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West Virginia Motorcycle Manual | West Virginia Motorcycle Handbook

West Virginia Motorcycle Manual | West Virginia Motorcycle Handbook

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For information concerning scheduling the Rider Education classesfor the West Virginia Motorcycle Safety Program contact: State Program Provider Toll-free 1-866-355-9399
 
PREPARINGTO RIDE
W
EAR 
T
HE
IGHT
G
EAR 
 ....................4Helmet Use .........................................4Helmet Selection .................................4Eye and Face Protection .....................5Clothing ..............................................6
NOW
Y
OUR 
M
OTORCYCLE
 ...............6The Right Motorcycle for You ...........6Borrowing and Lending ......................7Get Familiar with theMotorcycle Controls ........................7Check Your Motorcycle ......................8
NOW
Y
OUR 
ESPONSIBILITIES
 .........9
RIDE WITHINYOUR ABILITIES
B
ASIC
V
EHICLE
C
ONTROL
 ................10Body Position ...................................10Shifting Gears ...................................10Braking .............................................11Turning ..............................................11
EEPING
Y
OUR 
D
ISTANCE
 ................12Lane Positions ...................................12Following Another Vehicle ...............13Being Followed .................................14Passing and Being Passed .................14Lane Sharing .....................................16Merging Cars ....................................16Cars Alongside ..................................16
SEE
 ......................................................17
I
NTERSECTIONS
 ..................................18Blind Intersections ............................19Passing Parked Cars .........................20Parking at the Roadside ....................20
I
NCREASING
C
ONSPICUITY
 ................21Clothing ............................................21Headlight ..........................................21Signals ..............................................21Brake Light........................................22Using Your Mirrors ...........................22Head Checks .....................................23Horn ..................................................23Riding at Night .................................24
C
RASH
A
VOIDANCE
 ............................24Quick Stops .......................................24Swerving or Turning Quickly ...........25Cornering ..........................................26
H
ANDLING
D
ANGEROUS
S
URFACES
 ..27Uneven Surfaces and Obstacles .......27Slippery Surfaces ..............................28Railroad Tracks, Trolley Tracks and Pavement Seams ....................29Grooves and Gratings .......................29
M
ECHANICAL
P
ROBLEMS
 ..................30Tire Failure .......................................30Stuck Throttle ...................................30Wobble ..............................................30Chain Problems ................................31Engine Seizure ..................................31
A
NIMALS
 .............................................31
F
LYING
O
BJECTS
 ................................32
G
ETTING
O
FF THE
OAD
 ..................32
C
ARRYING
P
ASSENGERSAND
C
ARGO
 .....................................32Equipment .........................................32Instructing Passengers ......................33Riding With Passengers ....................33Carrying Loads .................................33
G
ROUP
IDING
 ...................................34Keep the Group Small ......................34Keep the Group Together .................34Keep Your Distance ..........................34
BEING IN SHAPE TO RIDE
W
HY
T
HIS
I
NFORMATION
I
S
I
MPORTANT
 ......................................36
A
LCOHOL AND
O
THER 
D
RUGS IN
M
OTORCYCLE
O
PERATION
 ...............36
A
LCOHOL IN THE
B
ODY
 .....................37Blood Alcohol Concentration .................................37
A
LCOHOL AND THE
L
AW
 ...................38Consequences of Conviction ......................................38
M
INIMIZE THE
ISKS
 .........................38
S
TEP IN TO
P
ROTECT
F
RIENDS
 .........39
F
ATIGUE
 ..............................................39
EARNINGYOUR LICENSE
Knowledge Test ................................40On-Motorcycle Skill Test ..................41
CONTENTS
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