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Not sure if anyone else does this, but when i was learning i'd always think 'NOS' when i'd finished a lesson and was about to get off the bike, or before getting on the bike.


Neutral, (engine)Off, Stand


can use it for starting off in the morning as well.... neutral, on, stand.


thought it might be of use to someone.


Anybody else do this while learning?

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NOS just puts me in mind of laughing gas. Could also include switching off indicators, steering lock, various other locks and not leaving the key in the ignition, as part of normal shut down routine. Perhaps auxiliaries too (heated grips etc) if you're lucky enough to have them.


If you can come up with an acronym that incorporates that, that would be awesome.

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NOS just puts me in mind of laughing gas. Could also include switching off indicators, steering lock, various other locks and not leaving the key in the ignition, as part of normal shut down routine. Perhaps auxiliaries too (heated grips etc) if you're lucky enough to have them.


If you can come up with an acronym that incorporates that, that would be awesome.

 

NOS is a company.


Nitrous oxide is the laughing gas.

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My instructor told me a few but i cant remember any of them anymore :/


THE T-CLOCK INSPECTION


The Motorcycle Safety Foundation created the T-CLOCK mnemonic as a memory and orgaization ad for a pre-ride safety check of a typical motorcycle. Each letter represent a particular inspection category, as follows:

•T - Tires & Wheels

•C - Controls

•L - Lights & Electrics

•O - Oil

•C - Chassis

•K - Kickstand


TIRES AND WHEELS

Tires: Pressure correct (cold), tread condition. No cuts, bulges, punctures of foreign objects.

Wheels: Spokes tight and intact; rims true; no free play when flexed; bearing seals intact; spin freely.

Brakes: Firm feel; sufficient pad depth, no leaks or links in hoses or cables.


CONTROLS

Levers: Pivot bolt and nut; action and position correct; pivots lubed.

Cables: Ends and shafts lubed; no fraying or kinks; no binding when handlebar turned; proper adjustment.

Hoses: Check for damage or leaks, proper routing.

Throttle: Snaps closed freely when released; no excess play

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LIGHTS

Brake and Tailight(s): All filaments work; both levers actuate brake light.

Headlight: All filaments work; properly aimed; no damage.

Lenses: Clean; no condensation; tight.

Reflectors: Clean; intact.

Battery: Fluid level; terminals clean and tight; held down securely; vent tube not kinked or mis-routed.

Wiring: Check for pinching or fraying; properly routed; no corrosion.


OIL AND FLUIDS

Levels: Brake fluid, oil, final drive, transmission, coolant, fuel.

Leaks: Check all systems for leaks.

Condition: Check color of brake fluid & coolant.


CHASSIS

Frame: Paint lifting or peeling may indicate cracking.

Steering head & swingarm bearings: Lift wheels off floor, grab lower fork legs and pull and push to feel for play; repeat at rear. Turn fork to feel for detents in bearings.

Suspension: Smooth movement; proper adjustment; no leaks.

Chain or belt: Tension; lube, look for wear.

Fasteners: Look for missing or loose threaded fasteners, clips, pins.


KICKSTAND

Sidestand: Retracts firmly; no bending or damage; cut-out switch operates; springintact.

Centerstand: Retracts firmly, no damage.

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