In the MSF class, they also said you should give the throttle a twist providing a bit of extra lift to the front wheel right before contacting the object.DonRich90 said:If it's something like a piece of lumber, shift your weight to the rear, stand up on the boards ( or get your butt off the seat) and pull back on the bars just as your front tire reaches the object.
Hey Doug, sounds like you were overriding your headlights. Slow 'er down a little - God may not be watching the next time :wink:doug collins said:.............. had brung the scoot up to around 75mph. It was dark and i was humming right along............... Very little rideing experince.
While not in the "debris" category, the smaller wheels have a problem with large, deep potholes. The wheels will sink more deeply than larger wheels and the suspension becomes severely compressed. The rebound can pitch you forward with a lot of force. Since most riders use the feet-forward position, standing on the pegs in order to use the legs as shock absorbers, is not an option. You may want to develop and practice a technique in response to this type of hazard.Mi SeaRider said:I was curious to hear about how the Burgman has handled unavoidable encounters with road "debris" with the smaller wheels. Any tales to tell? Helpful tips on handling on impact?
I do ride in the feet forward position and 'stand' when hitting a hard bump. It is a bit more difficult than with pegs but still is doable and makes a big difference in the amount of shock.30MuleTeam said:Since most riders use the feet-forward position, standing on the pegs in order to use the legs as shock absorbers, is not an option.