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    Default New rider learning issues

    Hi guys, im not sure if this is progress or no progress but i got myself a 125cc. Me being on the short side both my feet touch the ground on the balls only. the big also weighs a bit more than an average 125cc. Iv had the bike for about maybe 2 weeks or so. I dont ride everyday but when I do its mostly around the area. My issues mostly comes when stopping or maybe pulling away.
    I feel that I need both feet on the ground all the time when stopping.
    I cant get used the way of stopping with back brakes only, so i constantly using the front brakes to stop and putting both feet on the ground. Then it takes me a good minute or so to pull away again. Its like theres too much to remember to do when stopping as one day it was a bit windy and I had to keep my hand on the brakes all the time so the bike doesnt move foward while pulling away.
    I ended up dropping the bike twice already and stationary positions. first was trying to push it in the garage which has an incline and second was rolling to a stop street and the bike was too at a low speed and eventually there the bike went.

    Any advice and tips to help with better biking. Just feel that my progress is slow and puts a knock in my confidence

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    Az Dawg

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    Firstly... 2 weeks? You need to give yourself a break here.
    Secondly... You need to have a session with @RoadRage, keep an eye on this - https://forum.thinkbike.co.za/showth...g-Western-Cape

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    Hi sabrefm1.
    Best advice I can give you, is humble yourself and go for professional beginner rider training with a reputable company to unlearn any bad habits you have aquired. It's sometimes better to start at the beginning.
    Whatever you decide, be safe.

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