Advanced riding techniques: decreasing radius bends

View Poll Results: Bend tightens unexpectedly; what do you do?

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  • increase steering input, lowside

    9 39.13%
  • maintain current steering and throttle inputs, run wide, hit gravel, lowside

    2 8.70%
  • jump off bike, assume fetal position

    4 17.39%
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Thread: Advanced riding techniques: decreasing radius bends

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    is special Array denham's Avatar
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    Advanced riding techniques: decreasing radius bends

    Ok, say you're out on your Victory, and you're taking a corner at an average speed (as depicted below). The corner unexpectedly tightens; how do you react?


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    Token Aussie Array Taint's Avatar
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    as long as you can keep the throttle constant the floorboards do a pretty good job of grinding themselves away till you lift the front wheel and lowside it :P

    but in reality I would probably douse the bike in gasoline, set it on fire and then throw myself apon the inferno so that nobody would ever see me riding the damned thing

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    ninja machinist Array Darkcbr's Avatar
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    reduction of throttle and slowing down should remedy the situation.

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    Chronic Array PRSmechanic's Avatar
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    He's covering the clutch.
    He's covering the brake.
    With one finger.
    He's Super Bling

    He's going to will that pig through the turn, and cruise to Victory, just like the commercial says he will.
    chicken strips are a sign of intelligence
    unless you're at the track ;)

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    backslider Array K-rod's Avatar
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    purple haze ...

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    Registered User Array cba's Avatar
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    Obviously that picture is from UK and he ran wide.



    Straighten for micro second...trail break...lean again
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    Got Hammer? Array gixxstar's Avatar
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    Load the front end, drop a couple gears and tap the back brake while counter steering and back it in.

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    Got Hammer? Array gixxstar's Avatar
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    Load the front end, drop a couple gears and tap the back brake while counter steering and back it in.

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    BCSB Public Relations Array kerunt's Avatar
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    Trailbrake and lean more while forcing myself to look further through the turn; gets the job done. Note: not recommended for newbies.
    "Yamaha" - it's Japanese for "fuck your sports car."

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    medicated 4 ur protection Array syncro's Avatar
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    *smacks kerunt on the side of the helmet*

    wake up fool!
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    Noob-but-not-born-ystrday Array redv's Avatar
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    This thing is supposed to have lean angle slightly better than a goldwing. That's not so bad.

    If you can't do with that then you're just not a very good rider.
    "Life is tough; it's tougher when you're stupid." -John Wayne

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    That new bike smell Array mondocycle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by denham View Post
    Ok, say you're out on your Victory, and you're taking a corner at an average speed (as depicted below). The corner unexpectedly tightens; how do you react?

    I'd climb into one of those cavernous saddlebags and tumble safely down the road like a barrel over Niagara Falls.
    Log off and ride.
    Acta Virum Probant

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    awful human Array bottomfeeder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by denham View Post
    Ok, say you're out on your Victory, and you're taking a corner at an average speed (as depicted below). The corner unexpectedly tightens; how do you react?
    I suspect this is a trick question. The answer to which is "don't even get into that situation on a friggin' barge like that".




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    HOPE is not a method. Array The Grey Man's Avatar
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    Would have left it on the showroom floor.
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