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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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corner too fast...now what?

Ok, so a couple riding buddies and I were having a discussion about this after reading about a recent motorcycle accident. Surprising, we had differing opinions on the matter. I'm interested in your opinions.

The situation is: You enter a corner and realize that you are going too fast. (For the sake of discussion let's assume that you ARE too fast, and not just "feeling" too fast) What is the best action now? Assume that "standing the bike up and aborting into straight line braking" is not an option.

1. Get off the throttle, stay off the brake, look where you want to go, lean into it, believe the bike can do it?

2. Get off the throttle, get ON the front brake, look, lean and believe?

3. Other....
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 07:59 AM
 
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 08:07 AM
 
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Well, when I took the test in real life, I failed. I got on the brakes, stood it up and ran off. That was not one of your options.

I say No 2. Stay leaned over. If "for the sake of disscussion" you are going to fast and are leaning hard, chances are this will lead to a low-side. Much more favorable to lose the front end than the other possibility.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 08:09 AM
 
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BTW, 748 Abuser. I get the feeling you won't ride with me???
Just kidding...
How's about explaining "Other"...
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 08:52 AM
 
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I think we did this one a while back. I believe the commonly accepted correct answer envolved a handfull of throttle and some rear wheel steering to square off the corner dirttrack style. The concensus was also that 99% of us aren't talented enough to pull it off so you'd just be screwed. This assumes that you are in too hot and just leaning the bike will not get it done.

Yep, found it. Here you go:

https://www.sportbikeworld.com/showth...&threadid=6812

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 09:09 AM
 
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Other. Drag the rear brake to scrub speed, and crank that sucker WAAAAAY over.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 09:24 AM
 
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Kinda depends on how far over you are when you realize "OH SH*T!!!".

Dont just let off the throttle, hold steady on it or let off VERY lightly a little bit.
Tap the rear break lightly if anything...dont squash it.
Look INSIDE the turn...you go where you look!
Pray.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 09:28 AM
 
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Talking

Oh yeah, you guys are good.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2001, 09:44 AM
 
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It's good of you to share your knowledge so freely Paul.
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It's good of you to share your knowledge so freely Paul.
You're welcome. If it can save a rider from grief in the future, I'll divulge all my talents.
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