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Old 02-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi ADV,

I'm a relatively new rider and unfortunately I'm all too familiar with "face plants". Out of the many that I've had, I've fortunately never caused much damage to myself or my bike and I've always learned a valuable lesson afterwards.

I made what I think is a good video showing how over confidence on a familiar road coupled with rider exhaustion can lead to that tiny mistake that sends you off the road.

I also captured a fellow enthusiast (possibly another ADV member) who showed what real motorcycle camaraderie means.

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Good Vid. Nice that he stopped to help you. Tell me about those rear view mirrors on your bike.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Stuff happens. Glad you came out unscathed.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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Wow, nice video.

I ride a pig with lipstick as well (2009 KLR) and mine don't sound that nice

What program did you mix the video with, nice job actually.

Great stretch of road, that's a neat ride, except for the dump. Ouch.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.

The mirrors are from fleaBay. completely worthless for intended purposes. I've since switched to cheap-o OEM style mirrors with a much larger viewing area.

the exhaust is just the "low buck" mod where I drilled out the "tweety" with a 2" hole saw and bolted on a turn down end cap.

the editing program is Power Director. it can do so much more but I can't bring myself to really edit my videos properly (too time consuming; i'd rather be riding).
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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That curve has got a few, I think you could have made it if you had just trusted the bike.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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perhaps. this is the second time i've approached a turn going too fast and brake instead of going in for a lean. bad instincts that i'm working on correcting.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #8
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perhaps. this is the second time i've approached a turn going too fast and brake instead of going in for a lean. bad instincts that i'm working on correcting.
don't beat yourself up. a lot of us are working on correcting that

thanks for the reality check video, sub'd your channel.

oh, the "new tires rock" video by the creek, that's great. rock on. :)
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #9
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perhaps. this is the second time i've approached a turn going too fast and brake instead of going in for a lean. bad instincts that i'm working on correcting.
100% speculation follows.

"Your eyes direct you to the scene of the crash." Hard to tell with the camera mounted ahead, but it looks at first blush like "target fixation" where you look at the side of the road and think, "Oh shit, I'm not going to make it."

The suggested remedy is "Keep riding." Force your vision ahead and to the apex or exit point of the turn and let the amazing hand/eye machinery connected to your brain do it's thing.

Next, your line looks very "sloppy." It doesn't look like you pick an apex and exit point and try to hit them - you just go with the flow. Look ahead, decide on a line, and hit that line. You don't have to be aggresive and use the whole road surface - you just need a Plan A - so you'll know if you are on Plan B.

Finally, about your steed. Here's your front tire section compared to a V-Strom.


And here's the V-Strom compared to a sport touring OEM front on an SV.


And here's the difference between a stock SV tire and a high performance tire.


Guess which one works the best going fast on asphalt? Worst?
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #10
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Speed will do that. Glad to see you were fine, the bike landed great, it was almost standing.

There is no greater lesson than one without injuries or damage. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #11
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If there was perfect crash, this is it!

You know why.
You learned.
Your unharmed.
Bikes unharmed.
Fellow biker helped out.
Caught on video to share.

All is well.

Flawless.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing dude. Glad you are ok. You had plenty of time to slow down the bike enough to make that corner. Next time keep focused on looking all the way through the turn, and counter steering that bike. Turn your head, point your chin where you want to go, Decreasing radius turns can bite quickly. I know this because I did the same thing once.
Good luck!! Highly recommend you read "Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough. Great book. Ride safe brother.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #13
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Sure was nice of someone to put that tree there to catch your bike.

Interesting vid. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #14
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Do you have deer in the area? An incredible road!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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... Decreasing radius turns can bite quickly....
Glad you're ok and pls take this advice seriously. Or at least make sure you understand its meaning.

Gook luck.
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