How to Ride a motorcycle | Beginners Guide | Girlfriend Edition | RWR

Hi, this is Rahul with RIDEWITHRAHUL.COM
and welcome to the beginner’s guide of how to ride a motorcycle. Now you might
say why should I listen to Rahul? I mean there are so many other riders out there
with so much experience. well I wouldn’t wanna brag but I’ve been
riding motorcycles for the last twelve years and for the last five years I’ve ridden
a motorcycle everyday. That means unless I was sick or was on vacation; I have ridden the bike, every day, to work or to tour. I have had one track day. I’ve ridden in all
conditions including wet, winter and hot summers. I have crashed the bike. High-sided and I have low sided. 12 years back there was no riding gear in
India apart from the helmets. So, yes I’ve got some nasty crashes without gear as
well. That is why I try to wear as much gear as possible now that we have access to all
this stuff. So, we have our friend here, who is going to ride the motorcycle with us and she’s a beginner rider, she isn’t an absolute beginner but she’s just
starting out so I’ll be giving her the instructions and with that time you will
also be learning with me; how to ride a motorcycle. Let’s start this lesson. Stay tuned. Isn’t she looking hot in this red top? let me know in the comments
section below… Many of you guys have said that you want
to teach your girlfriend how to ride. Hope this video helps you out. Controls on a motorcycle are pretty
simple; we are going to start with the left hand which has the clutch
and a few switch gears. The clutch is the most important and you have to engage
the clutch completely before you can upshift or downshift. After you’ve done
shifting, let go off the clutch completely and do not half clutch or keep it engaged
after you’ve done the shifting. Now, moving into the center you have the ignition key.
You have to turn it on before you can start the bike with the starter button
on your right hand. As you can see my indicators are on so I’m just going to
show it to you from the front. you can see my left indicators’ blinking
I am just going to turn it off by pressing the indicator button. I’ll cover this later
but now we’ll cover the main throttle control and the main break which is on
the right hand. Right hand controls the most important things on a motorcycle because most people are
right-handed, as for now I’m just going to show you that you have the throttle
and you have the front brake which is going to be the most important brake on
your motorcycle is it is doing 70% of your braking on a sportbike.
So as you twist the throttle; you get more speed and as you let go of the throttle you get less speed, so most motorcycles have a sixty-degree or a ninety degree throttle. Ninety degrees are easier for beginners and you have the front brake; you have to squeeze
it in with two fingers and you have to do it slightly and progressively as you learn
breaking. On your motorcycle you have to keep your self centered. Keep both the
feet down initially so it gives you more confidence. try to flat foot if not tip toe it but keep
yourself absolutely centered and look far. Look straight ahead and if
you’re cornering look were you are going. So always look where you’re going,
don’t try to look at the console; try to look far ahead and now I’m going
to explain the foot controls on a motorcycle. On your left leg is the
leavers that shift the gear. Your feet are supposed to be on the footpegs
ideally your toe should be on the footpeg and you have this gear lever
system which is a 1 down 5 up system which means you’re neutral is basically
between the first and the second gear. It’s half a step up from the
first gear. So wherever you’re on a bike whichever gear you maybe (in), if your bike has a gearshift indicator you can see that if you do not have it do not worry, just
keep pressing down till you reach the first gear, then you just lift it half a step up and
reach your neutral, otherwise if your gear is not engaging just rock the bike
front and back that will disengage the transmission system and then you can
click down to reach the first gear, lift half a step up and get it to neutral
before you start the bike. On your right feet, you have the brake. This is the
rear brake you don’t need it as a beginner but as you go along you learn that it is
your secondary brake. It is a very easy brake to lock up so be
careful if you’re using the rear brake and as a beginner you don’t need to use
the rear brake; you can do most of the breaking using the front brake only. Later as you learn the use of the rear brake try to engage it softly because it has
a tendency to lock up especially if you do not have ABS. Going to take a look at left hand switchgear. This is the
high and low beam switcher and that is the indicators. You can indicate with a
left or right and you can press it down to disengage and that’s the horn below
and on top you have the passing light If you’re on your low beam you can use that to indicate the vehicle in front of you that you want to pass. that’s a signal.
so that’s not in your first day’s job anyways. Before you start riding the
bike you have to get into your riding gear. Helmets are absolutely mandatory by law
and I recommend a full face helmet and not half face ones. Along with that I’d
advise you to go for the full riding gear kit. That is a jacket, gloves and
leg protectors with shoes which are leather or sneakers but they have to cover your feet
completely. Now I’m going to give you a short overview of my gears. You can find
the reviews on the channel and if you’re looking to buy some riding gear from
the India or the United States (of America) you can click the annotations on screen and it
will take you to gear kit buying suggestions. That’s about it for the gears now let’s
move into the actual riding. So, the first thing to do is to start up
your bike using the starter switch which is located at the bottom of your right
hand and on top is the emergency kill switch. You can see the bike is in
neutral but if it wasn’t in neutral you can just pull in the clutch and you can
put it in neutral, it’s half a step up from 1st gear as I have told you before or you could just pull in the clutch and start. In some motorcycles it requires you to
pull in the clutch even if you’re in neutral. As a beginner you may do that
on all motorcycles, so that even if you’re in first year you don’t stall the
bike or fall off. We’re going to start up the bike using the starter
button at the bottom of the right hand. Putting the side stand up. Now engaging the first gear. because we have already
started up the bike and now we’re going to start going. DO NOT use to throttle at this point.Keep the throttle at 0 position and just let go of the clutch, slowly and progressively you will soon find a spot where the motorcycle will start rolling on its
own without the throttle input. Keep your hand on the throttle do not accelerate just
keep it there and slowly let go of the clutch, with your left hand. You’ll find that spot and the bike starts rolling, slowly, so if you’re doing it well it should be rolling like this
and see there’s no throttle input at all rolling the motorcycle without nay throttle input; you need to practice this up I’m also going to show you that you need to let go of the clutch completely when the bike starts rolling, otherwise you will damage the clutch plates. If you do it wrongly I’ll show you what happens. So we’re stopped here again and try to let go. If you do it wrongly that’s what happens. The motorcycle stops You can just pull in the clutch; we’re in
first gear and start itright back up for the demonstrations sake, I’m not even touching the throttle. See, I am just going to leave the clutch slowly, disengage the clutch slowly, motorcycle starts rolling… Low speed turning on a motorcycle is pretty have to basically turn your handlebars towards the way you are going. Moving into the next
part. will be explaining gear shifts. With the clutch engaged keep clicking down in whichever gear you are in; just keep clicking till you reach 1st gear. half a step up to Neutral , 1/2 step back to 1st gear again. From there you can kick one click up to second gear, third gear, fourth gear and so on. To shift gears on a motorcycle pull in the clutch with your left hand and then close the throttle with your right hand, that means zero throttle input. At this point you can shift up or down depending upon whether you want to
increase the speed or decreas it. After you’ve done the shifting, release the
clutch and accelerate simultaneously. Now that I’ve explained all the basic
parts; comes in the tricky part. This is really easy to do but it’s kind of
hard to explain if you have ridden a bicycle then you probably know that this
is natural to all human beings it’s basically when you’re going left you
have to turn the handlebars slightly, like a few millimeters towards the right,
then the bike drops to the left as it drops you centered the handlebar again
and then turn it towards the left and then you take, the left corner which
means you go through the left corner. Now I’ll be explaining it in more details. Turn
the bars towards the opposite direction so for a left turn you’d be turning the bars towards the right a few millimeters; the moment you do that the bike leans over to the left.
The weight drops towards the left at this point you’re leaning the bike. You, recenter the handlebar and then you push it towards the corner which means towards left and then you continue through the turn. I used an external camera angle to show how
exactly it is being done and you can see how easy it is to steer the bike without
turning the handle bars like conventional stuff which I explained in the low-speed turning previously. So this is what you need to know because this is
the easiest and most effective way on steering a motorcycle. Now moving
into the next part. I don’t want you to fall so please pay attention! Pull in the clutch with your left hand
and close the throttle with your right hand. At this time you’re ready to engage the
front brake with your right hand with both feet down as soon as the bike loses
its speed and comes to a stop. Don’t release the
clutch till you get to neutral or kill the ignition. Remember this is an interactive video
and as you go out there and practice if you come up with any difficulties or if you need further clarifications; just put a question down below and I guarantee that
I’ll get back to you. If this video was helpful to you please like it and
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