how did you 1st lear??..just got on an off u went?? i never road one before and actually kinda nervous, what do you compare the feeling to?
Hahha not if she's on the back at the same time. Then it's + 10sec on the quarter mile Hahhahi have trainning wheels plus my girlfriend holds onto the seat so i dont fall over. btw the girlfriend mod gives you 3 hp
Ditto. Rode an ATV and loved it so I bought a dirtbike at the age of 13.I had an atv so I got the shifting down . My first bike was a dual sport and basically took it to an empty parking lot repeated my low speed manuevers over and over until I felt safe to ride it on busy roads.
Less and less people are living in the country and unfortunately a lot of people have their first experience on a motorbike at the MSF course.
The first time I rode a motorcycle was during the MSF beginner course. I've put over 3,000 miles on my bike and been riding since Easter of this year.
Don't know about everyone else, but I fell a lot. Of course that was on my dirt/street bike. But the basic answer is that I had to learn to ride on my own and suffer the pitfalls of dropping my own bike instead of someone elses.
Exactly. Its impossible to enforce but every new street rider should have to ride in the dirt for a year. The skills and reflexes (and scars!) you learn at 50mph in a gravel pit will stay with you forever, making you a better rider in the process.I pretty much just got on my cousins dirt bike as a kid and went. I learned most "don't dos" by actually making the mistake of doing them.
So you stole someone's bike as a kid and tore the **** out of it? Moto-karma is going to catch up to you, my friend...A friend of mine stole a 86 KLR from the ghetto (i think it was a KLR) and we all took turns riding it around on a backroad until we blew the piston ring. We all had no form of protection on and just crashed it everywhere. I highsided it at 45 and walked away with deep scars and my other friends all had low speed drops. Now I'm the only one riding, I've taken the MSF before I got back on the streets though.
haha, motokarma has gotten me enough times already. Like I said, after we got it I highsided it and the bike ran me down, it ended up smashing into me clutch first and stabbing me through the chest with the broken clutch lever. Fortunately that healed up but I still have a nice meaty scar. Also from the rolling I did with no gear I have nice round scars on both my elbows and numerous ones on my forehead which the hair covers upSo you stole someone's bike as a kid and tore the **** out of it? Moto-karma is going to catch up to you, my friend...