thats what i mean, there were multiple "correct" answers for a lot of them.gatorSMASH said:how do you see the right answers? what was the answer about the red light one and it not triggering? are you allowed to go through that light? :x
lane splitting and year round riding is the reason i live in californiathelazyone said:
It could be feet flat as that could be called a safety issue, if you can not touch then that probably not the best bike for a beginner. However also a bike that handles well and is comfortable is also very important for a beginner. The first part of this question is right on for someone that has ridden and not new to the game.1) What bike would you buy?
The big one that I really like.
The one where I can have my feet planted flat on the ground.
The one that would be comfortable for me to handle.
I'm no technician so I assume it is only "a", to help start the bike.2) What is the choke?
A device that helps start the bike.
A device that gives the motor more power.
A device that enriches the gas/air mixture.
I picked "b" here as checking the oil, fuel, air pressure of tires and the chain is important, but I could see making sure the fuel is turned on as important. I remember getting ont he EX250 and forgetting to turnt he petcock only to sputter a few miles down the road with me scratching my head...could be real dangerous on a bike that goes far with just the gas in the line.3) During the pre-ride check you should
Check the oil level , fuel level , valve clearance
Check the oil level, fuel level, air pressure of the tires and the chain tension.
Check the air pressure of the tires, the oil level and make sure the fuel is “on”.
I'm pretty sure my FZ1 says like 42/42 for high speed riding and slightly less for normal riding. So I had no idea which of these and I would say depends on your bike and your tire what you put in it, there is no SET rule here.4) What would be an acceptable average for the tire pressure (front/rear)
From my understanding "c" is the correct one.5) Regarding the stopping power of the front/rear break, which one would be the most realistic statement
Front 60%-Rear 40%.
Front 50%-Rear 50%.
Front 85%-Rear 15%.
I was told at the ERC class to apply both at the same time. However I mainly use the front and then the rear.6) When applying the brakes in a motorcycle, we should
Apply first the rear brake and then the front brake.
Apply first the front brake and then the rear brake.
Apply front and rear at the same time.
Yes, you could go over the bars "stoppie". Or you could also wash the front out depending on the road or if your leaned over. However you could just skid and come to a stop because of the road conditions, however this would be rare but I have been there and done that before.7) If you lock the front tire at speed the bike will
Stop abruptly and you will go over the bars.
Wash out to one side or the other.
Skid and come to a stop.
I said Progressively, but in reality I probably swerve while applying the brakes.8) In a sudden emergency, you will apply the brakes
Suddenly and decisively to avoid hitting the obstacle.
Delicately and swerving at the same time.
I always do "a" and "b"...this is where I am not sure what "high speed" means and if we are talking public roads. I do not go looking to drag pegs on public roads so I have no idea here...the most legal "high speed" would be 75mph in CO and other western states ont he Interstate *shrug*9) To steer the bike at high speed into a corner you
Push the handlebar in the direction contrary to the turn.
Lean into the corner.
Turn the handlebar into the direction of the turn.
Is this Centrifugal? I have no idea nor did I care what force is used...LOL10) The counter steering input generates a force called
You could say I lean witht he bike and lean into the turn, is this not the same thing. I do believe they mean to lean off the bike, and yeah I do that sometimes. Sometimes I stay upright and the bike is leaned over...LOL Call me wierd, my friends do.11) When taking a corner and leaning the bike at high speed, what do you do with your body?
You lean with the bike.
You lean into the turn.
You lean to the other side to balance the bike.
I have no idea, I admit it...who cares what force controls the stability of the bike at high speeds, and again what are considered High speeds?12) Which one increases the stability of the bike at speed
I put "c" to slow down before the turn and look into the turn.13) The proper way of taking a high speed turn is
Come into it as fast as possible, look into the turn and counter-steer.
Apply the brakes and keep braking into the turn as you look into the turn.
Slow down before the turn, look into the turn and counter-steer.
Is this not "b"?14) When taking a slow speed turn (3 to 5 miles per hour)
You lean with the bike.
You stay straight and only lean the bike into the turn.
You lean the bike into the turn and yourself towards the outside of the turn.
Again who cares...15) In a high speed turn which force is the most critical?
I put "c" here, I have leaned my body into a 140mph corner and not become unbalanced...and your not going to gain anymore tractiont hen what the road/tire has to offer just from leaning.16) If during a high speed turn you lean your body into the turn, the bike will
Is this a racing question becaus eI have no idea, other then not to touch either brakes, I woudl think touching them or draging them would cause the bike to "maybe" become unstable if we are talking in the triple digits here.17) The best and safest technique to stabilize a bike during high speed cornering is
Do not touch the brakes at all.
Slightly drag the rear brake.
Drag the front brake.
I don't know as I do not ride to the limits on the street. It seems your radius would stay the same unless you force the tire to slide some then making you turn faster.18) Increasing your speed in the middle of a turn will
Increase the radius of the turn.
Make the bike slide out of the turn.
Decrease the radius of the turn.
I figured "b" was right, betetr fuel economy. I know nothing of 2-cyclinder bikes.19) The most important difference between a 2 cylinder and a 4 cylinder motorcycle (of comparable size) is
Power output in the 4 cylinder motorcycle kicks inharder than in a 2 cylinder. bike.
Fuel economy in the 2 cylinder is greater than in the 4 cylinder.
The 2 cylinder motorcyle pollutes less than the 4 cylinder motorcycle.
I picked "a", because I figured that is what they wanted to hear. However as I do not ride to my limit I would either increase my turn or decrease it. If thje gravel was all the way across the road I would just try and slow as much as possible before enterring the gravel and then not touching the throttle till I was through it. I use my brakes in corners *shrug*20) You entered a blind turn up in a canyon road. Right when you are at the apex (committed),
you see right in front of you a patch of loose gravel…
You do not touch the throttle nor the brakes and try to ride it through.
You try to swerve (right or left) to avoid it.
You try to slow down (braking) and swerve to avoid the patch.
I picked "c"...as I have no idea.21) What does “trail braking” mean?
Braking in the middle of the turn.
Dragging the brakes to the apex of the turn.
Braking hard before the turn.
I picked "b", it means slow down...although I never have seen it used...I have seen in CA the circuling of a finger in the air to tell you there are cops ahead. I also had a lady on a chopper going the other way pat the ground to tell me to slow down police ahead...although the police were 15 miles up the road.22) You are riding up in the canyons. A fellow motorcyclist coming your way “taps the palm of his left hand on top of his helmet”. What is he trying to tell you?
Slow down dangerous turn ahead.
Slow down, police ahead.
Speed up, road is clear ahead.
I picked "c", but really never have done this and really don't know why you would on the road. I guess this is a sport bike only deal.23) When “down shifting” a short (and very quick) on/off twist of the throttle is applied (this action is called: blipping). Why?
Because it sounds really cool.
To keep the engine running.
To match the engine to the road speed.
Assuming we go by the "Hurt Report" it is vehicles turning left in front of you.24) When riding in town, what is the most common motorcycle accident?
Being rear ended at a stop sign or red light.
Crashing into a “left turning” vehicle.
Crashing at an intersection.
Is it really half the distance ("a") or a little more ("c")? Again probably depends on the motorcycle.25) If a bike doing 60 miles per hour needs 138 ft to come to a complete stop, how many feet will a bike need doing 30 miles per hour?
"a" is for sure, High beams do not help. "b" is a given, or at least this is what cagers try and claim although we know they saw the biker they just don't want to admit...blame insurance companies for this in telling you to never admit to anything.26) The most common problem that car drivers have with motorcyclist is
They can’t judge the speed of the motorcyclist.
They don’t see the motorcyclist.
They expect them to yield.
I always say to do "c" in riding slightly faster then traffic...however I do not think there is proof as to what is safer. I'm sure this could be argued in many ways.27) When riding on the freeway, which is safer?
Ride at the same speed as traffic.
Ride slighter slower than traffic.
Ride slighter faster than traffic.
Technically it is not legal per say. There is just NO law saying it is Not illegal. Also I do not recall there being anything in the books that say where and when to do it. I only have visited CA and rode there and lane shared I have no idea what the law if any says about it.28) Is it legal in California to split lanes on the freeway?
Yes, between lane 1 and 2.
Yes, between any lanes.
Well Braking will change, and acceleration, but I picked turning speed...however I have never heard a stat on this so I have no idea.29) When carrying a passenger, what aspect of your motorcycle performance will degrade the most?
I would actually say "b" and "c"...then again who am I to say!!30) If when taking a high speed turn you start to “slide” sideways, you should:
Straighten the bike (reducing lean angle).
Roll off your throttle slightly.
I said to make the left turn when safe as that is legal to do so as the light is considered not working. It could be real danagerous to just change lanes, and hard to do in a safe maner if your pulled all the way up.31) You stop at a street signal (with left arrow) waiting to make a left turn. The signal cycles twice but does not detect you and the arrow stays red. You are stuck waiting. What do you do?
Switch to the lane on the right and go straight.
Keep waiting until a car comes behind you and tr****** the sensor.
Make the left turn (with red arrow) when safe.
Does this not depend on what type of bike you are on? 45 degrees is my guess, again I do not ride to my bike slimit on the street. I'm sure a cruiser is differant then a sport bike then a Gold Wing then a moped...lol32) If you are taking a turn at high speed, how many degrees can you lean your bike before loosing grip? (in optimal conditions)
I picked "a", however I feel it all is and I do all.33) What is the most important technique when riding a motorcycle?
Keeping safe distance from moving objects.
Checking the rear view mirrors often.
I picked "b"34) In the middle of a decreasing-radius right-hand turn, you will need to:
Put more pressure on the left handlebar.
Put more pressure on the right handlebar.
Roll off the throttle.