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    Article: The LoDown on the Box

    You can view the page at http://www.beginnerbikers.org/content.php?229-The-LoDown-on-the-Box
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    If you put pods on you're more than likely going...

    If you put pods on you're more than likely going to have to re-jet the carbs. It took about a half dozen dyno runs to get my wife's EX500 jetted properly after putting pods on it.

    Basically,...
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    Good luck and stay safe!

    Good luck and stay safe!
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    FTFY!!!!! :deal:

    FTFY!!!!! :deal:
  5. OR, possibly braking just a fraction too late?

    OR, possibly braking just a fraction too late?
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    Poll: But all too often it's used as a way to avoid...

    But all too often it's used as a way to avoid responsibility for their actions by people who simply crashed due to poor riding, poor choices, or not paying enough attention to what's going on around...
  7. Man, I have a vintage YZ400 that would love to...

    Man, I have a vintage YZ400 that would love to come out there and do some desert racing!

    And actually, I'm a firm believer that riding on dirt is one of the greatest preps for roadracing. It...
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    Also keep in mind that speedometers on Rebels are...

    Also keep in mind that speedometers on Rebels are a bit, uhm... optimistic when it comes to reporting speed. I've seen them be off as much as 20% in the upper third of it's range.

    Maybe I missed...
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    It really helps to have already visualized and...

    It really helps to have already visualized and have a plan formed for situations, I guess you could call it pre-analysis.

    I really recommend the book Street Strategies by David Hough for this. It...
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    Poll: Situational awareness. Know what's going on...

    Situational awareness. Know what's going on around where you are and where you're going to be.

    Don't override your brakes or your headlights. Keep stopping distance < sight distance.

    Always...
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    Poll: OK, first off, I have an issue with the term...

    OK, first off, I have an issue with the term 'accident.' If it truly is an accident - getting hit by a chunk of blue ice, possibly a deer running out in the road, black ice, etc., then avoidance is...
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    Poll: For the record, it was an 80cc dirtbike. And a...

    For the record, it was an 80cc dirtbike. And a two-stroke at that! :mrgreen:
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    The ride hits all the best twisties in the area,...

    The ride hits all the best twisties in the area, but it's not about the roads (thankfully), it's about the get-together.
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    Room booked.

    Room booked.
  15. Trick question. If you can release the brake...

    Trick question.

    If you can release the brake prior to the apex, you've probably braked too early.

    A lot of the finesse and genius that makes someone good on the brakes is that they know...
  16. LOL! When I learned to ride, you know back when...

    LOL! When I learned to ride, you know back when people left their caves and fought their way through herds if dinosaurs to see the Beatles play live, it was a lot easier:
    "Here's the clutch, here's...
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    Depending on the rider's finesse with the clutch...

    Depending on the rider's finesse with the clutch and brake, I often coach playing the friction zone and rear brake against each other to smooth out response during low speed maneuvers such as the...
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    That is one of the 'survival reactions' OBX was...

    That is one of the 'survival reactions' OBX was taken to task for mentioning.

    You've also highlighted one of the reasons we generally stress that one should develop their skills in a low risk...
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    You should start all of your practice sessions...

    You should start all of your practice sessions with friction zone practice, good on you!

    Actually, the u-turn is a 'nice to have' skill not a potential life saver like other skills such as...
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    OK, let's get back on point. I'll start from the...

    OK, let's get back on point. I'll start from the top...


    The actions involved in turning or cornering with a motorcycle are for the most part counter-intuitive.

    The techniques for turning a...
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    Something very important to remember. Riding a...

    Something very important to remember. Riding a motorcycle is a constant process of refining control inputs - from day one onward. Control inputs are the result of muscle movement. Muscle movement is...
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    Definitely not contrary to BRC training, well at...

    Definitely not contrary to BRC training, well at least the part about "grabbing" the front brake. That's pretty much the opposite of what's taught. You've been wrong a lot, constantly. This is the...
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    Best advice in this thread so far.

    Best advice in this thread so far.
  24. If you look on the Home page, it'll say who's...

    If you look on the Home page, it'll say who's hosting the events.
  25. Which organization? I know my buddy Kurt control...

    Which organization? I know my buddy Kurt control rides there with Xact.
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