It's not a huge problem - but it feels 'messy' and I try v hard to be tidy and accurate. Also I think it may be worse when two up and last minute wiggles aren't confidence inspiring for the pillion!
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The Spin Doctor wrote
Horse's trick is to countersteer as you stop...My own approach is not to ride too slowly, but just accept that it's easier stopped with a foot down than try to waste time balancing.. I can do it but what's the point? More often than not, I end up stopping just as everyone else is off again!
Horse's trick is to countersteer as you stop...
I was taught that when coming to a standstill (in relaxed situations, no camber yadda yadda yadda) to gradually defer from the front to the back brake from 5-10mph until, just before you stop completely, you are only on the back. This makes for a very stable and smooth stop especially if the steering is turned such as at a junction. It might help cure your twitchy steering. Remember to step out with the left foot!!You're left standing with you back brake on, ideal if some idiot decides to shunt you. Only problem is there is a lot of foot faffing if you want to wait in neutral.Just an idea, always learning.Theo
I Usually,and for no particular reason I put both feet down.Probably wrong...
Damn, I thought I had something to offer then.I'm a shortarse and ride a GSa, what works for me (lets assume i'm putting my left foot down) is to nudge the left bar forward just as I come to a halt. The bike leans left, and I get my foot down.It works when taking the bike off the centrestand too
How can it be wrong if it stops the bike falling over
Jonny Honda wrote
Keep experimenting with different things and try to find something which you are happy with, good luck! (oh yeah im jealous cos i want a go on it!)
Count Steer wrote
...Traffic doesn't move, so start to think about controlled, tidy stop, decide which foot is going down...
Four in a row Count.You're just talking to yourself again...:smoke:
The other point about stopping left foot down is that you can have your R foot on the rear brake,which will put your brake light on and ensure cars behind can see you?:smoke:
Wot Coggy said is part of the reason for always* putting the left foot down but I think it's a good habit always* to put the same foot down. It means one less decision to make, which can't be bad.*Except for the previously mentioned cockups, of course.
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