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Old 11-07-2013, 02:19 PM
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What do you think is the hardest riding technique to master and why?
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:09 PM
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even the most untrained observer can tell you: it's remembering to reset the turn signal.
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:44 PM
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I'd say throttle control. The throttle is misleadingly simple: roll on, bike goes. Roll off, bike no go. But people don't realize the importance of being smooth on the throttle and how it affects the bike.

The smoother and more fine control a person has on the throttle, the more stable and greater control they have over the bike. A person with good throttle control can go faster, safer, than someone with poor throttle control.

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even the most untrained observer can tell you: it's remembering to reset the turn signal.
Buy a s1000rr. Self cancelling turn signals need no reseting
 

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:22 PM
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For me it is the throttle blip while hard on the brakes.
 
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:01 AM
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even the most untrained observer can tell you: it's remembering to reset the turn signal.
My old '84 Yamaha FJ1100 had self-cancelling signals. I don't know why the idea hasn't caught on throughout the industry.
 
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:32 AM
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It's not that hard to remember to turn it off. Now trying not to honk the horn is a different story!
Let's not leave out getting the bike over equally on both sides.

Seriously though, using the brakes takes more skill and practice than most people realize. Most riders just use them to stop, but there is so much more to it.
 
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hmmm hardest thing. Well I have bee riding for 6 months now and hardest part to me I think is throttle control especially when making a right turn Something about leaning and trying to controling the throttle just dosen't come natural to me. I know that throttle control is very very impotant for suspension and handling and it will make you a better rider.


The small things;

Accidentally hitting that damn horn button occasionally
Forgetting to turn the turn signals off (lol)
 
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:16 AM
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Hahha, found myself doing that quite often lately, thought I was the only one.

For me, I'd say proper emergency breaking without locking up the rear. Luckily, the couple times a year it happens, I'm able to steer though it without too much thought or drama(probably due to thousands of hours power-sliding BMX bikes when I was a kid.), but I really should get that **** under control.
 
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Body. Positioning.

So many things fall into place when your body is working with the bike. Getting there is tough (I'm not even close, as evidenced by me recent trip to the ER).

Second to that... fighting those damn SR's.
 
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:24 PM
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There's a ton of crazy difficult techniques across various disciplines.. kind of a loaded question..

On the track:
Kid skidding because proper rear brake modulation for this is difficult.
Downshifting/rev matching smoothly at the apex of a corner because you're hanging off and hopefully at the edge of grip and you have to try and do this without upsetting the suspension of the bike.

Stunting:
Balance point circle wheelies because I can't wheelie.
Balance point Rolling stoppies because I can't do stoppies. LOL

Motocross/off road:
Scrubbing because you're essentially going against everything you learned and forcing yourself to "fall" as you hit the lip of the jump.
Whips because I just don't understand how you get it out there and bring it back in like that.
Flips because you need major cojones.
 

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