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    Arrow Does my bike look too big for my lack of skills



    That's a yes.

    Nice U-turn on a blind corner too ride much?

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    If she would have started on dirtbikes, she would've been ready for that edge's effect on her moto...

    She's also a bit short for that seat height, and the lower part of the shoulder.

    Being "short of leg" can have it's draw backs.

    Might look into lowering her bike...
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    I wonder why she stopped? She was on the paved shoulder, but I think she was looking at the big patch of dirt to the right, and that's where she was headed, so she decided to stop, and ker-plop!
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    Powerful motorcycles have powerful brakes.
    She is still learning absolute basic riding skills on way too powerful of a bike.
    She never actually needs to hold the motorcycle up, that's what the wheels are for. She does need to learn clutch, throttle, brake and balance control, then those silly low speed crashes will go away.

    She's a beginner on an advanced motorcycle, that's what caused the crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post


    That's a yes.

    Nice U-turn on a blind corner too ride much?
    So nice to make fun of new riders for not being at your skill level.
    Still wondering why newbies have flocked away from this site?

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    ... and he's wearing gloves and she is not
    that was stupid for somebody that does not yet know, you never put your palms out to stop your fall.

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    Not making fun do you see me laughing here? and I didn't post it on u-tube, they did.
    Should we praise it instead and encourage people to give it a try? AZridered you pegged her as a new rider, what is she doing on a 100+ horsepower motorcycle?

    Newbies have not flocked away from this site, they were never here in flocks to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chench53 View Post
    I wonder why she stopped? ...
    Serious one finger brakes.



    Required on a big or fast motorcycle, NOT beginner friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZridered View Post
    So nice to make fun of new riders for not being at your skill level.
    Still wondering why newbies have flocked away from this site?
    Good point. The best way to work on your skills and improve riding is get on a bicycle. Itís good for you and really helps. In the old days when I was new (2006 ) after over a 20 year layoff this site was invaluable. I became a much better rider. From riding in the rain to the scorching Texas heat. How to deal with bad road surfaces , cornering etc.

    There is a tiny rider coach I know that dripping wet she maybe a bit over a 100 pounds. She rides a road glide. She has a lower seat and some modifications to fit her. It was not her starter bike either. She worked up to it

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    ...and this is why too much seat height is never a good idea for a new rider.

    On top of all the other issues that disqualify that bike as a beginner bike too.
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