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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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I think most of us go through what happened and what we could have done differently, I just read a post about tire pressure and I think, think mind you, that if I had run the correct tire pressure, I may have been able to avoid one of my accidents by having a better stopping distance, I was running my tires high, for harder and hopefully better gas mileage , better handling etcetcetc, if my tires had been softer ,,,,,,,,,,
and riding guarded, fingers over the brake lever, also may have given me the extra millisecond or so to brake in time,
running over that dang piece of traveling bacon (a piglet) may have given me a better outcome, but it's a coin toss, I was slow, in a turn and couldn't hit it square on, just don't know , but guarded, and tire pressure , I am relatively sure would have helped, I now run recommended pressure and check it once a week, a couple miles to the gallon is now worth possibly broken ribs and having to fart like a girl

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Amen to always covering the rear brake! That has saved my keester a few times.

It's a bit easier for we Motorcyclist that have converted to scooters because were used to covering the clutch. But those out there with only scooter experience, make a concerted effort to do so. You never know when it will come in handy.

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Amen to always covering the rear brake! That has saved my keester a few times.

It's a bit easier for we Motorcyclist that have converted to scooters because were used to covering the clutch. But those out there with only scooter experience, make a concerted effort to do so. You never know when it will come in handy.
Amen to all that, yeah they teach that (covering the brakes) in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Motorcycle Riding training course. Very essential.

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Covering the brake is something I have always done when riding. When I took the MFS basic class when retuning to riding, they told us not to cover the brake. When I left the class I returned to covering my brake.
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Covering the brake is something I have always done when riding. When I took the MFS basic class when retuning to riding, they told us not to cover the brake. When I left the class I returned to covering my brake.
They told you not to cover the brake in class because beginners will grab the front brake in panic and crash at low speeds, and they get a little tired of that happening on the parking lot. They SHOULD have told you that it was advisable to cover the brakes in traffic to reduce reaction times.

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