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Old 06-08-2011, 04:10 AM   #1831
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Stayed on the gas and rode it out?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:44 AM   #1832
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Nope. He's snapped the throttle shut, the bike sat up, and he's on his way over the high side........
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:55 AM   #1833
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Nope. He's snapped the throttle shut, the bike sat up, and he's on his way over the high side........


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Old 06-08-2011, 07:57 AM   #1834
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If he didn't come off, it wasn't due to any skill on his part, he just got lucky. He's unassed the seat right there.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:59 AM   #1835
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If he didn't come off, it wasn't due to any skill on his part, he just got lucky.
It happens.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:23 AM   #1836
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If he didn't come off, it wasn't due to any skill on his part, he just got lucky. He's unassed the seat right there.

Sometimes, I'd rather be lucky than good.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #1837
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Yeah I'll never turn down a lucky shot.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:22 AM   #1838
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From an obit of a Texas oil man:

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He lived his life by the credo, “A man ought to have at least one bet out every day, otherwise he might be walking around lucky and not know it.”
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:50 AM   #1839
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I bet he is in that rode because of three letters"G.P.S."!!!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #1840
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Gotta shamefully admit, I straightened out a corner on the dragon. If a camera would have been there, it would have captured me target fixated, scared shitless, and momentarily locking the brakes as I panicked. I was on the inside lane, and slid across the other lane and onto the far shoulder of the road.

I was new to sport bikes and riding over my head as I tried to stay with a much more experienced rider. I was lucky, and it was a reality check.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #1841
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I think you are the only one that had that happen on that road!




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Gotta shamefully admit, I straightened out a corner on the dragon. If a camera would have been there, it would have captured me target fixated, scared shitless, and momentarily locking the brakes as I panicked. I was on the inside lane, and slid across the other lane and onto the far shoulder of the road.

I was new to sport bikes and riding over my head as I tried to stay with a much more experienced rider. I was lucky, and it was a reality check.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #1842
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Gotta shamefully admit, I straightened out a corner on the dragon. If a camera would have been there, it would have captured me target fixated, scared shitless, and momentarily locking the brakes as I panicked. I was on the inside lane, and slid across the other lane and onto the far shoulder of the road.

I was new to sport bikes and riding over my head as I tried to stay with a much more experienced rider. I was lucky, and it was a reality check.

Almost same thing happened to me except I didn't lock up my brakes and didn't cross the yellow much.

I was following two puck-draggin one-piece suit with the hump in the back sport bikes riders, but I was on a high mileage GS.

And it was my pillion who got a little enthusiastic with his weight shifting that caused me to blow my corner ... (That along with my laughing so hard about an old guy on a high mileage GS riding two-up hanging with those serious riders.... LOL)

caught on photo - check out the chicken strips.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #1843
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Gotta shamefully admit, I straightened out a corner on the dragon. If a camera would have been there, it would have captured me target fixated, scared shitless, and momentarily locking the brakes as I panicked. I was on the inside lane, and slid across the other lane and onto the far shoulder of the road.

I was new to sport bikes and riding over my head as I tried to stay with a much more experienced rider. I was lucky, and it was a reality check.
Got pictures?
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:59 PM   #1844
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Almost same thing happened to me except I didn't lock up my brakes and didn't cross the yellow much.

I was following two puck-draggin one-piece suit with the hump in the back sport bikes riders, but I was on a high mileage GS.

And it was my pillion who got a little enthusiastic with his weight shifting that caused me to blow my corner ... (That along with my laughing so hard about an old guy on a high mileage GS riding two-up hanging with those serious riders.... LOL)

caught on photo - check out the chicken strips.

Glad to see you are using ALL the available suspension travel!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #1845
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I bet he is in that rode because of three letters"G.P.S."!!!!
We have had that problem dozens of times just one block from my office. There is a big "mill" on the other end of town. The truck route from the interstate to the mill involves driving three sides of a box, like the letter "C" to circle around from the other side.

But the GPS route says take a right on a residential street one block from the interstate rather than take the state highway all the way through downtown and around the other side.

Dumbies in cars are not the only ones who blindly follow GPS. The residential street is posted for weight limit and NO TRUCKS but a fire hydrant and sign poles has been knocked down by drivers trying to turn the corner in trucks. Sidewalks have been damaged. (Actually the second turn is worse than the first one and by then they are well up into a residential area and can't get out.)

Oh yeah and in the town down the road they have a problem with truckers ignoring a LOW BRIDGE AHEAD sign. The trucks drive up far enough to see the bridge and then try to get around on a little residential street that leads to a T intersection that no tractor trailer can get around. Again, GPS says the road with the low bridge is the quickest way to the interstate.
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