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Tryin to help NEWER riders out.

Lets be careful out there, with the seasons changing watch out for:

Falling leaves, they can be UBER slippery, and look far into your turns, you dont want to encounter them at full lean.

Also, although cagers dont see us as much as they should, when it starts getting colder out, the situation gets worse. They just arent expecting us out riding.

Deer.....more active when its cooler, and dusk comes earlier so you might see em more often earlier in the day. You dont want to hit one. Nuf said.

Tires......they wont grip as well in the colder temps. Even if you ride a few miles and let them warm up. The pavement is still colder.


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Lets be careful out there, with the seasons changing watch out for:

Falling leaves, they can be UBER slippery, and look far into your turns, you dont want to encounter them at full lean.

Also, although cagers dont see us as much as they should, when it starts getting colder out, the situation gets worse. They just arent expecting us out riding.

Deer.....more active when its cooler, and dusk comes earlier so you might see em more often earlier in the day. You dont want to hit one. Nuf said.

Tires......they wont grip as well in the colder temps. Even if you ride a few miles and let them warm up. The pavement is still colder.



Good post!!! Let's all stay safe out there and extend this riding season as far as possible!

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Hey man thanks alot. I have picked up tons of tips on this website. Thanks. Thank you all.

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I am not up to par with the lingo. What's a cager??

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I am not up to par with the lingo. What's a cager??
Person in a car

Ride smart... stupid hurts.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't...

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Great post.

let's not forget tire presure. As it gets colder it drops. Check your tires often while they are cold.

Wear layers, or carry layers.

Leaves while look dry are slippery because of all the moisture under them.

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What is the proper psi for a sportsbike?

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What is the proper psi for a sportsbike?
No offence, but it is like asking another guy for advise on your woman

What ever is recomended for YOUR bike and tires that YOU use.

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I found out about the leaves the hard way on my very first time on a bike. It was an eye opener

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look in your manual, or there should be a sticker on the frame somewhere. Consult with the tire manufacturer they most likely will have recomended setting for your bike. I might keep a 1 psi lower then recomended in cold weather.

I hope it helps.

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Oh, almost forgot. In the morning there is moisture on the road that you can't even see. So, take it easy.

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Hey cut me some slack. This is my first time owning a bike. I am a virgin rider? Don't tell me you were a pro when you first popped your cherry!!!

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Hey cut me some slack. This is my first time owning a bike. I am a virgin rider? Don't tell me you were a pro when you first popped your cherry!!!
Sorry, don't take it personal. I was just trying to have fun.

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As you noticed I followed up with some good info.

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I need all the tips I can get. Especially like winterizing my rocket.

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Thanks for the helpful tips Kegger.
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What is the proper psi for a sportsbike?
I just had a light go on in my brain. How were you riding all this time with out knowing what your tire preasure should be? When was the last time you checked it? Do you know that it should be checked on the regular basis?

By regular basis I meean this:

1. If you ride the bike everyday you might be ok checking it once a week.

2. If you ride your bike once a week, you MUST check it every time.

Don't get me wrong, but have you taken an MSF class? It is good that you are asking question.

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Yup I took that class and got my license that way. But come on, be real do you really check your tire pressure each time you ride or every week? I check my fluids every so often but I guess neglect the tire pressure. I guess I should check more often.

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I kick the tires every time I walk past the bike, check tire pressure once a week or so.

Also be careful of the painted lines on the road, they are super slippery this time of year.
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Yup I took that class and got my license that way. But come on, be real do you really check your tire pressure each time you ride or every week? I check my fluids every so often but I guess neglect the tire pressure. I guess I should check more often.
Question that you are asking should have been covered in your class. You might want to re-read your book.

Do I check my tire preasure? Hell yeah I do. I only have two and don't want to think what might happen if one of them gives. Do you remember what is the number one cause for the blow outs? improperly inflated tire.

So, if you like to be safe and ride for many year to come I suggest you start paying more attention to your tires and other stuff.

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Great post.

let's not forget tire presure. As it gets colder it drops. Check your tires often while they are cold.
... or run nitrogen in your tires instead of regular air. You don't get pressure differentials between hot and cold temps.
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and here is one more tip:
ALWAYS hold your front brake (HARD) before dropping the bike into gear - even when your clutch is being held all the way in. Because you have a wet clutch, cold weather causes your oil to thicken and your clutch/flywheel tend to stick together after sitting for several hours with the engine off. Because of this, merely holding your clutch lever fully engaged is no assurance that when you drop into gear the bike will not jump forward unless you are firmly braked.
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Good additional tips guys!

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Good point. But as long as you do what you tought in MSF and warm up the bike you wont have this problem.

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