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Old 10-31-2012, 03:45 PM   #376
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My favorite part is how he pulls the nonchalant walk across the road like nothing just happened.

"Crash? Naw man, I didn't crash. That was someone else, brah."

too cool for school, just like 98% of the rest of the Harley riders in LA on the weekends
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #377
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too cool for school, just like 98% of the rest of the Harley riders in LA on the weekends
I'm watching it on a smartphone so I'm not 100% sure... but the last few seconds of the video where they show right side damage and blacked put motor - did I see a fake kick starter?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:59 AM   #378
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I think that was a folded passenger peg...

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #379
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Re: coolguy on the lowered HD. I've watched that video repeatedly trying to figure out what went wrong. Am I correct: he takes a bad line into the corner; can't correct because he has lowered the bike and is already maxed out for lean angle; asphalt pulls foot off floorboard and wedges it between frame and rear wheel, breaking tire contact with road, etc etc.
Can't make out in video if he loses the rear and that causes his foot to come off or vice versa. It all goes wrong fast.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #380
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His lean angle maxed out because he leaned the wrong way... like trying to stay on top of the bike.

Had he extended his right arm, leaned left toward the left mirror and flexed his left arm, his torso mass would have moved
inboard giving a better moment arm. With improved technique, he may never have exceeded the available lean angle, bottomed out and tossed the bike.

Of course, a reduced speed would have saved him much trouble...

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:05 AM   #381
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Looks pretty clear to me he ran out of lean angle....the side case and the frame both hit before he loses it...
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:12 AM   #382
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Looks pretty clear to me he ran out of lean angle....the side case and the frame both hit and that is why he loses it...
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #383
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I just wonder why he thought putting his foot down was a good idea, I can't believe he didn't break his ankle...
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:09 AM   #384
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I just wonder why he thought putting his foot down was a good idea, I can't believe he didn't break his ankle...
Looked to me like his deck shoe dragging on the pavement pulled his foot off the floorboard. In slow-motion you can see him suddenly push it down a bit harder, just before everything went wrong. As he was already dragging hard parts, there was no extra lean angle to be had.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:06 AM   #385
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Looks pretty clear to me he ran out of lean angle....the side case and the frame both hit before he loses it...

Body leaning right into a turn where the bike is leaning left really scrubs lean angle. It's magnified by the fact that the bike appears to be lowered. I have run hard tailed bikes that sat super low through twisties and they turn fine if you lean forward and hang way out to the side like a weirdo.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #386
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I don't think that guy knows what counter steering means either.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #387
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I never understood the, I have to lower my H-D. I'm trying to figure out how get mine an inch or two higher.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #388
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I don't think that guy knows what counter steering means either.
Oh, he knows about counter steering... he knows that it kills people dead! Better to lay 'er down than counter steer.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #389
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Oh, he knows about counter steering... he knows that it kills people dead! Better to lay 'er down than counter steer.
kinda like front brakes.... those things are BAAAAAAAAAAAD

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #390
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I never understood the, I have to lower my H-D. I'm trying to figure out how get mine an inch or two higher.
Harley marketing, not much different than offering bikes with a 21" front wheel and metal flake paint. Looks good, doesn't do much for handling. Why would you lower an already low bike? Makes no sense to me.

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