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post #9 of Old 08-27-2013, 12:51 PM
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my .02

Just put one foot down when you stop.

Dual sports have higher ground clearance as a design feature. Lots of positves:

Suspension is softer intially, soaks up the small stuff.
Suspension has longer travel, for the bigger stuff.
Bike sits higher, better visabilty in traffic.
Ground clearance is a good thing off-road.

Really the only time you need both feet down is off-road and paddleing through stuff. At stops keep your foot on the brake lean to the left and stick that foot down.

Try riding a dirt bike. There's no way to get both feet down. Heck most of the really fast guys are small they almost need a leg up to get on the bike!

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