Harley VS Speed Bump (Topo)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by hankgs, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. pmelby

    pmelby Home Brew Adventurer

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    No way that the front brake had anything to do with that mishap. Look at the riders following, all are getting bounced out of their saddle when the rear hits that bump, just not with enough force to pitch the rider and rotate the bike about its long axis.

    melby
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  2. EddieMac

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    It may have been 5 or 6 times. He tumbled several times and hit his head each time. He probably got a concussion out of the deal.
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  3. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    ...la televicion de Mexico presente, "The Tope & the Dope". :rofl::lol3::rofl
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  4. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Banned

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    he just barely avoided being crushed by his motorcycle ...
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  5. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    See, now if he was riding a DS, he could have just stood up when he saw the bump too late and the bike would have cleared it.
    :evil
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  6. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    And if he would of been able to ride that stoppie out we would all be calling him a hero......
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  7. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Seems like a dipshit rider issue more than a bike issue. Pretty funny video either way. :lol3
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  8. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    look again, at about 57 seconds it looks like he locked the front wheel, there even appears to be some tire smoke.
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  9. navi

    navi Been here awhile

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    Must be seated at all times, ready? Launch
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  10. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    No bull! What do they have, maybe 2-3 inches of travel on a 8-900 lb bike? Ridiculous! Lucky he had a helmet.
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  11. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Still, it looks like he didn't see the bump at all, he wasn't prepared for anything. I don't think it would matter what he was riding just hitting it sitting down half asleep.
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  12. PukaWai

    PukaWai Been here awhile

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    Naw, Mexico uses metric. 2-3 cm.

    Or maybe it has one of those Harley farkles: Chromed steel bar to replace the shocks. Is that why they call it a hardtail?
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  13. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

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    He laid her down to let the others know what is going on
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  14. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    I was on a week long motorcycle tour in the Dominican Republic two weeks ago. The D. R. must use the same speed bump blueprints. The tour has a dozen V-Stroms for the riders, and we all hit at least one bump at speed. Most of the "sleeping policemen" were painted yellow, many were signed, most were in villages for good reason, but a couple were unpainted and in locations that caught us by surprise. Anyway, just a brief flight on the strom. By the way, good tour, my second with this operation. There are a few HD riders down there, and we see them going over the bumps much like the way porcupines make love.......very carefully.
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  15. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    If that dude would have let off the front brake once it was all ass up he likely would have been fine.

    No brakes more throttle and it may have tossed him later, but he would have been closer to the ground. That looked like it hurt.
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  16. jacoba331

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    flying over speed bumps like that on my gsa doing 50 and barely feeling a thing>
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  17. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    Uh...... no you wouldn't.
    Have you been to Mexico City (or anywhere in southern Mexico) and driven over them?
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  18. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    ^THIS^
    I've always found it bettah ta accelerate over bumps, logs 'n stuff. :thumb
    I've never understood why peeps who can't ride fer shit, make a live'in tell'in others how to ride. :dunno
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  19. Mgbgt89

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    A little clutch to get the front to skip over the top and ride a long wheelie afterward...

    I love riding in the spring time when the pavement gets heaved up all over the place. 4th gear wheelies are possible with a little assistance from a big hump in the road.
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  20. Spaggy

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    Why do police departments still use Harleys? Expensive, heavy, crap suspension with low ground clearance. I just don't get it.
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