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10 habits of good Riding


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Well .... me not too experience ... but another thing to add based on my bad experience.

 

1. Dont look at blind spot for too long - LOL ... I made this mistake when I am still a P-plate rider and guess what. The taxi in front suddenly stop and I brake, fall and bike crush onto my foot. Guess what? A PIG LEG - swollen for a month. :cry:

 

2. When corner, just slow down to a speed that is controllable especially at sharp bend and u cant see far. U never know if there is a broken vehicle stop right after the bend. SSDC instructor teaches me this and I always remember.

 

 

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Originally posted by LordDraco@May 25 2004, 03:40 PM

Well .... me not too experience ... but another thing to add based on my bad experience.

 

1. Dont look at blind spot for too long - LOL ... I made this mistake when I am still a P-plate rider and guess what. The taxi in front suddenly stop and I brake, fall and bike crush onto my foot. Guess what? A PIG LEG - swollen for a month. :cry:

 

2. When corner, just slow down to a speed that is controllable especially at sharp bend and u cant see far. U never know if there is a broken vehicle stop right after the bend. SSDC instructor teaches me this and I always remember.

 

 

:goodluck:

yea but still, you will see crazy drivers or bikers taking those filter lanes with zebra crossings like a chicane in Sepang Circuit!

 

so dangerous....i'm even afriad to be a pedestrain these days.

You Tailgate, I Jam Brake!

To Eliminate that False sense of achievement , Pick on bikes your own c.c.

 

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Originally posted by LordDraco@May 25 2004, 04:40 PM

Well .... me not too experience ... but another thing to add based on my bad experience.

 

1. Dont look at blind spot for too long - LOL ... I made this mistake when I am still a P-plate rider and guess what. The taxi in front suddenly stop and I brake, fall and bike crush onto my foot. Guess what? A PIG LEG - swollen for a month. :cry:

 

2. When corner, just slow down to a speed that is controllable especially at sharp bend and u cant see far. U never know if there is a broken vehicle stop right after the bend. SSDC instructor teaches me this and I always remember.

 

 

:goodluck:

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guys u all say must smooth, can i ask a question..

 

i am riding a sp. i am say in 5th gear, my speed is around 90km/h. then my speed drop slowly till 80km/h. at this point, i can hear a sound 'kaka' like not enough speed. so i thought so and gear down.. but then this causes a loud engine brake which tells me that i should not have gear down. so is this 'kaka' sound normal for sp or wat?

 

can help?

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do u hear the sound after u close throttle? it means that there is not enough torque so u will need to drop gear.you should not get engine brake unless u close throttle, clutch in, drop gear and release clutch immediately while throttle is still at 0%. u have to rev immediately after u release your clutch to maintain the speed. anyways i don't need much advice on smooth riding as i AM a jedi knight *whips out lightsaber* "fwooosh!* *waves lightsaber around* "oom om.." :D hahahahar

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ya one more to the list of danger coner, big big T juntion at old airport rd,going

 

thru some construction work there,really cannot see turning point,even got hard

 

time turning at the speed of 20-30k/h. it's btw National stadium and old airport rd

 

market. when u come from ECP. Refering to the safety notice,it will be beta if it

 

can be make known to all riders on the road and drivers as well.:thumb:

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one more dangerous place to corner is the slip rd from tampines rd into tpe...

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Originally posted by Avita@Jan 30 2005, 02:06 AM

guys u all say must smooth, can i ask a question..

 

i am riding a sp. i am say in 5th gear, my speed is around 90km/h. then my speed drop slowly till 80km/h. at this point, i can hear a sound 'kaka' like not enough speed. so i thought so and gear down.. but then this causes a loud engine brake which tells me that i should not have gear down. so is this 'kaka' sound normal for sp or wat?

 

can help?

'kaka' sound if heard at home is made by lizards...

 

if heard at nite in a quiet spot outdoors is made by tree lizards..

 

if heard from your bike.. ermmmm a lizard in ur bike?

 

hehe just joking.. :cheeky:

its time for a change!

New attraction coming soon!

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AYE towards tuas Jurong town hall exit...

 

once u exit.. if u wanna head towards science center.. gotta turn right under the expressway... that major junction there very dangerous... sometimes got those rubbish truck drip dirty water along the apex... and if u corner like a gp racer there.. u will hit the dirty water mid apex and fall even before u know it...

 

be careful! :help:

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Originally posted by faris@Mar 22 2005, 07:09 PM

i hate the whole area of kallang stadium and old airport road/dakota crescent. The roads very sandy. I work around there delivery.

me too, the place lik riding a rollar coaster lik tat! :giddy:

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Corporation Rd exit to PIE -- had my VIRGIN accident on 10/08/1998!!

Was riding my dad's Vespa & my VRIGIN ride on the rd, alone....

Self-skidded, unable to control d bike coz culture shock, not used 2 changing gears at d hand...hehe...scared 2 corner oso,dono d bike yet mah...at las, buang!

Hand kena gantong 4 3days, MC 4 a week. Kena warning by TP...(heng ah, if not kena 6 pts for self-skid inflicted injury) then..scared 2 ride for more than 3 months before I got d courage to ride again...

sooo....once bitten,twice shy! :sweat:

its normal to be misunderstood.

sometimes, some things are not easy to explain or understand;

sometimes, you are just not given the chance to.

 

 

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Let's try out how the good habits work in real life. :smile:

 

1. You're at a junction turning right. There are 3 such lanes, you're in the middle. When the light turns green, there's a cab on your right turning at the same time as you. You have a bad feeling. What should you do?

 

2. You are in the middle of a 3 lane road and are approaching a traffic light junction. The traffic light is green. As you approach, you see 3 cars on the right lane, their left signal on. They are blocked by a right turning car in front. There is still a big gap between you and the cars, but even after you slow down, the cars show no sign of moving out. What should you do?

(void *) &NHY;

 

We live in interesting times!

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It seems I encounter some incidents everyday.

 

1. You're in lane 3 of a 4 lane road. Lane 1 (the rightmost) lane is for turning right, so there are many cars queueing up. There are some cars in lane 2 trying to cut into lane 1.

 

Looking ahead, you see 3 cars in lane 2. It is obvious the first (furthest from you) and third (nearest to you) are trying to cut into lane 1, because of their angle. Car 2, however, is straight. Its left signal is not on. As you approach, should you slow down? You are not able to turn into lane 4 at any time because there's a bus on your left.

 

2. A car slows and stops down near the top of a slope. As it is a wide two-lane road (one lane per direction), you move to the right to avoid banging into the car door in case the driver opens his door without checking. How much to the right should you move? Onto the divider? Or even cross it? What is the likelihood that there's a car coming in the other direction (you can't see due to the slope)? And what's the likelihood he's on the divider himself?

 

(Guess what did I encounter?)

(void *) &NHY;

 

We live in interesting times!

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|boom!|

 

hi guys..

 

good to see this sort of information going around.. i believe that the original writer of the '10 rules' is from the USA and therefore all the 'left' and 'right' should be swopped around..

 

example.. when crossing an intersection (cross juntion), he states that we should check left - straight - right - left because vehicles coming from the left are the most immediate threat.. in singapore, it would be vehicles from your right.. just think back to your 2B lessons and how we check to the right first?

 

think about it pls..

 

peace

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Originally posted by nhyone@Sep 27 2006, 03:59 PM

It seems I encounter some incidents everyday.

 

1. You're in lane 3 of a 4 lane road. Lane 1 (the rightmost) lane is for turning right, so there are many cars queueing up. There are some cars in lane 2 trying to cut into lane 1.

 

Looking ahead, you see 3 cars in lane 2. It is obvious the first (furthest from you) and third (nearest to you) are trying to cut into lane 1, because of their angle. Car 2, however, is straight. Its left signal is not on. As you approach, should you slow down? You are not able to turn into lane 4 at any time because there's a bus on your left.

 

2. A car slows and stops down near the top of a slope. As it is a wide two-lane road (one lane per direction), you move to the right to avoid banging into the car door in case the driver opens his door without checking. How much to the right should you move? Onto the divider? Or even cross it? What is the likelihood that there's a car coming in the other direction (you can't see due to the slope)? And what's the likelihood he's on the divider himself?

 

(Guess what did I encounter?)

A little late on ther reply. I hope this helps.

 

You should slow down simply because you are approaching a junction. It is not just car two that may cut into your lane (lane 3), cars 1 and 3 may cut into your lane, even if they signal right. It also depends if lane 2 is a right turn or no right turn lane. Car 2 may swerve into your lane if car one forms up to turn and the driver of car 2 is impatient, fails to check blindspot etc. If car 2 or any of the cars signals left, its almost certain they will cut left at any time, best you sound your horn once and be prepared for e brake. If you have been religiously keeping yourself aware of your rear and side, you will have room to swerve a little within your lane if needed, or change lane, or e brake, depending on how much the offensive driver cuts into your path. When approaching the junction, you also need to be ready for right turning vehicles, the no 1 bike killer.

 

As for situation 2, you may want to sound your horn (friendly beep) as you approach, while slowing down at the same time. How far you have to cross the centre line or not depends on whether you can check that there is oncoming. If you can't, you may have to go dead slow, especially at night, or in the rain. Be prepared for the car to simply roll backwards and severely limit he room you have to manovere.

 

A lot really depends on the biker's skill and judgement, how good is he at controlling his bike. The average biker like you and me on the road is better off erroring on the side of caution. Its not the couple of years of riding gone by without an incident that matters in the end, its whether you have a couple years more to ride at the rate you are presently going that counts. More experience only means you've seen, heard and experienced more. But if it has no positive impact in your habits, it aren't no "experience". When in doubt, go slow. Trust your instincts, not your head.

 

Have a safe ride over the festive season ahead. Merry Christmas :goodluck::cheer:

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Great theory dude !!

 

:cheer: :sweat:

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