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Old 10-29-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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I was coasting up to the light, preparing to stop; light changed to green, looked through the turn, felt like I rolled on fairly smoothly, (although the proof's in the pudding that I didn't), then abruptly found myself unceremoniously dumped in the middle of the fourlane, too dazed to be properly embarrassed and too much of a hurry to get the bike up and inspected to properly dissect the scene...

don't worry, I'm plenty embarrassed now..
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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Hard to say... lots of slippery stuff at intersections.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:58 PM   #18
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Glad your OK. Don't let the armchair quarterbacks bug you, every crash is an example of an oh-oh moment, and not all, in fact few, are avoidable under the same circumstances. It takes balls to ride after a crash, and even bigger ones to post your screw ups on here. chive on Bro!

+1 on this.....great job getting home safely!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #19
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Glad your OK. Don't let the armchair quarterbacks bug you, every crash is an example of an oh-oh moment, and not all, in fact few, are avoidable under the same circumstances. It takes balls to ride after a crash, and even bigger ones to post your screw ups on here. chive on Bro!
Agree +++ as well. You've made us think - thanks.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #20
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I've taken advantage of the recent ice storm to replace the broken plastics on the CBX, but the high side has stuck in my mind. While I had the bike under the lights in the garage, I noticed that the chicken strip on the left side of my rear tire appears to have been smeared, especially compared to the right side... Looks like I hit something slick, then regained traction; don't know that it answers all my questions, but it does give me an idea how quickly it can turn pear shaped no matter how prepared I think I am.

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #21
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Sucks to hear about your wreck. Glad you had the gear on and came out OK

Just about 3 weeks ago I did a similar thing pulling out of my driveway. Cold tires, cold road, got on the gas just as I normally do and the back stepped out. Managed to turn it into a decent power slide. It felt cool, but I was lucky. There's no way I could repeat that maneuver.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #22
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So is there anyway to recover if the rear decides to go for a dance?
The best thing I can think of is don't chop the throttle or pull the clutch or anything. If the tire hooks, you're going over. I think it would almost be better to stay in it and at least give yourself the chance to ride it out, or at worst force a lowside instead, which I'd take any day. That said, it's damn hard to think about that stuff in the instant it happens.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #23
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It was insane how quickly it flipped; that weird smear on the side of my tire concerns me, though...

So many questions, the only answer is wearing the gear, even on a short trip to the shop on a Saturday, saved my bacon, and other body parts.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #24
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I did about the same thing at a two way stop intersection. I was on the road without the stop signs. Wet road, slow left hand turn, coming out,a little gas, bike gone. Whao what the flip just happened. Well I pick it up and start looking it over, not bad I think the most damage was done to my ego. The guy that lives on the corner came out to see if I was ok and then tells me the two cars that had an accident there just got towed away. Didn't see that coming!
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