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Old 02-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #826
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So start a thread to discuss it or post to one of the several others that already exist.

The n00b threat is NOT the place to have this disagreement.
Says the guy who recently got lambasted by a mod in Road Warriors for never shutting up about ABS in every thread
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:49 AM   #827
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Are you lost Luci?



Always.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:29 AM   #828
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Hello !

Hello there !
this is Alex, new member on the forum and bike newbie. Don't own one yet but getting to love them . I haven't read all the threads yet but thank you all for the tips and advice.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #829
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I wish someone had told me about the fuel petcock, and reserve fuel.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #830
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I suspect cars usually do stop much quicker than bikes.
Nope. Southwade is correct.
Do some googling (consumer reports lists 60-0 for lots of cars)
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #831
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I wish someone had told me about the fuel petcock
Stop using the dirty words. You'll get this sent to JoMamma


MSF calls it the fuel valve now......I guess PetCock was casuing too many giggles in class. lol
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #832
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Nope. Southwade is correct.
Do some googling (consumer reports lists 60-0 for lots of cars)
We're talking about noobs here, so comparing stopping distance for cars v. bikes isn't relevant. Anyone can stop a car easily, noobs can't easily stop a motorcycle, it's apples and oranges, hence the suggestion of a new thread.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #833
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tyres

spot quiz
work out contact patch on tyres on bikes to cars
oh weight to contact patch on road
allways interesting for new riders to work out

affects acceleration,cornering, braking etc
yeh i know aqua slide.


something to think about

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:42 AM   #834
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The bottle and the throttle don't mix

Don't outride your guardian angel

Don't ride so that you run out of talent

Lady cagers with screaming kids, or with loud music and one hand on a cigarette and the other texting are all out to kill you

Dont go more than 30 kmh faster than the cages m in traffic

When lane splitting be careful of gaps. Some cager will always change lanes in front of you to take it

put your light in a cagers mirror and wait till his head moves before lane splitting past

keep your eyes on any cage waiting at an intersection to turn across your path and be prepeared to swerve behind not in front of it

when you come home drunk, dont forget to put the side stand down before getting off the bike and see rule 1 LOL!
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #835
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Nope. Southwade is correct.
Do some googling (consumer reports lists 60-0 for lots of cars)



4 brakes, and 4 full-time contract patches... where on earth did you figure that?





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Old 03-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #836
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4 brakes, and 4 full-time contract patches... where on earth did you figure that?

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Well, I guess that settles that... nice post.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #837
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Well what do you know...

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4 brakes, and 4 full-time contract patches... where on earth did you figure that?






and here I had always thought motorcycles could stop in MUCH less distance because of the difference in mass. This is really good to know!
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #838
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Brakes

The contact patch question was given to me when I started ridding on the road in the 70's by an older ridder.
I measured, guestimated, and worked it out for myself.
That's why it is a good exercise for new ridders to WORK OUT THEMSELVES .
Hate ranting and screaming hurts my hand lol.
Can't spell either.
Let's try to teach noobis to work somethings out themselves
It hopefully make them think
Go into long term memory.

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #839
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Dont overlook the obvious!!!

one of the the most important things for new riders to master is slow speed turning, such as riding in a parking lot and doing u-turns without putting your foot down. this is the first skill i learned and has helped me more than any thing else. any idiot can twist the throttle and ride fast, but noobs are a dead giveaway when they cant even park there bike... go into a full lock turn at 5mph, try to stop and drop it. i learned the art of low speed maneuvers on an 800lbs harley when i was 15, and haven't had that embarrassing moment with a girl on the back because of it. not to say that braking isn't important but its not the first thing you should know.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #840
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one of the the most important things for new riders to master is slow speed turning, such as riding in a parking lot and doing u-turns without putting your foot down. this is the first skill i learned and has helped me more than any thing else. any idiot can twist the throttle and ride fast, but noobs are a dead giveaway when they cant even park there bike... go into a full lock turn at 5mph, try to stop and drop it. i learned the art of low speed maneuvers on an 800lbs harley when i was 15, and haven't had that embarrassing moment with a girl on the back because of it. not to say that braking isn't important but its not the first thing you should know.
Agree. We have to do a lot of slow-speed stuff for the first half of the practical bike test here in the UK (only one we've passed basic training and the theory test!). If you can stand the cheesy music, this is the module 1 test -






There's a lot of grumbling over here about it being too hard, but I tend to think it's good to be introduced to things like swerves and emergency stops in a controlled environment rather than out on the road.
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