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Advanced Riding Rules and Tips


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

*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 are left 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.

*Side Stands
You know you've left the side stand down when all
left turns are Bat-turns.

Center Stands
You know you've left the center stand down when
you're in top gear at 4000 rpm going nowhere.

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.

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
They're laws not subject to repeal.

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THAT'S funny! Thanks for the laughs, now my coworkers are looking at me funny :p

I especially liked: "The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

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