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  1. The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Safety Gear
  2. ON A GUIDE TO Original (PDF)
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Simply find the neutral gear, and then start the bike, and repeat the steps above to get the bike going. Caution: Once the bike exceeds the walking speed, you should put your feet on the foot pegs. Dragging your feet down can cause potential danger. After practicing starting and riding in first gear, we will now move on to upshift and downshift.

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Note : First gear is usually used for starting the bike and slow speed maneuvering. To upshift , first roll off the throttle, then pull the clutch lever in and use your left foot to firmly press the shifter lever up, and you should feel that the gear is clicked in. Now you can slowly release the clutch and roll on the throttle simultaneously to finish the upshift. For downshift , the steps are similar. The only difference is that you will need to press down on the shifter lever instead of pressing up.

Other steps are the same. I've attached a suggested shift point diagram from a motorcycle manufacturer, and beginners can refer to that when you start riding. After you get a feeling of shifting, you can simply decide when to shift by yourselves. When coming to a stop sign or red light, you will need to brake to a stop. If you want to slow down and stop, simply roll off the throttle and pull the clutch lever in, then gradually squeeze the front brake lever and press the rear brake lever simultaneously.

Caution: your left foot should touch the ground first so that you can still use rear brake if needed. Some people say that there is no need to use the rear brake, but I would definitely argue that it's wrong. Your braking power consists of both the front and rear brake. If you don't have the habit of using your rear brake, in an emergency situation, you may grab the front brake and crash.

Question 3 months ago on Introduction. Look into a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course in your area. Typically lasts 3 days and worth every penny. With that certificate, you should be able to get the motorcycle endorsement, and a discount on insurance.

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Reply 3 years ago. I agree. In some states you pay a registration fee which they refund at the end of the course. Some states use old beater bikes so you will probably train on what you wont be riding when you get your first bike. My state uses old Honda's 's and 's. However, if you want to really learn indepth then check out a Harley Riding Academy training course. Yes they are pricey but you get to learn on a well maintained and even new Harley and a bike that will be close to what you will be riding.

The course is longer and you will learn to ride a good bike You shift down from 6th to 5th at 12mph? Pretty sure my old bike wouldn't have liked me riding in top gear at 12mph, and that was a cc. I'm not sure about this either: "If you want to slow down, simply pull the clutch lever in, roll off the throttle For normal road riding I was taught you shouldn't pull the clutch in while slowing down, apart from obviously changing down gears and when you come to a complete stop.

Slowing with the clutch out means engine braking is helping, and you are more likely to be in the correct gear if you want to speed up again. Yeah I just kinda looked up on the manual to try and get a reference for new riders. I'm sure after beginners get the hold of shifting they will know when to shift. Add Teacher Note.

First of all, you should get familiar with the controls on a motorcycle. Note : Motorcycles have separated front and rear brakes.

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Note : On motorcycles the headlights are always on as daytime running lights. Warning: Do not downshift to first gear unless for coming to a complete stop. Did you make this project? Share it with us! I Made It! Quarter Iso-grid Cardboard Longboard. Solar Class. Ariefmech Question 3 months ago on Introduction.

Answer Upvote. Slatu 3 years ago. Reply Upvote. Yeah that's the route I went and I really learnt a lot from it! Now I'm a happy commuter. GarthBock Slatu Reply 3 years ago.

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You may wonder why there are several cc and cc bikes on my list. Well, those bikes are designed to be easy to ride by average riders wanting a bike that is comfortable and practical for all types of riding. The engine displacement may be greater, but the power delivery is more mellow and user-friendly. Cruisers are sized with big displacement engines, but they are tuned to lug around town and produce less power per cc than standard or sporty models.

But, these bikes are still not great starter bikes becasue they are heavy with forward controls and a long wheelbase, making them unwieldy at slow speeds. Get a Honda Rebel or if you like cruisers and have a really short inseam. Get a Kawi Versys if you like adventure-bike styling and capability. A step up in size may be just fine for a lot of beginners. In this case, the Honda CB series makes a lot of sense. I like the Vulcan S for a mid-sized cruiser and a cheap, used DRzs for a bigger dual-sport.

KLR are other more off road worthy option.

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For someone who is pretty comfortable on two wheels, a Ninja or SV are my most recommended bikes becasue they are capable of touring, commuting and doing track days. You can even ride dirt roads pretty well on these bikes. The Versys is another great option, as is the Yamaha FZ If you liked this article and the many other articles on this site, please toss a buck or five into the hat.

Hello, have a question regarding my Street Triple RS with a wet weight of lbs. Shaving 33lbs. I track at Chuckwalla and in the intermediate group. My question is this, will the bike be much easier to handle with that amount of weight loss from a stock bike as well as being a little faster for a lap time. I know that this is a upright bike and not a sport bike. I am 4sec. My weight is with gear on and age 68yrs.

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I would like advise from someone that tracks bikes only!!! Thank You Joe. Joe, How on earth are you able to shave 33 pounds of an already light pound wet bike? I had a Striple as my dedicated track bike for 4 wonderful years until I decided to go back to a supersport and got a GSXR I had Penske suspension which made it as close to a supersport as possible. I would expect you can go somewhat faster on the Suzuki, but 4 seconds a lap is a LOT faster. Something else is up. Or is it not set up very well?