Quick Answer: Why do motorcycles ride staggered?

Why do motorcycles point at each other?

The two-finger salute is actually a peace sign. That’s how we motorcyclists wave to say thank you for making room for us to split lanes.

Why do motorcycles hug the center line?

I would never hug either side of a lane. Staying toward the center line but not on it makes you more visible. Hugging the edge encourages impatient drivers to pass you using the lane. If they misjudge you have nowhere to go but off the road.

What does it mean when a motorcyclist taps his helmet?

Probably one of the most important signals for me is the ‘Police Ahead!” motion. … I’m pretty sure the reason for this sort of awkward hand sign is because police have lights on the top of their vehicles, so by tapping your helmet you are saying, “Hey man, watch out for cars with lights on top, also known as cops!”

What should you not say to a biker?

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  • Your garage really needed a makeover! …
  • It’s like you have another woman out in the garage. …
  • You’ll never get ME on that death machine! …
  • You know, I think you love that motorcycle more than you love me. …
  • You spent HOW MUCH on new pipes for your motorcycle?
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How do I stop my butt from going numb on a motorcycle?

The quick remedy is to adjust your riding position or get off your bike and walk around for a few minutes. Although this alleviates that pain and numbness, it often creeps right back in again just a few more miles down the road.