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#649213 - 10/28/10 11:28 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: ShovelStrokeEd]  
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Like most, it is left foot down and in gear. Sometimes both feet down and in neutral if cars are stacked up behind.

Another variable is dealing with severe road camber. My foot on the high side of the bike is the one that goes down.


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#649221 - 10/29/10 12:11 AM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: BluegrassPicker]  
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I believe left foot down first for a different reason.
It is vital to stop using both brakes EVERY time you stop.

this will ensure that when the time comes to conduct a true

PANIC stop your muscle memory will be able to take over the situation. I even check for traffic behind me, especially coming off a highway ramp approaching a stop sign and then pratice Panic stops two or three times. Its also a great time to see what the bike(and ABS if you have it) can do.


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#649274 - 10/29/10 03:29 AM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: tonyla]  
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The way I was trained as a motorcop; left foot down, 1st gear, clutch in,foot on brake. Look ahead while checking mirrors.

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#649283 - 10/29/10 04:13 AM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: SPG]  
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Having been recently rear ended while sitting in traffic I will say that 'in gear, hand on throttle' is the way to be. Right foot on brake keeps your brake light lit. Being able to 'lurch' forward could make all the difference. What could have been a long hospital stay followed by a lengthy re-hab wound up being nothing more than a pesky insurance claim. That's my two cents.

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#649328 - 10/29/10 12:52 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: russell_bynum]  
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Originally Posted By: russell_bynum
This is one of those "you guys could analyze a haircut" posts that Gleno loved so much. grin


I'm pretty sure that people tend to put the foot opposite the part in their hair down most of the time.
Bald riders put both feet down.
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#649348 - 10/29/10 02:07 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: tallman]  
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Every course I've taken (MSF, Jim Ford, Ride Like a Pro) had the approach of left foot down, right foot on brake, bike in first gear, looking ahead and scanning mirrors.

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#649351 - 10/29/10 02:13 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: moshe_levy]  
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It appears we do agree that any discussion about which feet down will reach the same consensus as which engine oil or tire to use.


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#649357 - 10/29/10 02:50 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: upflying]  
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Except that we only have to worry about arguing about a maximum of four foot positions.

#649388 - 10/29/10 03:53 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: Mister Tee]  
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Originally Posted By: Mister_Tee
Except that we only have to worry about arguing about a maximum of four foot positions.


Even that is debatable.... where do you keep your feet after falling over keeping them up rofl !!??


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#649454 - 10/29/10 06:34 PM Re: Where are your feet when you are stopped? [Re: Francois_Dumas]  
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I always put both feet down. Between the wind and the stuff on the roads here, is safer.

I always take both feet off the pegs and out in free space maybe a second before stopping, in case my riding pants or something like a pants cuff hangs up I have a bit of time to fix it. At the time of the stop I put both feet down until I am good and set, compensated for wind etc. This is usually one motion, just slowly putting feet out, then down. I have semi linked brakes, so the hand lever gets both.

I think this comes from the bicycle, when I learned the folly of waiting until the last second to unclip. Since a "resting" beemer is a bit heavier than a bike, it just carries over, 2 wheels is 2 wheels.

Then if I have a wait, I will shift into neutral.

Rod

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