This is not a sportbike.....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by alii1959, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    I remember the first time I leaned a bike far enough over to grind hard parts (not very far on that bike), it scared the shit out of me briefly. It was on my father-in-laws Yamaha Road Star. I figured out there is actually a replaceable feeler on the bottom of the floor board, since then I ground a few of them off :D I figured out cruisers are not for me.

    I'm glad you didn't panic and wipe out.
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  2. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Beauty.
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  3. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    I do that all the time at higher speeds. Not necessarily off the seat, but I do lean further than the bike. About a year 1/2 ago I was doing a demo on a new ZX-14R. The guide was awesome enough to actually go pretty damn fast. I think I topped out at 125 on that ride. Anyway, I was coming around a left-bend at about 85-90 and realized I was a little hot. Seemed like I wasn't able to lean it over any further and the gravel and dirt were approaching quickly. At the last second I threw my weight off the bike and towards the ground and barely skated by. If it weren't for that little maneuver I would still be making some serious payments to Kawasaki. :eek1
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