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I had a Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe and could turn at very slow speeds using the clutch. Never had any training but somehow figured it out. It works! I ride a Can-Am Spyder now so no longer do I have to worry about a bike being too heavy or going too slowly.

Elaine
Liverpool, NY
Friday, October 13, 2017
I watched your videos (Ride Like a Pro) and I took a Rider's Edge course and the focus was control of the throttle and clutch, exactly what you wrote about in your article.

I started riding a 2007 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic in 2009 and I focused on control at low speeds using balance, clutch/throttle, and turning. After 30,000 miles in four years, I was ready for the Yamaha Royal Venture. The 2009 Royal Venture is top-heavy, but I have used the same skills on that bike and have more than 30,000 miles on it so far.

Your point about feet up immediately, even at slow speed, reduces the chances of dropping your bike, because you are using balance and the back brake. I can come to a complete stop without feet down. It is important to practice your skills at the beginning of every season.

I travel all summer across many states, over many different terrains, different road conditions, and temperature and weather conditions. You can never be prepared enough for an elk running along side of you, or rounding a bend and finding five horses in the middle of the road, or when the paved road is tilted the wrong direction on a twisty road. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Jerry Palladino. I am on your wife's Facebook women's group too!




Elaine Schaffran
North Canton, OH
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I took a motorcycle course two years ago and they actually taught that technique. As part of the course and part of the provincial driving requirements for motorcycle, you must be able to ride at super slow speeds under control.

Yes, I think everyone should learn this!

Doreen Lambert
Vernon, BC, Canada
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Thank you. I am sure this advise is going to help me a lot. And please, if you have more road safety tips, I would love to read them. Thanks.


Thea Hobkirk
South Africa - Pretoria, South Africa
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Editor Response
We have an entire section on our website called Safe Riding Tips, that you can access here.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
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