penning down however and whatever I remember,
Motorcycling does not care about your past records, a person can go down on the 31st turn after taking the previous 30 turns perfectly.
The contact patches which are our connection to this world while on a motorcycle are quite small, infact he had cut outs showing the actual contact patch which will be there in a big harley, the front patch was the size of cross section of an egg cut along the vertical axis and the rear is slightly bigger than the front same shape. So whenever you think of speeding always think that will those patches be enough to keep you connected to this world.
While heavy braking always use both the brakes, people talk about the percentages like 70-30 with 70 in the front or 60-40 but in a real life situation those percentages go down the gutter, so one needs to practice a lot, but one thing was sure front brakes are much more effective than the rear ones and one should use the rear majorly for stabilising the vehicle. and the front is more effective because of weight transfer of the motorcycle on the front tyre.
always keep only two fingers on the front brake any more than that and you might end up in the dust under panic braking.
while braking always try to keep your motorcycle as upright as possible. try and never brake while in a turn or while going over the speed breakers, brake before them and shed as much speed as needed.
in case of sudden appearance of a speed breaker go over it and keep the handle straight with a light pressure on the handle. do not try to grab the handle tightly, as the motorcycle will correct itself for any deviation from the vertical position.
in case of sudden appearance of other things like a car, dog, pedestrian etc, always try to brake and try to stop instead of swerving as swerving is a 3 step manoeuvre which might end up in the oncoming lane.
at high speeds tunneling effect comes into picture wherein the peripheral vision goes away almost completely.
keep changing your focus while on the road and do not fixate on any one single point.
technically the rider is riding blind when the eyes are trying to focus from the instrument panel to the horizon, so if a person is moving at a speed of 100kmph he is travelling 90 feet/sec and if it takes a second for hte eye to fcous the rider is blind for 90 feet.
Never outspeed your field of vision, and during the night never outspeed your headlights.
remain hydrated while in the heat, signs of dehydrations are colour of urine, excessive sweating, salt patchs on clothes and in case where you are not feeling any sweat stop immediately and cool down.
Mesh riding gears are worse than vented leather or textile in excess heat as it helps the air to remove the moisture from the skin.
Brake fading happens when the brakes are over heated, normally while going downhill for a long time with brakes engaged. in cases where one needs to go downhill for a long time one should use engine braking rather than brakes.
Never ride in the blind spot of other vehicles, and always overtake in as less time as possible. ABS
although an important aid is not a necessity if one can practice braking techniques. ABS
also distorts the safety perception of the rider making him think that the motorcycle will stop in any given situation perfectly, which in turn might create a more rash riding style, same goes for safety gear. so if one needs to be aware of the limitations of electronic aids and safety gear.
Effect of cross winds, when there is a heavy cross wind flowing the motorcycle automatically steers into it as per design to compensate for the effect of wind, but when the same motorcycle tries to overtake a bigger vehicle which completely cuts off the cross wind it might get dangerous as the motorcycle might end up hitting the other vehicle as it would have lost the balancing effect of the wind. same in vice versa when the overtaking step is complete.
Dont remember other points for now.
in the informal chat we discussed about V Rod, technically the most advanced motorcycle from the Harley stable and since Harleys sell because of their classic or vintage or old school design principals the company is not vey much interested in marketing the same.