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Biking Do's & Don'ts

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by wazza300, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Things (imo) you should and shouldn't do if you a biker

    you should never ever clutchless shift,not if you care about your beloved machine:D

    you should never ever be seen on a motorbike out in public wearing one of these either
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    you should always leave your bike in first when stationary at the lights,it makes you more of a man

    try to take atleast one car mirror out daily,when filtering through traffic

    if on a long journey and your out in the wilds of the wilderness don't stop to take a #1 or #2 just go while your still riding the bike,its what real men do:p
     
  2. MowyTone

    Mobster

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    Don't you mean **** into a bottle and throw it (uncapped) into a car you're overtaking?
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Do enjoy riding.

    Don't whine on internet forums.
     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Surely something annoys you when your out on the road?

    Like jumped up little upstarts on triumph triples:p

    And quad bikes,don't get those either,unless your a farmer with a couple of acres
     
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  5. SPG

    Soldato

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    Clutchless shifting is a skill to be learned and its awesome :)
     
  6. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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    Keep your bike maintained
    Respect other road users
    Have fun
     
  7. Freefaller

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    What's wrong with clutchless shifting? It almost happens automatically on upshifts on a bike in my experience.
     
  8. fornowagain

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    Nothing wrong with clutchless shifting if you time it right. Its a lot easier on the way up than down I'll give you that.
     
  9. MowyTone

    Mobster

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    I agree about the mirror part. Pick the person that doesnt appear to be using it then take it away. at least other bikers know the ones that can't see them then ;)
     
  10. Craig321

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    Since when did you turn into a troll wazza? :p

    My addition would be lube your chain with Castrol stuff, it's awesome

    And don't let men in crappy little red Vauxhalls worth less than your rear tyre knock you off.
     
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  11. Flack88

    Wise Guy

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    Dont be bashin on the Corsa INNIT! :p
     
  12. ttaskmaster

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    Don't assume riding a bike makes you a man... or brag about what real men do - People will just think you're protesting too much and a girlie biker will likely come along to put you to shame soon after anyway! :D
     
  13. acemastr

    Mobster

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    Clutchless upshifts and downshifts are fine.

    Stop spreading tosh
     
  14. wazza300

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    Seems ibe struck a raw nerve with this clutchless shifting malarky

    There's no skill in it at all tho,its easy the skill comes in using a clutch

    I think you watch to many YouTube videos and think ahh that's cool I'll try that
     
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  15. Fireskull

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    How does the skill come in using the clutch? lol its a fairly obvious method everyone and their dog knows, clutch in change up a gear, clutch out and back on the throttle...
    The real skill is clutchless shifting, you have to roll off the throttle quick enough whilst putting enough pressure on the pedal ready to shift up as soon as there is no loan on the gearbox then back on the throttle, all in the space of a second or faster depending on how good you are ;)
     
  16. wazza300

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    I find it easy no skill in doing that

    I reckon I'm just as fast using the clutch lever
     
  17. acemastr

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    I think it's the fact he can't do it properly and thinks he's damaging his gearbox then has to 'spread the word'.

    I've done clutchless upshifts since my 125cc days, and I will continue doing them.. both up and down... because I can
     
  18. Fireskull

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    And thats fair enough you are entitled to your opinion :p

    But lets all be honest the benefits are minuscule, were talking hundreds of a second, its not really going to make any difference on the road, just willy waving, but its tried tested and proven many times how beneficial actual quick shifters are on track lap times though, that you cant dispute, being able to hold the throttle wide open and change gears in mili seconds, that you cant beat no matter how fast you think you are.
     
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  19. wazza300

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    But its gay tho

    On the track then yh but road riding its a waste of time

    Do whatever you want I just wouldn't do it to my machines
     
  20. Fireskull

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    Oh and things you should do: Wear protective gear!

    Things you shouldnt do: Ride a Harley... :p