Most of them roll it out of the garage and push it a bit down the street for that very reason.DMV Messiah wrote:I live in a pretty bad neighborhood and at least this way I can hear if anyone tries to ride my bike out of the garage.
Make sure you understand the concept of countersteering. At speed to go left, you need to push forward on the left handgrip. The reason it is called counter steering is because you are in essence, turning right in order to go left. When you go wide in a turn, press more and it will tighten up.There must be something, technique-wise, that I'm missing about turning at faster speeds.
Happens to lots of new riders. Plenty of advice for how to get that mess off, but I like to use oven cleaner and make sure NONE of it gets anywhere but on the pipe (if it's not a painted pipe)After that I came home and rested my mesh jacket on my handle bars. It fell down on the muffler and melted a big chunk of the sleeve off. Smooth move, right?
Good. It's important to realize that sometimes YOU are not ready to ride.I was going to ride up to work today (35 mi. round trip), but opted not to this morning since yesterday's ride sucked so badly. As soon as I got home, however, I put on my gear and did drove almost all the way there and back--probably 25 miles total.
Remember, while it's important to have superior skills, it's more important to have superior judgement. Make sure you practice swerves and quick stops, but look for adjusting situations so you aren't forced to use them.No major problems, except for the bus that didn't see me and almost mowed me down. I was aware of my surroundings though and knew I could brake without issue if he did something out of the ordinary.
Only for guys with loud pipes. Start wearing ear plugs AND put the baffles back in. Once you lose your hearing, you are never going to get it back.Oh, and I noticed this weird thing with my helmet. When I take it off after a ride my ears and head are buzzing like crazy. I feel a little disoriented for a while. The longer I ride, the worse it seems to be. Is that normal?
Do whatever you want, but realize that I'm judging you for itAlso, is there some secret wave or something I should do when I see other motorcyclists?