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Old 03-11-2014, 08:25 AM   #364
theofam
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Joe, I just found this thread after reading a recent post of yours and ER70S' in the DR650 thread. Man, am I glad you're alright! I watched the crash portion twice, but I couldn't bring myself to do it a third time (gotta keep positive thoughts in my head).

I sincerely thank you for posting this. It's made me think, "what if?" Some folks brought up good points about keeping the controls covered, but my natural reaction at a low speed, falling to a side, is always to steer into it and gas it to stand the bike back up (think about motorcycle cops when they're navigating tight turns). I now realize, in tight terrain (and where the world decides to fall away 12+ feet), is to just drop the bike! Easier said than done, I know, because all too often our motorcycle brain wants us to stay upright. But, if it happens, I think I'm better prepared thanks to your experience.

Although I hope I'll never have to use it, it's also good to know the SPOT's 911 button works as advertised.

Take care, and I hope you're well!
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