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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northwest Arizona
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Being as that I'm not a fast rider, and never got proper training, I barely ever used the front brake in my early riding years.
I suppose it had a lot to do with when I was a kid, there was one kid who'd do anything for $5.
Someone dared him to rocket down a very steep road until the speedo on his stingray hit 45mph, and then just clamp down on the front brake.
He soared like a ragdoll through the air with the bike not far behind him.
I don't know if it's totally proper, but I now always start braking with the rear, and add front to it as needed.
Glad you're not pushing daisies, and heal up well.
The best thing I ever found for road rash, cuts, or any other skin malady is vitamin E capsules punctured and rubbed over the wounds. Eat some too.
Might sound gross, but if you can get your dog to lick them, wounds heal up even faster.
“Society is nothing more than people cooperating with other people they'd much rather murder.”
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you move it!
2006 650 VStar Classic
2005 Victory Kingpin ('Til the Wheels fall off!)
3 Baja mini's
2 Jack Russell's
And a Les Paul