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Lately I have seen lots of riders resting their left hand on the tank or their legs instead of the grip. Is this safe or stupid?
 

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i do it when im crusing thru town going slow. it prob isnt the safest thing but it helps on the wrist a lil bit.
 

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I do it, always have. It's like driving anything with one hand, not as safe as two. Better to do on a straight away.
 

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the bike holds itself up and straight. i guess if you freak out easy or are a noob then it would be unsafe. otherwise, you have your throttle and brake on the right, and nothing of emergancy importance on the left, so how would it be unsafe?
 

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I love it. Nice and relaxing. I'll sometimes rest my hand on that flat part of the upper fairing under the hand grip while I am tucked (going like freeway speed). Or if it is cold, I'll put it in the slot on the mid fairing right next to the radiator. Keeps it nice and toasty. Anyone else pull these wild stunts too?
 

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definitely relieves pressure from your wrist and back...of course you're sacrificing reaction time when you need to swerve or break hard. Should all come down to judgment of whether or not the environment you are in is safe to do so.
 

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jordanf600 said:
the bike holds itself up and straight. i guess if you freak out easy or are a noob then it would be unsafe. otherwise, you have your throttle and brake on the right, and nothing of emergancy importance on the left, so how would it be unsafe?
You think you could ride out a tank slapper with one hand? It's possible, but you may feel more comfortable with two hands for stability. You are geometrically more connected to the bike with both hands on the bars. True, we can most times get away with one hand riding, but if you hit a rut during a one hander in a turn you just may eat it. One hand no longer feels safe when things start to slip...you WILL put that other hand on there out of reflex.
 

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Sometimes I take both hands off to adjust my jacket... then I think "wow, this is kinda stupid, what if something runs out in front of me?" and I put my hands back on. I do feel comfortable just taking my left hand off though, since I can still hit the brake quickly with the right.
 

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I only 1 hand ride when riding straight to relax myself. What bothers me is people riding one hand on sharp turns and turning freeway ramps.
 

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James06CBR said:
You think you could ride out a tank slapper with one hand? It's possible, but you may feel more comfortable with two hands for stability. You are geometrically more connected to the bike with both hands on the bars. True, we can most times get away with one hand riding, but if you hit a rut during a one hander in a turn you just may eat it. One hand no longer feels safe when things start to slip...you WILL put that other hand on there out of reflex.
Tankslappers only get bad when the rider tries to stop them. With only one hand on the bars it would be hard to do the wrong thing and try and stop it.

That being said if you can ride out a bad tankslapper with one hand on the bars for 7 seconds or more you should be a rodeo rider.
 

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ilangsfs said:
I love it. Nice and relaxing. I'll sometimes rest my hand on that flat part of the upper fairing under the hand grip while I am tucked (going like freeway speed). Or if it is cold, I'll put it in the slot on the mid fairing right next to the radiator. Keeps it nice and toasty. Anyone else pull these wild stunts too?
i put my hand on that flat part alot but as far as checking radiator fluid and changing my oil and stuff while riding, no haha
 
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