Safely Ride a Motorcycle

How To : Ride a motorcycle safely with a passenger

In this tutorial, we learn how to ride a motorcycle safely with a passenger. First give your passenger gear for themselves, then have them sit behind you on the bike. Make sure they hold onto you while you are driving, and you take turns more slowly at first. Turn the sides ge ...more

How To : Ride a motorcycle in a group

In this tutorial we learn how to ride a motorcycle in a group. You will have each person separated by enough length so you can each safely stop. There should be a trail of one in front of the other, not everyone next to each other. Follow the hand signals that each person give ...more

How To : Safely ride a horse

Check out this how-to video to ride a horse. Watch an experienced rider show you what to do and what not to do: DON'T walk behind or under a horse--you could easily get kicked or stepped on.

How To : Ride a motorcycle

Motorcycles are two-wheeled motor vehicles that are used for cruising, racing and other recreational activities. Learn the basics for riding motorcycles from an experienced motorcyclist in this free sports bike video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Ride a motorcycle. Ride a moto ...more

How To : Ride a motorcycle for the first time

This motorcycle tutorial will help you familiarize yourself with a beginner bike and show you how to ride the bike for the first time. You will learn the basic handle bar controls first, then take the bike to the road and learn how to apply the different controls. A great less ...more

How To : Start and ride a motorcycle with the basics

Learn the basic concepts to starting and riding a motorcycle! The motorcycle in this video is a Kawasaki Ninja model. To start the bike, you will first need to know how the bike works and where all the different parts are at. You should know where the clutch, turn signals, ho ...more

How To : Ride a bike safely on the road

Over a half-million cyclists end up in emergency rooms each year. Lower that number by following some rules on how to stay safe while biking on the road. Learn how to ride a bike safely on the road. You will need a bike with working brakes, a helmet, a pair of bike gloves, sun ...more

How To : Ride a dirt bike safely

If you're going to ride a dirt bike, you better learn how to ride it right. With tips and instructions for both the novice and experienced bike rider, this video covers everything from positioning yourself on the bike to riding over obstacles and uphill.

How To : Ride your bike at night safely

Riding your bike can be a great way to avoid traffic and parking hassles, but in the big city especially it can be very dangerous. This quick video will give you some tips for improving your visibility on the bike. Wear bight colors during the day and reflective clothing along ...more

How To : Pass a California motorcycle skills test

Safe motorcycle riding requires knowledge and skill. Testing two-wheel vehicle operators is the best measurement of the skills necessary to operate safely in traffic because people often overestimate their own abilities. To obtain your license, you must pass a knowledge test a ...more

How To : Perform an off-set cone weave on a motorcycle

Learn how to ride a motorcycle by performing the off-set cone weave. The off-set cone weave is one of the skills you will need to perform on a bike to pass the Alternate M.O.S.T. test. The tutorial shows you the layout for the off-set cone weave test and how to perform it on a ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

How To : Stop sudden unintended acceleration by your Toyota

Popular Mechanics' Senior Auto Editor Mike Allen shows you how to safely stop your car if you become the victim of sudden unintended acceleration. DO • Brake. Brake once, don't pump or ride the brakes. This will only heat up the brake pads, potentially overheating them and ma ...more

How To : Shift gears when riding a motorcycle

This motorcycle driving tutorial explains how to ride a motorcycle by showing you how to shift the gears of the bike. This video goes into detail about how gear shifting works on a bike and then reminds you not to overthink it in practice!

How To : Start riding a motorcycle

In this video, Crystal Charles tells us how to ride a motorcycle. First, you will need to make sure you have protective equipment: gloves, helmet, and jacket. You can use a long sleeved shirt if you don't have a riding jacket. You will want to inspect your gear to make sure it ...more

How To : Use the basic controls of a motorcycle

This video will explain the basics of how to ride a motorcycle by showing you the basic controls of a motorcycle: clutch, lights, turn signals, gears, brakes, horn and more. If you are learning how to ride a motorcycle, using the basic controls is the place you want to start.

How To : Start out on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to start out on a motorcycle. Before you ride a motorcycle, you will want to learn where all the controls are. After this, you need to make sure all the springs are in place and the clutch works well. Then, check the engine oil to make sure it's ...more

How To : Go through corners on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the safe way to go through corners or make turns on a bicycle. Start braking before making the turn, so as not to lose control of the bicycle, and speed up when going through. Watch this video cycling tutorial and learn how to ride through corner ...more

How To : Ride a motorcyle for the first time

This video will show you how to ride a motorcycle the first time you are using it both on the street and on the freeway. Before you begin, the left handle is the clutch, much like the clutch and changing gears for a car. Your left foot will be responsible for changing the gear ...more

News : The Old Wiley Coyote Switcheroo

This prank seems kinda road runner/ wiley coyote-ish. You get someone to ride a bike or motorcycle perhaps during night-time, possibly in a race. But you get a huge ass painting of what looks like the road and its surroundings so when they're traveling top speed they'll cras ...more

How To : Pimp motorcycles

Ever seen the MTV show "Pimp My Ride?" Well now with these free motorcycle video clips you can pimp your own one seater ride. This motorcycle expert will show you over a dozen great ways to spoof up your two wheeler and catch a few more stares on the road. Part 1 of 20 - How t ...more

How To : Change motorcycle tires

Therefore, those tires still need to be changed from time to time, because of a flat, or because the tread wears out—or maybe just for the purposes of an upgrade. In this motorcycle maintenance video series, learn how to change a tire on your bike. Our expert mechanic will wal ...more

How To : Choose motorcycle gloves

Looking for some “handy” advice on motorcycle safety? Motorcycle Maven Jackie Nunes puts her finger on why gloves can help keep you safe on your next ride.

How To : Make a quick stop on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a quick stop on a motorcycle. You must reach a speed of 15 mph first. A quick stop means you stop right when you are in the middle of driving, without slowing down first. Close the throttle first, then pull in the clutch. From here, apply ...more

Walkthrough Left 4 Dead 2 : C2, Dark Carnival - Coaster

Having some trouble beating L4D2? No problem, watch this which shows you around and gives tips on Campaign 2: Dark Carnival - Coaster. Restock your gear and head out the door. If you have any pipe bombs or pick up any throughout the level, try and save them for the roller coas ...more

How To : Adjust the mirrors on a motorcycle

Just like a car, having your mirrors adjusted to the right position can be a big help. They are important to use when trying to change lanes and can help prevent serious accidents. But unlike cars, motorcycle mirrors need to be moved by using a wrench and other tools. So in t ...more

News : Could This POSSIBLY Be Street Legal?

Don't get too excited. The answer? It's not. However, this James Bond inspired road rage mod is still prettttty awesome. Colin Furze's scooter can shoot up to 15 foot flames. Furze, a plumber, built it because he was sick of other drivers cutting him off. Via Daily Mail, "Co ...more

How to Walkthrough Bayonetta : Epilogue - Requiem

This is the last of the Xbox 360 game Bayonetta, where it's all or nothing. In Epilogue - Requiem, you're playing a Jeanne. On verse one, you're on a motorcycle headed toward the camera. There are some enemies chasing you, so shoot them. You'll need to evade when they shoot at ...more

How To : Check the brake system for motorcycle safety

In this tutorial, we learn how to check the brake system for motorcycle safety. First identify the fittings around the master cylinder and the hose that runs down around the bottom fittings. When you squeeze the levers on the bike, check to see if anything is leaking out of th ...more

How To : Maintain and repair a motorcycle

In this do-it-yourself motorcycle maintenance course on video, learn how to properly repair and maintain your bike, so that you can ride cross country without having to stop in at a mechanic. The ultimate riding experience is characterized by freedom and independence. Imagine ...more

How To : Repair motorcycles

In this do-it-yourself motorcycle maintenance course on video, learn how to fix and repair your hog, so that you can ride cross country without having to stop in at a mechanic. The ultimate riding experience is characterized by freedom and independence: to be in charge of your ...more

How To : Ride trails on dirt bikes, ATVs and motorcycles

A 7-minute guide to riding off-road in the outdoors. Especially good for motorcyclists/dirt bikers and ATV riders. This is designed to keep the riders safe and the forest trails preserved. Trail riding can damage natural beauty and disturb wildlife if not done with care.

How To : Use John Deere riding lawn equipment safely

Your John Deere mower is built for safety, for you and people around you. But it's your responsibility to understand those safety features and to use them. This video covers some of the important points for safe operation. Please watch it and share it with others who may opera ...more

How To : Do a Burnout on your motorcycle

This video will teach you how you can do a burnout on your motorcycle. This burnout will create lots of smoke and look really cool. All you need is a worn out tire and a motorcycle. Pretty soon, all the babes are going to be flocking to you and riding away on your bike in a cl ...more

How To : Install a Child Car Safety Seat

Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out ...more

How To : Bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. If you don't have th ...more

How To : Pull a stoppie trick on a sport bike

Let's face it, stoppies on sport bikes are cool because they're basically a backwards wheelie, but what makes them work are three simple things. Body positioning; you have to rock your body forward. Brake modulation; the fancy way of squeezing the brakes of your motorcycle. Re ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Master the obstacle swerve on a motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to master the obstacle swerve on a motorcycle. First, you must reach a speed of 15 miles per hour and then swerve around a 7 foot obstacle 13 feet ahead. Learn how to swerve to the left first and then start to swerve to the right on a closed course. ...more

How To : Use the front brake on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the front break on a motorcycle. Using the front break only will give you 70% stopping power while you are on your bike and in motion. If you only use the rear break, you will have 30% stopping power while in motion and riding your bike. T ...more

How To : Practice motorcycle safety

Motorcycle fatalities are on the rise. Make sure you're doing all you can to protect yourself. Practice good motorcycle safety. You Will Need * A license * A helmet * Protective clothing * Extreme caution * Reflective tape and stickers * A license * A helmet * Protective clot ...more

How To : Use motorcycle hand signals

This how to video demonstrates how to use motorcycle hand signals. Knowing how to signal properly when riding a bike are essential for your own safety and those around you.

How To : Pack your saddlebag effectively for a triathlon

Whether you ride horses, motorcycles, or bicycles in a triathlon, packing your saddlebag properly is crucial. This video focuses on the latter, offering tips for what to bring with you in your saddlebag during the biking stage of a triathlon. The upshot: bring a flat tire repa ...more

How To : Repack a Motorcycle Muffler

Periodically, motorcycle and ATV exhaust system can be rebuilt to maintain the proper performance and sound level expected from the exhaust system. My experience was with a dirt bike that had an aftermarket high performance exhaust installed.I bought my 99 XR400 second hand an ...more

How To : Change the oil on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R motorcycle. First, find the oil can on the car and use a socket wrench to remove the drain plug. Let the oil drain into an oil pan until there is no more left inside of it. When finished, replace the plu ...more

How To : Change the oil in your motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil in your motorcycle. You will need: a drain pan, funnel, oil, screwdriver, filter, and paper towels. First, grab your oil pan and find your drain plug. Then, remove the plug and let the oil drain. After this has drained out, repl ...more

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