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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#61 Post by BigHeavy1095 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Yeldur wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:07 pm
I don't know if this is something you do or don't do because I couldn't really tell, but at about 5 mins in you were approaching some lights and they started to go amber, you (i think) pulled the clutch in and started braking causing you to take longer to stop. If I've misread this then disregard whatever I say here but when stopping, you want to pull your clutch in only when you're just about finished moving on a 125. Engine braking is one of the great factors of a bike and you should be taking full advantage when you're trying to stop. Again, if that wasn't correct then disregard this but other than that your riding certainly looks better.
No, I was engine braking. Usually, I don't even need to touch the brakes when stopping for a traffic light etc but I've been having issues where the bike stalls out in 1st if engine braking and you don't pull the clutch in soon enough so that's why it looks that way, I get what I can out of the gears when braking. Just my bike is a pile of crap and could do with a major overhaul :lol: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#62 Post by Yeldur » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:19 pm

BigHeavy1095 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Yeldur wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:07 pm
I don't know if this is something you do or don't do because I couldn't really tell, but at about 5 mins in you were approaching some lights and they started to go amber, you (i think) pulled the clutch in and started braking causing you to take longer to stop. If I've misread this then disregard whatever I say here but when stopping, you want to pull your clutch in only when you're just about finished moving on a 125. Engine braking is one of the great factors of a bike and you should be taking full advantage when you're trying to stop. Again, if that wasn't correct then disregard this but other than that your riding certainly looks better.
No, I was engine braking. Usually, I don't even need to touch the brakes when stopping for a traffic light etc but I've been having issues where the bike stalls out in 1st if engine braking and you don't pull the clutch in soon enough so that's why it looks that way, I get what I can out of the gears when braking. Just my bike is a pile of crap and could do with a major overhaul :lol: :roll: :lol:
Sounds good dude, like I said I wasn't 100% sure :p

I was going to say are you sure it's YOU that's lost confidence in your RIDING and not your bike. The best biker in the world could ride a shitty bike and not want to get back on the road, I'd say your issue mostly falls down to having a bad bike. Once you get on a bigger one I think you'll be fine.
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#63 Post by BigHeavy1095 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:11 pm

Mod 1 passed this morning. 0 minors. 8-)
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#64 Post by mikestrivens » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Excellent news, well done
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#65 Post by SidG » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:15 pm

Congrats. Well done!

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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#66 Post by BigHeavy1095 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Thanks guys.

Just one more step to go before I can get the burgman on the road now 8-)
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#67 Post by JRH » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:08 pm

Well done @BigHeavy1095 :thumb:
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#68 Post by rennie » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:49 pm

Good on Ya! :lol: :cheers: :thumb:
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#69 Post by SlowBusa » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:56 pm

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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#70 Post by Bender » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Great news, well done.
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#71 Post by bonio » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:52 pm

Nice work mate :thumb:
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#72 Post by BigHeavy1095 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 pm

Mod2 tomorrow. :shock:

I've had a back to back lesson today and Im having two hours out before going for test tomorrow. Im feeling fairly confident but im sure Ill be bricking it tomorrow :lol:

I've cleaned and polished the Burgman, got insurance ready to be purchased and filled it up with petrol in the hopes I don't screw up and do something silly on test so I can go for a lovely long ride in the afternoon. 8-)
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#73 Post by Via » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:58 pm

BigHeavy1095 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Mod2 tomorrow. :shock:

I've had a back to back lesson today and Im having two hours out before going for test tomorrow. Im feeling fairly confident but im sure Ill be bricking it tomorrow :lol:
Good luck :thumb:

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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#74 Post by Bender » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:13 pm

Good luck 🤞
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Re: Lost all confidence in riding.....

#75 Post by Tango » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:33 pm

Good luck tomorrow mate...... 8-)
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