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Hey guys just wondering I’m teaching my girl how to ride she stalled a bunch but now rarely does it can stalling hurt the engine? Also just now she shifted into first from neutral without pressing the clutch in and the bike shut off? Is that normal and can you explain why it shut off? Thanks
 

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Hey guys just wondering I’m teaching my girl how to ride she stalled a bunch but now rarely does it can stalling hurt the engine? Also just now she shifted into first from neutral without pressing the clutch in and the bike shut off? Is that normal and can you explain why it shut off? Thanks
Question 1. No it wont hurt the bike. Stalling as in - Coming to a stop without pulling in the clutch and or taking off by letting the clutch out without adding some throttle.
Question 2. same as letting out the clutch without power and or the kickstand was down..! The bike will shut off if you go into gear without the kick stand up.
 

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Hey guys just wondering I’m teaching my girl how to ride she stalled a bunch but now rarely does it can stalling hurt the engine? Also just now she shifted into first from neutral without pressing the clutch in and the bike shut off? Is that normal and can you explain why it shut off? Thanks
Please take this in the way that it is intended. You havent been riding very long, in your place I would not teach my girlfriend to ride, I would pay for her to attend a certified bike safety course for learner riders.

For her safety, let an experienced rider teach her rather than needing to reach out to the forum for advice.

Cheers.
 

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Please take this in the way that it is intended. You havent been riding very long, in your place I would not teach my girlfriend to ride, I would pay for her to attend a certified bike safety course for learner riders.

For her safety, let an experienced rider teach her rather than needing to reach out to the forum for advice.

Cheers.
of course she will go to a course just wanted her to know the basics she now knows how to up shift to second without stalling and downshift shes going like 30mph:clap::grin: without stalling
 

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Believe it or not but one of the best ways to learn is by teaching others. As long as you are doing it in a controlled environment, I don't see the harm in it. Is she thinking of getting her own bike then?
 

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Believe it or not but one of the best ways to learn is by teaching others. As long as you are doing it in a controlled environment, I don't see the harm in it. Is she thinking of getting her own bike then?
I agree but only if you are qualified to teach someone. I've taken the MSF course and only been riding since 2016. Do I feel qualified to teach someone...heck no. I learn something every time I ride and with riding. I'm also aware I don't have all the answers and that I probably have some bad habits that I've developed and still not aware of yet.

I'm sure everyone would agree riding a motorcycle is much more higher risk and dangerous than driving a car. I would want to ensure the basic fundamentals are taught by a qualified instructor or someone with a lot more riding experience and not someone that may or may not know what they are completely doing or someone that learned everything from watching certain motovloggers on youtube. And this is not knowing how much experience the OP has riding?

Just my 2 cents but to each their own...
 
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I'm sure everyone would agree riding a motorcycle is much more higher risk and dangerous than driving a car.
"Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data." -- NHTSA

Without a doubt, rider training greatly improves safety. The sooner you can learn some Road Strategy basics, the better.
 

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Anything you think you are teaching her is basically "tainting" her for lack of a better term. Instructors can do their job much better when they're given a clean slate to work with. It's best when they don't have to spend an entire day trying to "unlearn" all the bad habits their students have previously picked up.
 

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Lol I'm teaching my kid the basics of riding but I still demand that he take an MSC - New and better info comes out all the time, I'll probably take the course with him. In my head i'm thinking woot ill ace everything they throw my way - but in reality ill probably fail it miserably.
 

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Get thee to a rider course

You stand your best chance taking a sanctioned course in a controlled environment ,on a bike you can manage, from someone who's only motive is teaching you, objectively, how to ride and , just as important ,with others with whom you can learn with and from. Learning to ride is a lifetime experience, make the most of baby steps. Peace
 
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