Learn to operate the motorcycle throttle twist and control front brake activation at the same time. The Brake Light Initiative (“BLI”) is a important rider control skill.
See., The Brake Light Initiative- A Treatise on Motorcycle Control- Ride Craft: A treatise on bike control, from the author of The Pace., http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/05/28/the-brake-light-initiative-treatise-on-motorcycle-control-using-your-braking-skills/ (last visited 29 Nov 2017)
Just riding along slow
It follows, slow speed riding a two-wheel motorcycle can be difficult; so, the bike wants to fall over and rest on its side. That is not the intent of keeping two-wheels down and bike under controlled riding at slow speed. There exists a number of great riding instruction articles available; for example, see generally, Slow Speed Maneuvers – Back to Basics, (good pointers to keep in-in-mind while riding along) http://www.ridemyown.com/articles/riding/BTB-slowspeed.shtml (last visited Feb 1, 2016)
How it’s done
I think this, three concepts that contribute to the motorcycle desire to fall-over and rest on the ground: 1) the motorcycle upper parts and weight must always be over the lower wheels for supporting the bike upright; 2) motorcycle handlebars control the direction front wheel is pointed and the direction front wheel travels toward, so front wheel pointed direction and speed of motorcycle will determine how slow- or how-fast the front wheel can relocate its position underneath the upper bike frame and support the bike weight balanced; 3) as a result, as the upper part of the bike leans over, to stop the lean, point the front tire in the leaning direction and all enough bike speed to move the front tire under the upper part of the leaned bike; as a result, the leaning bike lean will be slowed then stopped.
Also, be careful with both steering and throttle control inputs because with the bike leaning towards one direction but over applied steering or twists-of-the-wrist (throttle) control might cause the bike to lean towards the other side or just not move the front wheel under the upper part of the bike fast enough to compensate for the speed of the bike lean and its fall over. Therefore, practice “throttle” and “handlebars” controls until this is engrained into your unconcise physical control reactions.
Where to practice
Specifically, all your motorcycle practices must be done in large open hard surfaced parking lots or areas, free of cars and other obstructions, and wearing your best fall-protection garments and helmet because falls of bike and rider is likely while learning.
Letter to the Editor: That’s me
Tacoma Streets and Tacoma Citizens Responsibilities
For the condition of our Tacoma streets we see, we share some responsibility for the streets as we see them today. The pothole plan as described within Dunkelberger, S., Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ outlines plan to help street repairs, Tacoma Weekly, Feb. 25, 2015, Retrieved from Tacoma Weekly article Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ outlines plan to help street repairs.
However, missing from this article is just what the Tacoma Citizens have had to do for any streets repairs to have been accomplished.
Citizens of Tacoma are overseeing maintenance of their own streets now-nobody else looks for street problems and City of Tacoma does not do it for you-and our Citizens may be unaware of their personal responsibility towards this maintenance of all City of Tacoma streets and roads? Right now; for example, if you see a street needing repair or a pothole needs repair; therefore the street problem must be reported-reported first-to City of Tacoma before any attempt by City of Tacoma to schedule specific repairs to just the specific identified street problem. Be specific because one report only covers the real-near street problem reported and excludes all other street problems nearby but not reported.
Report your observed street problems to City of Tacoma:
In City of Tacoma Washington, we City Citizens have a responsibility to keep-an-eye on our streets because City will not detect and fix street problems for us—we report problem to City first! Quite simple—we see a street problem or pothole it’s up to use to report it; as a result, get it added to the City schedule list of streets that require repair.
The City street repairs process is this:
“[B]ased upon our reporting requirements [to the City] and because we no longer proactively patch potholes, our field crews only patch the potholes found within the block of the original complaint [reported]. . . .” as described within a e-mail from Rae Bailey, PW Division Manager, Street Operations, City of Tacoma, to John E Sherman, Resident City of Tacoma. (Tacoma Citizens Support Center W034945-011515) (February 2, 2015, 2:18 PM PST) (copy on file with John E Sherman).
Therefore, let’s all help the City of Tacoma out with identification and location of all streets and roadways streets that require repairs or fixing.