1. Maintaining a buffer – to the front – to the rear – to the sides as you ride. Always ride closest to the least hazardous threat!
2. Pre-ride checks: P O W E R……..Petrol, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber (tyres).
3. Attitude and Aptitude and Action. Don’t be Drinking, Drugging or be in a Hurry.
4. Continuous improvements eg. safety courses. You are never too old to learn new tricks and never assume you know it all just because you have been riding for the last 30 years.
5. All the gear, All the time. Always wear the correct safety clothing, stick to the rules, maintain your bike and never have a day off from this rule.
Motorbike training safety tips
1. One – on – One motorbike training
Most people get more out of individual lessons; this is a no-brainer. The trainer can help you out and give you more time, in fact all the time you need to feel confident and safe while riding.
A continuous communication between the trainer and rider so that you can receive all the advice necessary as you are actually riding and not just be left to ride off and then hear the feedback.
3. Incremental training.
This means Offroad, Onroad, Quiet roads, etc. A wide variety to get you started on your riding safety in different situations.
4. The chance to use someone else’s motorbike, ie: the trainer’s, so you can learn to adapt easily and safely and put your training into action.
Our Queensland motorbike training course explains how, in most motorcycles, the braking performance exceeds the tyres ability to provide traction, which can result in a skid. Skids are undesirable as they dramatically affect the stability and therefore predictability of the motorcycle. The stability of the motorcycle is maintained by the spinning wheels, to which the spinning rear wheel contributes approximately 80% and the front wheel 20%. However, the front wheel supplies anything from 80-100% of the braking performance.
So you can get the idea that it is a good idea to keep your wheels spinning, particularly the back wheel, and avoid skids. It is difficult to precisely gauge the amount of traction afforded by various road surfaces, obviously dirty, wet and rough road surfaces would provide differing amounts of traction. The ideal is to apply both brakes in a way that eliminates the chance of a skid of either wheel.
So, practice and experience will provide clues as to the performance of your tires when under braking pressure in various conditions. At the start of a braking action it is a tip to use 80% front and 20% rear under normal conditions, however importantly remember to first let off the rear brake as speed washes off and too then ease off the front brake as you come to a stop. Remember to try and avoid sudden actions and to use 50% front and 50% rear when riding your motorcycle under adverse conditions.
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