Hey guys this kid with MCrider this week on MCrider we’re going to look at a technique that you may not have put much thought into. Thats turning a motorcycle from a stop. If you don’t have this technique down it can cause you to run wide into oncoming traffic. So this week I’ll give you some tips and techniques for turning a motorcycle from a stop. Hey if you’re new to MCrider welcome my name is Kevin Morris i’m a professional motorcycle instructor here in North Texas where I teach people to ride motorcycles. I also release weekly videos every friday evening on this youtube channel MCrider helping you improve your skills and techniques out on the road. MCrider is supported by our friends at patreon people contribute a buck or two a month to help support mt writer and help keep free motorcycle training on the web. If you’d like to learn more about how you can support MCrider there’ll be links in the description and links at the end of this video where you can show your support. So this week we’re going to get out of the garage for a little bit and we’re going to get out on parking lot we’re going to practice turning from a stop. Turning from a stop is an important technique out on the road here in the U.S. for making a right hand turn at a stop sign because a lot of riders can’t make that sharp of a turn and they end up running wide into oncoming traffic in the other lane. So we’ll practice doing turns from a stop going to the left and to the right. So all you need to practice this exercise is an empty parking lot with some painted parking spaces. Most parking spaces are 10 feet wide what I do is I set up at the end of one of those parking spaces and then you’re trying to make this turn within that 10-foot radius before you get to that next parking spot. So what gets a lot of riders in trouble making this turn from a stop is not turning the handle bars and looking through the turn prior to moving out. So like I did here you want to turn the handlebars get your head and eyes looking where you want the motorcycle to go. So once you have your head and eyes turned in the direction of the turn and the handlebars turned in the direction of the turn you can even lean the motorcycle slightly towards the turn then it’s just a matter of easing out on the clutch through the friction zone and getting the bike through the turn. The technique for making turns to the right is the same you do see that I have my foot on the foot peg here it’s also acceptable to put your foot down here if you want to use that and help you lean the motorcycle over to the right a little bit before you take out but I like to keep my foot on the foot peg and use a little bit of rear brake as I ease the clutch out through the friction zone. So if you’re using this technique that on the street let’s talk about where you want to look. So remember using making this right-hand turn potentially having traffic coming in the left hand lane that you want to avoid hitting so you want to make sure that you’re looking up the road looking where you want the motorcycle to go because remember the motorcycle is going to go where you look so resist that urge to look at the car coming in the opposite lane look past that car into your lane where you want the motorcycle ultimately to end up. So I hope you found this video useful if you did make sure and subscribe we have new videos that come out every Friday with a new tip or technique to help you increase your skills on the streets. If you’re interested in supporting MCrider on Patreon you can find a link at the end of this video with more information on how you can support us on Patreon and our patrons at every level get access to suggest training topics for a future video. So hope you consider supporting us on Patreon. Until next week guys is Kevin with MCrider and we’ll see you on the road.