glz, the answer for me to both has been more throttle and feathering the clutch. more throttle = more stability, even at low speedglz said:How do you prevent that little weave when you take off from a dead stop and what's the best way to keep your balance when driving really really slow (like rush hour traffic)?
Actually, I notice that my V Rod is MORE stable at very slow speeds than my wife's '04 Sportster or my "Rice Burner", and it's VERY easy to keep REALLY straight at VERY low speeds.glz said:How do you prevent that little weave when you take off from a dead stop and what's the best way to keep your balance when driving really really slow (like rush hour traffic)?
all that and dragging the rear brake a bit will help smooth things out. I am almost ready to try one of those slow races nowKBOlsen said:No "weave" on anything I ride, either.
Learn to "feather" the clutch... develop good throttle/clutch control and master the use of your back brake... makes slow riding a breeze. Find an empty parking lot and practice low-speed maneuvers until you're comfortable - these form the fundamentals of all riding.
I think you've hit the nail right on the head. It's not a problem unless you have another bike right next to you at a red light. The other day i was riding with a few friends. Every time we stopped, conversation started which made for close grouping of the bikes. Every time we started everyone weaved just a bit. Although no one hit anyone It made me a little nerves. I hung back from the pack because it looked like no one really had very good control for the fist half second. Thanks again for the input.bassist said:for a fraction of a second you're balancing the bike while it's still standing still and as a result twist the bars slightly to keep your balance.