionally today. Total stupidity.
 
2012-06-12 03:50:56 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: The_Original_Roxtar: darch: What is this "Harley rider detected" bullshiat? I learned to ride on an MSF course and my 2 instructors were AWESOME. I use my front brake almost exclusively, use T-CLOCK, stay out of blind spots, don't exceed my abilites. So, because I ride a Harley, I'm supposed to ride like a dick or something?

Please, educate me on this.

it's a joke based on a stereotype. like all crotch-rocket riders wear shorts and flip-flops and every sport-touring rider's favorite color is high-viz yellow. the joke is that harley riders only ever use their rear brake.
"for sale: 1997 soft-tail, 14000 miles, $10,000 in additional chrome. factory front brake pads"

just some light-hearted ribbing. keep her shiny side up.

A lot of early builders of bobbers and choppers actually threw the front brake away. You still see it occasionally today. Total stupidity.


Woked with a guy back in the seventies who built himself a Harley chopper w/ no front brake (due to esthetics). Had a huge rear disk brake installed at a shop and asked the mechanic if he guaranteed it would stop the bike. "I guarantee it'll stop the wheel" was his reply.
 
2012-06-12 03:59:46 PM  
Presenting ... THE SPLAT METER!

http://www.angio.net/personal/climb/speed

He would've been doing about 40 mph+ when he hit the ground.

Love the splat meter.

animal900 Yeah, that looks about right.
 
2012-06-12 04:36:11 PM  

Baron Harkonnen: ladyfortuna

I've waited and waited, but that video's not buffering...


:D the other half of being too lazy at 3 AM or whenever that was, is that I'd have had to dig around in a closet to find the DVDs so I just found the streaming version instead. I didn't even know about that website till I Googled for the movie.
 
2012-06-12 09:55:30 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: B-B-B-B-BALLIN'
[t3.gstatic.com image 260x194]


...The hell is that thing?

RaceBoatDriver: Braking, one of the great motorcycle mysteries. I have no idea what the proper technique is. My MSF instructor skirted the issue with fortune cookie wisdom. "If you lock the front brakes, let go. If you lock the back brakes, ride the skid out." Sounded hokey then, still does today. I'm not a huge fan of the MSF course because of it. I hear that I had a bad instructor. But the printed sixty page instruction book was equally mystic on the topic. They had 10 pages dedicated to alcohol and zero dedicated to high sides.

Dunno if this is correct, but it's how I brake. Shift the bike's weight on the rear tire by using the rear brake. Then shift braking to the front wheel for much better stopping power. That said, I know quite a few people who stop with the front brake exclusively. Rake of a sports bike? Probably not a good idea. Everything else will stay planted on the pavement.


Y... you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Twist of the Wrist II. Buy it. Watch it. Learn from it.
 
2012-06-12 11:22:31 PM  

Degenz: Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.


Look everyone! It's the internet's toughest retard guy!
 
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