Training Programe  for Royal Enfield Motorcycle

Riders

The Safe driving of  a motorcycle can be divided in eight categories as given below.

1. Pre- Ride check

2. Riding Dress

3. Sitting Posture

4. Braking

5. Cornering

6. Gradient Operation

7. Recognition

8.Others 

 

PRE RIDE CHECK

Pre ride check should be performed by the user regularly before taking his motorcycle on the road.

  • Check  any leakage in the fuel tank.
  • Check the fuel level in fuel tank.
  • Check lubrication oil level in the lubrication tank.
  • Oil level should be between  ‘L’ & ‘H’ mark of dip stick.
  • If level is low top up with recommended oil up to ‘H’ mark of dip stick.
  • Check free play and smooth operation of clutch lever.
  • Free play of clutch lever should be 2 to 3 mm.
  • Check free play and smooth operation of front brake.
  • Check free play and smooth operation of Rear brake.
  • Check free movement of steering by rotating handle.
  • Steering should move smoothly without any restriction.
  • Check Tyre pressure in both the wheels.
  • Recommended tyre pressure in Front wheel- 18 to 20 PSI
    Rear wheel- 28 to 30 PSI
  • Check spokes of both the wheels for looseness
  • Spokes should be in tight position.
  • Check drive chain for slackness
  • Slackness of drive chain should be 20 to 30 mm
  •  Check Electrolyte level in the battery. If less top up with distilled water up to the mark provided on the battery.
  •  Check the availability of Tool kit in tool box.
  • Start the motorcycle and check for unusual sound and vibration.
  • Check the operation of lights and horn.
  • Set the rear view mirrors.
  •   If everything is all right, your motorcycle is ready for riding.

Pre ride test can be performed by the owner/rider of the motorcycle himself. In addition to your safety this test also prevents break down of the motorcycle on the way.
Recommended riding gear for a Road Trip
1. Prefer to wear light colored cloths as other road users   easily notice it.
2. Trouser-snug fitting but comfortable
3.Riding boots or shoes.
4. Soft leather gloves for hands.
5. Wear full mask helmet.

Avoid loose clothing. It may get caught by moving components of your bike.

SITTING POSTURE

  • Sit on the center of the bike that is, at front half of the seat.
  •  Keep your toes straight ahead.
  • Press the knees tightly against fuel tank for better balance
  • Run two fingers on the hand lever for quicker action
  •  Sit with relaxed shoulders, keep elbow closer to the body
  •  Look extensively to get wider view without turning the head.

BRAKING
 
There are three types of brakes in your motorcycle.

Close the Throttle to make engine act as a brake

  • On closing throttle, the engine compression becomes a load to the rear wheel. The spinning speed of the rear wheel and the road speed of the vehicle get retarded.
  • When the clutch lever is depressed or gear is in neutral the engine is disconnected from the rear wheel. The engine compression ceases to be a brake.
  • Engine brake is maximum in first gear and minimum in top gear.Front Brake

    Operated by hand lever at right hand side of handle. On pressing the lever, the brake shoes at the front wheels expands and contacts the rotating rear wheel drum resulting in friction that retards the motorcycle speed.

    Rear Brake

  • Operated by foot brake pedal. On pressing the foot brake, the brake shoes at the rear wheels expands and contacts the rotating rear wheel drum resulting friction retards the motorcycle speed.
  • Use all the brakes front, rear and engine together for maximum braking effect and brake shoes life.
  • Apply rear and front brakes in pumping action to avoid wheel locking to prevent skidding.
  •  Never depress the clutch lever while braking.
  • Apply front and rear brakes on slippery roads and on down gradient operation with utmost cautions.
  • Use only Engine brake while corneringCORNERING

    Decide the speed at which you intend to take the turn, Then-

  •   Close the throttle of your Royal Enfield Motorcycle 50 meters before turning distance, to apply engine brake.
  •   Apply front and rear brake before 30 meters of turning distance.
  •   Shift down gears before 10 meters of turning distance.
  • Give throttle when you reach halfway though the corner.
  • Shift up the gear as you reach the straight ahead position after the cornering
    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHILE TURNING
  • Normal Riding position
  • Good for slippery roads
  • High speed cornering
  • Use throttle and gear to control road speed
  • DO not depress clutch
  • Use knee grip for better balance

 

To be continued….