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March-8-09

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What bike should I get when starting to ride?
I would reccomend from a safety aspect you start on something small – a 125cc or 250cc it’s not as cool as a 600cc+ but it’s not as uncool as smashing up your new bike after 2 hours of ownership.

Look at it like this: when you first drove a car (if ever) would it have been a good idea for you to do so in a Formula 1/Indy Car? We’re talking 0-60 in around or under 3 seconds here, that’s longer than it takes most people to breath in and out once.

My personal reccomendation is the Kawasaki Ninja 250cc if you’re in the US, or a 125CC to your own style liking in the UK – i have ridden the Honda CBR125 and can reccomend it as a decent bike.

Should I wear motorbike gear when riding?
For me, this is a definitive answer.
You should always wear gear. Even if you are only travelling a few metres.
Your gear should consist of specialist motorcycle gloves, boots, helmet, jacket AND trousers/pants.
DO NOT use normal day jackets or fake leather – these will disintegrate and melt upon contact with the road at even modest speeds.
The same goes for boots/gloves and trousers.
One of the most common losses in a motorcycle accident is toes and or fingers, gloves and the correct boots are important if you want to remain in 1 piece.
I had an accident, can I still use my helmet?
Generally? No.
The padding/foam/shell may not show any damage to your eyes, but it’s what the layers inside are like that matters.
You can pay for your manufacturer to look over it and check it fully after an accident to check for damage however it does cost with 99% of manufacturers.

That was my last helmet, and that was caused by a crash at 20mph – i would not want my skull to have born the brunt of that impact.
Damaged helmets should have chin straps cut and be disposed of to avoid anyone using it that finds it in the trash.
I also strip the helmets down for spares. The bits come in handy believe me!
What are the controls on a motorbike?
On a geared bike, the controls are as follows:
Left hand – clutch lever.
Right hand (lever)- front brake.
Right handle (handle)- throttle.
Left foot – Gear shifter – usally 1 down 5 up. (see below)
Right foot – rear brake.
Various other switches but these change placement from bike to bike.
What does 1 down 5 up mean?
This is how the gearbox works.
This means you kick down once to get first gear, then up for 2nd, up for 3rd, up for 4th and so on. To go back down from 4th you kick the shifter down to 3rd, down to 2nd and so on.
Neutral is between gears 1 and 2 – and takes a “half kick” or a “love tap” to get into, rather than a full kick as in normal switching you simply tap the shifter and it should fall into neutral.

A common new rider mistake is accidentally shifting into neutral by being too light footed.
What’s the deal with the brakes?
Most newer bikes come with disc brakes. These offer superior stopping power when compared to their older relatives – drum brakes.
Essentially the same applies: NEVER stamp on or grab either brake. This will cause a wheel lock and will end your movement forward quickly. And not in the good way. In the ouch my face is now my only brake way.
Either front or rear brake should be applied gradually, in the event of a wheel lock release the brake and reapply.
Fundamentals: Don’t use the front brake during cornering. You will fall.
Try not to use your rear brake during cornering either, it can be troublesome but less so than the front.
In wet/icy weather when stopping use 50/50 (ie both at the same time with same pressure) on front and rear brakes.
In dry, you should mainly use your front brake and if you really have to, rear.
Never, unless absoloutly required brake during cornering. This can lead to a highside or a lowside accident. Both of which painful and or deadly.
***See below!
High Side / Low Side? (Tank Slappers and Floor sliders)
Thanks to Socks86 for mentioning – my notes replaced by Jacomus’ as his are better!

Highside – Brakes

Cause: Locking the rear wheel by using too much rear brake in a corner.
Consequence: The rear tyre steps out to the outside of your turn direction.
Result: The rear of the bike will continue to turn until the rear wheel stops skidding i.e. you release the brake. At this point it will suddenly grip and fire the rider into the air.
Prevention: Don’t brake in corners! If you are running the rear brake, and the wheel slides, KEEP BRAKING and leaning! The rear wheel will continue its slide and you will slither to the tarmac fairly painlessly.

Highside – Throttle

Cause: Spinning the rear wheel by using too much throttle in a corner.
Consequence: The rear tyre steps out to the outside of your turn direction.
Result: The rear of the bike will continue to turn until the rear wheel stops spinning i.e. you release the throttle. At this point it will suddenly grip and fire the rider into the air.
Prevention: Don’t accelerate hard in corners! If you are gunning it, and the wheel slides, KEEP ACCELERATING and leaning! The rear wheel will continue its slide and you will slither to the tarmac fairly painlessly.

Lowside

Cause: Locking the front wheel by using too much front brake in a corner.
Consequence: The front tyre slides out to the outside of your turn direction.
Result: The bike will “fold” underneath you, dropping you on the ground.
Prevention: Don’t brake in corners! If you are running the front brake, and the wheel slides, you won’t be able to save it unless you are Colin Edwards! But at least you don’t fall very far.

Throttle induced highsides – pretty damn violent!

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/v/3-Rg34VTDTk&rel=1″ target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/v/3-Rg34VTDTk&rel=1</a>
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TxDhTz9mudo&rel=1″ target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/v/TxDhTz9mudo&rel=1</a>
On this one you can hear the engine rev as the rear wheel slides, and then as he snaps the throttle shut it fires him into the air.

Throttle induced lowside – keeping the power on to avoid a highside
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Lc1Tx-1GZcI&rel=1″ target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/v/Lc1Tx-1GZcI&rel=1</a>
Front brake induced lowside

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/v/mJYi4_sBUiQ&rel=1″ target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/v/mJYi4_sBUiQ&rel=1</a>

What should i check and when?
Personally, i check basic running order things before every ride.
And i ride  *EVERY* single day.
Lights – brakes – tyres – brake fluid – indicators – fuel – gauges – chain – throttle.
And every 2 or 3 weeks i check oil & coolant.
Oil and coolant won’t result in damage to you – only your engine. The others are mostly quite important to your being alive.
What/how/why – Countersteering.
Topic suggested by Wraith

Believe me, i know your worries and mind boggles on this – i was the same before i sat on a motorbike and heard this.
Counter-steering – is simply turning the handle bars right (so the wheel is at / angle) to initiate a left turn.
This happens due to a motorcycle being 2 wheeled and single tracked. ALL 2 wheeled single track (single track means in 1 line) vehicles counter steer.
Or in a scientific way, it is an inverted pendulum meaning is swings left and right from the bottom.

Counter steering ONLY happens at speeds of above around 5MPH. Otherwise “normal” handling is used.
Counter steering is NOT a whole steering maneuver and is simply used to unbalance a bike momentarily – as you turn the handlebars left (wheel pointing ) the bike will lean to the right, if you continued to steer this way, the bike would simply fall over.
What you actually perform is a slight turn making the bike lean – and then you turn the handlebars normally steering into the turn.

I.e:

Approaching a RIGHT turn: move front wheel into position
Correct lean angle achieved (within fractions of a second depending on depth of turn etc.) turn into corner with tyre in / position.
Follow corner accelerating out of corner counter steer once more to raise the bike back upright.

This steering method is counter-inuitive i.e it is not what you would normally do, or think to do. However you do it due to your own sense of balance and is completely natural.
It is not an item to fear or worry over, it’s simply physics at work.
There are more complex details regarding this item, but i think that should put most people at ease.

A note on car drivers.
Topic suggested by Tucker

Most motorcyclists will tell you “all car drivers are out to kill you” – whilst this isn’t actually the case – it’s good to bare it in mind.
Most car drivers are not looking for motorcycles when and if they check their mirrors, they are looking for 4 wheels, 2 spread apart headlights – other cars basically.
A motorcycle is small in comparison and can easily be obscured by the blindspot inside a car (these are the bars that run down either side of the windscreen).

The next thing to note is, motorcyclists and drivers have bad habits. These can lead to death and or injury.
Not indicating and then turning is common.
As is pulling out from side roads into oncomming traffic.
Be prepared for the most unexpected things someone could do and never ever assume a car driver is performing a certain maneuver. They may just change their mind and head a different direction and you’ll be on the deck.

It helps to make yourself as visible as possible, light jackets, reflective pads/stickers, white helmet etc.

How the hell do I stop my neck/fingers/feet freezing?
Written by Jacomus

Neck – buy a Buff www.buffwear.com and your’re good to go

Fingers – winter gloves is a rather obvious one, but for days when it is just chilly, try a pair of silk glove liners inside your regular glowes. They up the warmth factor and don’t restrict movement.

Feet – Aside from getting waterproof boots, which tend to be warmer, try a pair of overboots – google “motorcycle overboots”. They are dead cheap and whilst they look like crap, they make a big difference to comfort on very cold days.

An even more budget method is a cyclists trick – put a pair of very thin cotton socks under your regular socks, then slip a plastic sandwich bag over your toes and put your boots on. If you don’t believe it works, try it on one foot only and feel the difference.

Micellaneous Road Hazards
Suggested by DarkNinja75

There are more hazards on the average road than car drivers – whilst looking ahead and keeping an eye on everything all around you need to also be aware of what you are riding on – for example;

Loose gravel
This can in certain circumstances be very dangerous, notably when cornering. It provides an ample surface for straight line riding, but when turning it becomes slippy and very treacherous, beware of it when entering a corner and try not to speed up if cornering on it too much.

Oil/Spilt Fuel
Will usually show up as a shiney or rainbow coloured patch on the road, this stuff is like ice, you lose all kind of traction and grip and can easily spill the bike – even veteran riders can fall victim to this.
It’s usally at roundabouts/islands or sharp corners where cars/larger vehicles have overfilled their tanks and the excess spills out, be warey of it, especially at roundabouts/islands!!

Salt
This isn’t a major issue for most riders, it is pretty much the same as gravel, but it has the bonus of being highly corrosive to most surfaces, including your beautifully maintained chrome and metal work. Avoid if possible, if not, do try and wash it off when you have finished your ride.

Ice/Wet
I always reccomend people learn to ride in really shitty weather, the winter can teach you so much about how your bike handles in these conditions as opposed to learning in good summer weather where you will try and ride the same way in the winter, in the wet you should figure that your stopping distance will be doubled, in icey conditions it can be over 5 times your normal stopping distance.

Road Markings / Painted Road Signs / Drain Covers / Manholes
Veyr slippy when wet, pretty much like ice, if you happen to be cornering on them when wet, expect to lose your rear end for at the very least a moment, at worst, expect a high side/tank slapper.
Most common one in the UK is the Bus Stop markings in paint on the road surface, they can be deadly but don’t look it!

Please, feel free to add your own questions/answers.

Most of these seem common sense to most of us, but to new folk and inexperienced (or experienced idiots for that matter) they’re not.

  1. russ Said,

    I would love to see you add some tips on how you make your videos. I’d like to know what your video set up is, like where you mount your camera, the type of helmet you use (it seems like a pretty quiet helmet), type of camera and so on. I watch all your stuff on Ytube and have experimented making my own vids but they’re noway as nice as yours.

  2. Ataylor0 Said,

    Possibly have a small bit on what the different style bikes are, a lot of people get confused between, sport tourer, sport, super sport, tourer etc..

  3. Tony Said,

    I am a freshman in the Vloggers.Could you teach us how to put vedio comera in helmet?Thanks!

  4. thegreatchalupa Said,

    What I’m worried about is during rain. Where I live it rains 3 out of the 7 days of the week. Does the helmet fogs during the ride? I don’t wnat to ride with one hand on the accelerator, and the other with a hanky to clear my view.

  5. AtlasRider Said,

    @thegreatchalupa

    Helmet visors that don’t fog are often treated with a coat to help prevent fogging. Scorpion visors don’t fog easily. You can also buy anti-fog stuff to apply on the inside of a visor. Breath guards will also help direct your breath down and under the helmet.

    Also, some visors allow you to crack them open very slightly so you have more ventilation that fights fogging.

    There’s plenty of ways to deal with fogging.

  6. thegreatchalupa Said,

    Thank you for the answer, AtlasRider.

  7. Snooze Said,

    +1 to Tony! I’m trying to start bike vlogging myself and I can’t get the right video setup!

  8. maria Said,

    hi! i have been browsing learning to ride a bike on you tube and found you and your site right off the bat. i have a question about braking, i have read lots but am a bit foggy, which brake should be mainly used? and if you do have to stop short which should be used? also do you have any reccomendations on a amount of hours or kms (im canadian!) one should get under there belt before venturing into traffic?

  9. nick Said,

    hey i seen ur dope vid n i want a bike so bad!! but im 5’5 and 145lbs u think ill still be able to handle it n contol the bike? please let me know ASAP THANKS

  10. Roach Said,

    hi. i just got my first bike. its a dual sport Yamaha i was wondering how i can do to secure it so that no one steals it. how do you secure your bike?

  11. Tim Revell Said,

    Hey there Mordeth 13!
    Just wanted to say “Thanks!” for the vids (riding and other); they’ve provided hours of entertainment. I am a new rider ( I picked up a Kaw Ninja 250) and have been learning from you (shouts to shockofgod rebelyell91) on some of the finer points of riding….thank you (esp helpful was the “how to ride a motorcycle for the first time”).
    I’m in medicine (former cop and medic) and I have to say that you’re not ‘cold’ or an a-hole. You’ve the same ‘attitude’ as a lot of us. Ours is a “coping mechanism”, a method/attitude of distancing ourselves from all the crap we see every day. We do it to stay ‘sane’. We tend to keep it among ourselves as well, knowing that our outside friends and family won’t “get it”, no matter now many times we try to explain what we see, often joking about it as we go (this typically brings looks of horror and disgust).
    The other things in your vids that you describe as yourself being an ‘a-hole’ are merely masculinity (often recognized nowadays as traits that are undesirable in a world that is becoming more feminized).
    Anywho, enough of me. Thanks again for all the vids. Congrats on being both a husband and a father (you’re up to the task, really). Take care M13!
    Tim Revell

  12. cameron Said,

    i have been looking for some time for a gps with a low profile mount with no luck. can you recomend any thing?

  13. pat b Said,

    For all the new riders out there I have to say that becoming very familiar with how your bike handles on the slow ride and just moving it around without it running helps immensely cause it builds all sorts of confidence with your machine and helps you understand why it handles the way it does.

    (P.S. I should know i have to push 500 pound Harleys across a shop where most of the time you only have a couple of inches of clearance)

  14. Juan Said,

    Man Iv’e been reading on how to ride a bike and… I haven’t even got on one and it sounds and looks so hard.
    Arghh… now im frustrated…

  15. newguy Said,

    Ok just a question…
    ill turn 16 in 2week ,i live in bulgaria and here i can ride a scooter at the age of 16. but i dont rly like scooters :/ when i turn 18 i will get a Kawasaki Ninja 250R for sure! (i hope i can find one in europe in 2years)
    so… is it worth getting a scooter to learn how to ride a motorcycle? will it be easier for me to ride a motorcycle if ive driven a scooter for 2 years? Or should i wait 2 years and get a Kawasaki ninja 250R and stats learning on it?
    …oh… and btw at times there is awmost no trafic in my city…

  16. norillsa Said,

    I am huge fan – just found your site today! I have question about your video hardware/setup…what did you start with, and then have you done any upgrades? How do you mount the camera and get such good audio at the same time – it’s really good work I must admit!

    Also – I have a great recipe for Belgian waffles if you need it. (non-sequitur).

    Cheers and good riding – do you ever make it back to Winnipeg?

    -norillsa

  17. bfmv580 Said,

    If your winter riding, putting a newspaper or yellow pages in side your jacket over your chest and belly is said to keep you very much warmer from the cold wind

  18. Dan Said,

    Hey! I know this might be a strange question to ask, not totally bike related but iv seen a vid or 2 where you talk about gas prices and games.
    Was wondering how much does it cost to live out there? is it cheap compaired to other countries like the Uk? And is it fun and nice to live there?

  19. Adam Said,

    Those man holes are a b**ch! Can be in the middle or sides of the road on a corner so keep your eyes peeled bikers!

  20. tso Said,

    you are so cool.my english is not good.i am trukdrive on king car company.i hope you keep moto video is so funny.

  21. Chad Said,

    Hey Mordeth13, Just a few questions in which I don’t know have been answered or not… Hopefully you will be willing to answer them here?
    How would you rate your success after starting your first job there? (did you stay with the job for awhile?)
    First moving there, do you get paid a decent amount as a teacher?
    -I don’t want to be greedy but make enough to live comfortably…
    Are there many people that speak English in Taiwan?
    Did you learn to speak Chinese before you moved out?
    How much money did you have when you originally moved out? (or suggestions to how much I should have)
    How much does a bike cost out in Taiwan? – Can it be used for year round transportation?
    What is the license switch procedure?

    I’m already enrolled in I-2-I TEFL courses and I am VERY interested in specifically moving out there… The language barrier will be the hardest part of moving there however…. Great videos! Always 5star them! :) Thanks again.

  22. Kyle Said,

    I am a vegetarian and I want to buy a motorcycle but like you said you should have leather gear but I will not wear leather what else could i use?

  23. Callum Said,

    I really want to start riding motorcycles, too bad im only 14 :( im just wondering, whats a good make for Scramblers and stuff, and are they just as good (Not as fast or as powerfull etc ofc) as a normal motorbike? Thanks

  24. Ahmed Said,

    HEY GUYS
    FIRST OF I GOTTA SAY I LOVE THIS SITE , I AM PLANNING ON GETTING A CAGIVA MITO 125 , IT WILL BE MY 1ST BIKE AND I AM 17 , I AVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH BIKES SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN LOL , DO YOU GUYS THINK THAT IT’S A GOOD BIKE FOR A BEGINNER ????
    AND IT’S GOING TO BE A SECONDHAND BIKE SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT SHOULD I INSPECT IN IT????
    thanx

  25. Michalis Said,

    I’m a rather seasoned rider but still haven’t figured it out : how to you keep your hand/forearms for getting numb? Sometimes my right hand can barely feel the front brake by the end of an hour long journey.

    many thanks!

  26. Ryan Said,

    Hey, this is to KYLE!!
    As you’re a vegetarian and can’t wear leather then you might consider textiles. They offer all of the protection of leather with the added bonus of them being waterproof. When you buy a jacket/trousers just be sure to check that they have some sort of armour on the shoulder and knees. You can pick up a jacket and trousers for about £120 in the UK, and i know some people even sell them on second hand. A good make is Buffalo.

  27. Dan Said,

    dont ever get nervous or scared about asking questions when i first started i asked heaps of questions and it helped so much plus mordeth vids rock

  28. Kevin Said,

    just got into biking being in a place im not familier with, its something that I thought I would grow out of. Ok, Ok so a little history ( from minnesota then moved to vegas now Im in indiana!) Since i was the age of 14 i wanted to ride a motorcycle, But I grew up with parents that worked hard and gave their kids everything (from my perspective). I have been dreaming of just me and the road, which way will my bike turn? Yesterday I found some news I wasn’t quite fond of.. I am going to buy a bike! I did a ton of research and I personally couldn’t give 2 shits what “CC” meant!!1… If you see something, you go for it!

  29. roger Said,

    can a bike be stored for two months? runs once a week for about ten minutes is this ok

  30. Daniel Said,

    Hey, i was watching videos of you on YouTube (i have you on Steam as well) and my dad was wondering what kind of motorcycle you have? He drives a Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R and hes a motorcycle fan as well.

  31. Paul Said,

    Awesome site M13

    Question: 34 years old and 19 stone, too big and old to start riding?

  32. Jeroen Said,

    Hey!

    So great I found your vids on youtube.
    I’m planning to learn drive the bike and I bought me a Honda CBF125 and I learned a lot reading this site. Though I’ve some questions and I hope I may ask it here?!

    What’s about shifting? I mean, N is between 1 & 2, so can you feel you’re in N when shifting instead of being in 2? How hard you should tap and do you have a display that indicates your gear?

    I’m worried about cornering too, I saw bikers hang over to left/right?! I know you should do that but do you have hang a lot and what speed is the best to take a basic corner?

    ThnQ

  33. jovel versoza Said,

    im interested with your taiwan scooter tour.. i’ll be coming from the philippines, please email me all requirements and costs, thanks ( brewsdesigngroup@yahoo.com )

  34. jet Said,

    Hey man, what breed is kujo?

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  37. Flerierezoona Said,

    nice to see you on blog

  38. Charodey Said,

    Практически не спорю, смысла нет.

  39. Alex Said,

    Hello.Im new in motorcycles world and id like to get to know more about bikes hot to drive them ,anything that has to do with mechanics on bikes etc etc. Can someone help me geting these info?

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  41. ryu Said,

    how about one for clutchless shifting ?

    thanks for all the vids, hope u get better from ur accdient?

  42. Paul Said,

    What is the brand name of your gloves with the squeegee on the thumb?
    I don’t remember reading or seeing it in the videos but I might have over looked it.
    Thank you for everything and keep riding on Rave Ninja ^.^

  43. Matt Tracker Said,

    Hey Dude,

    I have been watching your youtube videos for a while and was wondering what camera do you use when you record on your motorcycle?

    The quality is really good, I am assuming the camera is inside the helmet somehow?

    I would really appreciate a reply.

    Keep up the blogging.

    MT

  44. wangmh Said,

    Why is it we do not get to see your face (what u look like) in the video?

  45. Chip Said,

    Enjoying your vids. Question: How do you know when a bike is the right size or the right fit? Is it all according to how it feels to you?

  46. Cyndy Said,

    when your coming close to a stop, and as your slowing down, do you shift (let’s say you were in 3rd gear) from 3rd to 2nd to 1st then neutral? or 3rd to 2nd then just neutral?

    because i just started my basic riding course, and i dont know what im doing wrong, but when i slow down to a stop i shift down to 1st gear and sometimes the bike stalls.
    can i keep it in 1st gear without having it to stall?

  47. Cecilia Said,

    Hi,Mordeth

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  48. Jorge Said,

    Hey mordeth

    i’ve been thinking about getting a motorcycle but what about riding in windy, rainy or even snowy conditions? I live in Canada and it rains like half the year.

  49. KannonTWN Said,

    Hi,Mordeth
    Why did u sealed my youtube ID off? :-(
    There must be some mistake…all my comment with Mandarin was aimed at @tanuntiktw.
    I’m trying to defend ur personality man….nothing slander on u.

    ps: Chinese is hard to understand huh? XD

  50. Drew Said,

    What type of camera do you use and how do you stick it into your helmet…

  51. tammy Said,

    hi,
    my friend recommend me this website to ask some questions. i heard fron him that english teachers in taiwan or other country is in demand, i jus want to ask some info regarding this matter ’cause i’m aiming to work abroad as an english teacher. i work here in phiippines as an english teacher in international academy for almost a year. i hope you will not disregard my concern. thanks!

  52. Vector Said,

    Do you recommend any specific industrial standard cleaner for bikes? preferably some thing good at cleaning off blood and organ matter. I seem to have ran yet another homeless person down on my way home from the office today and it’s really starting to ruin my paint job.

  53. Sree Said,

    Hi, I am a 5 foot, 1 inch woman, and I would like to get into riding. I wanted to know if you recommend this for me, or if there are any problems with riding for shorter persons. Also, do you recommend any motorbikes for shorter riders? Thank you.

  54. BRD Said,

    Hey Mordeth,

    I really enjoy your videos and I had a few questions after watching the “how to’s”. Seeing as we’re in the same country, I’m planning on picking up a KTR 150. I’m definitely a beginner when it comes to motorcycles. I tested the KTR 150 the other day and I’ve ridden other types of Taiwanese motorcycles as well. But for some reason with the KTR 150, when I downshift, the bike jerks. Is it because the RPM is too high? On the KTR 150 there isn’t a RPM gauge, but when I’m getting ready to down shift, the engine sounds like its about time and my speed was well in the range of lower gears (almost coming to a stop).
    Would really appreciate some advice!

  55. Susan Said,

    New to riding also like many here. Stumbled across you on you tube and was hooked like so many of us. I would love to be one of the many that put a helmet on and ride with a cam. The difference with me is how many women do this? Probably not many, so I would probably be the first but maybe not. I would like information about what type of camera and helmet you got to do this? And, I need information on donating to your private site and becoming a member. Is it this site, just make donation and watch more of your video’s? I heard from one of your followers that you had lots of cool videos and driving techniques and things you dont post on you tube so I want to join, just need to know how. By the way, hope your results were negative today on your mri…

  56. GooseThunderfoot Said,

    Great FAQ. It included a lot of things that I would never think of! One thing that I would add, though, is a bit more about blind spots. It isn’t just the place behind the B-pillar of a car. There’s a large gap of visibility between what the car’s driver can see through their peripheral vision and what the right side-view mirror shows (even when adjusted properly). The only way for someone to see that hidden zone is to physically turn their head, just like they are taught in driving school. I have a lane-change ritual for when I drive my car and I ALWAYS expect someone to be chilling in my blind spot on multi-laned roads. Cheers and keep up the great work!

  57. Richard Said,

    Very informative FAQ. Would like to ask if the engine size applies for cruisers as well, since they aren’t designed for speed like road bikes. I am asking this because I was considering on purchasing a 2001 883 Harley Sportster Hugger and as the name suggest it has an 833cc engine.

  58. silverx10 Said,

    Yeah, definitely hooked on your stuff. Started with some of your “how to” clips on YouTube, then your heroic Dog-rescue exploits, and it went from there. Awesome job, and keep it up!

  59. Killakyleyall Said,

    Mordeth is the fricken man that’s all there is to it haha. O and look guys I think that everybody with a video camera and a bike should chill with always trying to be the next vlogger. I mean just let Mordeth do his thing ya know. Not tryin to be an ass just bein real.

  60. Monty Said,

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  61. phil Said,

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    So i am new to bikes, infact I don’t have one. I am planning on taking a riders class to learn how to ride well, lower insurance and bypass DMV test. I also have viewed most if not all of your videos. I am considering buying the book you recommended. Twist of the Wrist. I have one question which I don’t think you have covered (or I haven’t seen the video) The sport bike riders, when they turn they tend to lean down. Knee scrapping pavement. Of course I know going this low is not required for normal everyday driving. My question though, is that the way I will need to take corners? You talk about steering and counter steering. Which seems easy enough for lane changes and weaving. But what about when making a turn on to a side street or a sharp curve in the road. Body position? Etc.

    Thanks,
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  64. Mordeth13 Said,

    For normal riding…especially for a new rider….you’ll be going slow enough that you won’t need to hang off the bike. When the time comes that you need to you’ll already know a lot more by then. And it’s “Twist of the Wrist 2″ not the first one.

  65. naresh Said,

    hey m13….have been following your videos for a while now and I like the way you speak about thinks. Hope you will help me out in getting a new bike. Want to buy a new bike so thinking which one to get…..I m from india and there are only four bikes to chose from. harley iron 883, ninja 650r, suzuki bandit, or an yamaha r6. As you have the ninja I would like to know how much do u spend on the regular service and what kind of gas mileage can i get from the ninja 650r. I do a lot of city riding and and some times on the highway.

  66. GBarvoza Said,

    Hello. I’ve wanting to buy a streetbike, but have no idea which one to buy. I’m petite (5’1, 110lbs) Everyone reccomends a ninja250 but I think the seat may be too high for me. Does anyone know of any beginner bikes what have a lower seat? Thanks guys :)

  67. Sigurd Said,

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  68. RitXZ Said,

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  71. blake Said,

    i’m 14 and i really wanna get a motorcycle, but one of my worries is im too tall!! im 5’9 5’10ish and i wanna get a ninja 250 or you know more of a starter bike, am i to tall for this bike?

  72. dc Said,

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  77. John Said,

    As other have said, I was hoping to find some information about what camera and mic equipment and mounting you use. The picture and sound quaility look quite a lot better than models Ive seen available. I mainly want to be able to show family members some of my trips and it would also be useful t have as evidence in the event of accidents and near misses.

  78. Aaron Said,

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  79. Mordeth13 Said,

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  81. Karen Said,

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  82. Fearsyth Said,

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  91. Bobby Said,

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