That's a cop out and the wrong way to do it. When coming to a stop always be smooth with the lever and pedal, don't pump them. Also as you are almost stopped release a little pressure so the bike levels out, just like you would in a car (I am assuming you do that like all good drivers do). Try not to get the big rebound when completely stopped. It takes time, try it.spiceboy said:you will get to the point where you can do this with the front brake, but for now when riding under 10 or 20mph, try just using the back brake. You will stop much more smoothly
+1. Well put JetBlast10.JetBlast10 said:It's not rocket science but it is skill development. At this stage of your riding experience (I'm assuming 75 miles is the grand total of the miles you've put on a bike, ever.) you don't know anything. Not a flame there, just the truth.
Chances are your brain is processing more information than ever before while operating a motor vehicle. You need practice and solid advice. Stay out of high stress areas like crowded streets or freeways. Do not ride during rush hours. There's too much to process too quickly and you don't have a "reactive skill set" yet.
While in your car you should practice watching traffic and anticipating movement. Watch how people check (or don't check) their mirrors before changing lanes, learn which cars are more likely to antagonize you than others - example, zipped up Honda Civics with a gallon paintcan exhaust and ground effects with a MTX sticker covering the rear window will want to race you alot more than grandma Moses in her Crown Victoria, but both can be dangerous.
Get with a mentor rider, someone well seasoned who is responsible and will ride with you and help you through this most important phase of development, stay away from stunters. Ride safe.
So no one behind you knows you are stopping because your brAkE light never come on until your almost stopped? :roll: Have fun putting rings in the engine, brake pads work better and are cheaper. :idea: Don't forget to stock up on tail faings and riging gear from getting rear ended. Seriously, use your brakes to stop, thats why you have 2 big ones up front. Cagers NEED to know you are slowing, they are asleep and cant stop as well as us(assuming you know how to stop well). :lol2:cvlighthouse said:I rarely use the break. I more so ... roll off the gas.. only at the last second I use brake.
I thought they had the same stopping distance..cant stop as well as us