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Speaking Without Words – How To Use Motorcycle Hand Signals

How To Use Motorcycle Hand Signals

When you’re riding on your motorcycle down an open road, you aren’t able to communicate with motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and automobiles. If you leave with a group of people on a motorcycle trip, the group must discuss everything before you all will put your helmets on.  Looking at your cell phone is a bad idea, as one glance away from the road can knock you on your butt.  So what can you do to show other motorcyclists and automobiles that you need to communicate?  Well, we all know that vehicles have hand and arm signals for when their blinkers are out. Motorcyclists also have hand signals they can use to signal their next move to anyone around them. Learning these motorcycle hand signals is essential to communicate with a group of motorcycle riders. When the leader of the motorcycle group wants everyone to get off at the next exit, switch lanes, or halt for danger, they can use these signals to message the entire group. After all, Surviving The Ride Is Up to You. What Do Motorcycle Hand Signals Look Like? Here are six hand signals every motorcycle needs to know. There are more than a dozen hand signals to learn, but the ones on this list are the most common.  Once you memorize the following hand signals, you’ll be able to communicate with everyone on the road. These hand signals are pretty much self-explanatory and anyone can guess what each hand signal means, even if they have never seen them before. Left Turn – remove your hand from the motorcycle steering rod and extend the arm completely out to the left. The Palm should be flat as well. Turn Right – lift your left hand until it is parallel and then bend your elbow so that your arm makes a 90° angle pointing up. Follow Me – extend your hand and arm all the way up with a slight Bend in the elbow. Upcoming Hazard – if the hazard is on the left side, with your left all right, extend your arm down to the side of the road and extend your pointer finger. If the hazard is on the right side, extend your right foot out along with your left arm and hand. Stop For Drinks Or Stop To Rest – move your head to the left and place your pointer finger on the helmet where your mouth would be. Cups Are Close By – Using your left arm and hand, touch the top of your helmet. Then remove your hand from the helmet and lift it. Do this repeatedly. This signal is supposed to look like the warning light signal on the top of cop cars. Along with learning about hand signals, every motorcyclist needs to wear motorcycle gear. You should never speed down an open road at 80 mph with just a pair of jeans and flip-flops on.  At the very least, wearing motorcycle protective gear like Leather Motorcycle Jackets can protect your body from suffering […]

When You Can’t Ride – Prep for It

when you can't ride prep for it

Every motorcycle rider knows when it has been a long time between motorcycle rides. They have dreams of riding their motorcycle. They can feel the wind on their face and the hum of their bike underneath them in their dreams.

Beauty, And Safety, Is Experienced Through The Eyes

beauty and safety is experienced through eyes

As a motorcyclist, your site is critical to your safety and the safety of those on your motorcycle and around you on the road. If you don’t have good vision, you should not be on a motorcycle.

Preparing For A Long Distance Ride

preparing for a long distance ride

The anticipation you feel when preparing for a long-distance ride is energizing. Each day you feel the excitement building as the day of departure gets closer and closer. Many motorcyclists are already mentally traveling, especially if they are leaving in two or three days.

Riding Your Motorcycle Could Be The Therapy You Need

Therapy For Anxiety

Have you ever had a series of terrible days, one right after the other? Maybe they weren’t just days, but weeks or even months. There will be periods in our life that will feel relentless and you may feel that you do not know about the Therapy for Anxiety.

Motorcycle leather pants – the safest alternative for bikers

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It’s no secret that jeans are a popular choice of pants. In fact, statistics show they are the single most popular type of pants in the world. Worn by both men and women of all ages and backgrounds, jeans are synonymous with classic style and comfort. They were originally invented more than a century ago, and since then, they’ve only become more popular. But jeans have come a long ways over the years. Now, consumers can choose from a wide variety of jeans, including leather jeans.

A perfect leather vest can make your clothing stylish

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Often primary emphases are placed on the style and material of leather jackets and pants. Other than this we find people ignoring the quality and the elegance of the rest of the necessary stuff required by the riders. One of the essential requirements is leather motorcycle vests which not only add more style but also offers comfort and warmth.