Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Living It Up: Riding A Harley
You can call them hogs, bikes, or just a cool set of wheels... but tonight, Living It Up is living on the edge. This time, Jackie is proving once and for all why she was born to be wild. She's learning how to ride a Harley.
Jackie: "So if somebody wants to ride a motorcylcle, they have to take this class?"
Jeff: "We're the best here."
Jackie: "And you want to tell me some of the features of the bike?"
Jeff: "As far as your controls, this is your front clutch, moving across this is an engine ignitions switch, your throttle is here, you roll on it for power, you roll off for decelleration."
Jeff: "Ready to ride?"
Jackie: "Yeah I'm ready."
Jeff: "Let's do it."
Jeff:"Proper way to mount the motorcycles, when you reach for the handlebars, you want to grab the front brake so the motorcycle doesn't roll when you throw your leg over."
Jackie: "Ready to ride."
Jackie: "And now we have Betty here who's going to help show us how to ride a motorcycle."
Betty: "Okay we start off, we learn how to do FINE C, that's how we do the motorcycle, so we say it to ourselves."
Betty: "F, fuel turn it on, I, ignition, N, neutral, you want to see if the bike will rock, E, engine cut off, turn it on, Alright clutch in, now start your bike."
Jackie: "They are very heavy"
Jeff: "This weighs just under 500 pounds."
Jeff: "So squeeze the clutch in."
Jackie: "Squeeze the clutch in."
Jeff: "Keep it squeezed, put your foot on that shifter lever and push your foot down on it real hard. Clank, you're in first gear."
Jeff: "Ease out that clutch and let the motorcylce pull you forward."
Jackie: "Get your motor running.. head out on the highway"
Jackie: "I think I'm turning my car in for a Harley."
Jackie: "And I am just having way too much fun Living It Up riding Harleys in South Florida.I'm Jackie Johnson 7 News, see you back at the station."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Pompano Harley Davidson
Rider's Edge Course
954 545 3200
2900 Center Port Circle
Pompano Beach, FL 33064