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Learner riding course

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Pocketz, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Hey all,

    I signed up for a 1 day course to get my learners at Ride-Tek MTA. They stated i needed to know how to take off, change gears and come to a stop. I have never ridden before and my new bike went straight to the shop so i don't have this nailed down practically. I do know theoretically how to do all these things and i can drive a manual car rather well. Do you think i can just say i know how to do it and pull it off?
  2. Nope. You can tell strait away. So if you are going to try, don't start by saying, "oh I have not ridden for years or I raced moto x ha ha
    Before I let any student ride off I make them do a slow speed ride. It's a balance of throttle, clutch and rear brake. You have to ride at walking speed, 5 k's without getting all wobbly on me.
    Even if you can do these "theoretically" it's a different matter in front of a stranger or 5 other students.
  3. I'm not saying i know how to ride, but i know how to work clutch, gears and accelerator really well. I just want to know if it would be possible to just do these basic requirements. If it comes down to it i can borrow a mates bike and practice for a little but this could be hard.
  4. Sounds like the best bet, just remember to keep your head up and look where you are going (including round those corners) - helps the balance a lot.
  5. If I were you i'd try and get some practice in. At the very least it'll save you wasting valuable time on the day.