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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by WildmanSam, Feb 26, 2013.
It is cool that you didn't get hurt and you recorded it all .
Dude, get some formal rider training. If you're new and really have had many "face plants" on the street then it's only a matter of time before it goes bad.
All important advice. One more thing---riding fast around blind turns is fun...except once in a while.
This is only my second incident on the street (5 months ago) and my first was within the first month of riding (over a year and 2 months ago)... it's captured on video too .
my other falls have been on dirt... and a staircase... but i digress....i do agree that a riding class would be a great idea. i'm actually planning on taking an off roading introductory class in a couple months. i can't wait to see their faces when i show up on a KLR; maybe i'll have my milk crate installed by then.
thanks for the advice everyone. i wasn't sure how this forum would respond to it but it seems to have turned out well
Thanks for posting the video and sharing your story, I'm glad you're okay!
Target fixation. Look where you want to go and you'd have made it, also practice trail braking.
Oh and the rattle is the camera mount. I like to stick a piece of tape in the mount.
please give us the video of your KLR on steps!
The video shows you lean the bike more than your body. I like to lean my body slightly more than the bike. This habit gives you a little more available lean when the curve closes more than you expect and you need it...
its on his YouTube channel
Are you using a Go-Pro? If so mine came with a little rubber piece that goes between the mount and the camera arm that eliminates that chatter sounds.
Nice video BTW. You're learning that's the most important thing.
Glad you're okay. I had a similar incident a while ago that landed me in the hospital. I wasn't going much faster than you were either.
I noticed the guy who helped you out is wearing a Rukka outfit. Not only is he a helpful guy, but he has good taste too.
Thanks, and I do have the white rubber piece installed. I tightened down some bolts in my fairing and it seemed to help.
i consider myself quite lucky sometimes...
Good thing you missed that metal road side reflector..if you would have hit that with any part of your body....that would have been very bad.
Don't worry almost everybody has done that . That's how you learn.
That's 180, just uphill from Vogel, isn't it? That turn is very sharp. Not that I need to tell you, 180 is a tough road that clearly can bite. In the winter its worse... from all the crap they put on the road for snow.
Glad you are OK.
Thanks for the tip on the reading material, sucks that grassroots had to take a hit for me to find this. Hopefully more people will see the post and decide to pick the book up as well. My copy is downloading now.
Also, I noticed from your profile that you're from Lancaster, I grew up in York, just down the road, relatively speaking. Will be headed up that way during spring break to visit family, looking forward to riding some of the old trails that we used to hit when I was a kid.
Glad you're ok and pls take this advice seriously. Or at least make sure you understand its meaning.
I Thought something about the vid looked familiar , your the klr tire vid guy . I used that video to show my wife that falling offroad is normal
Glad your ok and can use it as a learning experience .
you'll have to be more specific... i fall in all of my videos