It would seem that for a trick in the position of the hands, hold on to the wheel and that’s it. But it is precisely according to this logic that there are so many accidents on the road due to mistakes that could have been avoided.
The grip of the rudder depends on the position of the pilot. And yes, if you are self-taught or there was no one to explain, then the mistake is more than common. Beginners try to hold the bike with their hands, not their feet. Improper seating can cause back pain in the rider’s back as you try to apply force to control your shoulders rather than your hips, driving the motorcycle with your entire body.
When your arms are tense, the muscles get tired faster – this is a fact. When muscles become numb, your hand motor skills deteriorate, you are distracted by inconvenience, and your reaction speed and accuracy of movements decrease. Hands should be in good shape, without undue stress. Ideally, the position of the arms creates an elastic structure to isolate muscles that are not involved in the control and thus rest, rather than ache from unnecessary overexertion.
We have already considered the situation when, during vibration-wobling, pilots grab the steering wheel with fright, thereby creating new vibrations, distributing them to the entire motorcycle through their own body. The motorcycle is stable enough in motion not to interfere with its balance excess body movements and tick grip. Hands, being in elastic tone, act as natural shock absorption between the steering wheel and the human body.
A second particularly common mistake is hand braking. Remember your first independent motorcycle ride in your life, did you manage to slow down right away? No, that’s the truth, didn’t you earn some gas then? The undisputed leader in the top management oversights is the addition of throttle when braking. The search engine is replete with videos of people who got on a motorcycle for the first time and, when trying to brake, got on the rear wheel due to accidental overrunning.
– Why do I squeeze out the front brake and accidentally gas before it?
Monitor your hand motility. How do you even press the brake lever? Do you rearrange your fingers all the time? If so, then you shouldn’t do that. Ideally, learn to ride with your fingers on the brake lever, as in city driving, a second of reaction can really cost your life.
One of the instinctive reactions of a person is to pull on oneself. It’s like counter-steering, when you need to push the steering wheel OT yourself, but in an emergency, most people get scared and begin to pull the steering wheel ON themselves, instead of pushing. At the moment of shifting the fingers to the brake lever or already at the very moment of braking, beginners twist the hand ON themselves, trying to push the brake lever as hard as possible – as a result, they give gas, as they turn the hand together with the lever and the trigger.
The correct behavior is to twist the brush from yourself. Sometimes this is unusual, because when you first go to the city, you twitch and grab the levers like an epileptic seizure and you have no time for motor skills at all, the main thing is to press and not stall at the same time. Few people think about the correctness of pressing the lever, as in this second a red light “panic, panic, panic” is blinking in the head. During emergency braking, drivers with modest experience really have a fatal mistake: they got scared, pressed the lever, and turned the gas. The result is well-known: loss of control, fall or even crash under the wheels of the car, which was going to yield.
Twisting the wrist away from you with parallel pressing on the brake lever definitely saves you from overshooting due to absent-mindedness.
A similar hand operation is convenient for the clutch lever.
Next time, be sure to watch your movements as you pull the levers. Correct motor skills must be fixed in muscle memory, because in an emergency it is she who saves us.