Top 10 Motorcycle Lessons Not To Learn The Hard Way - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
News Room - Homepage Infobits and Newsworthy information about motorcycling, Triumph, TriumphRat.Net. All submissions are manually approved.

 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 0
Top 10 Motorcycle Lessons Not To Learn The Hard Way



Quote:
Some things, like love and substance abuse, everybody has to learn for themselves, the hard way. The wise man says, 'the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history,' but if you’re smart you can save yourself a little pain by listening to the wisdom of the ancients. Here are 10 of my pearls.
Read more about the Top 10 Motorcycle Lessons Not To Learn The Hard Way at Motorcycle.com.
Baster likes this.
Motorcycle.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 08:01 AM
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '14 Bonneville T100
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wilmington, NC - Winter, Downeast Maine - Summer
Posts: 330
Other Motorcycle: '13 Street Triple
Extra Motorcycle: '07 Honda 919
Sorry but I found this item to be trite and not informative. It's just like those "teaser" items you find splashed all over the various "news" websites that turn out to be nothing like the title. I'd say that anybody with any 'cycle experience doesn't need stuff like that and any novice won't appreciate it or understand it. Spare us!!
Tripps and blackpony like this.
Doberperson is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 09:09 PM
Senior Member
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Bonneville T100
 
road dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Lone ☆ State
Posts: 4,604
Other Motorcycle: 2002 ThunderBird 900
Extra Motorcycle: 1982 CB900F SuperSport
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doberperson View Post
Sorry but I found this item to be trite and not informative. It's just like those "teaser" items you find splashed all over the various "news" websites that turn out to be nothing like the title. I'd say that anybody with any 'cycle experience doesn't need stuff like that and any novice won't appreciate it or understand it. Spare us!!
I concur. Shoulda read your reply BEFORE I clicked on the link.
road dog is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-26-2016, 05:38 PM
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: '16 Triumph T120
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NE, Ohio USA
Posts: 1,239
Other Motorcycle: '08 Triumph Bonnie T100
Extra Motorcycle: '06 Triumph Scrambler
Typical dribble found on a yahoo.com homepage - an enticing story followed by pages of misery and off topic subjects until you just close that webpage disappointed.
Tripps likes this.
grebmrof is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-26-2016, 07:28 PM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Thruxton
 
jonkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6,861
Other Motorcycle: 1971 T120
Extra Motorcycle: Ossa 6 day replica
Garage
2 important important lessons to not learn the hard way, that they totally missed:

1. don't fall off.

2. if you ignore lesson 1 and do fall off and find yourself sliding along the ground, make doubly sure you have completely stopped sliding, before getting back to your feet.

Trust me. These 2 are important. Wish someone had told me about them but no - I had to learn them both the hard way

Aunty Mabel
jonkster is online now  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 06:56 AM
HAP
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2013 explorer
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: friendswood texas
Posts: 1,197
Other Motorcycle: a few
Extra Motorcycle: a couple
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonkster View Post
2 important important lessons to not learn the hard way, that they totally missed:

1. don't fall off.

2. if you ignore lesson 1 and do fall off and find yourself sliding along the ground, make doubly sure you have completely stopped sliding, before getting back to your feet.

Trust me. These 2 are important. Wish someone had told me about them but no - I had to learn them both the hard way

You fell off or...fell over? Just want to be sure before I try to get up from either.😎
HAP is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 05:10 PM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Thruxton
 
jonkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6,861
Other Motorcycle: 1971 T120
Extra Motorcycle: Ossa 6 day replica
Garage
There I was, a younger version of myself. Believe it or not Hap - I had hair even!

And I was going nicely around this corner, at reasonable speed, when - I forgot to keep the wheels on the road and the bike decided to go sliding down the road.

Easy mistake to make forgetting to keep the wheels on the road. Particularly when you are young and still have hair.


Because I was going at a reasonable speed when I made this mistake, we ended up both (me and the motorcycle) sliding gracefully down the road.

Very quickly we parted company and I watched the bike out accelerate me.

It was evening and I watched as sparks made pretty patterns around the bike. Wow I thought - that looks pretty.

And we continued to slide.

And I figured... I feel like I have been sliding for such a long time. Ages. And ages. Oh come on! I must've stopped by now!

So I stood up.



Well... the problem was I hadn't stopped sliding.

The consequence was I believe I invented the motorcycle moonwalk.
Tripps and Jack coff like this.

Aunty Mabel
jonkster is online now  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 07:35 PM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Rocket 3 Touring
 
Tripps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: western NY
Posts: 3,197
Other Motorcycle: TT600,Sprintona, K1200GT
Extra Motorcycle: BMW r65/sidecar, CBR1000
These stupid sites that make you click through 12 pages to read 12 paragraphs, sorry, Homey don't play dat game.

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J Boorstin

Carpenter Racing 2010 Touring 241 hp, 185 ft lbs
Tripps is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 05:46 AM
HAP
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2013 explorer
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: friendswood texas
Posts: 1,197
Other Motorcycle: a few
Extra Motorcycle: a couple
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonkster View Post
There I was, a younger version of myself. Believe it or not Hap - I had hair even!

And I was going nicely around this corner, at reasonable speed, when - I forgot to keep the wheels on the road and the bike decided to go sliding down the road.

Easy mistake to make forgetting to keep the wheels on the road. Particularly when you are young and still have hair.


Because I was going at a reasonable speed when I made this mistake, we ended up both (me and the motorcycle) sliding gracefully down the road.

Very quickly we parted company and I watched the bike out accelerate me.

It was evening and I watched as sparks made pretty patterns around the bike. Wow I thought - that looks pretty.

And we continued to slide.

And I figured... I feel like I have been sliding for such a long time. Ages. And ages. Oh come on! I must've stopped by now!

So I stood up.



Well... the problem was I hadn't stopped sliding.

The consequence was I believe I invented the motorcycle moonwalk.
Two things Jonk. I can't believe you ever had a head full of hair and in the late 60s I experienced a similar feeling. Sparks, slow motion, thinking I could walk.

Kinda scary till it was pointed out that we shouldn't eat Shrooms and drop acid before riding a motorcycle. Lesson learned. Still don't mix em.
jonkster, Stevienh and Jack coff like this.
HAP is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 10:08 AM
Premium Member
Site Supporter
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Rocket 3 Touring
 
R3Tjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 145
Other Motorcycle: 1996 Suzuki Intruder
Garage
I am so glad I was a kid in the sixties, and the rest of you were the guinea pigs with the shrooms and the acid! If yer gonna do them things...do them at home!

i have nothing to prove, and little to lose.
R3Tjohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Easy-to-Install Hard Bags for LT Out There?? DBrian Thunderbird Cruiser Chat 7 10-24-2016 06:00 PM
Hard shifting 95 T3 Shemster Hinckley Classic Triples 4 05-21-2016 02:02 PM
Hard to kickstart 2wheelride Classic, Vintage & Veteran 29 11-01-2015 10:12 AM
Top Rack Support Bracket/s ST 955i jalalski Sprint Forum 7 05-19-2015 12:03 AM
2011 Sprint GT Hard Down shift OrthoRider Sprint Forum 29 05-18-2015 12:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome