Nikki Dropped Her New Motorcycle!

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After a good day of motorcycle practice, she dropped her bike… Not a big deal lol. We just got new motorcycle levers on and one is kinda scratched. It works perfectly fine though! Back on the bike and wanting to learn!

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  1. how come when you put the ppeg stand down at 19:56, the engin didnt turn off ?

    Also, not sure if this was addressed elsewhere, but it seems to me that the bike dropped because Nikki released the front break whilst the bike was turned to the left – hense the brike dropped to the left. she should have streightened the handle bar first to prevent the suspension from wanting to drop the bike in the direction of the turn.

    i think this is the case. i may be wrong.

  2. I dropped my first bike practicing the sharp right turn from a stop for the mva test xD i posted the vid to my channel too, most frustrating part was i couldn't pick my bike back up on my own

  3. I dropped my bike the first time I rode on the street, a car just went into my lane, I panicked and applied my front brake too hard, lost control of my bike and simply dopped it, a brand new CBR250R.
    It hurt your confidence when it happens but I can say you learn a lot from these situations.

  4. Thank you for this video. I just subscribed. I'm a new wifey rider 😁 and I'm practicing the basics. It's so incredibly frustrating to not be able to pop it in neutral as easy as I think it should be such as in a car. UGH!

  5. Command of friction zone /throttle , head and eyes . Apply both brakes smoothly and last few feet of stop no front brake just rear brake friction zone/ rolling off throttle you'll stop smoothly every time. Same applies for taking off , friction zone , bit throttle, bit rear brake , loose grip on handlebars to let bike straight forward itself .

  6. Duuude, nikki is so inspiring! I literally fell for the first time yesterday wich led me to this vid and honestly it really does hurt your pride "confidence". Thank you both for these vids.

  7. Initially puts her foot down too soon and before the bike has come fully to a stop. The bike edges forward a couple more feet and so her foot isnt planted to take the weight as the bike begins to tip.

  8. A rolling bike doesn't want to pop into neutral. The right technique is to down shift gear by gear all the way down to first, releasing the clutch after every gear, and then asses your situation. If you're going to be at the light for a minute, then pop it into neutral. You're just making things more confusing for her.

  9. Going to become a first time rider at age 62 this year.
    Always wanted to ride, but life had other ideas…now it's my turn.
    Had an 81 KZ650H CSR left at my place 5 yrs ago as collateral for $$$ owed me
    for some work I did. Obviously they never came back.

    Well the bike is mine now, a lil ratty after just sitting outside in all four seasons for 5 yrs…but nothing I can't repair. Gonna learn on this ratty looking thing, and when I get proficient…then I'll rebuild it. At my age (if I decide to keep riding) this will be my 'forever' bike, and I'm going with the 60's Cafe' Racer look as I have always loved the look, and being English bourne well the Rocker look (which I fondly remember as a boy) has always stuck with me as well.

    So there ya go! Wish me luck as this should not only be fun (or funny!) but rather interesting I think. Dan…as a former fireman myself brother keep up the fine work that you do I really appreciate it! Thank you sir. Please let thy goodly lady know she's doing fine…just relax.

    Again thank you Dan…everyone else may you all have a splendid day, be safe and smile!
    Thank you everyone for your time…Nikki yer doing fine gurl! Keep working yer envelope you'll be kickin asphalt butt in no time!

    Michael.

  10. I personally think two things.

    1: you're micromanaging her. I'd suggest you to give her an overview and all the tips she might need, make sure she understood, tell her to ask you anything she might want to know or understand, let her do the job. Plus, practicing at low speed is tricky, therefore frustrating if done as first thing
    . If you don't manage to get confident when riding, you're potentially dangerous on the road.
    2: Handling a bike requires physical and mental strength. I might suggest for brand-new riders, especially if short and minute, such as Nikki, to do some physical activity just right before getting on the bike. Have a few sprints, move your arms, do a few squats, etc. This will sharpen your brain, warm up your muscles and prepare them for some action, if needed.

  11. She fell because she slammed the front brake at the end of the stop. Had the same thing happen to me 2 days ago, 5 minutes after purchasing my first bike. Luckily it's a small bike so it took everything I had but I muscled it up without letting it touch the ground lol. It's a horrible feeling

  12. everyone drops their bike one time or another. suppose better to do it now then later! I dropped my R3 the other day and it was only 3 days old as a new rider….just gotta keep going

  13. The good thing she was in neutral when she tip the bike over. The way that engine revved I'm pretty sure the tripod would have worn that bike!
    I get both sides of the argument: keeping it first gear until the cars behind you are stopped so you can escape if need be, and being a neutral to allow your hands to rest after a long ride. If you're on our way 20 minute commute I would imagine going to neutral is unnecessary especially short lights, however for larger intersections with longer wait times or after driving through Canyons I would imagine neutral at a light could really save the grip strength. If you teach her the more complex technique now she can learn when to simplify I want to go back to her training

  14. The crash happened because she put her feet down before stopping. When she noticed that the bike is still moving, she squeezed hard on the front brakes. You can see the forks compressing deep when she hits the brakes aggressively. That caused the bike to swing and fall. I would suggest to practice stopping with the bike not before the bike.

  15. Funny how when i taught myself i took tonnes of risk, going out unlicensed, inexperienced, no technique.. but when teaching a loved one; "buy good gear, tie your boots proper, dont go out unsupervised.."

  16. Whether you stay in first or go to neutral is a personal preference, here in NY you can be at a light for 5 mins… You're not holding the clutch for 5 mins when you don't have to.

  17. Dan my friend. I've been street riding in California (ridiculous rains of far northern CA, and freeways of southern CA) since '84, so my comment is based on a bit of experience. The bike she's on is too big for her right now. It's tough enough to master all of the nuances of riding on the street, and being a new rider, when you're on something so big. I'm not saying she can never ride that, I'm simply say that for right now, it's a bit much. Next, and everyone is already on you about this, but I'll step in, because you appear to be attempting to become a riding coach. THE BIKE IS NEVER PUT INTO NEUTRAL (except to push it around, or when starting it). This is not a debatable topic, so please stop teaching it. At such low speeds, I would be teaching her to use only the rear brake. Why? Because she can learn to blend in some front brake later on, as her balance and skill level improve. Right now, ONLY using the rear brake will cause the bike to "settle down" flatly as it slows, and because all of the bike's weight and mass is in front of the rear wheel, it will feel and act very stable. The bike will settle into each stop, and in the last moment she can put just her left foot down, shift her butt on the seat to the left a little, because she's short (I am too), and the whole stopping event will become a non-issue. I still, after all these years and miles, use only the back brake at low speeds, especially in parking lots, coming up to stops or driveway ramps as I leave parking lots, in neighborhoods, etc. The best way to drop a bike at low speed is to apply front brake, especially for the novice rider, but really, for anyone, in parking lots, on angled driveway ramps, where there's sand down in the pavement, etc. The front brake stacks all of the weight of the machine and rider, into the front forks and tire, and then down the whole thing goes. Get her into some smaller Craigslist machine, on the cheap, let her build her confidence, and do a lot less chasing her around chipping in her ears. You'll find she gets good really fast, when she's not thinking, "Oh sh!t. I have to stop this monster, and I can't hold it up……crap, what did he just say?"

  18. From what I can see, she's putting her foot down too early. Part of the issue is coming to a stop too slowly and the gyroscopic forces keeping her upright can not longer hold up the bike and of course her forcing her to react and put her foot down to try and maintain balance. Dragging your feet while the bike is moving causes the bike to steer to one side due to the drag; with that said, your feet are either on the pegs and you're moving, or your feet are on the ground and you're completely stopped, there is no in-between.

    Don't give instructions to new riders while they are riding, this only increases the risk of an accident because they may do something you say too early thinking you want them to do it right then and there. Give full and clear instructions ahead of time and let them execute those instructions. Should they do anything wrong, point it out while they are at a stand still and then let them run through those instructions again until they get it correct with correcting instructions with each go around.

    New riders are trying to focus on everything at once and often at everything at the wrong times, giving them instructions while they're moving is counter-productive.
    An innocent instruction as "turn left at the end of the lot" will likely yield the new rider just making a left as soon as they hear you say "turn left"
    If you absolutely must give them instructions while they're moving, rephrase your instructions so the conditional statement is first followed by the direction;
    "at the end of the lot, make a left turn" say it once and leave them to execute it, don't compound your own panic onto theirs by repeating the instructions over and over because you think they won't do it properly or on time.

  19. She took her bum off the seat when she came to a stop. When you do that, there is no more solid connection between you and the bike. It's super hard to hold up with just your arms.

    Keep your weight on the seat even when your feet come down, kids.

  20. I thought way too much when I started. I worried way too much of what gear to be in and how I should shift but now it's so second nature its weird. It's weird how your body kinda just become one with the bike over time

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