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Three Things Every Motorcyclist Does Wrong

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'If you don’t know where your mistakes are, that’s your biggest mistake’ said Meek Mill once and he’s right…whoever he is. We’re all prone to making mistakes and here are three you might still be making - often unknowingly - while riding. Gear breakdown: Arai XD-4 Adventure Helmet - https://frt9.co/rlidl6 Revit Orlando H2O Jeans - https://frt9.co/zb08ua TCX X-Wave Air Shoes - https://frt9.co/9dykng Five Stunt EVO Lite Gloves - https://frt9.co/jub2g0 Dapper Suit - We’re not telling you Segments shot on GoPro Fusion: https://frt9.co/78zo7x Gear up for your next adventure at fortnine.ca: https://frt9.co/98au9e Connect with us: http://facebook.com/fortnine http://instagram.com/fortnine http://twitter.com/fortninecanada Cinematographer & Editor: Aneesh Shivanekar
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A daft punk (1 day ago)
I'm tired of this smug know-it-all who's often wrong, touts his opinions as fact, and his clickbait titles.
Versv Don (1 day ago)
You’re videos are so intense & I love it
endmysuffering (1 day ago)
I just lift my hand maybe 10 cm above the handlebar and loosely raise two fingers.
MOL Films LLC (2 days ago)
GREAT PRESENTATION as well as content i never thought of before.
Ari Kalendarov (2 days ago)
Man I just love your videos. Such a high quality of editing and speech
Matt Bott (3 days ago)
Love the theme 😂
Dan Haren (4 days ago)
Production quality is top notch.
S Gomez (4 days ago)
Ha... Nicely done!
Erin the Angry (5 days ago)
number 2 is bullshit. Nobody ever waves in such a fashion that it confuses people into thinking it is a left turn hand signal.
Carol Bucholtz (6 days ago)
Well that was confusing.. but entertaining! the message being, don't ride in the Twilight Zone.
Michael King (6 days ago)
Great point on the dual headlights! But the hand signals...no one uses them, and if you did happen to, it would confuse nearly every other road user. In the USA, it's a surprise when you see an indicator being used, let alone a hand signal for a right or left turn.
goofyfoot2001 (6 days ago)
I do a peace sign. That was a very good video.
Ken Jeakins (7 days ago)
Good info and fun as well. Nice one Ryan!
Bud Miller (8 days ago)
Had to stop watching midway through, the Rod Serling voice is not good my friend, very grating..
Angry Yankee (9 days ago)
I can safely say I've never made the first mistake... none of my motorcycles have ever had multiple bulbs... And maybe it's a canadian thing, but most of the Riders down here when giving the 'wave' either A: Lift two fingers off the left hand as the briefest of acknowledgement, or B: actually go low with the wave, where they're hand is down by their left knee. I personally, do the 2 finger method. I can't remember the last time I saw a full on wave or salute.
Nathan Hill (8 days ago)
Hey absolutely love the videos. You honestly make it more understandable. I was wondering if you could make a more in depth of the hand signals.
AndrzejKucyg (9 days ago)
High beams in fog make you see even less
Kalyn Smith (9 days ago)
The headlight one isnt a problem for me. I have a 2018 honda grom with the stacked headlight. It also looks really cool
The Demon in Shadow (10 days ago)
Why are you not a scientist
M L (10 days ago)
Polite zone is just a nod or 🤙🏽👍🏽
Rius Rydo (14 days ago)
funny stuff
BearMiniman (19 days ago)
All the guys round me don't do the biker wave we all do the nod easier and just as satisfying 😂
far3171 (21 days ago)
Just started riding earlier this year, your channel is fantastic
King Ghidorah (21 days ago)
The "biker wave" is not supposed to be straight out, to your left. It's supposed to be towards the ground, at a roughly 7 or 8:00 position. It's actually *supposed* to be an inverted 'peace' symbol. The whole symbolism of the "biker wave" is to say to your oncoming fellow rider, "Keep your two wheels on the ground," meaning, keep your bike upright, or be safe.
SienerVanSee 123 (21 days ago)
In South Africa we give a tilt of the helmet to the side which the other rider is approaching when greeting... Keeps both hands on bars and able to wave at other riders even when on one wheel🙏😂
Tk1947 (23 days ago)
Think they are cool when theyre really just a sheltered nerd?
Jared K (23 days ago)
Huh weird, guess I do everything right.
Clickmaster5k (23 days ago)
High beems can also blind drivers more making target fixation on you to be more likely
Clorox Bleach (23 days ago)
I can panic break forever I have ABS
mbsnyderc (23 days ago)
I don't wavy at other motorcyclist that often when I'm driving a car do I have to wavy at every other person driving a car.it get's silly and you should keep your hand on the handlebars most of the time.
shaft twister (25 days ago)
That was useful as a paper cut on a finger what's up is drop left hand down in wind two finger peace sign. Dim your head light don t want to blind car coming at you. Keep it between the lines at your confidence level push it across and off you go and that could be the edge of the cliff. Ride hard live long.peace
Centauries Aust (25 days ago)
Great vid. The Aussie greeting is a nod as you pass by. Nothing stupid or excessive, but enough to see
DucksEverywhere (25 days ago)
In the UK (or Scotland anyway), we just nod at each other instead of doing the 'biker wave'.
Dave ffs (25 days ago)
The biker nod, we do it in the UK. And nobody bothers with hand signals anymore, unless you're 95, so it's fine to give a little wave, no need to go in for a high five
A (25 days ago)
Dude the amount of work you put into your videos is amazing. I hope you get millions of subscribers.
K shinn (26 days ago)
Should give Keith Code credit.
Dylan Morgan (26 days ago)
For corning go the speed limit if you're confused. If you crash its the rules fault
PowerOf One (26 days ago)
The Twilight Zone was a good watch in its day.
Justin bustin (27 days ago)
Issue is when the motorcycle is farther in front of a vehicle. When the vehicle is looking to pull out and looks and the motorcycle is inline with the car's headlight behind them. To the person pulling out only thinks its one vehicle and its distance is fine so they can pull out . But there is a motorcycle 2 3 footballs ahead of that vehicle. Also cities lights can mask a motorcycle. Looking down a urban city at a intersection. Cycle is coming but looks like its not moving and is obscure with all the other lights. I thinnk all motorcycle need a specific headlight color ect. So other drivers immediately identify thats a cycle.
llKubicall (27 days ago)
Nice vid as always... for the motorcycle salute i always do a full dab... this way the car are not confuse of where i go... they are just confuse... safer
Mark James (29 days ago)
Submitted for your approval..... you make the best videos on YouTube!
Great impersonation an execution brother Rock on!
43t34t34t34t (30 days ago)
Everyone here throws a low, inside peace sign. Especially the sports bikers. Police units too.
CaptainZombiee (30 days ago)
Everyone around where i ride toss two fingers out from near the left grip.
Filip (1 month ago)
The production quality of your videos is immense. I have watched about 10 or so on your channel so far and enjoy every single one. Your tonality, script and delivery are on point and thoroughly enjoyable :).
Mido Reigh (1 month ago)
This is one of the best videos I have seen on the internet. Well done, mate.
Akshay Kumar (1 month ago)
I just love the way you make videos. It's just too awesome to watch!
Random Guy (1 month ago)
This is actually REALLY good. I daily drove my bike for 2 years straight and I also drive EXTREMELY SAFE, so I was expecting some stupid list of things that didn't even pertain to me. I never use my high beams (I guess I can see well enough being as young as I am, and I don't like blinding other drivers (I also work the overnight shift so my eyes burn in pure sunlight)) But either way that is a good point for riders to consider. I also barely lean AT ALL, yet I do slow down enough. I've already lost traction on some old dry-rotten wheels on two occasions. (the back, then the front) so I feel comfortable judging the Sideways G forces and the tire's grip. Oh and about the waving: most waves are pointed downwards, also usually with a two finger salute instead of a whole hand, let alone people don't even use their blinker how would they recognize some hand-sign from last century?
William Shields (1 month ago)
lol Dork! Great video
JWalker (1 month ago)
Very good info man! Thank you.
TheHorsepowerJunkie (1 month ago)
None of the new crop of cagers even know what hand signals are. And the ones that do it takes several seconds for it to register its a possible hand signal and by then they realize your not turning left. So wave away.
Harry T (1 month ago)
Very cool production and good tips
amadeusb4 (1 month ago)
High beams on bikes with an over under configuration are safer.
jeremy scriver (1 month ago)
Love your stuff but one headlight can look like a car with one light out the more I see the safe I am
Ewan Whosarmy (1 month ago)
Nod. Why would you wave?
Pietro Pilo (1 month ago)
you my friend are the vsauce of motorcycles
Sascha Haber (1 month ago)
Super film...the script, the footage...everything , thanks :)
Wayne S. (1 month ago)
Never made these mistakes. Wave with hand still on the grip.
Michael P (1 month ago)
When you see a line of cars in the opposite lane assume some idiot is going to try to pass..no your escape rout..never parallel ride in that situation low beam high beam it dosnt matter..
Leck ceL (1 month ago)
Damn, I love this man, made me laughed too.
CrystellWings 44 (1 month ago)
can someone give this man an oscar
Kekskerl03 (1 month ago)
Well now im glad my Suzuki gn 125s high beam is just the normal Light but brighter
Carl Marcus (1 month ago)
Well my bike have two light all the time...
queasyRider3 (1 month ago)
LMAF. Well done, FortNine.
Ryan Kjaersgaard (1 month ago)
This actually makes me remember of nearly hitting a bike because i mistook his one light for one of two lights of what i thought was a car around a bend behind me
Gerardo Galindo (1 month ago)
This video was awesome. Except when I wave at another biker, I point a deuce towards the asphalt
christopher fuller (1 month ago)
I think the headlight issue depends on your motorcycle. Mine, for instance, just uses the one light for both low beam and high beam. But I guess that would go with knowing your motorcycle in basic safety course.
Zalzany (1 month ago)
This is why you do the bike wave down low. You wave down low not straight out straight out is left turn signal. But rest is right. Like I always break before then accelerate into a turn
charlie one (1 month ago)
Funny and helpful! Thanks
Desi Dilli Vlogs (1 month ago)
Did you ever work in Harley and the Davidson series? Bcz u really look like bill harley
Will Elliott (1 month ago)
Well done!
michael Atkinson (1 month ago)
I ride a Honda pcx 125 cc in the uk I always nod never take my hands off my grips only ride when it’s good warm weather or mild weather
yApayao Kevin (1 month ago)
Haven't done those since 15 😂
sean strickland (1 month ago)
How many motorcycles do you have? Trying to find an excuse to get a sports bike with my harley Haha
The cinematic elements on these videos are well done. Some descent advice in there too :)
NickRockGaming (1 month ago)
The tucker zone
Haywood Jablome (1 month ago)
What about the dousch noodles on another motorcycle,going the same direction as you,whom you aren't familiar with,passing you in the same lane? I've had that happen twice,both times I've ripped them a mud hole in their backside. Illegal here in the U.S.,and I think unsafe.
sevensixtwo nato (1 month ago)
Did the Wonder Woman jacket get reviewed in another vid? I missed that one
immikeurnot (1 month ago)
So... I should stop waving straight ahead like that?
David Duthie (1 month ago)
So what about a ZX14r? always have 2 head lights on would that mean I am doing it wrong? perhaps I should put a cover over one of my lights just to get it right. You fail to mention that at distance the brilliance of the lights are also diminished so while you have some practical logic  you may want to include some more actual logic before coming to a  conclusion.
Carl Murray (1 month ago)
is Ryan ,James May's long lost son?
Jim Bartosevich (1 month ago)
I doubt this guy even rides. Headlights... Sure you're supposed to use low beams when driving into oncoming traffic. But this guy has never heard of a dual filament bulb? The h4/9003 bulb which most cruisers use? He's never seen a bike with a single headlight? The biker wave... That segment was the stupidest thing I ever heard. "Hurr durr It'll be mistaken for another hand signal." Cause people use hand signals on vehicles that are required by law to be equipped with appropriate lights to signal their intent in his imaginary world. You camtell by his description that he's never seen the biker wave. Cornering. While you do need to keep SOME throttle in turns to ensure you have maximum control, the way he expresses this is absolutely terrible. What is appropriate is to judge each turn before entry, and if you enter a bit under comfortable speed it's better than entering over comfortable speed. Mild acceleration is preferred and proper form. However, and this is where his advice can kill somebody, if a low side is impending because entry speed was too high, smooth and gradual EASING of the throttle can correct that. Again, that is not preferred or ideal, but it's better than the inapropriate "never lift for corners" advice given here.
Jake (1 month ago)
The first 2 arguments are weak af. The headlight thing is stupid there are sooo many bike that don't have higbeams in the configuration you describe. The second is just redicilous no one waves like that on a motorcycle, and an observant driver would notice the other motorcycle waving too. Most people do not know the hand signals anyway
Morte Parla (1 month ago)
I find 50/50 chance of Harley riders waving. Out of the 50% that wave, only half wave correctly. A lot just nervously release their death grip from the bars and slightly raise their hand.
Twaz zalla (1 month ago)
High beams in fog make it harder to see where you are going anyway. Two fingers out with your arm slightly out and lower than your handle bars is the more common wave. And with cornering, a panic brake before the corner to load the suspension with definitely cause you to crash or run wide. I know it sounds extreme, but riding aggressively in controlled corners will teach you what your bike can handle. This allows you to gauge corner entry speeds and know what your tires can handle without low-siding.
Tusker (1 month ago)
When I wave I keep my hand by my leg
Max Sand (2 months ago)
The proper moto wave is arm down as if reaching for the kickstand, elbow on your hip forearm extended.
spicecrop (2 months ago)
Haul ass with one light and give the NAZI salute.
Aniq Anuar (2 months ago)
absolute production and humour
saganian1 (2 months ago)
i feel like this vid is very carl sagan! love it.
Mangy_Dog (2 months ago)
This is why in the UK if youre driving at night in the countryside and using Highbeams, youre meant to turn off the high beam when another vehicle is approaching... Though mostly to not blind the other road user... Added Also yeah i do tend to slow down into corners, not always (but sometimes) coast but I do certainly slow down, thing is I live in norfolk in the UK, farming countryside. ESP this time of year the roads are damp and greasy nearly all the time, and ontop of that theres plenty of mud slicks and loose gravel.... Taking a corner a bit harder and tilting into it round here is really risky. Frankly your more likely going to have the bike slip out from under you... Now nicely warm clean american roads..... Go for it :p
Mangy_Dog (2 months ago)
Just to add, I just found out your Canadian :p Sorry... Sorry sorry for suggesting your american....
Francisco Diaz (2 months ago)
BadCreepKill (2 months ago)
hA, my motorcycle has only 1 headlight. hA
Marshall Fischer (2 months ago)
Do six or seven hundred people thumbs down this thing? It must be some sort of fat finger mistake.
Robby King (2 months ago)
Even if they see one light they assume it's a car with a light out, when your on a bike your invisible people don't see you they don't look for bikes, you point towards the ground bro that's not a signal, there's a time to go fast and a time to go slow
scasny (2 months ago)
well i have one central light on bike so i cant do n.1. I dont wave but salute. After all we do look like knights so why not. the last depend on the bike and tyres but driving a bit faster can help in some situations.
Ross Brumby (2 months ago)
It's illegal to use high beam with oncoming traffic. Many motorcyclists nod instead of waving-it's safer. The whole faster for more grip theory ONLY works with cars or sidecar outfits used in racing where ground effects are used to extreme (f1 cars and road race sidecars.) Bikes rely more on sticky tyres for best adhesion.
Tony Duck (2 months ago)
Bullshit this guy does not ride motorcycles I'm sure he's a good magazine reader hell I don't know...
Henry Fredette (2 months ago)
This guy has way too much time on his hands.
CS Ghost Animation (2 months ago)
1:49 "Sticking with low beams... a single light is safer and is unmistakably a motorcycle" What about Padiddles? Cars with 1 broken headlight?

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