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Old 08-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #145
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Originally Posted by KX50002 View Post
IDK, maybe he thought he was a little too hot and used a little too much front brake, lifting the rear wheel a little? If you listen the rpm increases as the brake light comes on.
It's hard to tell for sure.

Maybe new tires, not scrubbed in still coated with mold release agent??
In slow motion, the bike starts to lay down a black mark before you hear the revs go up. It started to slide under power, at which point the crash was inevitable. An experienced racer might have ridden it out but this guy was hosed. I can't tell from this footage if the tires were new or not.
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