“Stay-away from that front brake or you’ll go-over the bars!” There is an abundance of information available to today’s riders, but some of it is plainly false and even harmful, like that misleading front-brake chestnut above, or the old “Lay her down!”

No, short of total brake failure when approaching a cliff or wall, you should just about never deliberately crash or otherwise abandon your motorcycle. Here is a list of 10 more things to avoid as you ride through your happy lives.