the big thing for me after not riding for a while, or switching car/MC/car/MC is to remember to countersteer the MC.
When riding on instinct Im fine on the MC. But when I see something on the road I dont want to hit, I still catch myself pushing the handlebars like its the steering wheel in a car, the wrong way. When Im watching the road it never happens. But if a pot hole or something sneaks up on me and I dont see it coming I steer the wrong way. I still miss it but then I feel stupid.
You dont need to practice in a parking lot. Practice when you are riding, swerve around spots or man hole covers... in the road (when no one is behind you). And practice braking harder than normal when you stop and Mr No One is still behind you. Do it everyday, dont wait for a nice empty parking lot.
How did you drop your bike twice? At the risk of stating the obvious, when you are riding and turning slow, you are allowed to put your feet down. Its only during the road test that you must keep them on the pegs.
Last edited by KCW; 05-17-2017 at 10:58 AM.