Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

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Gareth
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Re: Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

Postby Gareth » Thu May 05, 2022 4:02 pm

Horse wrote:Mr H is right about using the brakes potentially being a quicker way of covering ground than using engine braking (not gears) alone.

If it were cars then this would just be stating the blindingly obvious, (which I do frequently), so I assume I'm missing something about motorbikes; do they generally have enormous amounts of engine braking?
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Re: Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

Postby Horse » Thu May 05, 2022 4:25 pm

crr003 wrote:Mainly to see if I can spot something dodgy.


:mrgreen:

crr003 wrote:to try and understand the thought process of the two wheeled.


Usually "Nah, it'll never happen to ... AAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHH! CRUNCH"
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

Postby Horse » Thu May 05, 2022 4:29 pm

Gareth wrote:do they generally have enormous amounts of engine braking?


Many, yes, although it does vary. Old two strokes, no.

Also bikes are horrendous for aerodynamics compared to cars, so a double-whammy braking effect at higher speeds.
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Re: Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

Postby Strangely Brown » Thu May 05, 2022 5:24 pm

Horse wrote:
crr003 wrote:Mainly to see if I can spot something dodgy.


:mrgreen:

crr003 wrote:to try and understand the thought process of the two wheeled.


Usually "Nah, it'll never happen to ... AAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHH! CRUNCH"


Really? I thought it was, "Watch this ...AAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHH! CRUNCH"

Or is that only the Power Ranger brigade?

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Re: Reg Local - How to pass an Advanced Motorcycle Test

Postby GTR1400MAN » Wed May 11, 2022 6:37 pm

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