Got Hills? Clutch is your Buddy
June 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm #3031Capt CrashParticipant
If you have hills you may get stopped on one! Here’s how to get going again:June 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm #19938megaspazParticipant
Rear brake man myself… on some of them hill in san fran, clutch-only becomes as useful as a third elbow…June 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm #19940bigguybbrParticipant
This guy realy has some great stuff on his youtube channel. Helped me out a ton in the winter months before I got my bike when I wanted to learn all I could before getting out and riding. Also came in really helpful when I wanted to practice my cone weaves after i tried it the first time and realized I definitly needed more practice.
Anyways, it’s worth setting up a subscription to the chanel. I don’t know about the dvd’s he’s made as I have never seen them, but i’m guessing they are to put little ‘fender bender’ through college.
Kudos man, thanks for the good advice!June 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm #19957MunchParticipant
I agree with the clutch. My long driveway ends on an incline when leaving with blind curves on both sides getting out on the main road. Your not going to try and rear brake that bad boy… its about a 4foot climb in the space of about 7 feet…then at the top you got another 6″ lift before you hit the paved road. If your try to rear brake that you will just end up falling over in the end. Or lose alot of tire and get lots of new scrathes from trying to get up and go before the bike starts goin over.June 21, 2009 at 6:25 am #19983Speedy RodriguezParticipant
I’ll just move to Oklahoma.June 24, 2009 at 3:32 am #20106owlieParticipant
Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are hills in Oklahoma.June 25, 2009 at 1:03 am #20156gsmurfetteParticipant
I use both the brake (rear or front) and clutch. I normally have to sit a while waiting to get out at a stop sign or waiting at a light. I hold the brake (if I feel the need for both feet, I use the front, if not, then the rear). I”ll then get the bike into the friction zone while I slowly let off the brake.
I use the same thing with my car. It’s a Subaru, so it has hill lock. Or I use the E-brake on a big hill (Seattle……)
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