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Author Topic: New Rider in St. Louis, Mo  (Read 246 times)

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Offline pmurphy

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New Rider in St. Louis, Mo
« on: October 22, 2021, 11:04:04 am »
Hello all,

Just got a new (to me) 2015 Bolt with 2300 miles on it. Brand new rider. Looking forward to learning more about my bike and riding.



Offline E

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Re: New Rider in St. Louis, Mo
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 12:18:11 pm »
Welcome aboard - BIKER
this is my 2nd year riding, i am 2nd owner of 2016 BOLT R-spec (at 18-19 summers i rode Yamaha 400 special)
(1) Take a motorcycle course ($175 or so) for basic SLOW Riding techniques, USE the Passing Card you receive to
OBTAIN your motorcycle license (must take Eye exam test , pay more money for Driver License upgrade to BIKE too)
(2) DO THE SPEED Limit on SIGNS when on highway, going around Curves in the Road - NEVER use Front Brake to slow down on curves at any speed
(3) WATCH TV pro BIKERS, lean into curves - SO - IF you APPROACH a Curve to the LEFT, going to FAST ....
PUSH your Left handlebar forward, LAY THAT BIKE Down into the Curve (you will LEAN LIKE a pro - but Not as far as them)
(4) Highway curves i NOW can go 15-20 mph OVER the Posted SLOW DOWN Signs - After couple months
I have 2 lane highways in 2 directions from my home - very curvy - much riding on them (90 degree curves at 20 mph up to gradual long 90 degree curves NOW at much higher speed)
(5) the TENDECENY is to get scared WHEN Entering a CURVE TOO FAST, and Pull Upwards in WRONG Direction
REMEMBER , LEAN Forward on BIKE, curve goes LEFT , then PUSH LEFT Handlebar ..... and LEAN
(6) EVEN at  45 degrees approach to STOP sign on my LEFT, WHEN I Brake with FRONT BRAKE to STOP - I First POINT Bike STRAIGHT AHEAD, Then i APPLY FRONT Brake - for my ENDING STOP at the Stop Sign
(7) FRONT BRAKE Used when Riding STRAIGHT ...... Little REAR Brake applied is Okay on a Curve, BUT I Recommended AND I DOWN SHIFT When approaching SHARP Curves , NOT using Brakes .....Rear BRAKE can have BIKE fish tailing out of control
FRONT Brake on a Curve will Throw You off BIKE
E - 1st John 4:10

Offline pmurphy

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Re: New Rider in St. Louis, Mo
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 10:23:10 pm »
Thanks friend! I took a MSC and got my endorsement. Learned a ton. Thanks for the advice.