How did this guy not slip?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by indr, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    By design is it REALLY hard to hydroplane motorcycle tires, even harder with the skinny little tires ninjette.

    The guy may have been a little hot but he didn't yank bars and he didn't storm on the front brake. Even if he had planed a little, you won't necessarily go down if you stay off the front at speed it takes a good amount of time to actually fall over.

    I've run into similar situations when I lived in Hawai'i (they aren't so hot with drainage) if you don't square the hell out of your tires you have to be pretty silly before water negatively affects you straight up and down.
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  2. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    I did that last year. It was raining so hard I was having trouble seeing well and had no warning. The water drags the speed down quickly, and I just downshifted and rolled the throttle back on as I got out of the water.

    I know what he was hollering about, though. When you hit deep water going fast, it shoots right up your pants legs. Cold water. :lol3
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  3. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  4. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  5. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee

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    ^^This. Motorcycle tires have a much different profile than automobile tires, and cut through water a lot better. The key is keeping the contact patch narrow, by riding straight ahead.

    Looks like the rider's windshield deflected all of the water directly into his head/neck area... talk about a cold shower!
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  6. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Lookin' for fun & feelin' groovy.

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    He shoulda "laid 'er down"...he coulda had a accident!

    Someone had to say it. :D
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  7. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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  8. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure it's a 650...I ride one every day. Definitely not in that kind of weather, thank goodness for San Diego.
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  9. MitchG

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    Should have "laid her down"........:evil
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  10. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    i have ridden fast in hard rain lots of times, bikes tires are good at not hydroplaning in standing water. When all the cars pull over because they can't see, you can go as fast as you want to go more or less safely..
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  11. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    THIS is why you should use sandpaper/rubbing alcohol/paint stripper/burnouts/light artillery fire on new tires. That's clearly the only reason he's alive.
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  12. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    his skivvies were probably soiled a tad......:deal
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  13. Pecha72

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    Cars cannot see a thing, but you can go as fast as you like. Proper Superman here... :lol3
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  14. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    The 'when in doubt do nothing' rule did well for him.

    The other lesson for us is the cars dramatically slowing in the right lane was a signal something was up...
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  15. ROAD DAMAGE

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    I think he's a lucky duck for sure.

    How the hell did he NOT SEE that coming? All the other cars were braking and veering right .......... you can easily see their lights. I was really surprised that he went barreling into all that standing water without intentionally checking his speed! Maybe he had on fogged up glasses under that visor too? :eek1 Flying blind .................. without a snorkle.

    I got a friend that sorta' did the same thing on a Concours ....... except he was coming into Palm Springs, in the DARK, and it was SAND! :eek1 He was riding freeway speeds and next thing you know, he's in dunes and drifts! Never went down either. Although he did ride like a granny for the next week! :rofl

    Again, one lucky duck. Quack!
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