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post #161 of 192 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM
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All done with the left hand (in the US) with a flat palm and fingers.

Right turn: Extend arm to the side with your hand upward 90.
Left Turn: Extend arm to the side with your hand outward.
Stop: Extend arm to the side with your hand downward 90.

Note, any of the above hand motions can be modified with only the middle finger extended instead of a flat palm. This will result in many road goers giving you a honk back as a form of "thank you" for the additional effort in communicating your directional intentions. They may try to have a conversation as they drive by, but as we all know, it's difficult to talk with a helmet on.
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post #162 of 192 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 03:12 PM
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very informational, especially on how to handle lights and intersections.
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post #163 of 192 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:49 PM
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Rear Braking

I have just read the tips on safe riding but I must disagree with the rear braking comments. I have been riding large capacity bikes for 40 years.. I only use the rear brake as a balance or when I want to stop in a real hurry, but I do "feather" the front brakes on coming to a stop this also makes you take notice of the road conditions in front you. I currently Ride a modified 2012 ZX10r which admittedly has ABS braking Dave.
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Downside of downshifting to slw down

One thing I would like people to stop doing is to downshift and let the engine slow the bike. First it adds extra wear to the clutch and brakes are cheaper and easier to replace than clutches but more importantly it offers no signal to your buddy (or a car) behind you that you are slowing rapidly. In group rides I will reposition myself in th group if I find I'm behind a downshifter. Use those brake lights!
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I was bored yesterday and watching a bunch of vlogs on youtube. One guys was talking about safe riding while he was riding along a hard shoulder, over taking lorrys on the right hand side, and using his hands to talk for the purpose of the camera.

My advice is... dont listen to every vlogger on youtube. If you're a newbie and you're setting out for the first time, the best advice is the stuff you find on the forums where you have multiple opinions. The majority will always be the safest bet!

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Gee, what an inspired post... you gonna copy and paste that into the obligatory forum noobie post your supposed to put up first as per the KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums - Announcements in Forum : Site Rules

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Really good post and stuff to remember while out there!
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