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post #111 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 05:16 PM
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I also have a problem with cancelling my turn signals, especially on his bike. I thought it was just old age or my sanity but I have to say the it is very difficult to see the indicator on my dash and I can't see the signal stocks while riding. I never had this problem with other bikes I've owned.



Another problem that needs work is that I do not rely on my tire grip enough. I tend to read the road too much, looking for loose gravel and such, especially in corners. I should be looking farther ahead.

I also tend to squeeze my handgrips too much, no idea why.


Your not alone in squeezing the handgrips.


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I also have a problem with cancelling my turn signals, especially on his bike. I thought it was just old age or my sanity but I have to say the it is very difficult to see the indicator on my dash and I can't see the signal stocks while riding. I never had this problem with other bikes I've owned.

Another problem that needs work is that I do not rely on my tire grip enough. I tend to read the road too much, looking for loose gravel and such, especially in corners. I should be looking farther ahead.
I also tend to squeeze my handgrips too much, no idea why.
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Your not alone in squeezing the handgrips.


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There is usually a reason why people grip the handgrips too tightly. Sometimes is has to do with being less than totally comfortable with how and where you are riding (a bit of a survival reaction triggered by things like entering a corner too fast, running wide, not looking far enough ahead etc.) If there are specific instances you can think of where you are gripping tightly, that might give you an indication of what is causing it. Sometimes though it is simply that the body position and connection with the motorcycle isn't as stable as it could be and so you feel the need to hold onto the bars tightly. What could/should you be doing with your lower body to ensure that you can indeed relax that grip on the handlebars?
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post #113 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 08:39 PM
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Oh dear. You know nothing about my riding style. I donít expect people to do anything in particular. I was only commenting on what I saw as my worst riding habit; ie what I find difficult not to get annoyed at. That is what this thread is about, not a platform to pat yourself on the back and say how terrific you think you are.
Ok. You don't seem to be able to avoid thinking that I'm judging your riding style. If you'd like to turn a conversation into an argument, go ahead. Point taken that this isn't about patting ourselves on the back, but about pointing out our worst riding habits. Your worst riding habit has nothing to do with your riding, but that you harshly judge how others ride?

Mine is likely that I multitask too much. I alter my route on the fly when I should pull off, which involves removing gloves, messing with the phone, and putting gloves back on. I mess with the music, pull out a camera and take a pic/video, etc. Not in traffic, but not a good idea either.
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