High side, rode home...

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

  1. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

    Aug 18, 2003
    Richmond, Va
    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.
  2. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

    Jan 20, 2012
    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.
  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

    Jul 13, 2008
    between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
    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.
  4. Biggs57

    Biggs57 Adventurer

    Nov 17, 2013
    Port Clinton, Ohio
    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!