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Old 03-24-2012, 05:54 AM   #8881
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Dude could ride from Duluth to LA nonstop, with one tank of gas...

Look... he's even hanging off

Wonder if he has ABS.

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:00 AM   #8882
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Wonder if he has ABS.
Wonder if it matters...
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #8883
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Wonder if it matters...
Wonder that too...
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:39 AM   #8884
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FYI a 100% bald tire has more traction in the dry than one with grooves.

Grooves in a tire are only there to evacuate water.

Also looks to me like he lost the front end by levering it off the ground by draging hard parts.
That is true on the face of it, but in the real world, very few tires with the tread gone are not also heat cycled to death....they get dry and hard and wear really quickly and don't grip for shit....they are worn out....in the dry or wet....
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #8885
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fail,hanging off and about to run off the road,hahahaha
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #8886
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We have seen a few but here's the whole nine yards...

















I wonder... if instead of fighting it to bring it back to the road, if he had just stayed out on the ditch he could have, probably, slowed it and stopped it there keeping it upright (pending rocks on the way, of course)

I've been on a ditch before... on a gravel road. Kept it upright by staying there and only coming back to the road after regaining some level of composure.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #8887
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fail,hanging off and about to run off the road,hahahaha
Dang relativistic barcaloungers...
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #8888
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You're either painfully new to motorcycling, or live in the prairies. Either that, or colossally ill-informed about deer.
Lotsa deer live on the prairies. All it takes is a little patch of trees. They love to hide in the ditch just out of your headlights and leap onto the road at the last second.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #8889
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I don't think the BMW ABS works when you are in the ditch...
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #8890
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I wonder... if instead of fighting it to bring it back to the road, if he had just stayed out on the ditch he could have, probably, slowed it and stopped it there keeping it upright (pending rocks on the way, of course)

I've been on a ditch before... on a gravel road. Kept it upright by staying there and only coming back to the road after regaining some level of composure.
I've done the same thing as you and managed to slow down whilst in the ditch before I got back up on the road. Got up without any drama, although my heart rate was a tad faster than normal. I was on a NX650, not a big BMW, that might have helped a bit too
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #8891
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I wonder... if instead of fighting it to bring it back to the road, if he had just stayed out on the ditch he could have, probably, slowed it and stopped it there keeping it upright (pending rocks on the way, of course)
Something tells me he was along for the ride and was exercising very little control over the bike while all that was happening.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #8892
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This is what most people don't get, my guess is YW NEVER tries to go fast, just SMOOTH as he can.

If you work on SMOOTH, you will soon be one of the fastest bikes out there. Smooth reduces risk, as YW pointed out, and instills confidence so you brake later, if at all, and accelerate earlier. making one very safe and swift at the same time!
Yeah - he doesn't look even a little pressed at the pace he's running, which is why I asked the question. I poured through the thread and didn't see a response. Might have missed it, but I'd bet money that pace came from track time, not street riding.

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #8893
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Yeah - he doesn't look even a little pressed at the pace he's running, which is why I asked the question. I poured through the thread and didn't see a response. Might have missed it, but I'd bet money that pace came from track time, not street riding.

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did only 2 days of road races,one in nhis and one in bridgehampton n.y

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #8894
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have 600k + miles on the street
raced off road for 10 yrs
did only 2 days of road races,one in nhis and one in bridgehampton n.y

no schools
no training
Well, you are the exception to the rule. You certainly figured some shit out on yer own. Good on ya.




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PS - thank goodness I didn't actually bet any money....
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #8895
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Well, you are the exception to the rule. You certainly figured some shit out on yer own. Good on ya.




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PS - thank goodness I didn't actually bet any money....

And you're a hypocrite...

Y/W crashes one time and you'll be the first on the poo pile too.

Hey Yellow Wolfe... got and vids of another car or motorcycle taking you out and making you crash?

Show us those... And don't edit out the LOC's too.

Anybody but Y/W shoots the Gap at race speeds and it's; "take it to the track dumbass, before you kill someone!" Or "slow down and stay alive"

But here comes a guy on big yellow tour bus on two wheels and it's "you're the exception to the rule" and "can I kiss your ass?"
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