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scooteraug02 12-13-2011 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Florida Lime (Post 17508971)
AMA Superbike

Elkhart Lake

Steve Rapp on a Ducati

http://impactarmor.homestead.com/thecrash.html


That was it thanks.

http://impactarmor.homestead.com/files/max00271.jpg

"During the crash, Steve was slammed violently to the pavement on his back and sent tumbling and sliding approximately 50 yards. Before coming to a stop, Steve hopped to his feet and ran back to the pits for his back up motorcycle. Steve not only finished a credible 7th by race end, but was able to compete THE NEXT DAY without suffering any ill effects of the crash!"

scooteraug02 12-13-2011 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frontiercat (Post 17508894)
WTF am I looking at?

It was supposed to be Doohan. Click here.

http://answers.bettor.com/images/Art...ews-103407.jpg
http://www.vf750fd.com/motorbikes/doohan/doohan2.jpg

DougZ73 12-13-2011 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by i_4ce (Post 17508143)
Whenever I hear talk of hanging off and getting a knee down, I think of thesee guys:
<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9twUAi1Q4o0" allowfullscreen="" width="420" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe>

If only someone from the dragon would go there and teach them poor sobs how to get a knee down how much better their times would be.

That video is not an apples to apples comparison to the knee dragging people are talking about here. Since you probably do not realize as to why, I will point a couple things out:

1. That is a low speed course. The rider is leaning as hard as they can to try and get the tightest turning radius, to be able to do the course. There is no hanging off the bike, or knee dragging, since its not needed.

2. Knee dragging, although many do it just to do it, is not the whole point. The knee comes out to let the rider know where the ground is, and how much lean angle that have left. Run out of lean angle, you are probably on side of tire and lowsiding.

3. Hanging off the side of the bike, is to help get the center of gravity of mass....rider and motorcycle, down and to the inside. When travelling at speed, physics wants the bike to keep going straight. The wheels spinning, the motor spinning, all of it wants the bike to go straight. The rider hanging off the bike & putting the bike into a lean, is to help turn the motorcycle, and fight that force that wants to make it keep going in a straight line.

4. Hanging off also helps with traction. You can only lean so far before you run out of contact patch, of the tire to the ground. Leaning off and putting a knee down, makes the bike upright more, which gives a better contact patch and more traction.

yeah, I think that about sums it up.

Florida Lime 12-13-2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 17501336)
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...KyRVY29fLKeK2A

Probably going faster than that Ninja squid falling off "The Dragon", tires probably not as sticky, suspension and brakes might be a little less advanced, no ABS or DTC.

I doubt it, but please back up your photo with some information. :deal

In 1961 Mike Hailwood averaged just under 100 mph average at the Isle of Man TT to WIN the class, while in the 600 class for 2011, the SLOWEST rider, in 32nd place, averaged 109 mph. :lol3

baloneyskin daddy 12-13-2011 07:18 PM

Yea but his top speed was only about 125 compared to todays 600s at 160 plus so he was carrying way more speed into and around the corners to maintain that 100mph average.

Florida Lime 12-13-2011 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by baloneyskin daddy (Post 17511466)
Yea but his top speed was only about 125 compared to todays 600s at 160 plus so he was carrying way more speed into and around the corners to maintain that 100mph average.

Very true. I didn't say he wasn't good. :D

But the statement quoted still cannot be backed up with any facts.

lemieuxmc 12-13-2011 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Florida Lime (Post 17511528)
Very true. I didn't say he wasn't good. :D

But the statement quoted still cannot be backed up with any facts.


You just did it yourself... WTF? :huh

Animo 12-13-2011 10:02 PM

Disqualified, his left headlight does not work, too bad. :lol3 (Holy rider!)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Quote:

Originally Posted by i_4ce (Post 17508143)
Whenever I hear talk of hanging off and getting a knee down, I think of thesee guys:
<IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9twUAi1Q4o0" frameBorder=0 width=420 allowfullscreen=""></IFRAME>

If only someone from the dragon would go there and teach them poor sobs how to get a knee down how much better their times would be.


Aussijussi 12-14-2011 01:35 AM

This * hanging off * the bike while viable on the track, on a twisty unknown road, doesn't do much except leave you stuffed after few miles:D

mrt10x 12-14-2011 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Supa12 Pilot (Post 17512416)
Disqualified, his left headlight does not work, too bad. :lol3 (Holy rider!)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

What is amazing is that you missed just a few posts ago that that is the high beam. Some model sport bikes always look like one of the headlights is burned out because one side is the low beam..the other the high beam. I only know this because 1. I pointed it out once to a rider on a group ride and he informed me of my ignorance, and 2. it was posted like 1.5 pages ago.

Beto 12-14-2011 05:10 AM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e6f0-T2TBj...0/img_0912.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ah4alIXpMR...0/img_0915.jpg

Capt. REDBEARD 12-14-2011 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Beto (Post 17513394)

Hi!

Offcamber 12-14-2011 05:55 AM


I didn't know teletubbies rode bikes....

the video should be interesting....

gastone 12-14-2011 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Offcamber (Post 17513591)
I didn't know teletubbies rode bikes....

the video should be interesting....


Somehow I doubt he uploaded that file:rofl

#46 12-14-2011 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by scooteraug02 (Post 17508590)


Any of you MGP experts remember a race where a rider on a red bike ran his brake lever into the back of the rider in front of him, did a major endo crash red flagging the start.


2006 Catalunya

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/scQvceWYnzc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>


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