Hey guys, I'm still alive(just real busy). Sorry I haven't been around much. I still check back in occasionally, but don't usually have a whole lot that I can say. Anyways, I bought the video "Ride Like A Pro III" at the recommendation of Texas T in this thread: http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=455842 and I just had a quick question, or series of questions about the same thing rather. He talks about staying in the friction zone while doing slow speed manuevers. I have known about the technique of staying in the friction zone of the clutch for quite some time now, but he also talks about keeping minor pressure on the rear brake while doing slow speed stuff. My question is, does keeping pressure on the rear brake really help that much? Does it apply to sportbikes as well(the video consisted of nothing but cruisers). Would it wear your rear brake out real quick to ride it like that? That's about it as far as the questions go A general update is that I am FINALLY getting a bike. It's taken me forever to be ready to get one, but the time has come and I already have one that I plan to get, I just need to do some final financing stuff, and then it's all set. It's a 2001 Katana 750. I know..a lot of people don't like Katanas, but in my search of a good semi-first bike I came across them and started doing research and liked what I found. I hope everybody is doing well. I'll try and be around a bit more, and I will definately be checking back to see replies to this thread Wanna kill these ads? We can help!