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New DVSA advice site

Postby exportmanuk » Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

Hi

DVSA have launched a new website offering basic advice to drivers and riders. https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/advice/

Amused by this under the bikes section
Coasting
Avoid coasting: this is when your motorbike is moving but it’s not being driven by the engine – either when the clutch pedal is held in or the gear lever is in neutral. If your motorbike is coasting, you have less control over it; doing this while you’re travelling downhill will mean you’ll quickly pick up speed, and you’ll then need to brake harder than should have been necessary.
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby Horse » Tue May 04, 2021 8:59 am

That used to be an unofficial sport in the USA :)
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby Triquet » Tue May 04, 2021 9:18 am

Mmm they wouldn't have liked my original two-stroke Saab, but that was a long time ago.

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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue May 04, 2021 1:22 pm

Re their coasting advice.

Perhaps it was for an old Indian or Harley D with a suicide clutch. ;)
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby Horse » Tue May 04, 2021 2:44 pm

Or a bike with a rough gearbox and many false neutrals? But definitely not my old Guzzi, where the neutral light would often come on to show that you were in


first.
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby WhoseGeneration » Tue May 04, 2021 2:51 pm

Long time since I was a motorcyclist but I'm sure there was never a "clutch pedal" on any 'bikes I had.

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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby martine » Tue May 04, 2021 3:45 pm

WhoseGeneration wrote:Long time since I was a motorcyclist but I'm sure there was never a "clutch pedal" on any 'bikes I had.

No me neither but...amazingly...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_clutch
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby exportmanuk » Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm

Almost as good as the previous edition of Motorcycle road craft. In the first print it stated something along the lines of When approaching a junction in fog wind down your window to hear traffic.
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue May 04, 2021 4:27 pm

martine wrote:
WhoseGeneration wrote:Long time since I was a motorcyclist but I'm sure there was never a "clutch pedal" on any 'bikes I had.

No me neither but...amazingly...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_clutch

I did wonder if I should include a link. :)
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Re: New DVSA advice site

Postby WhoseGeneration » Wed May 05, 2021 7:35 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:
martine wrote:
WhoseGeneration wrote:Long time since I was a motorcyclist but I'm sure there was never a "clutch pedal" on any 'bikes I had.

No me neither but...amazingly...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_clutch

I did wonder if I should include a link. :)

I then did wonder whether I should go to car advice and see if "how to use tiller steering" was covered. :)


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