NHTSA Report on Motorcycle Safety (2016) and Helmets (2017)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by AdamChandler, May 3, 2018.

  1. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    IMO, you shouldn't let the internet peanut gallery influence how you ride.
    I see nothing wrong with the way you ride and I ride 'off road' on the road, also.
    Who's to say riding off road style on a much better traction environment is wrong?
    Answer: those who've never tried it. LOL
    Sometimes it's more fun- the twistier the curves and the tighter the switchbacks are.
    I rode the entire Tail of the Dragon on my pegs, just to prove my point.:ricky
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    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    " shift your body off the bike to decrease the radius while maintaining available lean angle" huh?
    Just curious. Maybe you meant something else...
    The only way to decrease turning radius while leaned over is: you lean the bike more-
    That's simple physics.
  3. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    If you were a static object on the bike that would be true, but you're not.

    Same rider, same corner, same speed. Same radius different lean angle.
    leaning diagram.jpg
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  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Exactly, and if you body isn't minimizing lean when you NEED to add that additional angle, you are going to drag pegs/stands/bags and its going to go pear shaped.

    On a trip last year I was carrying a lot of lean with then the road had an unexpected G-out, this was on my Multistrada with my wife on the back and camping gear. That G-out tore the kickstand foot off had I not had the center stand off that could have gotten ugly. Two issues there I was going a bit harder than I should have been (downhill at dusk) and with the woman on the back I can't shimmy around like I usually do.

    Do you need to be dragging knee? No. That is the basis of the "kiss the mirror" that they teach in many riding classes, to get your upper body into the act, which gives you more freedom in both opening and tightening a line. None of us can see the future, it pays to increase your margin.
  5. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    Don't want to derail the OP,
    but when the discussion went 'sideways' :) with 'right' and 'wrong' posts,
    I just wanted to point out, there are more than one way to ride depending on what the premise is.
    That's all.
    Now let's get back to the more exciting discussion: statistics!:clap
  6. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    This thread has already gone on too long without being derailed. It's overdue really. :rofl
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  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Kinda what I thought too... it's about run its course. Kind of like the Darkside thread. It just keeps repeating with nothing new from either side.