Motorcycling Hand Gestures and their meanings

Although motorcycle hand gestures are something that most riders learn as part of their motorcycle license exams, often they are forgotten and not used when actually needed. For example, if another motorist cuts you up, is on the phone or generally driving in a selfish and oblivious manner which could be detrimental to your health, then communication between bikers and other motorists via hand signals are critical towards staying safe at all times.

 

Motorcycle Left Turn

Pull over is an invitation to a severe b******ing from an angry biker by the road side in order to determine who was at fault, this is sometimes accompanied by sharp increases in revs from the engine.

 

 

Motorcycle Right Turn

I’ll box the head a ya  A clenched fist indicates to other motorists that you are now quite angry, upset and willing to beat people up for their stupidity and misbehaviour on the public road.

 

 

MotorcycleStop

Ya bender A derogatory signal often aimed at motorists who lock their doors and want to avoid confrontation, it calls into question their very masculinity which can sometimes be offensive.

 

 

Motorcycle Speed Up

WTF dude? A show of dismay, often aimed at people much bigger than you who could possibly gain the upper-hand in a road-side wrestle or fist fight, but shows you are unwilling to let it slide none the less.

 

 

Motorcycle Slow Down

Tentative ‘pull over’  Half-hearted gesture to make you feel better but secretly in the hope that they wont pull up, often directed towards truck drivers and foreigners about whom it is difficult to ascertain if they could be > 6ft4 in stature.

 

 

Follow Me

No problem Often follows an acknowledgement by the other road user, usually a popular & well-known neighbour with a nice daughter, that they could have inadvertently killed you, none the less you’d rather not labour the point because they waved a kind gesture which made you feel a lot better.

 

 

Motorcycle You Lead Come

You Brainless c***, pull over Attempts to breathe slowly while maintaining composure with people you shouldn’t really beat the s*** out of, such as pensioners, women and priests, but would rather engage in a stern talk and re-educate them on the consequences of their actions.

 

 

Motorcycle Road Hazard

Pull over for a kick up the hole A half hearted signal for other motorists to express dismay at their behaviour while exercising restraint with synchronised knee movements in an up the hole fashion.

 

 

Motorcycle Single File

Winner Alright First Biker to the post while slowing down from a Hoolie run in order to let the group of ensuing riders know who won a tightly run contest, an informal and unwritten expression of glee and triumph at being quite talented & clever.

 

 

Motorcycle Double File

Hafta s***e Pulling in for a number 2 – an urgent message expressing the need to evacuate ones bowels at the nearest available lavatory and opportunity, usually follows an excessively high speed run and ‘close call’ with other traffic that could have went pear-shaped in spectacular fashion.

 

 

Motorcycle Comfort Stop

G’on y’wanker  Poking fun at another motorist, usually a BMW driver or boy-racer who thought he were fast but took umbrage at your shockingly quick overtake and exhibition of real speed, with a flashing of lights or blowing their horn in scornful protest & disbelief.

 

 

Motorcycle Comfort Stop

Itchy Nose completely forgetting you had a helmet on while attempting to scratch or pick your nose thru the visor, usually an involuntary movement while waiting at the lights after being distracted by hot totty and nonchalantly a**essing possible escape routes from your immediate playground.

 

 

Motorcycle Turn Signal On

Frozen hands Attempts to increase blood-flow and circulation with rapid hand movement and finger articulations while riding through the winter months with shyte gloves, no heated grips, early onset of arthritis and fingers being frozen solid.

 

 

Motorcycle Pull Off

Hail Hitler A pursuing Garda’s gesture often synonymous with a misunderstood Austrian who allegedly introduced 6-million Jews to Zyklon B during a WW2 roadside breath-test, do you risk pulling over to be turned into soap and your skin draped over a lamp-shade ? me neither, pin it.

 

 

Motorcycle Cops Ahead

Dick Head Enlightens a fellow muppet road user in no uncertain terms as to their propensity and footing on the richter scale of wankerism during the course of their conduct on a public road, the head being the highest point articulates a not inconsiderable misdemeanour often caused by, but not exclusive to ‘suits’.

 

 

Motorcycle Fuel

‘Sup b****es Attempts to looks like you’re just casually relaxing while riding a noisy piece of s*** down a busy street, esp. when there are impressionable females present and you’d rather not be regarded as a go-go power-ranger, usually undertaken when you’ve not got laid or had any attention for several weeks.

 

 

Most motorcycle hand signals are fairly intuitive, especially when combined with appropriate body language; however, new riders may be confused upon first seeing them.

Getting a dirt bike as first bike

Getting a dirt bike as first bike

Hello yall.


So I’ve just passed my IBT and I’m looking to get a first bike.


I mainly need it to commute through dublin city. Ideally I’d like something like a 600 hornet, but I think I’d be better off starting with something smaller and lighter.


I recon I’ll probably end up dropping it a few times, so instead of getting dents in a bike I really want, I thought I might get a dirt bike first. They’re lighter and wont get damaged as easily, right?


Here’s my line of thinking: I get something relatively cheap, around 1.5k, something along the lines of KTM 400 enduro (or maybe drz400). I’ll use it to learn how to ride bikes in general, and then later on I’ll get myself a newer, stronger, harder, better bike.


Now of course I could just buy any other small bike and then upgrade, but figured that if I get a dirt bike, I might as well keep it to mess about offroad once I get a bigger bike. It would save me the hassle of having to sell it and all that.


Thoughts? Basically if I’m not planning to actually go offroad in the first few months and only use it to commute though city, am I being dumb by thinking about getting bike like that?


Someone talk me in or talk me out of it please : )


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Damastown Test Route

Damastown Test Route

Hi lads,


my missus got her date for her riding test. Originally, it was Finglas, but RSA Finglas has been closed down until further notice due to health and safety concerns.


Her test is now in Damastown, however we can’t find any instructors that do pre-tests for Damastown. Any of you guys happen to know the route so that we can go there and practice a bit beforehand?


Cheers,

Dan


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Insurance for 18 year old on A2 Provisional?

Insurance for 18 year old on A2 Provisional?

This is my first post on here so sorry if this topic has come up again and again but most people here getting they’re A2’s are in their 20’s.


I’ve got my Theory test booked and will get my provisional after that.Will do the IBT Courses before I get my bike but Im wondering if there is even a point, I keep hearing that people under 21 are getting shut down for insurance. I was thinking of getting like an MT-03(660cc) or a GSR 600 or something similar. But would also get a 250cc like an ninja 250cc if that would make it easier.


Pretty much just wondering if there is any point in actually getting my A2 or should I just get a car instead and then go for the A2 when im like 20. Will anyone actually insure me?


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First Bike BMW F650GS ??

First Bike BMW F650GS ??

Hi all , first post ,, I’ve just got my learner permit , I’ve never had a bike before , I’m in my 40’s now and I’m over 6 foot , what are your impressions of the F650GS as a bike and also as a first bike for a newbie, I want to go down the adventure tourer road , so I thought it would be best to start out on this. Any info or advice is much appreciated, Daithi


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