Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Spaggy

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  2. ErikDK

    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_air_brake

    Spoiler:
    Once the pressure is lost, the brakes release, and the tankers full of crude roll downhill to Lac Megantic.

    The engineer was supposed to manually activate the brakes on 11 tanker wagons, as a precaution if brake pressure should be lost.

    The system was patented in 1868, and safety standards were completely evolved back then, so you wouldn't find any difference between i.e. a saw mill from then and now.
  3. BC61

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    I know this thread is all about being hyper critical of others because we are all superior but your jumping to conclusions. There is nothing to indicate the rider is braking. Bike looks level. The tail light is illuminated, so what, all modern bikes have running tail lights. Can't see his fingers on the right hand so it's anyones guess but somewhere on this site it has all ready been established Harley riders are deathly afraid of the front brake, it's safe to assume he is too. Rear brake, maybe, if he has a heel rocker brake pedal, his right foot is pointing outward on highway pegs. That leaves the option of the rare but highly sought after customized left side brake pedal, oh wait can't see that either....
  4. Prettyboy

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    I was talking to some guys I was doing a show with, both casual cruiser riders (metric, not Harley). I was in the middle of my MSF course, and we were discussing riding. When I mentioned that the MSF says that 70% of the breaking power comes from the front they both seemed worried for my safety and told me that if I used the front break, I would be tossed right over the handlebars.
  5. FatherX

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    true story bro..

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  6. FatherX

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    anti fail

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  7. FatherX

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    the light at the end of the tunnel ???

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  8. FatherX

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    Happy as a hog in,,,,oh SNAP!!

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    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Ahhh I almost crapped my pants just seeing that picture. Something I hope to never see in person. Watching or otherwise.

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  11. Mike.Gail

    Mike.Gail Intentionally Blank

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    I've seen the video and it's just tail pipe flames.
  12. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Oh OK. I thought it was a headlight!

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  13. yellow_wolf

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    that was funny as hell,damn near crashed,lol,,,,came back the next day and did a better video!!!
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    I think he's gonna save it. Looks close though. :lol3

  15. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Yup, there are independent manual brakes for a reason. (I only know this 'cuz I've been reading on it since the accident, I have no train operating experience.) AND - Wiki is saying that the engineer knew the engine that was left running was spitting oil and smoking heavily before he left it unattended as the only source of power for the air brakes.....
  16. FatherX

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    oh well...tried

    train wreck ho
  17. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Well spotted on both counts - Here's a higher resolution crop.

    He may not have been braking but was doing no more than 25 mph anyway

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    nice thread to remind us all that a mouth full of pavement is a sorry breakfast.... rubber down paint up Y'all stay safe !
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    My DS helmet is going in the mail today! I'm thinking a single horn, unicorn style. Would that make me a bullicorn? :beer:

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