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Check out our latest training video about braking positioning. To ride fast (and safely), you have to be able to slow down properly! :ride:

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Brian Garrahan
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Can' wait for more It's always good to be reminded of how things are supposed to be done We all develop bad habits over the course of time and to get a look at how things are supposed to be done is a great way to try to keep improving.

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Nice to see Brian doing some instructional video's. He's an awesome rider and does a lot for the riding community here in Nor Cal.

 

Thanks Briant and G.O.T.

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I'm transitioning from forest trail riding to street. When I took my motorcycle license street course, the instructors kept yelling at me to sit down & slide back when braking, yet instinctively I would keep standing up knees flexed because I felt I had better control. I tried to explain but they said that makes no sense. Now I know why I did it and feel redeemed. Thank you! 

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15 hours ago, roadsterdoc said:

I'm transitioning from forest trail riding to street. When I took my motorcycle license street course, the instructors kept yelling at me to sit down & slide back when braking, yet instinctively I would keep standing up knees flexed because I felt I had better control. I tried to explain but they said that makes no sense. Now I know why I did it and feel redeemed. Thank you! 

Make sure you are also applying both brakes evenly you want to keep that bike as balanced as possible

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17 hours ago, roadsterdoc said:

I'm transitioning from forest trail riding to street. When I took my motorcycle license street course, the instructors kept yelling at me to sit down & slide back when braking, yet instinctively I would keep standing up knees flexed because I felt I had better control. I tried to explain but they said that makes no sense. Now I know why I did it and feel redeemed. Thank you! 

They're probably old school and think you need your weight back so you don't go over the bars when hitting the front brake.  I remember this rule when I rode my Stingray in the 70's.  Not so much for motorcycles though.

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Thanks for the tutorial! I like the idea of managing the weight distribution in addition to the braking power. What tips do you have for braking on downhills with loose rocks?

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On 9/7/2017 at 1:09 PM, danceswithdirt said:

Thanks for the tutorial! I like the idea of managing the weight distribution in addition to the braking power. What tips do you have for braking on downhills with loose rocks?

Braking on down hills you will need to distribute more weight bake to get traction to the rear. This also prevents you from going over the front end. Still apply  both brakes but fluctuating the breaks with the traction you are getting. Sometimes if it's really loose I'll get off the breaks and roll through section till I see traction again.

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