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Old 07-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #22486
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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   #22487
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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   #22488
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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   #22489
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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   #22490
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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   #22491
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Kinda looked to me like he was not counter steering on that ride at all.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #22492
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what a twat

Parked it real nice up against that guard rail! (Real bikes don't need "kickstands".)
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #22493
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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!"
Yup, that "steering locked up"-feeling is what you get when you lean in the desired direction, but steer in stead of countersteer in the same direction.
Lack of skill induced mishap.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #22494
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Advance to 3:30 for the money shot... or scan through the bar looking for the fun like I did. Watching that boring ass harley rider for three and a half minutes was not on my agenda today...
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #22495
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He spent all month polishing the chrome; but did not spend a week learning how to ride.

My thoughts exactly!! Reminded me of this too:

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #22496
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My thoughts exactly!! Reminded me of this too:

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #22497
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Kinda looked to me like he was not counter steering on that ride at all.
+1, guess he just doesn't under stand the concept.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #22498
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Kinda looked to me he went right where he was looking.
Riding 101,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,fail.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #22499
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It's the difference between a panic squeeze and having to consciously move your fingers to the lever. It's a beginners technique taught to beginners.

I generally cover the brake. Just something I have done since my dirt bike days as a teenager.

I got SCREAMED at and HECKLED when I took Lee Parks Total Control.

They tried to beat into my brain that I should NOT be covering the brake.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:16 PM   #22500
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Advance to 3:30 for the money shot... or scan through the bar looking for the fun like I did. Watching that boring ass harley rider for three and a half minutes was not on my agenda today...
believe that was a Yamaha.
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