Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Peoria Illinois
johnk8080 said" ]That is where I have trouble, drawing the line on weather I can recover or I have just lost it. Every situation is different of course, so it is a split second decision on weather you can recover or it is lost..."
I think this goes back to what Paper was saying....every situation really ISN'T different. You can scrape the pegs on a KLR on dry pavement.
Practice, practice practice...hard braking, leaning, standing on the pegs. I've taken the ERC a couple of times...and will take it again with the KLR, since it handles so much differently than my BMW. I'd love to take the Motor Officer training just for that experience. (On the soapbox mode) It's regrettable that my state of Illinois, and I'm sure a lot of others, makes it so easy to get a license without taking formal training. All of us would be better off -- especially the folks who later find they shouldn't be riding a bike in the first place. (soapbox mode off)