ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Safely Correct Motorcycle Equipment Failure

Updated on August 17, 2009

Fix Your Motorcycle

If your motorcycle is properly maintained, you will be able to reduce the possibility of any equipment failure, but that doesn't meant that you will never experience any kind of complication or issue. This is why you want to make sure that you know how to properly handle certain situations that you may encounter while riding your motorcyle. Consider the following tips to correcting and fixing equipment failure with your motorcycle while riding your bike, so that if it happens to you, you'll know how to act in the situation.

Blowouts

If you run your tires at good quality, keep them at proper pressure, and change them when the tread is worn, the chance of a tire blowout is small. But, if either of you have a blowout in either of your tires, you want to act properly and accordingly because a tire blowout can be a pretty serious matter. Make sure to stay calm throughout the process.

  1. Don't use the brakes because if you brake hard, you'll just make things worse. If you have to use your brakes, you want to apply gradual pressure to the brake on the good tire and ease to a safe spot to stop.

  2. You want to ease off on the throttle and gradually slow down because you can easily throw the bike out of control if you rapidly decelerate.

  3. Hold the handlebars firmly and keep the front wheel pointed ahead until you're able to stop. You will find that the handlebars will probably shudder a good bit, and if you let them, the tire will flop against the pavement.

Stuck Throttle

Most motorcycle riders have bad dreams about getting a stuck throttle, but few have actually experienced it. All contemporary motorcycles have a cut-off switch by the right thumb just in case the throttle gets stuck, but chances are that you'll never have a stuck throttle. If your throttle does get stuck, though, you'll want to hit the cut-off switch, pull the clutch, and look for a safe place to coast to a stop. 

Broken Clutch Cable

If you pull your clutch lever and there isn't a return action, you'll want to shift the bike without the clutch. Shifting without the clutch is not advised, but if you have to, you have to. You'll want to back off of the throttle and shift down a gear if the throttle breaks. If you have a sensitive foot, you'll probably want to find neutral before you come to a complete stop; otherwise, you want to get set for a jerky halt.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)