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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 03:24 PM
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alot of it is common sense and being aware of your surroundings

the rest of it is having good technique and having your mind in the right place to know what is worth it and what is not.
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alot of it is common sense and being aware of your surroundings

the rest of it is having good technique and having your mind in the right place to know what is worth it and what is not.
Yup, too bad common sense isn't common



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Ive seen so many dashcam videos online at this point that show that drivers and riders have no common sense. They seem completely unaware of their surroundings often times. They literally just do a straight b-line and crash into things.

The sad thing is the people who are likely to read tips like these are already concerned about safety, its the people who are unsafe who need to read these, and they have no interest.
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those folks probably dont use the internet very much anyways
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At least being a rider thats mindful of how you ride, when you hop back into a car, you're a better driver, being extra defensive



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all good tips. Several years ago I ran across a video on Youtube regarding Smydsy crashes. I have practiced this maneuver when approaching a car entering the highway. It made sense to me..
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Thanks for sharing it
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I bought a brand new 2014 Valkyrie last year for my very first street bike. The very first street bike I rode was two years ago and that was a 2014 Victory Cross Country Tour (full dresser). So it is very possible to buy a Valkyrie for your first bike as long as you have some common sense and take a "motorcycle safety course" (basic riders course). I would not have wanted to start out on anything less than the Valk. The Suzuki 250s that we rode in the motorcycle safety course were very slow and I feel not as safe for pulling out into traffic on the highway (55 mph speed limit) and also had weak braking. Most important thing is whatever your first bike is, go to a back road (less vehicles around) and practice your "panic braking" (hard braking) on a frequent basis. Especially if your bike is not equipped with ABS brakes it's important to get a good feel for how hard you can grab the brakes without locking up your tires. Otherwise the first time you encounter a "panic stop" situation out on the public roads with traffic you would be more likely to lock up the front tire and dump (crash) the bike in a situation that you could've made it out of unscathed without incident. Get out and ride, but also PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!
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