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Motorcycle Riding Basics : Motorcycle Riding: Driving Over Objects

Motorcycle Riding Basics : Motorcycle Riding: Driving Over Objects


Okay, so in this segment now we’re going to
go ahead and talk about when we’re riding over objects such as a cattle guard or something
raised up. Maybe it’s a two by four in the middle of the road that you can’t avoid or
a pipe or something that’s just sticking out in the middle of the road that you’re not
going to be able to get over. What you’re going to want to do is that that object may
not be stable to the road so it could kick up. It could make your tire fly up. It could,
it could throw you off. So instead of just sitting down and staying on it like this that
could actually cause our bike to either lurch up in front, cause our tire to swerve or our
back tire. If it kicks up our back tire it could cause us to flip forward and lean forward,
and that could cause us to get real unstable and possibly crash. So what we’re going to
do is we’re going to practice just getting off of our seat a little bit. So we have our
hands here, we’re going to keep our hands nice and firm because we don’t want that tire
to wobble at all. We’re going to pick up our butt off the seat a little bit so we can go
over that object front tire, and then back tire. And we still are absorbing all the shock
with our knees rather than just letting the bike take all the shock for us. So we’re going
to go ahead and try to do that again. So we’re going to sit up, get our feet off so we can
hit that and absorb it with our knees. So you want to keep your knees nice and soft,
not rigid, because again if they’re rigid it could still throw you off just as easily.
So, soften those knees.

16 comments on “Motorcycle Riding Basics : Motorcycle Riding: Driving Over Objects

  1. Nature of the beast, my friend. But I've heard that a smaller displacement bike, like a 250cc, is a good training bike.

    I've been looking at getting a Ninja 250R, when I've got the dough.

  2. You forgot a few things:

    a) Just before you hit the object, apply a some throttle to lighten up the front end.

    b) After you've run over something, it's a good idea to pull over as soon as it is safe and check to see that your tires and wheels have not been damaged.

  3. why do his videos always show 2 seconds of him attempting to do what hes said at the end but we never see if he does it!

  4. I HATEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MOTORCYCLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY CUT DRIVERS OFF THEY SELDOM SIGNAL THEY ARE LOW CLASS LOSERS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN THINK THEY OWN THE HIGHWAYS I WISH I COULD PUT THEM DEVILCYCLES ON A BRUSH PILE THROW GASOLINE ON TOP AND BURN THE USELESS CRAP THAT THEY ARE

  5. Breaking news devil cycle rider its known as free speech if you detest it row on a boat and see if you can land in cuba and try to shut up others there go burn your kid bike

  6. @bluediver2…….well we feel the same about you….you who pull out in front of us, you that never signal, you that don't care and think you own the road…besides not all of us are like that.

  7. @bluediver2 so a car driver has never cut you off? never changed lanes without signaling? and has never shown any behavior that would suggest that he/she believes in his/her mind that they own the road?

    are you sure you drive?

  8. all these devil things do is think about speed fast hurry go faster step on it they are built for that they have nothing else better to do do u drive? if u do try burning your license have a horrible satanmass

  9. @ bluediver2 – what an ignorant thing to say. People who drive motorcycles have to watch out for people like you driving their cars. More than 90% (yes 90%) of motorcycle accidents that involve cars are the fault of car drivers!!! Just cause you car drivers can do more damage to us motorcycle drivers does not give you the right of way. AND, if you hate motorcycles sooo much, why the hell are you watching a motorcyle video???? Classic characteristics of a wanna be

  10. This is exactly how I handle bumps on my bicycle. Been riding a bicycle all my life and I love it! I can't WAIT to get a motorcycle!

    Accelerating just before you hit an object or go over a larger bump is a bad idea… the sudden jerk of the bike and the increased speed when you hit it could cause you to lose control. I am pretty sure of this, and I've never even driven a motorcycle. Like people say.. physics are physics.
    I'd recommend slowing down as much as possible on a motorcycle before it

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