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Old 04-30-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Did you drive standard before riding?

How many of you already knew how to drive standard before you started riding. Do you think it made a difference? I am new to riding and I think the thing that make more uneasy about riding is shifting gears. I am wondering if it is just me.:confused1
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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I knew how first, i think it helped. One last concept I had to worry about when I started riding.
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learned bikes LONG before cars.. but my first 4 trucks and 1 car were all standards.. and i think knowing how to work the clutch on the bike probably helped me some in learning to drive the truck i first got.
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all my cars have been standard except two. I have gone threw 8 cars. And no its not because of them being in wrecks.. Just kept switching cars for a while lol
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:07 PM   #6
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It's definately easier if you understand the concept of driving a standard as opposed to an automatic no matter if it's a car, motorcycle, or an atv. I actually prefer a stick to an automatic in a sportscar or something along those lines they are fun!!!
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I grew up riding dirt bikes,and I learned how to drive on a standard car. So I already knew the concept of changing gears manually when I started riding my sportbike!
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Someone was telling me that I should learn how to drive standard in a car first. So I can undersand my bike better. And since it is a car maybe I would be more comfortable. What do you guys think?
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It's not so much shifting up as shifting down to stop for some reason. I layed my bike down while shifting down to take a sharp corner and i think i have kind of spooked myself out. I've also been told not to look down when shifting, learn to hear what gear you are in?
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I didn't know how to drive a standard before I got on the bike. I had tried before but it would take me about 15 mins to go bout 1 block. I could drive one now if I had to but it wouldn't look pretty. Its a fun ride though. I never drove dirt bikes or anything like that. I went from riding a huge truck to a bike.
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It's not so much shifting up as shifting down to stop for some reason. I layed my bike down while shifting down to take a sharp corner and i think i have kind of spooked myself out. I've also been told not to look down when shifting, learn to hear what gear you are in?
Never look down! Your eyes should always be on the road! You will learn what gear you are in just by the sound of your bike! U just need more seat time!
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It's not so much shifting up as shifting down to stop for some reason. I layed my bike down while shifting down to take a sharp corner and i think i have kind of spooked myself out. I've also been told not to look down when shifting, learn to hear what gear you are in?
Or learn how to count.
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I started on cars with standard and drove them for years. I actually prefer them to this day but my truck has automatic now.

I am surprised nobody has ever mentioned that because I always wondered how folks get used to riding and shifting if they are not used to it. I think knowing it prior defintely helps. Think about getting a car that drives standard and it should help you get familiar enough with it to feel comfy all around.
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started riding motorcycles when I was 6-7...so no I hadn't driven a car yet, let alone a standard trans.
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nope, i still donnt know how to drive one!
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nope, i still donnt know how to drive one!
Yep, learned how to drive stick on the same car I still own (a 92 Eclipse...my dad bought it new)

It definitely helped when learning how to ride....

FWIW- I think everyone should know how to drive standard. What happens if you have an emergency and your only way out was driving a standard to get to the hospital, etc. Slim chances I know, but nonetheless a chance I wouldn't want to take.
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nope, i still donnt know how to drive one!

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