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Riding Tips for American Motorcyclists

These helpful riding tips, found many years ago on the BritIron mailing list, are from a 1962 Honda Motor Cycle Instruction Book which was translated for American motorcycle riders by Honda.

The following rules for motorists are so successful in Japan, that American motorcycle riders might profitably paste them in their hats.

  1. At the rise of the hand by Policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him by or otherwise disrespect him.

  2. When a passenger of the foot, hooves in sight, tootel the horn trumpet melodiously at first. If he still obstacles your passage, tootel him with vigor and express by word of mouth, warning Hi, Hi.

  3. Beware of the wandering horse that he shall not take fright as you pass him. Do not explode the exhaust box at him. Go soothingly by.

  4. Give big space to the festive dog that makes sport in roadway. Avoid entanglement of dog with wheel spokes.

  5. Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon. Press the brake foot as you roll around the corners, and save the collapse and tie up.