Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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  2. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    The V-Max isn't supposed to handle, it's point and shoot. :eek1

    Then you get on the internet and find out about the T-Boost mod. Instead of the 'secondaries' starting to open at 6,000 rpm (60 something in first gear and completely unusable), they start to open at 3,000 rpm: now we're talkin'. :evil

    Then you think, 'well, if I have that on 100% of the time, I might be dead inna week'. :2cry

    So, in a survival mode, a guy might add a switch. Now he could live for up to a month. :uhoh

    Yippee ki-ay........................:D

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  3. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    I know.

    The T-boost doesn't actually increase the horsepower, or even give you a better power curve. Actually, on the v-max forum, it was found to lower your overall horsepower, without giving enough back elsewhere. Yamaha pretty much nailed it right out the box, and that's why they were made the same for so long.

    Now if we are talking superchargers... I wish the one I had bought had made it on before I sold it...:cry
  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    That's what they want you to believe. I don't ride on a dyno. :D

    :nod

    That woulda kilt me fer sure. :huh
  5. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    At least I made it back to my hotel room after tonight's pub crawl...



    PS - WTF does 205 mean? I' havne't quote gotten through all sevenhundredsomeodd pages of this.
  6. DrLewall

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    205 means.....
  7. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    I heard that story was actually posted 205 times :evil
  8. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    I love this thread. One of Linzi's and my favorite pre-kids hobbies was to run up to the overlook and make predictions on how certain riders days were going to end. It is an almost never ending circus.
  9. Jim Moore

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    I thought it was a testament to the brakes on the mighty V65. "Get outta my way! I can't stop this thing!"
  10. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Really?:hmmmmm
  11. Bowtie76

    Bowtie76 Been here awhile

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    Here is the win, grabbing a BIG old handful of front brake and staying in control until stopped. Look at the passenger struggling to stay in her seat while he stops.

    Good on him.
  12. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I have to say, that crash sequence is tough. Looks like the folks on the red bike weren't doing anything wrong and got taken out.

    Also, you have to get to a point where you put down the fucking camera and help. Those last two shots look identical, and I'm sure no one had called 911 yet, and I bet they needed it. Even though it's just seconds difference, it's still "killboy" making money off other people's pain and injuries.
  13. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    And help is what? 20 minutes away on The Dragon?

    It is wicked to look at that sequence. :eek1
  14. thetable

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    Um, yeah, the camera will shoot a lot of frames in short order just holding the button down.

    Yeah, I'm betting no one will call 911 for another 15 minutes, AT LEAST, since that is about how close the nearest phone, and it cell service is.

    You know that the various killpeoples usually give away the crash shots.
  15. Dan-M

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    Hard to say from the sequence but following too closely and target fixation come to mind. There looks to be a large open area to avoid the downed. Same with the guy who ran over the downed rider.
    I guess swerving was not an option in either case.
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    Took me a second look to see it.



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  17. Dolly Sod

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    I fully agree, think everyone should have run and crowded around the injured people. Lots and lots of rubberneckers as up close and personal to an injured person is exactly what is needed. Preferably packed in so close that that they all can help. I find that what is needed is more people, someone to pull their helmet off, someone to tell them not to pull the helmet off, someone else to move them around, another person to tell them to stand up, and another one to tell them to lay down. Hopefully we can get enough people "helping" that we can suck up all the oxygen.

    Since you're so sure that no one called 911 and that no one was offering help, I'm sure that the guy next in line was a doctor and his wife is an RN, and the guy behind him is a dentist, and the guy next is the "can you hear me now" guy from Verizon, so everyone is pretty much covered so why not snap a photo or two? :dunno
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    Helmet fit fail and helmet strap fail.
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    That's all you can find?
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    I gotta leave something for yall to find.