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post #1 of 3 Old 04-07-2019, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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First bike

Passed the class just bought a bike off Craigslist, looking forward to get proficient at riding. Kept stalling in the middle of the road today... Thankfully didn't piss anyone off too much or get run over!
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-07-2019, 03:39 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I'd suggest reading David Hough's books, Proficient Motorcycling and More Proficient Motorcycling. They contain a lot of usefull information for the novice and experienced rider. If your library doesn't have them, they are well worth the money.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-07-2019, 11:26 PM
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Welcome. Find a big parking lot and practice there. Stalling is usually caused by a lack of coordination between the throttle and the clutch. Both require a decent sense of feel to operate properly, and that feel can vary from bike to bike. It shouldn't take very long to learn. While you are practicing that, also practice braking. You need to reach the point where you can hold the wheels on the verge of lockup without actually locking them.
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