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New rider videos

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Hey fellas

I have a nephew who just bought a his first motorcycle. When I first got my wing I watched a video reminding me of where to look when cornering etc.
I thought I linked from here. Any thoughts on a good video?



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1st thing to tell him, is that the bike will go where his eyes are looking.

and that means that he must look at a point about 3 to 5 seconds in front of him, so he can take the twisties w/o crossing the double yellow.

have him follow this link and look at bunch of these videos.

not recommending one over the other, but as a conglomeration, he should get some good ideas.

the forum is not allowing me to enter a Search link.........

go to youtube and enter in the search bar there the term "first time motorcycle rider tips"
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First time rider, in my opinion, take a basic motorcycle riders course. MCrider has some really great videos for beginners to experienced. He also has a forum with a field guide to take to a parking lot and practice.
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MSF Basic MC course with range days, even on 250s is great for the new rider, then a Experienced rider course every couple - three years for awhile.
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keithg64 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:37 pm
MCrider has some really great videos for beginners to experienced. He also has a forum with a field guide to take to a parking lot and practice.
I like McRider too, and support him via Patreon but Fast Eddie at Motojitsu.com has hundreds, if not thousands by now, videos and you can find so many great things to see on his site and YouTube. He does free training every week all over California and, if my memory serves me right, he has attended over 40 training courses.

He has published 3 books, with the fourth coming out soon. He has a number of parking lot maneuvers (white belt to place belt) that is a challenge to so many of us.

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Corkster52 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:04 pm
keithg64 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:37 pm
MCrider has some really great videos for beginners to experienced. He also has a forum with a field guide to take to a parking lot and practice.
I like McRider too, and support him via Patreon but Fast Eddie at Motojitsu.com has hundreds, if not thousands by now, videos and you can find so many great things to see on his site and YouTube. He does free training every week all over California and, if my memory serves me right, he has attended over 40 training courses.

He has published 3 books, with the fourth coming out soon. He has a number of parking lot maneuvers (white belt to place belt) that is a challenge to so many of us.
FastEddie is a very good teacher with great videos and illustrations to match.


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