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Old 11-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #3796
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Looks like rear is in the air to me too, potential lousy stoppie? LOL
I thought rear tire was in air at first too but I think its an optical illusion with the shadows, studing it closer it think it's planted on the asphalt. Eitherway hard say what's going on there.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #3797
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I thought rear tire was in air at first too but I think its an optical illusion with the shadows, studing it closer it think it's planted on the asphalt. Eitherway hard say what's going on there.
maybe he's Whitey Bulger.... oh wait, they caught him
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #3798
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At first glance it looked like the rear wheel was off the pavement,,,, but after looking closer, the shadow of his left boot is making it appear that way.

In order to get that rear wheel off the ground on the GS one of 2 things need to be going on,,,

1. Extreme braking, as mentioned, his arms aren't locked,and the suspension isn't compressed or the front tire. Plus the front wheel turned at that angle would make that a pretty interesting situation.

2. A jump of some sort,,, the road surface doesn't show any signs of roughness.


Looks like a leaf by the front wheel to me.
You don't get front end dive on a GS.

In my opinion (based on a couple hundred thousand miles on a GS) if it were possible to brake hard enough to get the back end of a GS off the ground, the rider would be all out of shape and about to do some sort of high-side.

I can not think of a scenario where the back end of a GS would come off the
ground absent a jolt of some type.

It's an interesting photo. I would guess he is just about at a stop and took his feet off the pegs early to feel for the ground and and not doing a real good job of it. Easy to mess up on a tall bike.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #3799
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My first thought was a highside in play, legs out, sort of a panic look... It would be interesting to see the sequence of all the photos.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #3800
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Also it looks to me like his rear wheel is in the air (or at least doesn't have any weight on it at all) - there's a shadow running underneath it so if there is contact with the ground the contact patch is tiny (especially compared to the rider behind him).
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At first glance it looked like the rear wheel was off the pavement,,,, but after looking closer, the shadow of his left boot is making it appear that way.
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Looks like a leaf by the front wheel to me.
At least SOMEBODY is being observant - I guess it's all how you look at things, I had to squint just right to suddenly see why people thought the rear wheel was in the air. Now I see it easily but an still sure it's not the case.

Looks like a leaf to me too but I was trying to guess why he was stopping there and wondering if it could be a bunch of keys or something like that

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You don't get front end dive on a GS.
Well, not as much but you definitely get some

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My first thought was a highside in play, legs out, sort of a panic look... It would be interesting to see the sequence of all the photos.
He's barely moving - See the tread on the front tire - no blurr at all.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:02 AM   #3801
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I can not think of a scenario where the back end of a GS would come off the
ground absent a jolt of some type.
It's possible for the rear to come up as high as 10-12 inches before the ABS catches up. You just have to grab the front brake hard enough at a sufficient speed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #3802
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It's possible for the rear to come up as high as 10-12 inches before the ABS catches up. You just have to grab the front brake hard enough at a sufficient speed.
ABS has never prevented Stopies.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:09 AM   #3803
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I can not think of a scenario where the back end of a GS would come off the
ground absent a jolt of some type.
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You need to practice more. Stopies are indeed possible on a GS.

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #3804
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ABS has never prevented Stopies.
I'm not sure what you're trying to point out.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #3805
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #3806
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Was that in Utah?
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #3807
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Was that in Utah?
Are you saying Utah sucks?
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #3808
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BUBB stated he can't think of a scenario where the rear tire would come off the ground. My reply was to point out an everyday scenario that each of us could potentially encounter while riding... and now you're talking about stoppies. Whatever!


A stoppie is a stunt maneuver.... How many here are going to try and stunt?
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #3809
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It could be the very beginning of a highside where you suddenly grabbed the front brake in the transition moment from left to right because you became target fixated on the camera guy.

I found it wasn't very hard to do a stoppie on my friends 850R oilhead without ABS, but maybe I didn't try hard enough on his 2010RT because the ABS kicked in (and I didn't want to crash his new bike!).

P.S. I don't think that "Teach" Mc Neil uses the ABS on the GS 800.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:39 AM   #3810
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