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    New Rider FAQ **New Riders, start here **

    The New Rider Q&A forum has been getting rather crowded with sticky posts. To streamline the forum and improve readability, this single post will be "stickied" and posts which would otherwise have been made a sticky will be linked here for easy access.

    If you find yourself reading a thread that you think has exceptional value to a new rider and should be added, please feel free to post a link to it here and recommend it for the New Rider FAQ.



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    New rider rides, suggestions and guidelines

    How do I store my bike for winter?

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    I suggest 'how to store your bike' be added.
    Maybe the a) as in 'anal retentive' method.
    b) as in be 'back on the road in 2-3 months' method
    c) as in 'couldn't give a shit about my bike' lazy minimal method

    The reason I suggest this is stalling bikes (gummed carbs, bad gas) are more hazardous to new riders.
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    Also, I did a 'Reminders for a safer spring' that Tee Tee put in 'Articles, after he added some goodies. Some of those articles should be linked here, or maybe stear our new friends to the Articles section....
    Just a thought.
    chicken strips are a sign of intelligence
    unless you're at the track ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSmechanic View Post
    Also, I did a 'Reminders for a safer spring' that Tee Tee put in 'Articles, after he added some goodies. Some of those articles should be linked here, or maybe stear our new friends to the Articles section....
    Just a thought.
    Good idea Bernie. 'Reminders for a safer spring' link added

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    Added link for "Dangers of riding Categorized"

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    How do I store my bike for winter?

    Thats a good read. Getting ready this week to take the gixxer of the road and putter to sleep for the winter.

    Thanks for that!

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    Where do you get best dual sport helmet, the ones that looks like a off road helmet but with a visor. That is also not too pricey.

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    http://www.dtcbc.com/docs/pdf/dtc318.pdf

    Motorcycle Skills Assessment Procedures Manual
    For Assessment Officers under the Driver Certification Program

    The manual icbc uses for conducting the motorcycle licensing tests APR 2010.

    oops, repost: https://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=118574
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    Schmii: You want to put that into a thread for discussion, then I can add the link to that thread?

    Edit: Got the link for the original thread and added it to the list
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    This might be helpful for new riders too.

    Online Knowledge Test for motorcyclists in B.C.:
    http://www.passthewheel.com/practice...ledge-test.asp

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    thanks jeckyll for taking the time and putting this together, very helpfull indeed.
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    I have seen the term ATGATT used before. I understand what it stands for. But what would someone consider as "All The Gear"? What would be a good start for someone who wants to get all the gear. Currently I have riding gloves, riding boots, a leather jacket (no padding/armour) and jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    I have seen the term ATGATT used before. I understand what it stands for. But what would someone consider as "All The Gear"? What would be a good start for someone who wants to get all the gear. Currently I have riding gloves, riding boots, a leather jacket (no padding/armour) and jeans.
    Is the leather jacket bike specific? Your jeans, are they kevlar lined (ride specific jeans)?

    For me at the minimum when I ride, I have my helmet, gloves, boots, a textile jacket and kevlar jeans (ie. draggin, shift, etc).

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    Maybe add this to the list? The Bike Cornering Bible, aka Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist II.
    Extremely helpful video ..


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    Is there any way to update links in the original post by one of the admins. In last several years there have been a lot of good posts that new riders should read and that should be added to the original message. I know that we can just add them in here as a new message, but that would make it messy in the end.

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