Good ! I am not sure where you guys are located but you should see if there are classes that you she can take. I took the class and it was well worth it and you pass and you get your license which trust me is great!genosr said:Today I helped my wife learn how to ride my 09 ninja 250r but it was on the grass just in case, she did very well with the clutch and throttle control i'm proud of her.
Nikolaos said:I think my biggest fear with teaching someone how to ride is more the first let go on the clutch. Ive seen too many videos where people who just start out put too much gas and dump the clutch, try to jump off but end up supermanning it. I think grass is great way to teach initial shifting skills
+1 here.. I was self taught by videos, but I learned by gently releasing the clutch in first until I started to roll, roll for a couple seconds, pull it back in, let gravity stop me, rinse, repeat.spooph said:Nik, teach them to get the bike moving with the clutch ONLY first. roll it back and forth, using just the clutch. Once they can walk the bike with the clutch only, then they add the throttle in. At that step, I usually ask the person on the bike to blip the throttle and see how quickly the bike revs, and that they only need to twist it 1/32 of a turn or so to make a smooth start. Once they're comfortable with this, shifting is easy....
cool hey, you should check out his other videos on pavement.SWE37 said:That's awesome!!
Some of those stunts - especially on grass - would take a LOT of skill
1987 wow your old... relax I'm only joking. Seriously though they still teach that. Did my course 2 years ago, and yes it is a great idea to start.zartan said:In our ms class a million years ago in 1987 haha.
They started out people one on and one buddy pushing the bike without it running to learn clutching and braking. It was a brillant tactic and worked very well.