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    Registered User Array Adrock's Avatar
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    keep your head clear.

    I had an experience yesterday that I thought I would share, as it may help other riders realize that this does really happen, which I didn't fully agree with until yesterday.

    Leaving my girlfriends house, she said she was worried, more worried than usual, I said, thats nice, but it doesn't help the fact that I have to go home, and it doesn't help me get home safely, at all. I left anyways, but i couldn't stop thinking about it, eventually I started thinking about the subject of what I would say to people if i knew it was my last ride, next thing i know i'm doing 120 into the start of a 40km curve. The turn had started, and time slowed the f*** down. (I ride a KLR 650, before I get any comments about dragging knees and being a pussy, it was also very unexpected) I was also in the left side of the lane on this right hand turn, when I realized what was about to happen, i just glanced to where I was heading, it took a second to tell myself not to hammer the brakes and keep my path, straight off the road, over a curb and down into some nasty bushes and trees. Instead I dug into the corner hard, no brakes, barely off the throttle, pointed it far right enough that I could straighten out, brake and then finish the turn. My rear was mighty squirrelly while braking, as it was still a rather close call.

    All that icbc book road sense crap about being in the right state of mind to ride really does have a bit of merit. No matter where you have to be, or who is going to be upset that you're not there, wouldn't they be more choked if you never showed up at all?

    Stay safe.

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    You need a new girlfriend, one that talks less. I usually recommend the Fleshlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klutch_r View Post
    I usually recommend the Fleshlight.
    How many of those do you have in your home?
    "Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD’s… You know you want to hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences"

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    ahhh.... leave it to bcsb...

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    i've done something similar in my car
    i know where you're coming from

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    Glad you didn't bin it.

    That said, as a fellow KLR-rider I would have paid good money to see your Killer enter a 40K turn at 120K and pull it off without braking.

    Just curious, what tires are you running?

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    I'm glad to hear you didn't panic .....unlike my self today when riding home from work, there was a bunch of wet grass all over a corner i have taken a hundred times but i panicked, when i took the corner to fast for the new conditions, brought the bike back up and got on the brakes ...realizing my mistake i tried to go back into the corner but couldn't it was like my steering had locked but it was most likely my body just panicking, next thing i know I'm lying in the grass.. luckily i was not going very fast at all so neither myself nor my bike where hurt.


    But again keep your mind clear and don't panic

    And thank you to the family of riders that stopped to help.
    Last edited by Cowboy247; 09-29-2008 at 10:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klutch_r View Post
    You need a new girlfriend, one that talks less. I usually recommend the Fleshlight.
    I never know which model to get... there's just too much variety now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenboy View Post

    That said, as a fellow KLR-rider I would have paid good money to see your Killer enter a 40K turn at 120K and pull it off without braking.
    Define " Good Money " to a KLR rider


    Quote Originally Posted by greenboy View Post
    Just curious, what tires are you running?
    It is a KLR the cheapest tires he can find.

    Seriously, I agree with the other posters time to find a new Girlfriend, one that her life is not all about her. What she should have said is let me ride home two-up with you and then I will pay to take a cab back to my place later.
    BCSB had mountains of experience with a lot of things. #1 on that list is pouring out bullshit to dumb questions by the Gigabyte. (TripleTime, 12-10-2014 03:19 PM)

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    good on you for not panicking
    So much work & so little time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebicat View Post
    I never know which model to get... there's just too much variety now.

    I like the "Super Tight Mini Maid" in pink personally, but you might prefer "Mr. Limpy" size small. Gotta start with baby steps.

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    OLD,BOLD,RIDER...got it? Array theassassin_'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by klutch_r View Post
    You need a new girlfriend, one that talks less. I usually recommend the Fleshlight.

    ................kinda like those people saying "I had a strange feeling", too bad it doesn't compell them to sell their sportbike and buy a skateboard.
    Sometimes it'd be a suprise to find out who it is standing there beside you.....listening. What they hear may be entirely different.

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    Registered User Array Adrock's Avatar
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    stock tires on the 08... pretty streety.

    I love that its cheap, cheap to buy, cheap to fix (as long as zip ties don't skyrocket in price)

    I did end up braking, just had to get to a point where braking didn't set me straight up into the ditch.

    If it weren't for pro ride I really do think the result would have been different, my first year of riding i took a zx6 into gravel on a turn i could have taken at 160 just because i was looking at the shoulder and panicked.

    First time i've actually felt busted by physics, like i just wasn't getting out. Kind of like that handi n the cookie jar feeling. Just totally busted and no one to blame but yourself.

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