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Arrow What every over-50 rider should know

I was perusing my Bookmarks Index list and purging dead links, and this one popped up and I thought might be a useful reminder to us uh, shall we say, Senior Citizens??

http://genjac.com/BoomerBiker/index.htm

what I was looking for, was a thread on proper Braking, and this came up, and I think the gentleman addresses it quite well. this is from his #7 link



BRAKING:
WEIGHT TRANSFER AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE

http://genjac.com/BoomerBiker/Braking.htm

Virtually all crashes are preceded by the rider using his brakes to reduce his speed or to attempt to stop. He must do this before, during or after his (failed) attempts to counter-steer, lean and turn. Unlike an automobile, motorcycles have separate controls for the front and rear brakes, further complicating the decision-making process. Riders with off-road experience can be confused by the grip available on smooth, comparatively level asphalt. Learning how to slow down in the shortest possible distance will give a rider maximum protection from injury—and possible DWI arrest.


I won't reprint it all, just do yourself a favor, and take a sip of beverage and review what he says. We might not all agree with everything he says, but it is for darn sure, a good review for any of us.

~ John


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