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Unit 4: Wheels in Motion
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What are the five primary controls and where is each located?
(1) Throttle: Right hand grip; roll towards you to inc. speed|
(2) Clutch Lever: Front of left handgrip; squeezing it disconnects power from the rear wheel
(3) Gearshift lever: Front of left footrest; upshift to higher gear, downshift to lower ear
(4) Front brake lever: Front of right handrip; controls braking on front wheel
(5) Rear brake pedal: Front of right footrest; controls braking on rear wheel
What is the purpose of the engine cut-off switch and where is it located?
Allows you to shut engine off without removing hands from controls; located on the right handgrip.
What must you remember when using your motorcycle turn signal?
How do you start the motorcycle?
(Fuel valve from OFF to On, turn ignition switch on)
(Switch bike to Neutral)
E: Engine Cut-Off Switch
(Move engine cut-off switch to RUN or ON)
Press starter utton
How do you use the friction zone?
Friction zone is the area of clutch travel where the engine's power begins to transmit to the rear wheel;
partial engagement allows you to smoothly & precisely control power to the rear wheel.
Squeeze clutch & shift into 1st gear
Describe good riding posture.
Head & eyes up
Look where to go
Knees against the tank
Roll off throttle as reach for front brake lever
What are the four steps to turning?
(Accelerate, Decelerate, Maintenance)
(Body, Lane, Traffic)
(Look, Plan, Connect the Dots)
Why is the "aim" step important?
Helps you ride through the turn and anticipate any obstacles
What does lifting or pressing on the shift lever accomplish?
Lifting the shift lever (upshifting) brings you into a higher gear
Pressing on the shift lever (downshifting) brings you into a lower gear
Which brake provides more stopping power? How much does it provide?
Front brake provides 70% of the moto's total stopping power
How should you release the clutch when downshifting?
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