Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Friends"



seen on ADVRider and had to share.

So you buddy at work wants to ride your new Buell Blast. Perhaps you should ask if he has ever ridden a motorcycle. Maybe familiarize him with the clutch (friction zone lesson) and even the controls. If he hasn't ridden, for the love of all that is holy, say no and send him to a MSF riding class.

BEEP

9 comments:

mq01 said...

what would we do without friends :)

Lady Ridesalot said...

Looks like he did a face plant... and his buddy is just laughing about it. Nice one!!

With friends like that... we don't need enemies. ;)

Arizona Harley Dude said...

....and that boys and girls is why you should never let your friends go for a short, little ride on your motorcycle.

Aaron said...

I prefer to be the one that puts roadrash on the bikes, thanks. :)

"Joker" said...

If you let a nimrod like that ride your bike you deserve to have it dropped. D-Day once commented on a post that anyone asking to ride his bike may as well ask if they can f**k his wife or sister, or something to that effect. What's more is I think he meant that about anyone - including people who could actually ride his bike without dumping it.

I won't say I would not let anyone at all ride my bike, but it's a VERY short list. That guy's line at the end of the video was perfect!

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

I did have a friend that let me ride her Heritage...it was the first bike I'd ever riden in my life. That is some friend! Gotta love her! I also watched a guy try to take the motorcycle riding test on a borrowed Sporty with his friend watching. He let the throttle out and in a matter of 2 seconds was on the ground with turn signals breaking off and the tank skidding across the pavement. The guy that was letting him borrow it almost fell to the ground crying.

irondad said...

I'm sure that happens in the Riders Edge classes a lot. They use the Blast in the beginner's class. There have been several fatalities. Yikes!

Conchscooter said...

Shit I slid the Bonneville without even a class to watch. I've been using a clucth for forty years too.

Steve Williams said...

That's what I feared happening on the new motorcycles I have been reviewing. A hand slip off the clutch and boom...

For a new rider it is easy to do. Far easier than they think. Things get out of control pretty fast even at slow speeds.

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks