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Old 03-11-2019, 05:31 PM
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So I bought 19 FLHX only been able to do short rides do to winter. But stopping smooth and turning I'm struggling. Over 45 miles an hour I panic any advice.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:33 PM
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Take a rider's course as suggested. Then practice in a big empty parking lot.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:05 PM
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For a beginner, creeping up to a stop is a good way to get the wobbles and if you touch that front brake when it wobbles, you're probably going to drop it, it's a common new rider mistake. On clean pavement, be a little firm on the front brake the last few feet, always with the wheel straight, and with just a little nose dive, it'll stop cleaner and you can get your feet down quicker and easier. Any time it starts to wobble, stay off that front brake unless the only alternative is running into something that would hurt worse than falling down. That's a lot of bike to begin on, and even a drop when it isn't moving can cost a lot. Sometimes it's worthwhile to get a cheap used bike under 400 lbs to get started easier. Drop your bike once and a saddlebag and front fender replacement could cost more than a cheap used Honda.

Don't know what to say about going over 45, some folks get over it, some don't. Some of us see how fast it will go the first time we ride one, no one size fits all about that. Stay out of traffic, ride how you do feel comfortable, and if that doesn't get any better fairly soon, you'll need to find something else for fun. I've known a few people that said it just wasn't for them, nothing to be ashamed of. I hate rollercoasters, we all have something we'd rather not expose ourselves to.
 
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Thanks for all the good advice I'll definitely do all that's suggested.
 
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Is this your first bike?
 
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Yes first bike 44 years old
 
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Cool! Please take.your time, take the class and be careful. It will take while to get confortable on a bike and be able to go fast. Not an overnight thing. So don't get discouraged and quit riding. Take small steps and enjoy it.

Lots of people here willing to help.
 
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Thanks for advice I appreciate it all great bunch of guys on here.
 
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Anytime and glad to help.
 

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