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Motorcycle Safety

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Motorcycle safety revolves around the driver’s ability to safely control the vehicle, and requires the observance of proper self-defense driving, appropriate attire and body gear to minimize bodily injury during accidents.
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Answer The opposite of a wheelie. According to Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ, "A stoppie is when you stop with the front brake in such a way that you purposely bring the rear wheel off the ground." Answer Stoppies are kind of a dangerous trick. It is when you stop on the front wheel, weight fo…
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Answer Here's the summary from Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: A high-side is where the bike suddenly regains traction after beginning to skid and spits the rider over the bike. The rider typically exits on the high side of the bike�the side not closest to the ground. A low-side is simply where …
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Answer Here's the answer given in Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: When it rains, slow down a bit. Be aware that the first rains in the season will cause all the accumulate oil and spooge to float up to the surface and make the roads really slick for the first hour or three. Keep practicing your pa…
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Answer Here's the answer given in Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: Parts of California commonly get patchy thick fog. Interstate 5 and other highways commonly are the scenes of multiple-car pileups resulting from people driving way too fast in the fog. Often, even if you slow down to an appropriate …
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It is easily waterproofed. It is more resistant to ripping/shredding than other materials, in case of an accident. It doesn't flap in the wind.  My AnswerThe number one reason. Wind cannot penetrate leather, even on a warm day you will get cold riding a cycle. Also, and the more important reas…
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Whether or not your state requires you to wear a helmet, it would be a GREAT idea to wear one. Next most important piece of gear would be a motorcycle jacket. They have armor built into the elbows, shoulders, and back and have gone throught rigorous testing to sustain a crash. Gloves and Boots wou…
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In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ, "An hour at highway speeds will subject your ears to enough wind noise to cause some hearing loss."Need: If you want to maintain your hearing as well as you can in your later years.Want: Probably. While strictly speaking they aren't necess…
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Whether or not you are legally required to wear a helmet is a matter of state law. Each state has different requirements, with some states requiring you wear a helmet if you are over 18, over 21, or if you do not have medical insurance. Do I need to wear a helmet? In states with a helmet law, y…
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Best Helmets In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: HJC, Arai, Shoei, or Nolan. He notes, "The best helmet for you is one that you can afford, that fits, and that you'll wear every time you get on the motorcycle. A $100 Snell and DOT rated helmet is just as safe as a $500 …
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In the opinion of Timberwoof of Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ:: Aerostich, Joe Rocket, Tourmaster, or FirstGear. He notes, "Leather looks sexy and works; Cordura is functional and works; Shorts and a T-shirt are an invitation to skin grafts. Jackets can be had relatively inexpensively at pawn shops …
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Answer Here's are some hand signals given by Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ for communicating with other motorcyclists: To oncoming bikers: Hand palm down, fingers undulating below: squid alert! To bikers with you: Pointing frantically down at something on own bike: there's something wrong on you…
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Answer Here's are the answers given in Timberwoof's Motorcycle FAQ: How do I ride with a passenger? Don�t, until you have enough solo experience. After that, go slower and brake earlier. How much experience should I have? Some people are perfectly capable of carrying passengers right away; …
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It depends on the gear ratio of the drive and driven gears. I would test it out, or call the person you got the scooter from.
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9 is a great age to start out with maybe even younger i got mine when i was 8 i wouldnt try to hold off longer the younger the better and it depends if they want to get them into motor cross (very fun) :)YES, with proper training and supervision 9 is a great age to start. Bikes are safer than ATVs I…
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Answer In most states if you install the proper lights and licenses you can. Answer And muffler, to reduce sound emissions...
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Motorcycle helmets are only good for one drop. It doesn't matter if you can see the damage or not, a SNELL certified helmet is only certified for one drop. The damage you don't see may cause your helmet to shatter like an eggshell when you really need it.   I recently watched a program on TV …
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One common reason for the gears sticking is incorect oil type, motorcycles have wet clutch and specific motorcycle oil must be used, otherwise the clutch drags and gears are hard to shift.Aside from any major problems with the transmission itself, is your clutch working properly? Is it set correctl…
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If there is no helmet law in your state, the cost of motorcycle insurance is the same whether you wear a helmet or not.
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Sure, a 100cc would be great for a fourteen year old. How do I know this? I myself am fourteen years old and I am a satisfied owner of a KX-100. A 100cc dirt bike is an all-around exceptional bike because it is not heavy or bulky (relatively easy to pick up after crashing on all forms of terrain), a…
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YOU should never have more than 1 on an ATV unless it is built for it. Now matter how good the driver NEVER DO IT!!!!!
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There really can never be enough years or training for something like this. All I can say is check out dirt biking magazines, go to dirt biking events, do online research, but best of all ask those who are older than you how long before they felt good enough to perform the stunts that you want to pe…
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Answer It's not a good idea. Answer: I don't think it is a good ideal either... but have seen it done and the dog seemed happy and even excited to ride. (As a long time motorcycle rider I can understand why.) My suggestion would be to start training your dog with the engine off.. practicing mo…
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I don't no about N Carolina but I would assume that you cannot ride your bike until you do have a license. Motorcycles abide by the same law as automobiles in every state. You can buy a car and keep it as long as you do not drive it without a license. So take you time and be sure you know all the…
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To shift the gears on a motorcycle there is something important you should learn from the service manual and that is just exactly how many gears your bike has. Most bikes have either 4 or 5 gears. Modern Sports Bikes have 6 gears.First put the bike in neutral, it is half way in between 1st and 2nd g…
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Arai and Shoei, and in Europe, Airoh have the best reputations for producing outstandingly safe helmets. Can't go wrong with any of the three.
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Answer: My suggestion is to work your way up.. start with a 50cc and next go no higher then a 125cc. This bike will easily go 55mph or a little higher~ not fast by automotive speeds go.. But can cause alot of problems if you fall off the bike. Another bonus for a 125cc is the fact that they are …
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If the helmet has decals from both the DOT and SNELL, it will exceed the minimum safety requirements of the US Govt.
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It's possibly from a sticking brake that is making the car's computer sensor think that you're slowing down, therefor down-shifting. I just got a 97 legacy wagon with similar problems, a friend pointed out that my front left brake was hot after less than two miles of driving and said that this coul…
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Answer You thought fractions would never be good for anything! Forget the numbers and concentrate on the units: 60 miles -------- 1 hour What would you multiply this by to cancel the hours? 60 miles hours miles -------- x ----- = ----- 1 hour sec sec What is hours/second? There are 3600 …
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It is difficult to determine the different pressure ports on your air conditioning compressor without knowing the make and model of the automobile. In most cases the low pressure port is on the right hand side of the air conditioner compressor.
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It depends-- if you're talking about the kind without the motor, that depends on the power of your leg. If you're talking about the motorized kind, they usually don't go over 20mph.
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High speed wobbleSpeed wobbles can occur whenever something starts a vibration that matches a resonant frequency of the wheels. A resonant frequency is one at which your motorcycle will vibrate very easily; a particular motorcycle may have multiple resonant frequencies. The starting point may be a b…
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There are laws in Canada that require the people to wear motorcycle helmet especially when they reach the age of 18 years old. Canada also has a law governing the quality of motorcycle helmets made and sold in the country. Canada follows the law of international quality standard set by European impo…
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Answer Most stock Harleys will be 1 down; shifter all the way to the bottom, and then half up to neutral, then depending on the number of gears, 2-3-4-5 the rest are all up. With a "heel-toe" shifter it would be 1 toe down then 2-3-4-5 heels down.
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let off the throttle, clutch in, press up or down on the shift lever depending on whether you want to shift up or down, let the clutch out slowly and begin giving it gas again
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left circles right circles & figure eights
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1st =5-10mph2nd =10-25mph3rd =25-40mph4th =40-up
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Absolutely not!   This question is not cut and dried as the first answer would have you to believe. To answer this question you must first decide the maturity level of the teenager. Motorcycles are not safe for anyone no matter the age if the rider is not responsible. This is the same with ca…
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This is a poorly phrased question, but we'll assume you want to know a bikes top speed with a 250cc engine. First, there are many other factors that determine an engine's peak hp other than it's displacement. Top speeds are generally influenced by aerodynamics, gearing, grip, and force (HP). A rider…
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How much does the bike it self weigh? If more than 700 pounds then it should hold somewhere around 900 pounds. Answer 2 Dry weight for the Virago is about 487 lbs. My FXR dry weight is 575 lbs, GVWR=1085, GAWR-Front=390, GAWR-Rear=695 900 as Bermshotboy suggested maybe fine but for a correct GVWR …
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Physical adjustments: Sportster - Aim the beam by loosening the headlamp mounting nut and position the lamp to correctly adjust the beam of light in relation to the horizontal line. At the same time, turn the headlamp right or left to direct the beam straight ahead. Tighten the clamp nut after …
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From the Snell Memorial foundation website : "The DOT Motorcycle Helmet Standard is a mandatory minimum for headgear sold for motorcycle use throughout the United States. It is specified in most US jurisdictions where motorcycle helmet use is required. Recently, Canada also requires that motorcycli…
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you let off the gas pull the clutch in press down on the shifter or lift it up and when u hear a click slowly release the clutch and give it the gas again
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Answer The one in the showroom You may as well ask "what is the safest handgun" A motorcycle has two wheels and they go fast - eventually you will fall off - it's the law of SMIDGY (sorry mate, I didn't see you) I've been riding bikes for more than 30 years and I haven't seen a "safe" one yet.…
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The composite material that a helmet is made of breaks down in about five years. A helmet made in 1970, even if refurbished, must only be used for display purposes only, it offers no protection.
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http://www.drivegreen.com/Motorcycle_Tire_Pressure/HARLEY-DAVIDSON.shtmlFXSTC is a Softail Custom with tire pressure 30 psi front tire and 40 psi rear tire. Heritage Softail is FLSTC WITH 36 psi front tire and 40 psi rear tire. Hope this is helpful.
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Answer Yes. Having no mirrors creates a dangerous situation even for experience riders who can unbalance themselves attempting to look over their shoulder. Of course, that's because they're ususally wearing helmets. ^C'mon bro you totally missed the point of the question. OF COURSE YOU NEED MIR…
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yellow. visible during daytime and night time
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Answer usually that question is about coming to a stop. without down shifting ...which is, as far as i am concerned, the only way to stop. if that is what you are talking about then here is the answer... for every gear you are away from second (gear)1) hit shift lever with clutch depressed.......…
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Well some of the advantages would be, Fuel-You can travel a lot farther on a motorcycle for less fuel wise... to drive 4 hours on my motorcycle cost less than $10 the same distance in my truck cost me $40 Insurance-My motorcycle is about $400/year where as my truck is $400/month Maneuverability-Y…
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Answer you shouldn't be trying to do anything without thoroughly reading the manual but you have to disconnect it from the lever and fish the wire out from the clutch and reconnect a new one Answer: This type of work is very simple and often bike repair places will do it fairly cheaply and wo…
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i have a 2008 crf150r and bone stock i got clocked at 69 mph with some mods im sure it could go faster
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It tops out about 50-80, really depends the bike and how much weight is on it.
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x7 bullet on minipocketrockets.com ive owned it before.
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Relatively not. I have been riding for 16 years, and had gone down couple times(not bcuz I was trying to do anything stupid)You risk more being on the bike than inside the car. Thaz for sure.Bottom line, don't do anything stupid, and wear your helmet and gears
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Honda is the currently the largest manufacturer of motorcycles.
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You need to inform the police with facts, so he can made just decisions. A person in command needs valid information. You cannot make a just judgement based on false information
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the shifter should be located to the left around the footpeg. if it has a clutch then pull the lever in before each shift. the gear patter is usually one down then however many up. down is first, the up is second, etc. to shift down just push down and neutral is usually halfway up once ur in first g…
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No, same policy as in a car. Answer: I'm not really sure... I mean you can have an open bottle of alcohol in the trunk of your car. You can't really be opening your saddle bag as you are driving your motorcycle.. and if you are drunk and driving a motorcycle.. you can only be sure of one thing and…
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Stand on the ground on the left side of the bike. Have your left hand on the handle-bar and your right hand under the rear rack. Push down on the center stand with your left foot while pulling up and back on the rack. It's more a knack than strength but it takes a little practice. Oh yeah, you may w…
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That is in honor of Redskins safety Sean Taylor who was murdered in a botched robbery attempt in November, 2007.
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Not wearing a helmet is the coolest . . .
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Lean in the direction of the bend Answer No two bends are exactly alike. Even if you don't need to brake put the brake light on, it alerts the traffic behind that you are about to do something. Brake before the bend, changing down as necessary, and accelerate out. The more power you put on the m…
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You wear a motorcycle helmet for the same reason football players wear helmets and faceguards... to avoid concussions and allow them to survive hard impacts to their heads and faces. A full face helmet is better than one of those fashionable half helmets that are just sold to allow people to skirt …
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Answer Depending on the model and fuel economy, motorcycles can range from 25 mpg up to over 50mpg. Two stroke motors fare much worse than four stroke motors. Smaller displacement (250-500cc) four stroke motors often fare the best as high mileage commuter bikes for that reason. Answer: To answ…
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The best way is to stand both of them on their rear wheels. Answer: I normally see them standing on their real wheels with the back second quad piggy backing on the first quad. Put something on top of the first quad to limit scratching. Also make sure you secure both bikes to limit excess movement…
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Answer When the side stand (kickstand) is in the raised position, it is pushing in on a pressure switch. This is a safety measure (not always popular) that is intended to prevent one from riding away with the side stand still down. One should never rely on the indicator, as a stuck sensor could resu…
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100 cc is average.
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I have seen several Honda Goldwings where I live that have been made into trikes. They either look good or awful. There is no middle ground. Shaftdrive bikes are easier than chain or belt. There are several rear frames available off-the-shelf that fit where the rear swing arm fits. On a 1300cc trik…
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The Suzuki M50/C50/C50T are Suzuki's 803cc cruiser line. "50" represents the engine's 50 cubic inch displacement. Per reviews at Motorcycle.com, the 2005 M50 model was dyno tested at 44.09 horsepower and 42.83 foot pounds of torque. Subsequent year models are likely in this range as well.
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most of them well most of them die because of not wearing helmets so be safe and wear your helmets In the UK there are tight safety regualtions as to the protective gear a motorcyclist should wear whilst on a public highway. This gear does mean that the majority of accidents result in minor injur…
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Yes. because you could ckack your skull.
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yes it does depending on the speed of velocity you are traveling... yes if you were it on your head
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Zion Canyon in Zion National Park is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep.
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i believe to be considered a motorcycle it must have more than 50 cc. and i know that 2 wheeled vehicles with 50cc or less are considered low speed vehicles and are still legal on 35 mph roads. check with your dmv.
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The front wheel has to be light enough to steer with whilst providing stability and the ability to carry the whole weight of the bike and riders under heavy braking. The rear tyre provides stability and takes the whole power of the engine. The profile and width put a similar footprint of rubber on t…
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If your state requires that motorcycle riders wear a helmet, and you were not wearing a helmet when you had an accident, insurance companies may use that against you to reduce any settlement. If your state has no helmet law, then insurance companies are prohibited from reducing your settlement by f…
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60-75 mph
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A kilowatt hour is the unit for work, used by electricity companies for the purpose of billing its customers. It's correct symbol is: kW.h. A kilowatt hour is the product of an appliance's power, expressed in kilowatts, and the time for which it operates, expressed in hours.
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Depends on age and experience. Comparable to a car driver. However, the bike will react a lot quicker than a car ever will.
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In UK, find a company that does classic bike insurance, tell them your details and the bike details and the mileage you are likely to do each year and that's it. However, not all classic bike insurance is value for money or cheaper compared to a 'normal' motorcycle policy for the same machine. It is…
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2 mph
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According to my neighbor, a local NJ cop, any lights accept standard brake, turning signal and headlights are illegal. He said it depends on the cop who sees you. Some know the law but don't sweat it and some will...just like every other State law.
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There shouldn't be, as long as the tires are the proper size for the bike
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No, and for obvious reasons. A car has a body to protect you in case of an accident. A car has seat belts to use to prevent further travel in case of an accident. A motorcycle has none of these safety features. Define safe. Bikes have superior acceleration, handling and far superior braking than ca…
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you are a terd bye
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In UK, 125cc not exceeding 14.6bhp on provisional or an A1 licence. On a full A licence: A motorcycle, scooter or motorcycle combination not exceeding 33bhp and a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.16kW/kg. Source:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/WhatCanYouDriveAndYourObligati…
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Statistics show that surprisingly not a lot of people get injured. The numbers are like 1 out of every 5000! Maybe 1 to 2 hundred people a year. Dirt bikes are actually one of the safest motorized activities. riding a dirt bike is safer than riding in a car.
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A safety helmet is a head covering intended to protect the head from injury as a result of striking or being struck by something. Safety helmets are used in sports (such as American Football) recreation (such as bicycle and motorcycle riding), and in the workplace.
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The first motorcyles were literally bicycles with a motor strapped to them. The brakes were bicycle brakes. The early true motorcycles had drum brakes in the hubs that were developed from the motor car industry; as were disc brakes. Answer: My guess for you to answer this question all you need t…
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accelerate right before hitting the obstacle to lighten the front end of the bike
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Road tests on the infamous Hayabusa suggest top speeds ranging from 170 MPH to "in excess of 195 MPH". That's about 1 mile per hour per horsepower, claimed at 194. Great by any standard! That is where the bike halts due to the rev limiter that assigns the bike to the informal European speed agreemen…
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A pocket bike can be tuned up by adjusting the carburetor and changing the spark plug. Changing the spark plug wire when necessary will also help with a tune up for this type of bike.
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I have been 77mph on mine
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Before thinking of a particular tyre, check the front end is properly aligned, the forks are straight and the shocks have oil and are working properly. Next check the front and back tyres are compatible and at the right pressure, and that the front brake is not sticking on. Then go for a good qualit…
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A passenger always rides on the back, the pillion position. A pillion should be able to sit astride the motorcycle and keep their feet on the foot pegs, or be in a specially adapted seat to provide adequate security. Although, in UK and France at least, there is no minimum age to ride pillion, the s…
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There are two parts to getting your motorcycle endorsement. The first one is to take a riding test and the second is a written test. The riding test at the DMV is very difficult to pass for a brand new rider. If you grew up riding motorcycles on dirt roads in farm country then getting the endorsemen…
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