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Whether Your new to biking or not, you may benefit from reading these 10 things a motorcyclist should never do…
1. Take inadequate security measures
Some bikes are stolen by skilled, determined thieves who would probably bore through solid rock if that’s what it took. Others go because the owners are naïve to the level of risk. In fact loads do, every year, putting up insurance premiums for everyone.
The factory-fitted steering lock will take seconds for an opportunist to break. Rely on it and there’s a very good chance you’ll never see your bike again after day one.
Get a disc lock, get a ground anchor (or two, one for each wheel), get big chains – and use them. You’ll never regret taking too many security precautions.
2. USE A DISC LOCK WITHOUT A REMINDER
A disc lock reminder adds a little extra inconvenience to locking up your bike, especially if it’s cold and wet and you’re in a hurry – and it’s easy to tell yourself you don’t need it.
You do. Maybe not every time you unlock your bike, but we promise at some point you’ll be distracted and won’t remember that lock until it wallops into your brake caliper as you try to pull away.
If you’re lucky it might only be embarrassing. If you’re not, it could cost you hundreds for a new disc and caliper. You could even get hurt – and it could all be prevented by £2 plastic coil with one end looped around the lock and the other around the handlebar.
3. RIDE AT ANYONE ELSE’S PACE
He got around that corner, so physics says I can too, right?
Not necessarily, because a crucial variable is ignored in that hypothesis: the rider.
He may be well within his comfort zone, while any sense confidence you’re experiencing is vicarious and apt to take flight if startled.
With a lifetime’s experience there will still be some riders that you are unable to keep up with, and you don’t have to, because you’ll never be at your best when you’re over-reaching your ability.
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