HELP!!!......how to drive a two-wheeler?

scooter - scooter
@nishanity (1653)
India
December 18, 2006 8:25pm CST
hey how many people out here think learning to ride a two-wheeler is absolute pain!! well then u got my support... when i ws small, my family wasnt financially sound, so my dad couldnt affor to get a bicycle... hence i hav no cycle-balance.. now i have enrolled myself in a driving school and feel like an idiot trying to learn the damn thing... all the others have cycle balance and i do not... i fall of the damn scooty every 5 mins and i aint even getting the concept of how to maintain my balance... any ideas? please share... this could save my life!!
33 responses
• India
19 Dec 06
hey its damn easy to learn the bike....... i will help you out dont worry..... step 1: remove the stand and sit on ur scooty with one leg on ground.... then try to remove the leg and try to balance for 3-4 sec...... like this for about 10 mins. step 2: now turn on the bike and do the same without giving a raise(i mean accelerating) for more 5 mins step 3: now give small raises and try to balance for small distances but better put your leg on ground and try to drive very slowly and for about 30 mins. step 4: now go for long goes for pretty long distances but slowly step 5: after trying the above procedure for a week try going fast and see the difference bye take care and if u succede message me ok bye
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@nishanity (1653)
• India
19 Dec 06
hey thanx for ur advice lots.... but it was a lil late, else i cud hav given u the best response... i had already given someone else that
• India
19 Dec 06
hi friend.. i just can't support driving a two wheeler is painful..i just love riding my nova...its just simple...all u want is confidence ....whenenver you drive never look into the immediate front of the scooty..u should keep your body straight and look far away...thats it that will surely make the difference..or else you try it.... concentrate in what you are doing...i have really drove lot of miles...even throgh heavy traffic ....that was simply a thrilling experience... i still remember me and my friend going through a heavy traffic...she always cries aloud for small small things and starts pressing my stomache whenever she sees some vehicle coming from the opposite side..but this actually reduces my concentration and again it tickles me because she continuosly press my stomache...anyway we have gone smoothly ... it was really fun..and we can go out without depending on others and again we didnt any longer have to wait at the bus stops hoping to catch a bus... whenever we feel like going out just get into that n drive... i assure you this is a wonderful experience...i confess i have once got in a n accident..but don't be afraid of that...just be cool
• United States
19 Dec 06
When I was younger, I was always told you can't get a motorcycle. My parents excuse was that when they were younger, they had an accident coming off of a highway, after a rain shower. So when I was 21, I enrolled in a class to learn to rid a motorcycle, and put money done as a deposit on a motorcycle. The day after the class was over, I went to pick up my new motorcycle. 22 years later, I still ride my motorcycle, and the on thing that I had learned, is that the way 2 wheelers are designed, they have an inherant way of staying upright when you are in motion. When you lean into a turn, and slowly accelerate out of the turn, the motorcycle wants to be upright. I don't know at what speed you lose your balance at, or if you are turning and lose your balance, but don't be discouraged. Keep trying. Also here is a hint, the 2 wheeler will go in the direction that you are looking at. If you look forward, you will go forward, if you look at the ground, you will end up on the ground.
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@nishanity (1653)
• India
19 Dec 06
hey cool... thanx a lot for ur help... i'll try tht next time
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
19 Dec 06
That was very well put and well explained. As you say it is all a question of balance.When I was younger I used to play on the sunken barges on the Manchester Ship Canal. The sides were very narrow and I was very frightened that I might fall in and drown, but my friend gave me a very good tip and told me not to look down but look straight ahead and you will walk straighter and feel more balanced. I did that and it worked and still works in other situations since.
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@RealIolo (1838)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I think you picked the best response too soon nishanity. Not knocking this post but I think mine is better. If you are having trouble keeping upright on two wheels mine is well thought out and correct description of how it is done.
@suwari (86)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
I give you a tips: To balance the two-wheeler is to make it move.
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@nishanity (1653)
• India
21 Dec 06
eh? thts all?
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
yes but you better start with a bicycle because it is more controllable than a motorcycle. and if you crash less damage to your body could be inflict. the handle of the bicylce is the primary leverage to make your balance just move it left and right while slowly pedalling. goodluck!
@hone84 (6)
• Romania
19 Dec 06
it's like ride a bike at the begining it's hard but after that it's easy
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@nishanity (1653)
• India
19 Dec 06
tell me how it gets easier?
@sudhajan (1230)
• France
19 Dec 06
First try out with cycle with side wheels ..so u wont fall and can balance things ..
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@LoYaL132 (335)
• Netherlands
19 Dec 06
It's very easy to drive. When I was at the age 12 I knew how to drive. My brother did let me ride abit and I could it like it was just a bicycle. I dont think it's hard to ride
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• Philippines
19 Dec 06
try to borrow a bike and learn how to balance first before you get in a scooter.. problem with that is a bike is much lighter than the scooter .. learn to balance first before doing somehting else...
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• Canada
19 Dec 06
before you drive the two wheeler, you should try learning to ride a bike to balance your body with that of the bike. When you are comfortable riding a bike, it's easy to drive a two wheeler. To tell you frankly, nobody taught me how to ride a motorcycle. I learned by myself. Because I know how to ride a bike. I took my uncle's motorbike to a little further away from our home, and rode down the lane without driving. Because I don't know the what to press under fingers and what to hit down the feet. And when I was riding down, I know by myself. And to my way back home, I drove!
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
19 Dec 06
You can't learn how to ride on a two-wheeler from words, you just have to practice,practice,practice, that is the only way. I wish you luck!
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• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
i guess shijukhan give u most helpfull tips to learn bike there isnt need aof help left i guess
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@vipul20044 (5800)
• India
19 Dec 06
I can say if you ever had a ride on a bicycle you can easily drive a 2 wheeler the main thing is balancing you need to learn that first THen comes another part the accelerator and the clutch Press the clucth and advance to a gear And then slowly release the clutch while increasing the acceleration with the same pace ie., be slow in acceleration or your 2 wheeler will run off
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@anjuscor (1266)
• India
19 Dec 06
Girl is riding a bike - Looks good
i dont think it is a bad idea to ride a two Wheeler. I love to ride a bike, but my boy friend is affraid. He doesnt leave me to ride. But if you are looking for safety and other things, driving a car would be the best.
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@RealIolo (1838)
• United States
19 Dec 06
The way you keep a bicycle upright is by turning into the direction you feel it is falling. If the bike is falling to the right you must turn that way to keep the wheels under you as opposed to the wheels being beside you. You want to keep the wheels under the center of gravity and to do that you must make constant adjustments to keep the wheels under/below you. Put in a bit different way. Think of the point created by the tip of your nose. Now also imagine the two points where the wheels are making contact with the ground. If the points where the wheels are touching the ground is to the right of the point where the tip of your nose is you will have to turn left to keep the wheels under you. If the points where the wheels are touching the ground is to the left of you tip of your nose you will have to turn right to keep the wheels under you. Using this same principle if you want to make the bike turn to the left you will need to get the wheels out from directly under the point where the tip of your nose is by turning right. Not so much that you fall over but just enough so that the compensating you do to keep the bike from falling over makes you go left. I hope you are understanding the way I am trying to describe how it is done. I know it sounds really complicated. Another way to look at it might be learning to keep your balance. If you think learning to ride a bike is bad... learn to ride a unicycle. Now you have everything I said above but you get to add using acceleration and deceleration to keep you from falling forward or backward! Fun. BTW I can ride a unicycle but I am not great at it. Some people are so good that they can stay in one place by going forward and backward. I am not that good. Good luck with your efforts at learning to keep a bike upright. As we bikers say, "keep the sticky side down".
@sidddd (861)
• India
19 Dec 06
well at last i got someone like me.Even i doesn't know to ride a bike though i am 16 but i think by the age of 20, i could learn it.Nonetheless if you don't know how to ride a bike then it's a shame in front of others as this has happened to me before.Well my friend,try and try and ask someone's assistance and when you learn it then do inform me.BYE and take care.
@rash219 (808)
• United States
19 Dec 06
hey i know wat u mean it was the same for me 2...but i was able to get it my siting behind 1 of my frnds n trying to mimic or copy the way he balances it did help me a bit....plus u could also try jus getting a cycle n trying to blanace ince the scooty is heavy gettin to balance it will be dfficult for the movement
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
19 Dec 06
hey i know wat u mean it was the same for me 2...but i was able to get it my siting behind 1 of my frnds n trying to mimic or copy the way he balances it did help me a bit....plus u could also try jus getting a cycle n trying to blanace ince the scooty is heavy gettin to balance it will be dfficult for the movement
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@Ovais007 (30)
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
jUST TRY TO BALANCE IT.....ND IT WILL BE ALL EASY,.......
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@jimotman (634)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 06
i think the best method is to learn how to ride a bicycle first, when you can ride a bicycle, it's easy for you to drive a motorcycle
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• India
19 Dec 06
first of all go for a cycle. be confident that you are ok in riding a cycle then try a motorcycle which is gear less and weightless.Take guideness of a person who is well at riding.
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