High side, rode home...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by dogjaw, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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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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  2. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    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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  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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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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  4. Biggs57

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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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