Vulcan Drifter Riders

DISCUSSIONS => General Discussion => Topic started by: ecader10 on July 16, 2020, 22:22:50 PM

Title: Advice for returning rider
Post by: ecader10 on July 16, 2020, 22:22:50 PM
I stopped riding about 10 years ago after i hit a bump wrong, got death wobble on my bike, and broke my hand. I finally broke down and bought a bike again missing it so much. Since it has been so long and i am trying to get my sea legs back so to speak would it be a decent idea to put a steering stabilizer on my bike? I know it is not a typical thing to put on a crusier but given my history not really sure.
Title: Re: Advice for returning rider
Post by: Troll on July 17, 2020, 14:31:10 PM
Take a class FIRST! A lot has changed in 10 years.
Title: Re: Advice for returning rider
Post by: greenbarn on July 18, 2020, 10:03:39 AM
I've had no experience with the steering stabilizers on a 2-wheeler, so can't comment on that.

But the rider's safety course is a good idea.  Gets you some ride time on (typically) a smaller, lighter bike before going out on the cruiser.
Title: Re: Advice for returning rider
Post by: OR Seedman on July 20, 2020, 18:58:31 PM
I took 15 yrs off from riding....first thing I did when I started back up was take an advanced safety course.  Best thing I could have done....really helped me get my riding legs back...I even used my own 800 drifter for the class...got me some experience on it before i actually went out and hit the pavement...no pun intended.  after a couple of years, I went back up to a bigger bike (drifter 1500).  I think taking the class helped me better prepare for how stupid drivers on the road can be....I had forgotten that over the previous years of not riding.... :o
Title: Re: Advice for returning rider
Post by: RZ94 on July 21, 2020, 16:07:15 PM
Take a rider's course. I was off two wheels for almost 15 years due to an accident that almost killed me.

The Riders course was the best thing I ever did. You won't regret it, and it will allow you to build your confidence back.