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Some generic advice

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by TonyE, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. From a US BMW forum...

    Counter Steering:
    If you push the left bar, the bike goes left.
    If you push the right bar, the bike goes right.
    That is, unless you keep pushing the right bar
    all the way, then you will probably go left
    while the bike swaps ends.

    Remember riding isn't inherently dangerous...
    crashing is.

    The Sidelines:
    It's always better to be on the sidelines wishing
    you were on the track than on the track wishing
    you were on the sidelines.

    The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when
    you're on fire.

    The Rear Wheel:
    The rear wheel is just a big fan used to keep the
    rider cool and his butt relaxed. If in doubt...
    watch. When it locks up or slides out you can
    actually see the rider start sweating and pucker
    marks appear on the seat.

    Too Slow:
    No one has ever hit something too slow.

    A 'good' ride is one you can walk away from.
    A 'great' ride is one you can walk away from and
    use the bike again.

    Getting Hit:
    They can't hit you if you're not there.

    Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't
    live long enough to make all of them yourself.

    When traction is sparse, the probability of
    survival is inversely proportional to the angle
    of lean. Large angle of lean, small probability
    of survival and vice versa.

    Your Brain:
    Never let a motorcycle take you somewhere your
    brain didn't go five seconds earlier.

    Stay out of fog. The single red taillight you
    think is another rider ahead that you can catch,
    might be the red starboard light of a docked boat.

    edit: Actually it would be the red PORT light....

    Always try to keep the number of times you park
    the bike equal to the number of times you've ridden it.

    Luck & Experience:
    You start with a bag full of luck and an empty
    bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag
    of experience before you empty the bag of luck

    If all you can see in your mirrors is the direction
    you were previously traveling intermingled with sparks,
    and all you can hear is commotion from the passenger
    riding pillion; things are not at all as they should be.

    Other Objects:
    In the ongoing battle between objects made of metal,
    rubber and plastic going dozens of miles per hour,
    and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground
    has yet to lose. Same holds for cars, trucks, walls
    and most animals. Draws don't count.

    Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately,
    experience usually comes from bad judgment.

    Going Forward:
    It's always a good idea to keep the headlight end
    going forward as much as possible.

    Keep looking around. There's always something you've

    Remember, gravity and centrifugal force are not just
    good ideas. They're laws not subject to appeal.

  2. All good sound advice..
  3. Very clever! :)
    ...and from a BMW site! :)
  4. I love it. Hahahahaha.
  5. Not true take this guy for example, he definitely hit the jump going too slow.
  6. Very clever :)

    love this:

    "Luck & Experience:
    You start with a bag full of luck and an empty
    bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag
    of experience before you empty the bag of luck"
  7. most of these are butchered from aviation advice,but since riding is as close to flying you can get without leaving the ground,it's all good.
  8. I just realised that the Fog bit is bad advice - if it's a red light it's on the PORT side not the starboard...
    Fixed :)
  9. The website crashed shortly after :)

  10. The ground come to mind
  11. Target fixation?