5 Life-Saving Habits for Motorcycle Riders

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Acum 8 luni

If there’s a golden rule to motorcycling, "don’t be an idiot” would rank #1. But beyond that, there are a few things you can do to drastically lower your risk factor.
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Elf Sunmoon
Elf Sunmoon Acum 6 ore
The best thing is, keep your distance from the car in front of you, distance save lives.
Paul Buskie
Paul Buskie Acum 20 ore
I know the US/Canada drive on the 'wrong' side & scientific studies have shown that the Vast majority of driver's in the US (survey done there) swerved left hand down if in middle lane and a tree or truck is suddenly in front of them--In the US that means steer INTO on coming traffic-but living next to an open Asylum must impact you some how,one being driving on the wrong side.
Roger Williams
Roger Williams Acum 20 ore
Useful that. Useful.
Lights Out
Lights Out Acum 21 oră
This accordion effect applies to so many areas in life
Josh Acum 21 oră
Why is the motorcycle and truck in the animation riding on the “wrong side of the road” while the cross traffic were “driving right”? Are they exactly on the equator so the toilets don’t swirl at all when flushed?
Frenchy Gaming
Frenchy Gaming Acum 22 ore
I always called it the Slinkie, but I like the Accordion more.
Hector's Kmetija
Hector's Kmetija Acum o Zi
Watching this, but stopped riding bikes and now have ATV's how do I put my left foot down?
D.S. Red
D.S. Red Acum o Zi
This dude looks and kind of has the physical mannerisms of an older a king Joffrey from GoT lol
Aleksi Joensuu
Aleksi Joensuu Acum 3 Zile
Putting new riders in front also has the benefit that you'll know if they crash, instead of waiting around at the next turn off wondering "How far behind did they lag? Should they be here already? Should we call them? Should we turn back to check up?" Of course, even among experienced riders there are people at different speeds. Once you know people to be responsible and not succumb to the desire to keep up, you can go back to letting the faster ones ride faster if they choose.
mjavor Acum 4 Zile
True say
Roger Morton
Roger Morton Acum 4 Zile
Great to see all Alberta plated vehicles as 'threats' to riders! It's true! I'm an Albertan and a moto rider too!
Torben F
Torben F Acum 7 Zile
Wow I can't describe how good this video is.
Risspy Acum 8 Zile
That time when this video is more understandable than school lessons
safaridice Acum 8 Zile
Fort nite is the new age James May. I really want to see them discuss bikes in a show. Please make it happen I'll get you 100 views alone 😂
Floyd The droid
Floyd The droid Acum 8 Zile
Proper training alleviates these issues. I could go into depth but it boils down to: you determine your level of involvement. So take responsibility for riding well, or riding like a fool. I hold multiple licenses across different classes, being safe is not a choice, it’s a mindset. Always put it first, if not you are quite simply rolling the dice. Really great advice at the end, I hope it’s taken.
mweverett Acum 11 Zile
Thick intermediary on the road, oil, maple syrup, the blood of your enemies....
Andrzej Plocki
Andrzej Plocki Acum 12 Zile
This is one of your best yet, great stuff, and love the fact that you include all the physics.
Steve James
Steve James Acum 13 Zile
You should teach physics. I woulda retained a lot more in class if I had some of this badass real life application examples & sporadic dry humor.
Rajani Wolf
Rajani Wolf Acum 13 Zile
8:34 That's why you should ride staggered when you're with a buddy. No one gets on anyone's ass that way.
Mark Sutherin
Mark Sutherin Acum 13 Zile
0:07 how did he remove his D ring straps so fast with one hand without even trying? I have been practicing and I can't. Thanks.
Peter Abou Gharib
Peter Abou Gharib Acum 14 Zile
Love that Alberta plates are a danger LOL
c4rlos Acum 15 Zile
Ngl when he said “homo motorcyclist” I was triggered.
Dan Liu
Dan Liu Acum 15 Zile
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Richard Love
Richard Love Acum 16 Zile
Love your channel mate.....wish more people could see your vids while learning to ride. You are saving lives.
Wesley Sandel
Wesley Sandel Acum 16 Zile
Wear an electric vest in the cold and your core temp will never drop. If you're riding with someone use the alternate wheel tracks so that if you overshoot you just pass him. There's only one rule - the guy in front of you has the right-of-way.
lpd1snipe Acum 17 Zile
I love the scientific aspects of your videos.
xcelaah muthini
xcelaah muthini Acum 18 Zile
This has all the false stability of Jada Pinkets marriage and this is a whole nother entanglement........I'm dead i can't stop watching your videos
Tyler MacLeod
Tyler MacLeod Acum 18 Zile
The Alberta plate 🤣
TheRealChetManley Acum 19 Zile
After seeing so many equations and formulas on this channel I was compelled to Google Ryan. He has a minor in physics...of course. Brilliant channel, keep up the amazing content.
Babak Ardalan Photography
Babak Ardalan Photography Acum 19 Zile
So good and thank you for such and informative video
Doug Freeman
Doug Freeman Acum 19 Zile
I like most all your videos, but not this one. Rule #1 - ride like you are invisible, anticipate that vehicles will pull out in front of you, or move into your lane - this was not even mentioned. At a stop in traffic, always keep track of traffic BEHIND you, so you will see the idiot that's going to hit you, and always pull over to either side of the vehicle in front of you, so if the idiot behind isnt going to stop, you pull up beside the vehicle in front so it gets hit, which means you leave the bike in gear. Constantly scan for vehicles and varmints that will hurt you. Use the spoked wheels of other vehicles approaching at driveways and intersections to detect motion. No, new riders do not go to the front. The group will wait for you at the next turn - "no man left behind". Never ride beside another bike in the same lane. Do not follow close, and do not allow others to follow you closely - wave them by. Puts on end to the close together "accordion effect" - still happens but bikes are more spread out. The street is not the track - we aren't racing. I could go on. Suffice it to say this is not one of your better efforts.
Billitz Acum 20 Zile
honestly, watching your videos and those crashes just scares me more than anything and i think thats one of the worst things to be as a rider. if you always see crashes, you get insecure and scared and you will likely crash just because youre not confident and relaxed enough on your bike
Abu_Alfadel Acum 20 Zile
5:16 my native language is Arabic so we read from right to left but I also good at English so I'm left to right reader 2 so let's goooooo I already have a point edit: 6:41 whatdefök I already figure out this by my self I thought I'm the only one who knows that trick and cuz of that I not even get cold or heat cuz I use to it so when people see me always in summer clothes they call me a life hacker or something
What do you have against alberta bro
Prasun Acum 21 o Zi
Bro, your single vids have better writing than Netflix shows
Got Guts
Got Guts Acum 20 Zile
Netflix isn't known for having good writing. Hell, they're sinking lower with every release.
Andrew Dobbin
Andrew Dobbin Acum 21 o Zi
and the accordian effect is why we are supposed to ride staggered I assume?
Keenan Kelly
Keenan Kelly Acum 21 o Zi
I thoroughly love that he basically said, in 3 images, "Are they drunk? Are they on their phone? Are they from Alberta?! You need to watch out for these threats!"
Awais Rasheed
Awais Rasheed Acum 22 Zile
04:11 "not if you drive on the wrong side of the road" XD XD
Heyalth Acum 24 Zile
that guy at 9:50 just doesnt know how to lean and turn
Shumaila Maqbool
Shumaila Maqbool Acum 24 Zile
kukumundi Acum 24 Zile
A miracle... A messiah... He said Saskatchewan correctly... My guru
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης Acum 25 Zile
If you fall face first you are more likely to protect your bike
Im Phanta
Im Phanta Acum 25 Zile
4:00 He had it coming, considering he drove on the wrong side of the road... ... as did the car coming from the front...
King 391
King 391 Acum 25 Zile
That brake thingy will be hard as many bikes turn brake lights on if preloading levers specially if you have mechanical drum brakes. Source i got alot experience on mechanical drum brakes and brakes in general
Late Acum 25 Zile
Threats in traffic: drunk drives, people busy on their phones and women.
Pete Caruso
Pete Caruso Acum 25 Zile
Thanks so much for saying your suspension is damped not dampened.
Charis Baleson
Charis Baleson Acum 26 Zile
Great video - thank you for such a clear explanation of some tricky stuff. And for really valuable habits to work on!
pavankumar h k
pavankumar h k Acum 26 Zile
In India, we have to scan up and down as well😂
Cody .Ramer
Cody .Ramer Acum 26 Zile
I don't preload but I do practice my emergency braking every time I ride. All that practice has saved my ass many times from those dang suicidal deer.
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
8:35 wow horrible way to go. And he was most likely aware and conscious on the way down thinking ohh fuck meee. Poor fella. Must not had much experience riding. Too bad it's his reaction to put right leg down to stop falling that actually seems it would've saved him to just fall. Dammm
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
7:20 you should make a video of adding rear brake light visibility options for more illumination for more safety
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
Why do off road bikes have smaller tires in back, and sport bike smaller in front? Lean Angie forward..?
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
6:20 was that a car radial on the rear?
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
how easy or hard is it for sport bike tires to lose traction
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
Like all your graphs and animation hahaha. Kudos Have your own little tv show/channel lol. Nice
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
2:05 maybe get the play/slack out of the brake could help.
mikeyb byekim
mikeyb byekim Acum 26 Zile
1:38 I dunno man, that chain sure looks tight, esp for an off-roader
Shaurya Thakur
Shaurya Thakur Acum 26 Zile
How the fuck is he flat footing a GS
Shane888 Davies
Shane888 Davies Acum 26 Zile
Some of these are nonsense. No matter what side of the road you drive on, any oil is in the centre of the lane that drips from engines. Loading the front brake while working the throttle on a windy road is damn near impossible, and try doing it on a long trip and you end up with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can't even hold the lever or the throttle. Putting an inexperienced rider in front that doesn't know how to take corners or scan ahead for bad road conditions is just asking for trouble. You should always have the inexperienced rider at the back and tell them to keep a couple of car lengths behind to allow for slower reaction speeds, and so they can observe what you're doing and so you can warn them of obstacles on the road. Observation is the best way to learn and if the rider in front is skilled they pick up the best habits and what to look out for. Applying the rear brake a fraction before the front brake is good practice for stability and depends on the road conditions.
M1ghty Palad1n
M1ghty Palad1n Acum 26 Zile
Man wish i knew this a week ago when i had my accident
Maarten Hulshorst
Maarten Hulshorst Acum 26 Zile
The bit about the left foot makes is really interesting for me, I'm used to standing on my right foot mostly because of 20 years of bicycling. Thanks for the interesting video!
Shane888 Davies
Shane888 Davies Acum 26 Zile
@Maarten Hulshorst If it's really gusty I'll use the front brake so I can have both feet on the ground for stability, but other than that I'm always leaning on the left foot so I can better work the throttle when taking off. It's difficult to hold the front brake while working the throttle on an incline, whereas on a decline you need the front brake on and it doesn't matter so much about working the throttle on take-off.
Maarten Hulshorst
Maarten Hulshorst Acum 26 Zile
@Shane888 Davies I've always just used the handbrake, but then again the Netherlands have very few steep inclines or declines..
Shane888 Davies
Shane888 Davies Acum 26 Zile
I ride both motorbike and bicycle and I'm right handed/footed, but I've always leaned to the left when stopping so I can hold the back brake when on an incline or take off on the right foot on a bicycle. I'm an Aussie but the oil and maple syrup thing is a moot point as oil tends to be in the middle of the lane whether you drive on the left or right.
josejimenez896 Acum 26 Zile
I don't drive a motorcycle but I do drive a verrryy tiny car in America, land of big ass cars and trucks literally 2x-5x my car's weight. I related to some of this and found it useful but another thing is, keep in mind others blindspots. Try to be in their spot, if you can't see their face, you might be hidden behind one of their THICK ass A pillars. It's happened more than once and I usually just lay on the horn, they get made but fuck em.
Daniel Durand
Daniel Durand Acum 27 Zile
This channel got me to subscribe by watching less than 2 videos and I don't even own a motorcycle. Bravo
Eric S
Eric S Acum 27 Zile
For all learner riders they should show this video, I know I've had two accidents when I was first starting out from the last issue. When in a group I did exactly what he said people do, one turn going to fast I ended up in the gutter and the other turn I panic braked and locked my front wheel mid turn. Wish I had seen this video first. Would have saved some nasty gravel rash between my jacket and pants.
Krist Dodaro
Krist Dodaro Acum 27 Zile
The FortNine videos are excellent. I can watch these all day. Let’s use the imperial system of miles, feet and inches, and skip the inhuman, non-anthropomorphic metric system. The imperial system is superior; hence the name “imperial” - case closed. Keep on riding!!
Undamaged Acum 27 Zile
This channel popped up in my recommendations a few days ago... now I'm for real planning on getting my bike licence and buying a bike. Ktm rc390? Dunno. Haven't decided yet. I need a save up a bit more so I dont blow all my savings on it
Martin F
Martin F Acum 27 Zile
At 5.40 you have the bike riding on the left hand side of the road but the cars on the side roads are on the right hand side. That could also be a little dangerous, I would think :)
Luke Walstead
Luke Walstead Acum 27 Zile
Fantastic video!
Cyril Katatak
Cyril Katatak Acum 27 Zile
Regarding the brakes, won't you be riding with your brake light on? Not that you couldn't adjust that..
Tamme Ara
Tamme Ara Acum 27 Zile
How to ride a motorcycle is being taught differently in each country it seems. For example we learn: never use two fingers to brake, never keep your fingers on the brake because when you get startled you might automatically jerk it and put your right foot down instead of your left.
demonsluger Acum 28 Zile
More like 5 things that if you think about you probably shouldnt ride.
SuperDotComMan Acum 28 Zile
Best advice ever. Thanks
William 1
William 1 Acum 28 Zile
Us tea sippers don't have many cross roads, we have roundabouts so you only need to look in one direction........
Unknown User
Unknown User Acum 28 Zile
“Thick intermediary on the road” “Maple syrup” only in Canada 🍁 😂
Giacomo Carmo
Giacomo Carmo Acum 28 Zile
Grenzgaenger doesn't like this video
NotALot1135 Acum 28 Zile
I take it that Albertans are the worst drivers in Canada by their being deemed equally dangerous as drunk drivers and mobile phone zombies.
Brian Acum 28 Zile
I dont ride, but the whole suggestion of pre loading then begs the question why don't manufacturers reduce the amount of loading required so that even in a panic brake the rate remains safe?
Aziz M. Khan
Aziz M. Khan Acum 28 Zile
Dude! What a way of explaining. Kudos!
OUTLAW Acum 28 Zile
Anything on double break, hard back break + light front break? Does it make the bike to stop faster?
andyinsdca Acum 29 Zile
Wow, the right-foot brake thing at a stop is new, always told to keep the hand on the brake lever to keep the brake light on, but doing it this way makes more sense
Vikram Tamuly
Vikram Tamuly Acum 29 Zile
Where i was in lockdown watching random videos, i could had learned/practiced some motorcycling skills in my front yard (is big enough)
PARTH PATEL Acum 29 Zile
Putting new drivers in the front to avoid accordion effect but then they cause the Domino effect!
John Francis Buhay
John Francis Buhay Acum 29 Zile
New subscriber. Brilliant presentation
rob campbell
rob campbell Acum 29 Zile
Good stuff. Great hint on double scan. Countersteering avoidance has saved me a few times too.
gerardo franco
gerardo franco Acum 29 Zile
Sigue así amigo. Entiendo poco inglés pero la verdad te haces entender. Buenos consejos. Saludos desde Argentina. Like✌
Rolzhey Acum 29 Zile
i did all of these maths in physics an then forgot of it lmao
Dat Tilson
Dat Tilson Acum 29 Zile
Also, you can avoid the accordion effect by allowing for larger distances at higher speeds. Which is safer anyway for stopping distance.
William Monette
William Monette Acum 29 Zile
The last advice is very true, except for a small caveat. In a large group, you put the MOST experimented one at the front, then the most beginner right behind him and so on until the second most expiremented one is at the back. Having the most experimented one at the front helps to show the beginners what to do, when to go, how fast you should take the turns, etc.
Angel 555
Angel 555 Acum 29 Zile
AdvancePlays Acum 29 Zile
6:09 I thought he had a wife?
Akshay Prashant
Akshay Prashant Acum 29 Zile
Did I walk into a Physics class?
Squid Acum lună
i'm sorry, but i have a hard time matching that voice with that body. my brain says the voice should belong to an old but cool 50 something man with almost graying hair. not that you're not cool.......you look too young to be having that "narrator" type of voice. my point is, you have a golden voice.
8D music indian
8D music indian Acum lună
His posture is making me uncomfortable
tassiemadbiker Acum lună
Using 2 fingers for braking means you cannot get full braking because there is some flesh and bones in the way. Setting up the brakes when we see potential hazards ahead reduces stopping distance because it reduces reaction time which is distance to stop. Good ideas on this video but the 2 finger braking concept is flawed and needs a severe criticism.
AgonizedBarrel2 Acum lună
When I started riding in groups I was at the back because A i didn't know where I was going but B I felt pressured when someone i knew was behind me so I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Now the people I ride with are very safe drivers they don't play around and endanger lives that pressure was all me. So I can see what he means at the end of the video but as a personal preference the new guy should be at the back. Only if the leader is safe.
R&SMC Outdoors
R&SMC Outdoors Acum lună
Looking to get my first road bike soon and thank you for all your videos. Love the content, humor, tongue-in-cheek, and wisdom you share. Again, thank you.
martialme84 Acum lună
00:41 Halt! Zat is Germany! I recognize ze German road signs, ja! And ze bläck and vite 50 meter markers along ze road side. Vat is he doing zere, eh?
Shuarseneguer Acum lună
All this stuff is very useful and interesting. Thanks for taking the time to explain and teach!
toploon40 Acum lună
Thankyou, a damn good "Watch and Learn"
TheDarkDaysOf Airsoft
TheDarkDaysOf Airsoft Acum lună
1:34 nice bike I wish I could get one of those things. My dad actually has a older BMW GS it’s a red one and most of those bikes are being turned into café racers so it’s nice to have something that’s not very common
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