Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Navajo County Arizona
Parking lot and slow speed skills are very important.
Think about it, we always see motorbikes for sale with"low speed or driveway damage"
Whether controlling while riding or while pushing or moving, just about everyone seems to "drop one" some time or another.
Just riding slowly around an empty parking lot on a Sunday will help.
Put up some cones, kick some rocks out there, use the light poles, get creative.
Slow speed turning, circles, figure eights.....do short bursts of speed, then hard brake.
Do "quick turns", try hard brake without skid.
Do a rear skid to learn where it happens, and how to steer through it.
If doing this on you motorbike, start practicing on a mountain bike, then switch to the motorbike after several sessions.
Dress the part, helmet, jacket, the right gloves, knee pads, goggles, etc.
Then when you get good, read more in these books and learn they recommend.
Ride safe all of you.....always!