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Old 10-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #17221
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It's obvious what happened. He got too low, his gremlin bell pinched between the frame and the pavement, kicked up and locked the back wheel. Then he had to, you know, lay 'er down.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #17222
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He threw down a clean looking vfr due to no skills. What a waste.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #17223
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He threw down a clean looking vfr due to no skills. What a waste.

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Didn't have the correct number of fingers covering the brake. Oh sh*t. Sorry...
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #17224
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Man what a bunch of Monday morning quarterbacking here. I'm sure a photographer startled him, the reflection off the lens blinded him, then he hit some very fine powder that you can't quite see in the photo but reduces traction to zero and had to lay it down.

If any of those things hadn't happened he would have run through that so fast everybody would be amazed.
You could be right. But then again, maybe not. Speaking from my own personal experience of adjusting road side scenery due to over enthusiasm, lack of skill, lack of ground clearance, early apexing & general buffoonery I will stick with my original post. I have pivoted the rear of bikes around centre stands, foot rests & exhausts on both right & left hand corners. Always happened just like in the photies. I've even got a corner named after me due to the impressive gouge I left for all to see. And the hole in the hedge.
I've stopped now, though, it's a silly thing to do & makes a real mess of hedgerows & gardens.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #17225
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Hmmm. Smoked lenses. I suspect he geeked at the upcoming turn and he hit the rear brake pedal, maybe even unknowingly, just tense.
It was a nice old Vfr though. 93 was the year of that color I think?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #17226
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He probably realized he was coming in too fast, trying to save it by leaning the bike too far, pivoting on the peg, maybe had the rear brake assisting as well? Is that a 87 model VFR, had one, nice bike.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:23 AM   #17227
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It is obvious to even the most casual observer that he was exhaling when he should have been inhaling.

The consequences of such a rookie error are clear in the pics.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:31 AM   #17228
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I thought it was 'cos he was running the wrong oil. Everybody knows that if you run synthetic your corner entry speed can be much higher.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #17229
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Hard to tell, is that a lot of rear brake, or did he peg out first?
Brake light isn't very bright if it's brake...
Simply another case of speed and enthusiasm far surpassing traction and skill level.

I am sure any of us who have ridden aggresively, whether on the track or street, have experienced similiar circumstances. Hope dude walked away relatively unscathed with a little more knowledge of what not to do.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:08 AM   #17230
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From the photos it looks like he turned in too early and was on the gas (as he should be), but had to tighten his line to make it through the corner. ... when he tried to tighten his line, he leaned the bike further and dragged enough hard parts to take the weight off the back tire. If this is what happened it may have been prevented by choosing a later turn entry point, hanging off the inside of the bike more, and being less aggressive with the throttle.
my money is with Chuck.

What's worse for this rider is that he doesn't often ride this bike as it was his garage queen and he regularly rode a 6th gen VFR these days but had loaned it to a fellow VFRD forum member that was in the states from Vietnam to ride the area for a couple days. His garage queen is now more like a garage whore.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #17231
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This one been covered yet?

http://xtremesportsphotography.photo...0000&po=0&pc=1

Pic #19 is my 'favorite'.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #17232
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This one been covered yet?

http://xtremesportsphotography.photo...0000&po=0&pc=1

Pic #19 is my 'favorite'.
Ha, dang... For once the guy in the Corvette was the innocent party...

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #17233
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Ha, dang... For once the guy in the Corvette was the innocent party...

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When midlife crisis collide...

Should've just lay'd er down.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #17234
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When midlife crisis collide...

Should've just lay'd er down.
Just think, that 'vette may have saved his life, kept him from flying off the mountain...
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #17235
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Ha, dang... For once the guy in the Corvette was the innocent party...

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target fixation big time. i give him a 8.7 on the landing. all jokeing aside i do hope he wasnt hurt too bad.
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