- Jan 12, 2017
This is coming from my own experience. If you have a digital speedometer that displays your average speed, distance, time, max speed, and current speed, do NOT, under ANY circumstance, take your eyes off the road to look at it for more than a half second, and NEVER anywhere within stopping distance of a traffic light or other intersection. I took my eyes off the road because my speedo was reading a max of 57 mph, for only a couple of seconds, and when i looked up, the only thing i saw was a minivan's driver side tail light. I had no time to react in any way, and i hit. Luckily, i didn't hit my head, only split the skin on my knee a bit, and had a few scrapes on my hand. Not everyone will be that lucky, and i KNOW that I will not be that lucky again. So, remember, if you MUST take your eyes off the road, EVEN FOR A SECOND, pull the clutch, stop, and THEN look at what you need to. If you fail to do this, it won't be just the bike that dies.