Survive The Ride Association of NSW

Riders Tips

This is the first in a regular series of tips to help you enjoy the ride and get home in one piece.
Some tips will be based on videos from around the world and others from our own footage.
Some will be crashes and others a crash that was avoided.
In each case, its easier to learn from someone elses mistakes ….

Number 1 – this guy needs to learn how to use the front brake.
Also notice that he hits the armco where it has already been bent – so perhaps a few other vehicles have also gone in a bit too fast.

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In an emergency, 90-95% of the stopping is done by the FRONT tyre – learn how to use it in an emergency and it might stop you taking a dive.


# Tip 2

Nice bike, nice day – let’s do some scratching.

Just a little too much speed – and the front end loses traction as he adds a bit of power.

Fortunately he put on leathers –¬†another use for knee sliders¬†…..

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Tip # 3

Hang on with your knees, not your hands.

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This rider corrects a mistake because he was gripping with his knees which meant his hands and shoulders were loose and relaxed. Watch the bike move around as his shoulders and head stay pointed at where he wants to go.