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Traction control would have prevented that.
Wrong place to change lanes..
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It mostly appears (but I'll have to re-watch the video to confirm) that the rider never touched his brakes or throttle, as that patch of spilt oil was so vast, a motorbike's tires would probably just simply slip out sideways from under you, even without any brake or throttle modulations (ever try riding at speed on sheer/blue ice, and then changing direction on it?)
TC wouldn't have helped, in that situation (imo)
That said, you can see the oil on the surface even before he rides onto it.
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ABS, TCS, and skill are unlikely to help in this situation. Diesel gives a coefficient of friction similar to that of Ice.
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Dont agree. He would be in the patch for 1 or 2 seconds. Would have rolled through it with little or neutral throttle.look at how the bike goes down.back steps out, he counters,falls over.
It's definitely the rear spinning out and him not realizing he was spinning out for 1.5 seconds before he hit point of no recovery. You can see this based on his nose changing direction at level instead of the whole bike tilting over as would happen when the front folds.
I've spun out rears in the rain before (the GS1100E with super skinny tires) and it behaves pretty much the same. I'd say that most people who are just cruising along wouldn't know their rears are spinning out before it's too late. Takes extreme focus / being in the zone to be able to catch that.
I ride a K13r now. creepy thing is, the TC has activated once at speed in the rain. I didn't even know the rear lost traction until the TC had already kicked in.
I would say TC would've helped, but barely.
Don't agree.with good tc he probably does not even know it happened.
I have also had the back spin up at neutral throttle over slippery pavement. It is very subtle. No sudden revving, just a slow slide as the bike moves out from under you. Suddenly, it becomes very serious.
In my case it was in a serious rainstorm, I was wearing all black, and if I had gone down I likely would have been run over. I am positive TC would have prevented the incident, as it would have prevented the one above.
Motorcycles don't require a ton of grip to stay upright while plowing straight ahead...