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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Highside Video

Interesting Highside from another forum...

Did he just enter the turn too hot or lock the rear brakes?


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isnt gear a beautiful thing


im sure that guy would have been much much much worse if there had not been any gear.

that made dropping acid seem like a mild cure for boredom

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Re: Highside Video

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Did he just enter the turn too hot or lock the rear brakes?
Got on the gas too early or too agressivly (same thing really). It looks like the rider has some track training, and expected the road to stick like the track does. Highsides are caused by spinning out the rear tire in a corner, I'm sure you've done that in a cage, the rear end swing around, then stop with a suddent jerk. Thats enough to chunk you on a bike...



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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 06:34 AM
 
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Chopping the throttle when spinning the rear is a surefire way to highside. Its a natural reaction though. The best thing to do is stay on the throttle and start standing the bike up so it gains traction slowly.

I crashed my truck last winter during a slide because I kept on the gas. Its different with 4 wheels.

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Please note the lack of any serious injury due to the appropriate riding gear worn.


Thank you, that is all.


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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 05:03 PM
 
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is it just the sun's reflection, or did I see his brake lights go on?
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and it looked like a broken wrist... I guess that's still considered minor compared to being thrown off the cliff or the amount of damage done had he not worn proper gear.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 05:25 PM
 
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looked like he spun the rear tire at the apex of the turn. Just be glad he didn't break hard and went over the cliff. Good to be wearing gear. When I go out and do hardcore twisties, aka highway ramps (I hate my area), I wear full gear. Funny thing is that the guy looks almost exactly like me! haha.
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is it just the sun's reflection, or did I see his brake lights go on?
He most definitely hit the brakes and that had alot to do with the crash. It lightened the rear end and instigated the rear slide and he couldn't recover. Far too much slide to recover there. He actually did a good job of avoiding that guardrail.

Looked like a textbook case of not trusting the bike to make the turn.

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He most definitely hit the brakes and that had alot to do with the crash. It lightened the rear end and instigated the rear slide and he couldn't recover. Far too much slide to recover there. He actually did a good job of avoiding that guardrail.

Looked like a textbook case of not trusting the bike to make the turn.
Hmm, I guess I never thought of the possibility of the rear sliding out from too much front braking, I've always thought that the front would just lock and slide out, creating a lowside. I actually kept watching the video looking for a sign that he may have used his rear brake to lock the rear tire.
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