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7 Stupid Mistakes Beginner Motorcycle Riders Make (2019)

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  • So I'm gonna tell you right now, you cannot drive over
  • the Atlantic Ocean.
  • You have to take a ship.
  • What's up buddy?
  • You are in my lane.
  • Yeah, yeah get off your frickin' phone, buddy.
  • [MUSIC PLAYING]
  • What is up everybody?
  • Dan D The Fireman here.
  • We're going to be going over seven stupid and common
  • mistakes, the 2019 edition.
  • How do I turn this thing on again?
  • I took a caffeine pill with no breakfast, and I can feel it.
  • The reason why it's 2019 is because I did this last year.
  • I want to make it more relevant this year because this
  • is popular.
  • You guys are looking at this up.
  • So I want to make sure you guys had the right information.
  • And some of this stuff, it's more like a common sense type
  • thing.
  • So I wanted to change some of it with some newer opinions.
  • So we're going to jump into it.
  • Please don't make these stupid, stupid mistakes, please.
  • Freaking caffeine.
  • Number one, last year I talked about riding after drinking.
  • Now that one, to me, is a little common sense,
  • a little bit easy for people to understand.
  • Yes, you do not want to drink and drive,
  • so let's change it up.
  • Let's change up number one.
  • So now it's gonna be the Dunning Kruger Effect.
  • I wanted to sound smart.
  • So in the field of psychology, the Dunning Kruger Effect
  • is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess--
  • there you go, not excess --assess
  • their cognitive ability as greater than it is.
  • I see that a lot.
  • This is not just a motorcycle thing.
  • This is something that a lot of people
  • do when it comes to anything.
  • But drinking alcohol is one of those things
  • where you feel super confident, and your skills,
  • your reflexes are still good.
  • It's like, no bro, I've only had 17 beers.
  • I drive better when I'm drunk.
  • Or I focus more.
  • That right there is a Dunning Kruger Effect,
  • where you are telling yourself that you are a better
  • person, that you have better skills than you really do.
  • And that's not good.
  • That is not good.
  • And that could be for anything, not just alcohol.
  • But it could be for just having the motorcycle
  • skills in terms of, I've been riding for a week,
  • I'm perfectly fine.
  • I can travel cross country and over the world
  • and drive over the Atlantic Ocean type stuff.
  • You can't.
  • So I'm gonna tell you right now, you cannot drive over
  • the Atlantic Ocean.
  • You have to take a ship.
  • What's up, buddy?
  • You are in my lane.
  • Yeah, yeah get off your frickin' phone buddy.
  • Yeah.
  • So anyways, that's one of those things, Dunning Kruger Effect.
  • Look it up.
  • It's really cool.
  • I should have had the definition up here for a quick second
  • there.
  • Dude, you need to pay attention, man.
  • Dude had a tire in my lane.
  • All right, so riding in shorts and sandals.
  • This applies to not wearing any PPE.
  • It's still relevant.
  • PPE, I didn't say pee pee.
  • PPE is personal protective equipment.
  • That is something that many industries use for gear ATGAT.
  • Motorcycling is ATGAT, all the gear all the time.
  • I'm going to start talking and saying PPE
  • because I think a lot of people understand what that means--
  • personal protective equipment, wearing helmet, gloves, pants,
  • jacket, boots.
  • OK, wear full gear PPE, full PPE at all times.
  • Please do not ride in shorts and sandals.
  • It is not safe.
  • You're gonna rip your toes off, rip your ankles off, rip
  • your legs off, get road rash, have a bunch of issues.
  • And if you're wearing just shorts and sandals,
  • that means you're not wearing a shirt or anything like that.
  • That's pretty stupid and dumb.
  • I know it gets hot in the summertime,
  • but there are options out there.
  • If you buy a motorcycle and you start riding,
  • just realize it's going to be an expensive hobby.
  • It's not going to be cheap, unless you get secondhand stuff
  • or you find some good deals out there.
  • Plus, when you buy these things, it's not like regular clothes.
  • You buy a pair of motorcycle jeans,
  • they will last you a while.
  • You buy a good helmet, it'll last
  • you a good about five years, depending
  • on how much you ride with it.
  • 40,000 miles in five years.
  • I talked about when you should replace your helmet
  • in a previous video.
  • Please check it out.
  • It gives you a lot of information.
  • And these things will last you, unless you
  • gain or lose a lot of weight.
  • You won't fit in it obviously, but these
  • will last you a long time.
  • And they stay relevant, and they stay in style.
  • Trust me, you look pretty cool when you wear full gear.
  • Putting your feet down.
  • Now, this one was back in 2018 when I said this.
  • And what I meant by it-- and I got a lot of feedback from it,
  • kind of negative --is that people were
  • like, man, I put my feet down.
  • Why is that a stupid mistake?
  • What I meant by it-- and I don't think I explained it very well
  • -- is that, let's say I'm taking a left turn at a stoplight.
  • Putting my left foot down like I'm a flat tracker
  • is not a good thing.
  • That is a stupid mistake.
  • You do not want to put your foot down.
  • Your feet will get gripped--
  • will get gripped.
  • Your foot will grab the asphalt. The asphalt
  • will grab your foot, and it will yank your foot.
  • There is a reason why only two wheels should be touching
  • the ground at all times.
  • And there's a reason why you have
  • traction on your bottom of your feetsies.
  • I keep saying feetsies.
  • It's supposed to be feet.
  • I need to stop making up words.
  • It will grab the ground and it will yank your foot.
  • So it's really not a good thing to do.
  • So that's what I meant by it.
  • I have no problem with people walking, paddle walking, duck
  • walking out of a parking space at the stoplight,
  • like I'm coming up to.
  • There's no issue with that.
  • That is perfectly fine.
  • Stability is great.
  • But if you're making a left hand turn
  • and you put your foot down like you need balance,
  • that's not smart keep.
  • Your feet on the pegs.
  • Let's not do that.
  • [INAUDIBLE] with taking turns too fast.
  • Now, some reason--
  • I think the reason why people--
  • I've never done it.
  • I mean, I didn't start with dirt track
  • or I didn't start with dirt biking or off road or anything
  • like that.
  • So that's a habit that people that ride dirt bikes usually
  • do.
  • One of the things is that if you take a turn too fast,
  • you start leaning.
  • It's a little bit scary.
  • So what people do is they put their foot down,
  • thinking that's going to help them balance.
  • It's not going to happen.
  • So if you take the turn too fast, you're in a deep doo doo.
  • So what you need to do is, you need
  • to approach the turn at an appropriate speed.
  • And only really way of doing that is through experience.
  • So what you need to do when you first start riding--
  • this is the beginner tip--
  • is to take turns slower than usual.
  • You can always accelerate.
  • You can always bring up the speed.
  • But it's a lot harder to slow down mid-turn.
  • So take the turn slower than usual.
  • Get a feel for your bike.
  • Get a feel for the leaning, or get a feel
  • for what your bike can do.
  • After you have an idea of what that is,
  • then you could take the turns a little bit sharper,
  • a little bit quicker, a little bit faster.
  • Obviously, within the speed limit
  • and within the recommendations.
  • And there you go, buddies.
  • Yeah, buddies.
  • [LAUGHING] Yeah.
  • Leaving without looking.
  • So if I just go through this intersection
  • without looking left or right, that's pretty dumb.
  • It's still relevant.
  • So if I just go like this and, boom, get hit from the side,
  • that was really dumb.
  • I did a quick look before I start talking.
  • But, guys, you need to look both ways
  • before you cross the street.
  • I think momma and dadda told you to do that.
  • Look left, look right, look left again.
  • Then go.
  • Get out of that intersection.
  • And that applies-- what's up buddy?
  • That applies to leaving any intersection.
  • That applies to leaving a parking space.
  • That applies to everything.
  • You want to be at least two to three steps ahead
  • when you're riding.
  • We're playing chess, not checkers, all right.
  • We need to figure this stuff out.
  • So it's still relevant.
  • So getting hit leaving a parking lot is a really stupid mistake.
  • You really shouldn't be getting hit when you're
  • taking off from a parking lot.
  • You know what I mean?
  • Getting hit in an intersection, that happens way too much.
  • That is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents
  • with another vehicle.
  • That is insane.
  • Let's prevent some of that stuff by looking.
  • Let's prevent some of that stuff by looking at least four
  • to 12 seconds ahead.
  • Let's pay attention, everybody.
  • All right, class?
  • So just using one brake.
  • Man, I see this happen a lot.
  • We all pretty much come from cars, right?
  • What is our braking?
  • It's a pedal, right?
  • So we're all used to slamming this rear brake.
  • We're used to using our right foot.
  • I'm using both right here, right foot and I'm using front brake.
  • You know why?
  • Because you get better--
  • oh, I need to downshift.
  • [LAUGHING] I was stalled.
  • Using the front and the rear brake
  • to stop gives you the greatest--
  • no, actually it gives you the least stopping distance.
  • Gives you the greatest stopping power.
  • Just using the rear brake is about 20% to 40% of the--
  • oop, I'm in neutral.
  • --20%, 40% of the power.
  • Looking left, looking right, looking left.
  • 20% to 40% of the stopping power, that is not a lot.
  • The front brake gives you the remainder of that.
  • When you apply them together, you get 100%.
  • So guys, you need to understand how to use the front and rear
  • brake in conjunction.
  • Conjunction junction, what's your function?
  • You need to figure that out and learn how to do it,
  • because that is what's going to give you the best stopping
  • power.
  • Do not slam the rear brake.
  • If you press super duper hard while you're going at speed,
  • you're going to produce a rear skid, unless you have--
  • Even then, it's going to be difficult to stop.
  • There's tactics to release a rear skid,
  • so you don't low slide or high side.
  • Same thing with the front brake.
  • There's definitely techniques to do that,
  • and you can learn that at an MSF course, the BRC 1,
  • BRC advanced class.
  • These are all different classes you can definitely take.
  • They're a lot of fun.
  • We do that at ridearizonamtc.
  • Look it, left, right, left, straight this way.
  • Cool, cool, cool.
  • Next, next, sunglasses or a tinted advisor at night.
  • Oops.
  • Well, I'm wearing a tinted visor because it's
  • going to get a little bit sunnier out.
  • So I put this out here because I see a lot of people doing this
  • because they want to, because they want to look cool.
  • It's not the safest thing.
  • I did recommend keeping a pair of safety glasses
  • that are clear in your jacket pocket,
  • or a saddle bag, or a backpack.
  • So then, if you are caught out in the darkness--
  • into the darkness --you can put those on, flip up the lid.
  • And now you have a pair of eye protection while you're riding.
  • And then, you can take them off and put the lid back
  • on when it gets a little bit sunnier out,
  • a little bit lighter out.
  • I didn't do that today.
  • So depending on the level of tint,
  • this can be extremely dangerous.
  • Today, it wasn't so bad because it is getting sunnier out.
  • Now, it feels like just normal--
  • yeah, it looks normal to me.
  • But definitely don't do that.
  • So it's still relevant.
  • Oh my gosh, guys, guys, guys, guys!
  • Bald tires, I see this all the time.
  • First off, I understand, motorcycle tires
  • are ridiculously overpriced.
  • I pay more for motorcycle tires than I pay for my car tires.
  • And I only get two tires out of it.
  • The labor is more intensive.
  • I could change my own tires.
  • I'm sure I could change my own motorcycle tires,
  • but it's a lot of work.
  • And I won't do it.
  • So I understand why people ride with bald tires.
  • But please, just remember, once again, we have
  • two tires touching the road.
  • Two very small pieces of contact is
  • keeping us upright on the road.
  • Having them bald, having tires of no tread,
  • or any channels for water or debris and anything like that,
  • that is extremely dangerous.
  • It's even more dangerous when you
  • have tires that are showing the wires, that are damaged.
  • Holy crap guys, I see that way too often.
  • And I think a lot of the time it's
  • because they are expensive.
  • I understand that.
  • I understand that.
  • But what's more expensive?
  • What's more expensive, hospital bills or a tire?
  • I bet you your deductible--
  • if you have a health care deductible
  • --I bet your deductible is way more
  • expensive than a set of tires for the next five years.
  • I bet you.
  • So this is still very relevant.
  • What's up, buddy?
  • He's on something.
  • This is very dangerous.
  • Tires do cost money.
  • I understand it.
  • But guys, everybodys, please, please, please double
  • check your tires.
  • I do have a tire guide.
  • I have it in my DDFM Training Manual, module 1,
  • how to read the codes on the sides, what
  • to do when it comes to when the tires are getting low,
  • how to check when they're low, how
  • did how to pretty much take care of your tires,
  • how to break them in, all that stuff.
  • It's on the DDFM Training Manual module 1.
  • Please check it out.
  • It's really good information, along with all
  • this other stuff.
  • But right now, I'm just going to tell you, double
  • check your tires.
  • Make sure they're there good age, they're not dry rotted,
  • and there's no real damage.
  • And do pre-ride check every once in a while.
  • I mean, hopefully every time, but every once in awhile,
  • double check your tires.
  • See if they're doing OK before you head out on the road.
  • You do not want to have a blowout while you're
  • riding because now you have one tire that's giving you
  • traction, and it's a big issue.
  • OK?
  • All right.
  • This was my seven stupid mistakes that you should not
  • make, updated for 2019.
  • I hope you guys enjoyed it.
  • Please hit that Subscribe button.
  • And bye.

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