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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Very Tight Corner + False Neutral = Bad!!!

Almost dropped the big girl this morning on the way to work!

There's one roundabout that has a very tight exit turn. I've ridden it hundreds of times, without a problem, but this morning was little more interesting.

As I approached the intersection, I clicked down through the gears, saw there was no traffic to give way to, and set myself up for the turn. I leaned tight into the turn, hit the apex and rolled on the throttle to power out of it. However, instead of standing up and leaping forward, the bike revved-out and dove tighter into the inside of the corner. She was going to fall!!!

Instinctively, I put my foot down (thank God for Sidi Vertigos!) and brought her back upright. I then quickly hit the clutch & gear lever and got some drive happening again.

I surmised that, with my new boots, I mustn't have clicked the lever down far enough when shifting from 3rd to 2nd, causing the false neutral. Need to be sure that I apply more pressure in future, especially until my boots wear-in a little.

Take it easy out there, folks...




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i've had the same thing happen to me! except i was down shifting into the turn and got it back in gear mid turn in time to gas out it. scared the hell outta me. were so used to having power on demand its wierd turning the throttle and not having it. it makes you realize how important it is.
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yeah, when I speed shift on the RR, i sometimes don't hit it hard enough and the second I give it full throttle, it pops out and I think "OMG, I DON'T WANT TO REPLACE THIS ENGINE AGAIN!!!" Thinking something blew... lol
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Heheh, I've only worn my Sidi Vertigos once because of that. I had a hard time trying to feel where exactly the shift lever was the one night I was wearing them. I had a problem letting the lever down far enough for it to reset so when I would shift it stayed in the same gear. I raised the lever when I got home but haven't tried it out since.

I also went through a roundabout with those boots that night but it worked out for me. I almost dragged knee on one a week ago; I just sort of kept going around and about until a car came or I got sick. I wish roundabouts went both anticlockwise and clockwise so I could scrub out both chicken strips, but at least I've got the left one licked.

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...I wish roundabouts went both anticlockwise and clockwise so I could scrub out both chicken strips, but at least I've got the left one licked.
Tell you what. How about we swap tyres for a while. I'll wear out the right-hand-side for you and you can do my left side.




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you mean counter-clockwise? not anti... anti-clockwise would mean that it's digital...
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you mean counter-clockwise? not anti... anti-clockwise would mean that it's digital...
Er, actually, "anti-clockwise" is just as correct as "counter-clockwise".


FTR, the opposite of digital is analogue.




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I have my shift lever re adjusted for the vertigos.. i wouldnt have it any other way..
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I have my shift lever to compensate for my ego... I wouldn't have it any other way...
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