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Old 06-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #12871
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After looking at the whole sequence it looks like the rear is stepping out a bit here? Maybe an indication of things to come?
Anyone else see the same thing?
If I put on my Accident Reconstructionist hat...I believe you are all correct. Mr Asshat is entering the corner at low speed, but leans the bike way over for the camera's benefit (aka "look at me! I can ride!). This gives the appearance of the rear tire walking out. When he has neither the skills nor speed/gravity to recover the bike from his exaggerated lean he panics and grabs front brake. Down he goes. There is minimal seperation between rider and bike (no ejection, no highside) further suggesting a case of "look at me I can ride". Once he hits the ground he doesn't slide any significant distance (again, Look At Me Killboy, see how far I'm leaning? I must be going reeeaallly fast).

My expert legal opinion: this man is an asshat.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #12872
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I think his duck foot touched down, startled him and he yanked on the bars to hard.
That's what I gathered...his danglin' toes touched down and freaked him out
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:48 PM   #12873
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My expert legal opinion: this man is an asshat.
I think the "after" picture bears that out.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #12874
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This pic cleared everything up. Total fail.
A tuck goeth before a fall.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #12875
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He was just trying to get the right side of his bike to match the left.

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One CBRGSXYFR10000 For sale. Great condition, low miles. Been down twice, but at low speed. Minimal damage. Asking for $8000 because I want to get back what I paid for it.

Will include jacket, boots, gloves and helmet. These items are slightly used as well. My loss is your gain. Cash talks, bullshit walks. No scammers or e-mail!
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #12876
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Not Draggin Jeans-- DJ's don't have that flexible black ribbon on them.
Yes they do. I have a pair (why is one pant a "pair"?) and they have that exact bellows-like strip across the front. Mine are a few years old, maybe new ones don't have that???
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #12877
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Yes they do. I have a pair (why is one pant a "pair"?) and they have that exact bellows-like strip across the front. Mine are a few years old, maybe new ones don't have that???
One pant a "pair" and bra is singular. Go figure.

I have a pair of Icon "Recon" jeans that look exactly like those, with the bellows and everything. I've crash tested them in a fairly high speed lowside and they held up well. I could walk up to you wearing them and you'd never know they'd hit pavement. The problem is the loose material rubs, bad. I had something that looked like rugburn, and burned like crazy is the shower, on the back of my leg from the material sliding.

As an aside, Icon Helmet, Icon Jacket, Icon Jeans. It's good that he's wearing gear, but that's kind of fail in my book.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #12878
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grand finale

I think I saw that guy in Robbinsville the next day, having breakfast. He told me about his crash and pointed out the damage to his bike.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #12879
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Do you or Steve have a build plan to send to me?
To me that looks like a piece of aluminum angle with a skateboard truck bolted to it and the other end/side bolted to the sub-frame. Perhaps with these:http://www.chicagohardware.com/catalog/32_36_ubolts.pdf
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #12880
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Front brake use leads to face plant.
Happens every time, front brakes are evil.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #12881
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I guess this comes from the days of frontless chaps. Each leggin' was a chap, two was a pair of chaps. Then some enterprising soul added a codpiece in front, but the dualistic nomenclature stayed.

Ain't progress wunnerful?
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #12882
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ooops!

from the looks of that jacket and slider, this appears to be round two...
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:34 PM   #12883
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from the looks of that jacket and slider, this appears to be round two...
Yep... had the same thought
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #12884
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>"I don't think that is gravel,.."

See the gravel on the edge of the roadway in this photo.
He may have got too close to the edge... bingo.
No his line generally would be gravel free. From the fog line to the middle of the lane are the CLEANEST areas in a gravel covered corner as a general rule. Hugging the fog line will keep you upright.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #12885
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No his line generally would be gravel free. From the fog line to the middle of the lane are the CLEANEST areas in a gravel covered corner as a general rule. Hugging the fog line will keep you upright.
I understand the logic and mostly agree with it but there are far too many four wheeled units cutting the corners that tend to put gravel right near the side of the road.
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