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Old 07-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #22441
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Anybody notice the license plate?
I don't get the humor.........real riders don't crash?
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #22442
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Just to clarify, we do NOT teach that you should NOT cover the brake. We discourage covering the brake in the first few exercises, for the reason stated above (and a few others). If someone's not doing it at that stage, most likely it will never be mentioned. Later in the course, we discuss and may suggest covering the brake as a good habit to decrease reaction time.
That makes sense.

My experience when taking the advanced MSF course several years ago was adament instruction that they didn't want any digits covering any levers.

They never discussed another option, but perhaps this was isolated to the individual instructor.

Shoot, it was 98 degrees on a particularly humid Memphis afternoon and I was riding a Concours. Maybe they brought it up and I missed it due to concentrating on not passing out.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #22443
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I had that tab open for a while. I should refresh before posting.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #22444
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probably 205
what a twat


and that ain't even the draggin'



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Old 07-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #22445
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #22446
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probably 205
what a twat


WTF happened? That curve was less sharp than some of the other ones I mean it barely even qualifies as a corner.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #22447
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My experience when taking the advanced MSF course several years ago was adament instruction that they didn't want any digits covering any levers.
Our instructor went so far as to say that covering the lever somehow inferred to other riders that you were a dangerous newb and they wouldn't want to ride with you.

Of course, this class was being taught at the local HD dealer...
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #22448
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probably 205
what a twat



Crash Bars!! I get it now. Glad he is OK
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #22449
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WTF happened? That curve was less sharp than some of the other ones I mean it barely even qualifies as a corner.
Actually, that left hander is quite sharp. The video camera distorts what's really happening. The yellow warning sign showed a 90 degree left turn coming up.

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Old 07-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #22450
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WTF happened? That curve was less sharp than some of the other ones I mean it barely even qualifies as a corner.

Looks like target fixation. He was staring at the big yellow arrow all the way in. He even straightens the bike up well before leaving pavement or hitting the guard rail.

He was pacing the guy in front of him - judging by his lean angle, the bike was nowhere near the limits of lean angle.

Just bad driving.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #22451
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"Dude,....I'm tellin ya man, the BIKE just wouldn't make the turn!! I even got it on my GoPro!"

Sure, bike's fault. Yup.

That was such an easy turn the bike should have never come near the outside edge, IF the rider knew what he was doing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #22452
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Funny that the video is named What not to do on the Dragon. We've got 1500 pages that show that it is exactly what is done on the Dragon.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #22453
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Funny that the video is named What not to do on the Dragon. We've got 1500 pages that show that it is exactly what is done on the Dragon.
And it's not even ON the dragon.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #22454
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Chrome idiots

He spent all month polishing the chrome; but did not spend a week learning how to ride.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #22455
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Kinda looked to me like he was not counter steering on that ride at all.
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