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Old 02-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #16
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Nice video! Seeing all those beautiful green trees makes me hate winter even more. All those tar strips were making me nervous.. Hopefully I'll be more cautious the next time I'm on a similar ride. I've been lucky so far. Glad to see everything turned out well.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:14 AM   #17
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Thanks for the video. Classic "look where you want to go NOT where you it's going to hurt." I watched it several times. It looks like you could have made it and you can see where you looked at the edge of the road. I agree a milk crate would helped. Those mirrors are pretty blingy for a KLR. You're going to give the rest of them a bad name.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #18
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perhaps. this is the second time i've approached a turn going too fast and brake instead of going in for a lean. bad instincts that i'm working on correcting.
don't beat yourself up. a lot of us are working on correcting that

thanks for the reality check video, sub'd your channel.

oh, the "new tires rock" video by the creek, that's great. rock on. :)
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #19
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The real fail is missing the milkcrate... totally screws with the balance of the KLR.

This was the real reason, your aerodynamics were all off. Glad youre ok and that guy stopped to help.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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I'm just curious, what is "left of the six" ?
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I certainly "get" the distraction factor, you come around a corner and find a cager partially into your lane, takes you a bit to get over that, and then "oh shit".

I get it.

Does not just happen to new riders.

This past fall, three of us were on our way back from a 3 day trip. I saw a guy in the oncoming lane starting to drift into our lanes. I strongly felt that the point rider saw it coming, or the SUV would miss him. I know I saw it coming and could avoid him or take the ditch (my KLR loves the ditch at speed ). My biggest fear was for my chum that was somewhere behind me, and was not sure he saw his potential fate.

Hearing multiple weak-ass bike horns simultaneously, I figured everyone knew what was coming. He missed us all, and I fixated on my rear view mirror, because I was convinced the guy had come all the way across and smacked a rock wall or ditched, but we continued on. For miles, I wanted to turn around and chase the bugger, but traffic was heavy. Took awhile to let go of it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #21
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Glad you are OK.

It is cool that you didn't get hurt and you recorded it all .
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Hi ADV,

I'm a relatively new rider and unfortunately I'm all too familiar with "face plants". Out of the many that I've had, I've fortunately never caused much damage to myself or my bike and I've always learned a valuable lesson afterwards.

I made what I think is a good video showing how over confidence on a familiar road coupled with rider exhaustion can lead to that tiny mistake that sends you off the road.

I also captured a fellow enthusiast (possibly another ADV member) who showed what real motorcycle camaraderie means.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #22
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Hi ADV,

I'm a relatively new rider and unfortunately I'm all too familiar with "face plants". Out of the many that I've had, I've fortunately never caused much damage to myself or my bike and I've always learned a valuable lesson afterwards.
Dude, get some formal rider training. If you're new and really have had many "face plants" on the street then it's only a matter of time before it goes bad.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #23
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keep focused on looking all the way through the turn, and counter steering that bike. Turn your head, point your chin where you want to go,
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Definitely learn to trust the bike. Even on knobbies, as long as you're smooth the bike will lean a lot farther than you may realize. That little voice in the back of my head saying "push harder" has saved my rear more than once.
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get some formal rider training.
All important advice. One more thing---riding fast around blind turns is fun...except once in a while.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #24
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Dude, get some formal rider training. If you're new and really have had many "face plants" on the street then it's only a matter of time before it goes bad.
This is only my second incident on the street (5 months ago) and my first was within the first month of riding (over a year and 2 months ago)... it's captured on video too .

my other falls have been on dirt... and a staircase... but i digress....i do agree that a riding class would be a great idea. i'm actually planning on taking an off roading introductory class in a couple months. i can't wait to see their faces when i show up on a KLR; maybe i'll have my milk crate installed by then.

thanks for the advice everyone. i wasn't sure how this forum would respond to it but it seems to have turned out well
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #25
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #26
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Thanks for posting the video and sharing your story, I'm glad you're okay!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #27
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Target fixation. Look where you want to go and you'd have made it, also practice trail braking.

Oh and the rattle is the camera mount. I like to stick a piece of tape in the mount.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #28
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please give us the video of your KLR on steps!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #29
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The video shows you lean the bike more than your body. I like to lean my body slightly more than the bike. This habit gives you a little more available lean when the curve closes more than you expect and you need it...
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:14 AM   #30
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please give us the video of your KLR on steps!
its on his YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix1KR...e_gdata_player
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