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post #1 of 11 Old 09-15-2019, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Most Important Motorcycle Control

I stumbled into this somewhat nonsensical conversation being debated amongst some fellow riders at work today:

What do you consider the single most important control on your motorcycle?

FWIW, I voted for the clutch but am not really prepared to defend my choice...............
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-15-2019, 07:40 PM
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Evasive braking.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 04:23 AM
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Control? Like, throttle, clutch, brake, handlebars?

Or . . . ???????????????



Maybe, rider sense of orientation (e.g., eyes (horizon)/semi-circular canals/tactile sense of gravity component) and balance?

Or, . . .

DISCLAIMER: No bugging nor annoyance intended; just . . . searching for a definition of, "control," in the context of this thread's discussion.

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For some reason they were debating the actual motorcycle controls: throttle, clutch brakes, etc. and which one was "the most important."
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 08:40 AM
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Most important, safety wise speaking, and thinking in terms as a singular control ON the bike, I’d say the front brake (lever).
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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"If the brakes don't stop it, something else will!"



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post #7 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 09:50 AM
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silly question but if forced to pick; yeah, front brake

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 11:26 AM
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Front Brake Lever and the Knowledge to have the Desire to Learn how to use it, as best as one can.

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Ignition key and then front brake, front brake. Without turning on the motorcycle, the other controls are irrelevant.

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-16-2019, 03:58 PM
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silly question but if forced to pick; yeah, front brake

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I agree. It is a silly question. My silly pick is the one on the seat.
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