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Hi People,

After reading about the many mis-haps that keep happening, I humbly asked Jetblast if we can have a Safety Section on the forum. A place where we can cover things that can / have / or might go wrong while riding.

I feel we can use this to address safety issues, concerns and suggestions and I will work on getting together articles to help promote safety while riding.

Hopefully, we will all find reason to submit comments on here.

Let the fun begin! THANKS JETBLAST!

WIM.

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It's NEVER a bad idea to give your bike a complete look-over b/f you go out riding it. Always remember that your bike is NOT like your car. Each system is completely vital for the thing to run, and finding out on the highway that it's not completely functional is not a good place. I speak from experience on this. Just my .02

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After hard rains is when you find gravel washed out of driveways. Always seems to be in a corner.

Dark visors suck after sundown. I always wear clear glasses underneath, so I can ride shield up if needed, or at least have them with you. Helps if you get overcome with bugs also.

If you're going solo twisty, which I do a lot, tell someone your intended route. I have a GPS enabled phone. If I ever end up missing the wife can see where I am. Lot's of people have run off and not been found for a long time. [disregard if you're "up to no good."

I posted somewhere else about group riding, so I won't cover that again here.

Ride sober.

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Never ride with "tie" shoes where the lace loops are long enough to slip over your gear shifter! Makes it hard to put your left foot down and you may not have time to shift weight to your right! Makes for a a very graceless drop, kind of like the tricycle and the German in the old "Laugh-in" TV shows.

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After hard rains is when you find gravel washed out of driveways. Always seems to be in a corner.

Dark visors suck after sundown. I always wear clear glasses underneath, so I can ride shield up if needed, or at least have them with you. Helps if you get overcome with bugs also.

If you're going solo twisty, which I do a lot, tell someone your intended route. I have a GPS enabled phone. If I ever end up missing the wife can see where I am. Lot's of people have run off and not been found for a long time. [disregard if you're "up to no good."

I posted somewhere else about group riding, so I won't cover that again here.

Ride sober.
One thing I like about the scorpion helmet I have is that it has a VERY simple visor changing system, and the phoenix jacket I have even has a pocket on the inside to store extra visors. When it gets dark, all I have to do is pull over, pull out the clear one, throw it on, and toss the dark one in the pocket. Takes about a grand total of 10 minutes.

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