Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Face Plant
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #21
ka5ysy's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Prairieville LA
Oddometer: 830
Originally Posted by tserts View Post
You cannot practice panic braking, that's why it's called that... You just get better at not panicking but when faced with real out-of-control danger and get caught off guard your reactions are much worst that your actual riding abilities... If your clutch was operating normally maybe this thread wouldn't exist...
Actually you can and should practice "Quick Stops" all the time. That gets the muscle memory into the automatic reaction mode where you know instantly what to do, and more importantly, how much brake (threshold braking) you can get to quickly without locking the front tire. This skill, like swerves and stopping in curves, is a volatile skill that will go away without constant practice to refresh it. This particular episode would likely not have happened in an ABS equipped bike depending on the space cushion available between the vehicles. Like ABS or not, it would definitely have prevented the locked front wheel drop.

The other thing we can learn from this is that the preride inspection is critical: If something is not functioning correctly, fix it or do not ride.
Doug, KA5YSY

2011 BMW R1200RT
MSF/RidersEdge #127350, NAUI #36288

ka5ysy screwed with this post 05-14-2011 at 06:12 PM
ka5ysy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015