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DrLewall 01-08-2012 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamie Z (Post 17694031)
This is on the Dragon.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...013_7862_n.jpg

I scraped both side cases without incident. In fact, I hadn't even known they touched down until afterward when I looked at them and each side case had a corner worn off. :eek1 I never felt or heard the plastic sliding on the pavement.

As you can see from the pic, I (also) touched my footpegs to the ground, which I suppose unconsciously stopped me from going any farther over.

Here is what happens when you lever your rear tire on the side cases. This is not the Dragon, but another road in TN. That's my dad and a buddy in the background.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._8017705_n.jpg

If you look, that's not the stock Strom footpeg. Just before this trip I changed to a little more aggressive pegs which did not have feelers on them. Riding along this curvy road, I got over pretty far a few times and never touched down. Then suddenly one time (at about 15 mph around this tight hairpin) the bike spun out from under me. I only remember hearing the engine rev slightly and then I was on the ground. Truth is, I can't put together how the bike ended up in the orientation in the above photo. No damage to me or the bike.

And for Dragon fails, here's mine:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...45_3324304.jpg

My first trip to the Dragon on my ST1100. I was fairly inexperienced at that time. Around a right-hander, not going too fast. A car coming the opposite direction distracted me and made me panic, applying the brakes hard enough to lock up the rear.

What was funny to me is that the bike continued on its own and ended up on the inside of the bend with hardly a scratch. A couple other riders stopped to help me pick it up. I remember a (fairly attractive) woman wearing a tanktop and shorts expressing her surprise that I wasn't hurt at all. I was wearing full gear. Her male companion helped me and she wanted a picture of my with my bike afterward because she was so amazed that I came out ok.

Jamie

:wave

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l6.../ridinbtch.jpg

GoGo Gadget 01-08-2012 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DrLewall (Post 17694360)


Wrong thread.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245293


:D

devo2002 01-08-2012 07:40 AM

I didn't know the dude rode:lol3

Aussijussi 01-08-2012 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNoob (Post 17690321)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5vFxXLtsw6...0/img_7725.jpg



"Note to self: Left lever CLUTCH. Right lever BRAKE."

Or *throttle to the gutter* if you are english or australian riding in the U.S:D

Aussijussi 01-08-2012 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by scooteraug02 (Post 17684447)
I have seen a lot of GS/GSAs riding like this, me too probably. So from what the experts say the bike should be more up right with the rider leaning off to make it turn with less bank angle. BMW turns so good though.


http://i52.tinypic.com/30sud0i.jpg

He is doing ok, ready to swing into the next turn, without having to climb all over the bike.

cbolling 01-08-2012 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Beto (Post 17620345)

Holly Chicken Strip Batman!!!

Jamie Z 01-08-2012 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrLewall (Post 17694360)
:wave

Doc, how you been? It's been a while since I've been out your way.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoGo Gadget (Post 17695040)
Wrong thread.

I'm not sure there is a thread for that.

Jamie

DAKEZ 01-08-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Aussijussi (Post 17695413)
He is doing ok, ready to swing into the next turn, without having to climb all over the bike.


Keyword "ok" Yes, it looks like he is having a good ride.

The bike has more lean than his torso and he would benefit from tucking his right shoulder lower.

When getting close to grinding hard parts every degree of angle matters. A slight difference in the upper body could be the difference between sliding down the pavement and riding away with a grin.

Schlug 01-08-2012 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Mambo Dave (Post 17685332)
That would be the theory / case if the rider wasn't crossed-up, which is what I believe PT is referring to.

Before PT Rider mentioned it I was taking a good look at the very same in that photo. I was trying to determine if it's a funtion of the seating position and wide bars that are making him do that, or if it's as PT suggests - that the rider isn't really putting his body off like he should. One comment, though - PT suggests that it takes training, where-as I wasn't trained to do it, it was just an end-product to doing what I had to at the race track (with a ZX-7R) and some roads to corner and get the max out of the bike. Some people ride crossed-up, some don't, and I guess some need training to avoid it and some don't. I guess it's also safe to say that some people don't know what crossed-up leaning even is?

Is it? Is it safe to say?

I'm sure some noob is more than prepared to dazzle us with his riding prowess in the next couple pages.

Instead of doing what he should be doing, which is fetching us a ham salad sammich and beer, and then immediately returning to 'lurking more, posting less.'

The fellow on the GS (for those of us have ridden them with large panniers like that) is doing excellently.

TrashCan 01-08-2012 09:41 AM

Here is the GS on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...0/IMG_0021.JPG

Aussijussi 01-08-2012 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 17695745)
Keyword "ok" Yes, it looks like he is having a good ride.

The bike has more lean than his torso and he would benefit from tucking his right shoulder lower.

When getting close to grinding hard parts every degree of angle matters. A slight difference in the upper body could be the difference between sliding down the pavement and riding away with a grin.

As i have never seen myself ride, i cant say for sure but my riding is probably very close to the GS rider, maybe bent forward touch more, but not hanging off the bike, there is no need for it on the 990. You'll have to lean the 990 a fair amount before the metal contact's the pavement. I've ridden the GS too, it's similar to the 990, touch lower but it can be ridden at a fair whack tru the twistie's. The guy in the foto has most likely given few sports bike rider's a run for their money, i certainly have, without sliding down the pavement, yet anyway:D

Beto 01-08-2012 01:37 PM

always keep a spare handy...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLjD8i8GUp...0/img_0354.jpg

TrashCan 01-08-2012 01:39 PM

You think he got the wrong helmet when he left the bar last night???


:lol3:lol3:lol3

Beto 01-08-2012 01:51 PM

feeling a lil woozy...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fkIJhFakpl...0/img_4105.jpg

BK215 01-08-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beto (Post 17697600)

All you can eat breakfast buffets and the dragon are a bad combination!


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