Tips & Safety


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Know your speed limit. You're probably tempted to show off your new bike by roaring up the speed especially when you catch a glimpse of a chick eying you. But be on the smart side and do not go way too fast. Any pro rider will tell you that a real rider need not rev up to boast.
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Adding A Passenger - After 6 months of experience you are still NOT ready
Passengers and new riders are a NO NO. But you know that, I'm sure.

It is NOT true that adding weight to a bike increases stopping distance and time - it merely makes it more difficult to achieve the same stopping distance and time but because traction is increased proportionate to the added weight, you have the traction to handle more braking - so all you have to do is squeeze the brakes harder to get the same distance and time.

That is, adding a passenger changes the dynamics of the bike and a new rider barely has control of the dynamics that existed before adding that passenger.

So, I recommend at least SIX MONTHS of experience riding your bike before you allow a passenger to get onto it. But at that time you will still NOT BE READY to handle the added weight!!!! You will need to practice with that added weight before you go out and test other limits.

Further, that FIRST passenger should NOT be your significant other or a child!!!!! It should be an experienced rider. An experienced rider will completely understand ragged starts, less than smooth stops and some insecurity leaning the bike. He/she will NOT add problems by being distracting or other unsafe behavior behind you. Your significant other, on the other hand, will expect you to be in CONTROL of the bike and when you demonstrate sloppy starts/stops and leans you will undermine that confidence. Plus, make sure you are insured for a guest or spousal passenger.
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