5 Life-Saving Habits for Motorcycle Riders
If there’s a golden rule to motorcycling, "don’t be an idiot” would rank #1. But beyond that, there are a few things you can do to drastically lower your risk factor.

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  • Gråven Guitar
    Gråven Guitar

    He could be talking about atoms all day, his voice is just hypnotic :D

  • Joe Nelson
    Joe Nelson

    Like a deflated sex doll?? Oh Canada🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Brent Bradley
    Brent Bradley

    stupid video

  • HonorB 4Glory
    HonorB 4Glory

    I ride a motorized bike, which can be invisible to certain people, so I always have my fingers on my levers in traffic. I also stand up through intersections, to make myself appear larger, so idiots will be more likely to make the connection that I'm an obstacle to avoid.

  • James Jack
    James Jack

    Brilliant video mate, Kind Regards James Fae (from) Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Part of the UK 🇬🇧 😊 👍

  • bontemps Rudyjeanpaul
    bontemps Rudyjeanpaul

    Down shift if necessary!

  • Drift

    You mean a lot to me!

  • Ready72000

    Am I the only guy in the world who four-fingers the brake and clutch levers?

  • Jomary Ambrosio
    Jomary Ambrosio

    When i know I'm faster than my group i stay behind and start speeding on straight line just so they know I'm fast. When near turns i start going behind.. you never knows whats around so i let them check :)

  • Rat Rod Studios - DRR Customs Ltd
    Rat Rod Studios - DRR Customs Ltd

    Lol at the Alberta plates on that drawing haha

  • jed dej
    jed dej

    I "feel" like I've actually learned and restablished some truisms that I know. An everyday rider.

  • Paul Cowell
    Paul Cowell

    Ride like everyone else is an idiot..

  • khan la
    khan la

    I need to go back to school and learn more physics before watching his videos ,

  • YEEYEE Brother
    YEEYEE Brother

    Hahaha i am an Albertan this is one if the most funny things iv ever seen

  • C.I.A

    I don’t even own a bike.

  • Metal wizard
    Metal wizard


  • lee batt
    lee batt

    Dyslexics are actually very good at bidirectional scanning as well.

  • lee batt
    lee batt

    This guys good, very good. In depth, accessible and entertaining.

  • Mutti the beast
    Mutti the beast

    best advice is: Ride like everybody is trying to kill you

  • f308gtb1977

    Superb. As always.

  • Symon Cryer
    Symon Cryer

    4:57. Wolfenstein 3D. Older people will get this.

  • Al Pussycat The Substantial Chanel
    Al Pussycat The Substantial Chanel

    By the way, safety first. You can't do this when you dead.

  • Al Pussycat The Substantial Chanel
    Al Pussycat The Substantial Chanel

    That was cool. As an old man, I already knew all that stuff. You did a wonderful job plainly explaining. Thank you. Most enjoyable.

  • philjohnson725

    Get to the five habits and then explain them. This video is droning on and I just had to leave. The boredom was overwhelming.

  • Nate

    We are too competitive. Everyone has something to prove. Just ride for fun, that’s why I always prefer to sweep.

  • 35ozgur

    My English not so good but still watched whole video =) this is first video of yours... For breaking simple saying squeeze like limon

  • Intruder Grid
    Intruder Grid

    Ryan has his own funny way of presenting very serious issues! His humorous ways always makes me watch everything to the very end!

  • Das Mole
    Das Mole

    dude you truly make fantastic easy to understand educational videos

  • Almis Peter Salcius
    Almis Peter Salcius

    what is that an Escalade behind me?

  • holmes1956O

    Lots of bad info here. Applying your front brake as stated will nullify your brake light guaranteeing a rear end crash. As road racers learn braking the rear brake is used first lightly to set the chassis up to brake hard with the front thus reducing the tendency to lock the front wheel. Scanning forward should be done by looking as far forward as posible then scanning one side. Return your sight to the forward point then scan the other side. This gives you sight of animals approaching the road. While doing this scan pay attention to the vehicles on cross roads. If their speed appears to be not slowing prepare to stop because they probably are not going to. Be safe take care and remember you are the only one paying attention

  • Daniel Torrecilla
    Daniel Torrecilla


  • Firth

    Is this guy a physicist?

  • C VIGY
    C VIGY

    I've been riding bike like years of my life, i can say that my right hand have ABS feature since i broke my hand 2 times Edit : i mean motorcycles, not bike like bicycle

  • Badboys &co
    Badboys &co

    By the way you should be reading audio books...... very pleasant to listen to and perfect explanation.

  • Kelso Bradshaw
    Kelso Bradshaw

    how was the first shot filmed?

  • Thizz Fox
    Thizz Fox

    0:52 Great way to destroy your brake pads and also clutch

  • J.C. on a bike
    J.C. on a bike

    One of your best. Well done.

  • Pablo

    What's up with the mixed direction road diagram at about the 5 minute mark? The horizontal road has folks driving on the left. The vertical road has folks driving on the right. \_0_/

  • Syed Moin Doja
    Syed Moin Doja

    wonderful video!

  • grndzro

    So I need to learn how to read backwards..got it :)

  • DigiPal

    Deep rut on city streets, sometimes so deep, I accidentally dropped my brand new motorcycle tonight. It seems that both feet where unable to reach the ground like as a normal level, so, yes, lost balance, dropped it on the right side. No damage, thanks, maybe beginners luck. Just got my motorcycle driving licence a couple weeks ago, and one of the first thing we've learned, is to break using the rear brake, like in the video, preferably use the rear brake to hold the motorcycle too. Never use the front brake if the handlebar is not straight. Funny to see you talk about those very usefull tips in that video. Instructors repeated those tips so many times, in way to let us remember them as much as possible.

  • The Clockwork Angeloid
    The Clockwork Angeloid

    ha haa jokes on you we don't put Alberta plates on the front. so you'll never know. love the vid btw

  • SVRZ 7
    SVRZ 7

    Thanks Man, this may save my life one day 👍🏻

  • Anil Jacob
    Anil Jacob

    Smartest and coolest guy I've ever glanced on

  • Mitchell Rice
    Mitchell Rice

    Dude you have a voice fit for a professional narrator 👌🏼

  • Pekka Laaksonen
    Pekka Laaksonen

    Great stuff - great mind - thanks!

  • redbarond1

    I love the fact that he actually spent the time to bring up fairly complex physics, and explained all of it so well!

  • Union News page too much FB Censure
    Union News page too much FB Censure

    forward medical commercial, how many people do you share our medical files with,people like their privacy! i.e. you and customer, that is it!

  • BazzerObama

    He managed to get “Homo Motorcyclist” & “Blow the Rider” in the same sentence, and never missed a beat…….respect 👍

  • David Dennis
    David Dennis

    I love you videos, man. Good job. 👍

  • Curtiss Annetts
    Curtiss Annetts

    Is this guy Charlie Sheens son? Sounds and kinda resembles him

  • Omar Gallegos
    Omar Gallegos

    Can anyone tell me what boots and pants those are?

  • Georgios Iason Konstantinou
    Georgios Iason Konstantinou

    good to know !!

  • krytoses

    Your videos are incredible. Entertaining and brilliant. Thank you

  • DoglinsShadow

    That last tip was great and really explained a lot of my own emotions I had about a recent group ride in which I decided to go to the back of the group because I noticed a new friend kept following me too close... it became clear if I had to brake he would be coming too close to me as a result of that effect. In one occasion he rode up the side of another guy.

  • Brian Roach
    Brian Roach

    But we’re not taught to cover our brake lever in traffic. We’re taught to keep away from any control not in use. Also, locking fingers behind the lever can get in the way of a full squeeze of lever travel (as a common denominator. shaped levers matter, but that is advance specific) Emergency stops should also be practiced. Pedantic, yes - but practicing emergency stops on your bike(s) in a parking lot matters. Also, loading the lever activates your brake light unless adjusted , which was missed. One issue in so many excellent videos

  • BOYGENIUS538 _
    BOYGENIUS538 _

    Wow I’m a bidirectional reader because I speak English and can read Arabic because I’m Muslim.

  • David Garratt
    David Garratt

    Best part is the clip from the safety video at the end. (All the rest is definitely great info too)

  • Yorkshire_Tea_innit

    I already recieved these lessons from 1. father 2. bike test instructor. Am I rare in that? Are these lessons new to many people out there?

  • Ekin Elçi
    Ekin Elçi

    My dude has the production quality of a documentary on all of his videos.

  • nickodevoe1

    Like a deflated sex doll omg I'm dead hahaha

  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare

    I’m loving your channel more with each episode. Thanks

  • Jesus Antonio Sosa Herrera
    Jesus Antonio Sosa Herrera

    All these theories come down when an a*****e driving in the gronw lane after just turning right impacts you frontally. That happened to me once.

  • Ssekandi Magala Abdul
    Ssekandi Magala Abdul

    Spectacular insights!

  • The Flashing Eyes
    The Flashing Eyes

    Can't believe these videos are free. Keep up the quality content!

  • Les

    If you pull slightly on the front brake lever you will be running with the brake light on and no one behind you will know when you are braking also if you stop with your left foot on the ground how to you engage first to pull away unless you leave it in gear all the time

  • Engine Notes From Underground
    Engine Notes From Underground

    I call bullshit on the snow thing


    In his left to right explaination the drivers of the horizontal road drove left while those of the verical road drove right 😂

  • Théo Le Breton
    Théo Le Breton

    This is the BEST channel for bikers Thanks ✌✌✌

  • Quimbly Jones
    Quimbly Jones

    I learnt to rev my engine just to get people's attention if I don't think they know I'm there.

  • Cody Markley
    Cody Markley

    This guy needs his own TV channel. He is like the discovery Channel for bikes.

  • Please Bring the Fire
    Please Bring the Fire

    Preloading brakes is something I've always instinctively done but now I know the science in relation to the forces the tires are under.

  • PChelpism

    native arabic speaker here, this is all i needed, getting a hayabusa now

  • thomabb

    I love the dig on Alberta drivers...

  • rcud1

    In everyday life, paranoia is not a great thing to worry about, but on a motorcycle it is!

  • NotYurBusiness

    My instructor told me '' Ride like everybody's trying to kill you'' Saved me a few times in 4 years already.

  • 1panic0 Drive
    1panic0 Drive

    Traffic lights i always use my front brakes (whilst sitting) i stop with both 20%Front 80%Rear. And i dont ride with people i dont know and i assume he cant ride better than i can so expect the unexpected.

  • 1panic0 Drive
    1panic0 Drive

    I always ready my brakes (not engaging them) but i have my foot and 2 fingers on my brakes at all times (ready to use) especially in the crowded country i love in. (Thats why i prefer to own ABS)

  • Trent Davis
    Trent Davis

    That Jada smith joke had me dying

  • Jim Kluska
    Jim Kluska

    Dude ,..just found ur vids..😁👍👍

  • Loring Mccrorey
    Loring Mccrorey

    Near the Timmy's drive thru.😂☕👍

  • Campo de Marzo
    Campo de Marzo

    Have been riding for two weeks now. Happy to report I'm still alive.

  • Volvox

    6:52 I feel personally offended!

  • Gergely H
    Gergely H

    4:00 what kind of road system is this?!

  • Derek Haggerty
    Derek Haggerty

    ABS is now standard fitment on new European bikes. Also, holding the lever in will not only illuminate brake light, it may wear out pads and even warp the discs.

  • Branson Basher
    Branson Basher

    Great information. Thank you very much.

  • Justin Joshy
    Justin Joshy

    4:08 Subtle English tea referance when he mentions "wrong side of the road". Gosh this guy is phenomenal.

  • stevest1300

    5:03 You've got to be from British Columbia to get it. I get it.

  • stevest1300

    2 words...linked anti-lock...or 3.

  • HostileTakeover2

    Wow, didn't know I was following some of the habits instinctually. Left side bias, bidirectional scanning, and opening to cold (relaxed riding). Good to know the others too.

  • Asahel

    this kinda complicates things Ive been motorcyclist for 12 years average of 3 hrs a day on a city road , just gonna stick what i am on the road.

  • Serithin Miaghee
    Serithin Miaghee

    Dude when I first saw you on youtube I thought you were a babbling child but you are impressively insightful, my bad.

  • M N
    M N

    The preloading your lever make sense...but...wouldn't that light up your brake lights ALL THE TIME ?? 🤷‍♀️😕

  • Mechanically Creative
    Mechanically Creative

    The Dad jokes are thick on this channel.

  • Thobias MARTIN
    Thobias MARTIN

    On thing that infuriates me I have a very good friend of mine that is a learner we ride to work pretty much every day From the first ride to today I always wanted her to ride in front so I can go at her pace and she doesn't push herself too much and learns at her speed (I know from personal experience that if you try to keep up with more performing buddys that's when you crash) And also because that would tame my crazy ass riding a custom like it's a sports bike But she has the phobia to be followed.... I've been behind her a few times and she gets all stiff on the bike takes corners awfully and all kind of bad stuff So I'm stuck always checking for her and sometimes making stops to wait for her if the road gets too curvy Because you can't be in someone's head and know at wich speed they want to be It's always either too slow or too fast And it makes the ride less fun Just a random rant I don't know if anyone can relate or something but yeah...

  • seeingeyegod

    Who knew that learning to read Hebrew as a kid would make me a safer motorcycle rider!

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren

    Thanks 'FortNine'. Solid, science loaded video and "Life Saving Tips" Greetings from tropical THAILAND "Johnny-BikeSanooK " I am a 71 years-old newbie rider with two new titanium knees (TKR Total Knee Replacement). Last year (2020) I discovered the JOY of motorcycling and I've now decided to purchase the Indian made =RE= Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Supernova (350 cc). Cruiser (flat foot) no vibrations and easy to ride. A little street cred, too. Finally, here is my "Thumper" Meteor review fibill.info/nick/videot/1qZ8gWOmqoaHdns

  • Reilly Washburn
    Reilly Washburn

    Comment for metrics.

  • Nomi Shuja
    Nomi Shuja

    why do I find that his voice doesn't match his age? haha

  • LearningWithLocke

    Hahaha I love the Alberta plate. Gotta love the vacation folks on curvy roads.