Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lynchburg, VA, USA
One trick that makes this a cinch on each and every stop: At the moment you're just about to reach zero speed, input a little turn of the handlebars (about a 1/4") to the *right* -- this will make the bike naturally want to lean just a hair to the *left*, where your extended left foot will be waiting to take over the balancing. This gives you a sure-fire way of having the confidence to know that *you* can always determine to which side the bike will lean when stopping. This technique also eliminates the need to take your right foot off the rear brake at the last second. A short bit of practice and it becomes second-nature.
Mark- I will agree with this technique. I found myself doing this subconciously, and I'm not sure how or why, but it really helps.
Other than that, one point that really helps is to make a definite and quick stop. On my Triumph Sprint, I can do coasting stops, both feet up balance stops, rolling stops, etc. It feels like a toy compared to the LT. But on the LT, if you do a definite stop, wheel straight, heads up, you should be OK.