Hand Signals

Salem HOG Hand Signals

Motorcycle hand signals are important for all riders to know and understand but especially when riding in a group. (When riding in a group the signals should be relayed back through the group.)

GROUP RIDING HAND SIGNALS

Start engines signal
START ENGINES

With your right or left arm extended, move your index finger in a circular motion.


LEFT TURN

Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow fully extended. 


RIGHT TURN

Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbowbent 90 degrees vertically.


HAZARD LEFT

Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.


HAZARD RIGHT A

Extend your right arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.


HAZARD RIGHT B

Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your helmet.


SPEED UP

Raise your left arm up and down with your index finger extended upward.  This indicates the leader wants to speed up.


SLOW DOWN

Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and move your hand up and down.


STOP

Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle with the palm of your hand facing rearward.


SINGLE FILE

Position your left hand over your helmet withyour fingers extended upward.  This indicates the leader wants the group in a single file formation. Usually this is done for safety reasons.


STAGGERED or SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION

Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your index and pinkie finger extended. This indicate that it is safe to return to staggered formation.


TIGHTEN UP

Raise your left arm and repeatedly move up and down in a pulling motion. This indicates the leader wants the group to close ranks.


TICKED OFF

Extend your left arm straight out with your elbow bent 90 degrees. Carefully extend your middle finger to clearly demonstrate your dissatisfaction with the other guy. NOTE: It is not recommended you do this when you are alone.


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