Motorcycle Lesson Of The Day: Ease Off The Throttle When You Brake

Submitted by: kalron27 4 weeks ago in Funny


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"I walked out of my apartment today and saw a guy trying to teach a girl how to ride a motorcycle. I knew it wouldn’t be good so I pulled out the ole iPhone. Watch at your own risk. Share to potentially save someone’s life who thinks they can just jump on a crotch rocket in a parking lot full of cars and be completely fine. "

I haven't been riding long at this point but "Let go of the Throttle" was the first thing that was repeated to me when first learning, this video is a perfect example as to why one needs to be made aware of this.

Fun Fact, my wife pulled the same maneuver, only into a picnic table at less than 5 MPH on a small 50cc dirt bike in the soft grass.  Unhurt she stood up and said "I forgot to let go of the throttle".  Even if you are consciously thinking about it, on your first go you do not have the muscle memory to be properly prepared.  Make sure you are in a safe environment if you want to learn, or take a professional class.  Most States offer them for free.

Lessons learned:

1)  To stop, always let go of the throttle
2)  Don't learn how to ride on a Sport Bike in a Parking Lot
3)  TO STOP, ALWAYS LET GO OF THE THROTTLE
There are 12 comments:
Male 470
I have to confess, with no experience of riding motor cycles (plenty of push bikes though) my department went on a motor cross riding experience day.  I was plopped onto a 250cc dirt bike and promptly did exactly that.  The acceleration was rather unexpected - pulling me back, the pulling effect exacerbating my twisting of the throttle.

Fortunately a ditch appeared shortly afterwards and welcomed me into its gentle embrace.  We were fully kitted up with body armour etc. so no real harm done except to pride - which I have found in the past to be an excellent way to learn.  I have to say I thoroughly loved the rest of the day but wouldn't ride a motor cycle on the roads for all the tea in China.
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Male 6,224
Ouch.  Yeah, if you want to learn to drive a motor cycle, go to a motorcycle course.

Another thing that new people can't grasp is push-steering, where say if you want to turn left, you push more on the left on the handle bars.  a guy i knew went off into a ditch, hit a rock and was in hospital for months because of not knowing how to steer on a motor cycle.
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Male 401
There's a reason the handbrake is on the throttle side... it's natural to roll it forward to grab the brake. 
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94
motorcycles are not hard to learn. Getting used to the throttle is something you do in 3 minutes before you even start the bike. You should always have your feet up and ready to shift. you should also steer the vehicle by leaning slightly.

This girl is a tard.
she shouldn't be allowed to drive, or operate any type of heavy machinery. For her and everyone else's safety.
It isn't the mans fault she doesn't do life very well.
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Male 3,289
bill_watson 
If one has zero experience, relies on a deficient teacher, then both share fault.

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Male 313
Needs to start smaller:

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Male 8,715
While the YZF‑R3 is technically a beginner's bike for Crotchrockets (only 42hp), that's still too high of a power-to-weight ratio for someone who hasn't ridden before. 
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2,889
Lesson 4:
Dont learn on a street bike. Get an old honda shadow off CL and dump it without regret. 
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Male 3,879
The flying shoe a the end makes the whole video worthwhile.
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Male 5,213
daegog I missed that until I read your comment and went back to see it. WOW! That shoe probably landed in another county. Since the shoe was flung with such force, the girl probably broke or fractured her ankle or shin. Does anyone know what happened to her?

Update: Out of a ghoulish curiosity, I replayed the video a few times at half speed and full volume to see if I could make out what the girl says after the crash when she's on the ground crying. I'm pretty sure it's, "I can't feel my leg! I can't feel my leg!" Ugh. Pretty awful. I feel sorry for her. At least she was wearing a helmet.
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Male 5,213
Poor girl! Her dad (assuming that's her dad) ought to have known better.
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