11-15-2005, 01:03 AM
Just startin' to use the rear brake a little bit
11-15-2005, 10:54 AM
lookin good http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
11-15-2005, 02:05 PM
good stuff man http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
the 2nd to last pics looks good... just lean back away from the bike a bit more and straighten your left leg a bit. Then get it higher straight off the clutch and slow it down w da brake...
just keep at it and you'll be scraping in no time. The best part will be soon when you are going slow and it's just natural...
May I suggest one thing; get a crash cage!!! ( and a 12-bar if you wanna scrape for distance). you may think you won't need a cage now, but from the looks of your pics you'll be playing beyond the balance point very soon, and then you'll get closer and closer to 12, and then you'll start tapping the tail on the ground on your slow wheelies... eventually you'll slip up and you'll get tossed and if the bike comes down hard left/right a frame slider won't do shit and you'll bust up your motor badly. Trust me, cuz it's exactly what I did. Get a cage and then yuo can just pick it up and keep riding, instead of calling a buddy to come pick you up w a pickuptruck http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
11-16-2005, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the comments. I have been trying to lean back more. I was hitting balance point on and off about 3 months ago when I looped my bike (had to replace the forks so I swapped for the 750 forks). I tore my acl and am actually going into surgery this friday. This was my first time working on my standups since I looped so I was a little hesitent, but I was starting to get there. I am planning on getting a cage, I just havent been able to scrape together the money. As far as a 12 bar, I want to get the 905 undertail bar. After I recover from my surgery I plan on being out there trying to scrape, but I dont really care about learning bar tricks and dont like the look of the big bar.