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post #21 of 30 Old 05-05-2014, 03:09 AM
 
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here in chattanooga TN, 2.7gal tank + $3.49/gal fuel= $9.42 total to fill up from 100% empty,

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post #22 of 30 Old 05-05-2014, 03:16 AM
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Yeah, I usually fill up at 140 miles which I usually don't need to switch to reserve yet.




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post #23 of 30 Old 05-05-2014, 03:38 AM
 
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I haven't riden my bike yet, so I don't know the milage or when I will need to fill up

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post #24 of 30 Old 05-05-2014, 03:49 AM
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I usually average around 68-72mpg give or take so at 140 miles I have to put about 2gls in the tank.




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post #25 of 30 Old 05-05-2014, 05:13 AM
 
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Petrol (as it is called here) is definitely more expensive . Roughly 1.80 american money per litre, which sits somewhere around five dollars a gallon if my maths are right. That is 91 octane as well. I think I have read somewhere in the forum that there is no point using higher octane so dont pay much attention to higher octane prices.

I had the very economical Nissan Note (not sure if they have made the way to the US, but are a major used import to NZ from Japan now) before the bike, and that was costing around 65 american to fill up. My weekly routine hasnt changed much, so each 7-10 days i am saving fifity american dollars each week.

A mate of mine who bought some nice, plush late model BMW (cage, not bike) is spending upwards of 120 dollars a week...For that price, I could buy a new Rebel every few months!

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Thanks, everyone!

I've been practicing weekends in a big parking lot. Big circles, little circles, riding around the (empty) building up- and down-shifting. Some slow maneuvering -- it's still difficult but getting easier. Getting used to balancing by shifting body weight, and working the clutch instead of relying entirely on the brakes. I'm also getting a feel for how the back and front brakes affect stopping, and how speeding up is sometimes the right thing to do to maintain balance.

In the next few weeks I'll be retaking the BRC -- once my work responsibilities settle down -- this time with a little more confidence. Not *too* much, though.

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post #27 of 30 Old 07-18-2015, 01:50 PM
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I ride around my neighborhood for awhile, and then I went with hubby following on his motorcycle on highway. I practice around here. Cause how else are you to get the knowledge and practice if your not in real life situations? When I can in the next week or two I will ride over to the DMV and get my motorcycle added to my license. I say practiced on hubby's 750 Honda in a parking lot for awhile doing circles etc. But then he got me the rebel and it was as easy as pie, since it was lighter and more my size. So practice in parking lots, church lots, and around the block, til you feel you're ready.

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post #28 of 30 Old 07-10-2018, 05:15 PM
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find someone to ride with or has a M on their license to ride it to a parking lot why i say that is you are not to be on the road so fix that when you get your license i am in tn too we cod ride if you are close to nashville
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Thanks, everyone! I've been practicing ... working the clutch instead of relying entirely on the brakes. ....
That's perfect, and one of the main problem newbies have, mastering clutch control and making it instinctive instead of the car-default-reaction of hitting the brakes.
That was the cause of my first drop, 1 week after class, left turn from a stop sign and gave it too much power and hitting the brakes instead of controlling the take off with the clutch...

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"hitting" the front brake while turning is a very common cause of newbie crashes. It's so easy to lock that front wheel, skid and fall down. I try to teach students not to use words like "hit", grab or "jam" in connection with brakes. The image created is of a violent sudden action which leads to a violent sudden response from the bike. Much better to think "apply, Squeeze or press" the brakes. These words create an image of SMOOTH braking action which results in a smooth controlled reaction from the bike.
Smooth brake application can still be very quick, just not violent, and there is enough time for weight transfer to occur and actually improve braking force substantially within the first second of applying brakes. Even in emergencies its necessary to delay maximum effort on the brakes in order to get maximum braking effectiveness.

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