Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
I've ridden on both, and the Anakee2 was better in every way.
A couple of techniques that are a big help for a novice:
--Get used to the "friction zone" where the clutch is part way in & part way out. In a safe parking lot ride slowly straight down a long painted line where they never fully release the clutch--ride slow, slower, slow, slower, slow, even slower, slow, way slow, slow, etc. Don't use any throttle and vary speed with just the clutch to add speed and less clutch and a bit of rear brake (no front here) to slow. Everything gently, ever so gently.
--Really learn to trust turning the head and looking where the bike needs to go, not where it is about to go. This is more about trust than anything else, and once it becomes an automatic action the slow maneuvering becomes much smoother and better in every way.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero