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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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one hand riding?

i see soooo many bikes ride with one hand on their lap or leg.
sometimes on the waist,...the captain morgan poser...lol

why is this?
need to rest the clutch hand...too tired?

very dangerous at any speed
both hands on bars always for me.
cant shift, stop...i laugh...must be a trend to be cool.
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 11:59 PM
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Rest your arm, just for a bit. ocassionally do it with the right hand too using the throttle lock. Arm gets stiff being in the same postion for long periods of time. It's felt more as you get older, trust me... common sense applies as to when and how long to do it. i'll be installing Glen's CPR when the weather gets better. Hell, i've reached back and got a water bottle out of my saddlebag, drank, and put it back on the fly.
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nothing to do with "trend" or "cool"
what's there to laugh about .. . to each their own eh.. .
i do it cause it's more comfortable easier on arms , shoulders and back even neck
i don't think it's dangerous but that's just me
some people can't comprehend two wheel vehicles at all
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cant shift, stop...
you can shift with no clutch pretty easy just gotta know how
i mean with working clutch but no cable or lever .
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Most times I do it am on a long stretch of road or X-way.......OH .....and I dont have to ride one hand to be cool.........OP go stir that chit somewhere else....
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Sometimes I ride NO hands.
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i just stop at a gas station to relax my back, neck or any other ailments.
stretch out and fill er up.
people i see are not on highways but in small towns or speed zones.
highway speeds with one hand?
better hope you don't have to react quick to ant obstructions,,handling goes out the window.
shifting with no clutch?
thats real good for your transmission and i think i learned to to tat about 35 years ago.
it takes two hands to effectively ride a motorcycle safely but ride as you will!!!
i will still laugh at the one hand posers....
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On long stretches? You betcha.
On a 4,5 or 600 mile day it is nice to every now and then give my old wrists a break.
That's why I have a throttle lock.


But I only ride with one hand in calm traffic where I am in complete control of what is going on on the road.
The same when using my footpegs: only when there's nobody around.
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Classic example 1 hand riding...

Here u go.........
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Always makes me chuckle.....

It always makes me chuckle when people dont understand / freak out about one or no handed riding. Did you EVER ride a bicycle with no hands? OR how about play with gyroscopes? Or try it sometime??

Simple physics - if it weren't the case riding at all would suck and not be enjoyable. With correct trail, the gyroscopic effect of spinning wheels and a properly set up motorcycle, it will travel in a straight line even with a disturbance (wind, bump, etc) rider present or not. Ever seen a video of that?

Strait road, calm traffic, correct vehicle spacing, and watching the road all make it VERY possible to ride with one or no hands if one so desires. It is all things you should be doing anyway. Sure vehicle spacing should account for more time to reach up, my sight distance of viewing the road and watching for debris or hole should increase and I have to be extra aware of my surroundings, but you should TRY it! Coming up to a light at 30 to 40mph let off the throttle, let go with both hands sit back and enjoy...... 😁😁😁 until it's time to downshift again. Or cruise on a strait away and drop your left hand to your thigh and relax! See what your bike can do!!. IMHO no better way to get to know how to handle your machine than to understand its balance, vibrations, movements, and stability points while in motion. (FYI - Dont be an idiot if you are not an experienced rider AND you dont understand what I am saying by the above)

The "posers" look ridiculous from a mile away no matter what they are doing 🤡's..... but I would venture to say most experienced (not in years but understanding and knowledge) riders do it and know the diminutive risk of riding one/no handed when the road conditions are safe to do so.
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