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How to ride your motorcycle in the rain SAFE?

Post by kramykram on Sat 31 Jul 2010, 10:13 am

I came across this info while looking at Honda Safety Driving Center Philippines' FB page and might as well share it.

How to ride your motorcycle in the rain SAFE?

•Avoid all sudden moves - strong changes in speed or direction can cause the motorcycle to skid.
◦Accelerate smoothly
◦Change gears smoothly
◦Turn smoothly
◦Use both brakes gradually when stopping
•Reduce speed to allow more time for braking.
•Maintain a larger space cushion in traffic to allow more time to react
•Take turns slower to minimize the lean of the motorcycle.
•Avoid hydroplaning while riding the motorcycle by riding in the tire tracks of other vehicles
•Be careful when putting your foot down at stops. Your feet will have less traction in the rain than your motorcycle.
•If possible, avoid riding your motorcycle in the first 30-60 minutes of
the rainstorm. Water mixes with dirt on the road and flushes out oil on
the road making it even more slippery.
•Warn pavement on high
traffic roads can lead to depression in the asphalt. Water will build
up in those depressions and increase the risk of hydroplaning.
•Wear
proper motorcycle rain gear. Staying dry and warm will help a rider
focus their attention on controlling their vehicle instead of thinking
about their discomfort.
•As water accumulates on your motorcycle
helmet visor, alternate turning your head from the right to the left
(while keeping your eyes forward). This will allow the force of the
wind to blow the rain drops off our of your field of vision.

Some areas are extra slippery when riding a motorcycle in the rain. Treat them with caution and avoid them when possible:

•Metal covers/plates & manhole covers
•Bridge grates
•Train tracks
•Painted lines/lane markings (crosswalks, HOV lanes)
•Leaves
•Wood (like some old timey bridges)
•Potholes (they look like puddles but you can't judge the depth)

There are some other surfaces that can be slippery for motorcycles even when
the weather is nice. Avoidance is best but using techniques similar to
riding in the rain should keep your motorcycle shiny side up if you
cannot avoid them.

•Sand, gravel, rocks (they tend to collect on sides of road, esp. on curves & ramps leading to & from highway)
•Trash
•Fuel, oil, coolant
•Crack sealant & tar (esp. in hot weather)
•Ice/snow (esp in low, shaded areas and on bridges & overpasses)
•Mud, moss, algae

Source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honda-Safety-Driving-Center-Philippines/132483483428865

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Re: How to ride your motorcycle in the rain SAFE?

Post by Y I N G on Sat 31 Jul 2010, 1:06 pm

Thanks Kramy . .very nice info

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Re: How to ride your motorcycle in the rain SAFE?

Post by auJHOtech on Tue 03 Aug 2010, 4:15 am

galing..!

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