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post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 06:28 PM
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Bah, I still have inch wide strips on my street bike. It's not worth it to ride like that on the street anymore.

My trackbike... well there's pictures somewhere on kawiforums of my track tires.
I gave up sportbikes on the street altogether. For now anyway... My race bike is a 2010 675 but my street bike is a POS 1982 GPZ750. That thing gets all kinds of out of shape coming around a corner!

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From my perspective, all of these riders have bad body positioning. For the most part they have their heads perfectly inline with the center of the bike, even though a few of them are hanging a cheek off the seat and sticking their knees out. They are leaning the bike over too far (hence the crash) when the should have leaned their bodies to the side of the bike. The purpose to hanging off the side of the bike, is to use your body weight to get you through the corner quickly while keeping the bike as upright as possible. This gets you through the corner quickly and safely. Here is a good video that explains it well.


Oh yeah, the high side guy has really bad throttle control, you can hear him still revving the bike as he go's over the handle bars
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Body position is overrated...

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The first two crashed because they are on gixxers.
Really though, it looks like the first one was steering into the turn a bit then saw something and flinched. The second and third didn't countersteer at all and had bad body position. The fourth gave it too much throttle (should have had a new zx-10r with traction control). The last one looks like as he was approaching the turn said to himself "oh shit, this is that turn I watched everyone crash at on youtube last night. I better park my bike next to this gaurdraul so I don't embarass myself."

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Looks to me that the guy who high sided needed to hug his tank a bit more... in the slow motion shot his legs were going over the handle bars while the bike was trying to correct itself... and yeah a lot more throttle control he could have avoided that completely.

When AC posted the 5th one and said he thought it was funny i gotta be honest my initial reaction was how can a bike crash be funny? Then I watched the video and gotta admit i laughed so hard my sides hurt. You can see that on approaching the corner he was totally fixated on the crash barrier. He was lucky the bike didnt go right under it and over the edge.

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The simple answer to why they crashed is because they are attempting to do things meant for a race track when they havn't perfected street riding yet.

That one guy that flew over his bike highsided, not lowsided. It was just caused from too much throttle.

If you are going to commit yourself to a turn like that, you need to know the turn well. You have to know the max entry speed before you enter the turn. You should not fully commit on the street anyway because of varying road conditions.

At least when I ride my bike, I know the limit between still being able to correct, and crossing that line where if I come in too hot I'm going to drag a peg. It takes practice, and once you know it you can feel it, but a lot of people dont have the experience.

The only time I come close to the edge of my tire is on a cloverleaf I know well. I rarely lean past 40 degrees. That has saved my ass in a decreasing radius turn before because I had that extra room to lean the bike down to where It really should not have been on the street to make the turn.

Also like siad, they are holding the bars to tight. You want your arms to be bent and a little loose. You want to let your arms act more like a stabilizer then the force of god in case something happens. If you get a little loose, you want the front tire to do its thing because it will naturally want to point in the right direction, but at the same time you want the control to keep it from going haywire.

Most of these guys are just assuming there bikes can do more then they can while being to aggressive on the inputs.


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Another rider from the same series of videos. This guy got really lucky!

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lol epic thread revival. where'd that oc jimmy guy ever go, anyway.


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Nobody except your sister would get the Cali Colombia connection?

Your co-workers were laughing at you because of it.

I think it's very funny. I simply wish to spare others here, (that I automatically want to think of a pretty cool because you ride) humiliation and anguish when the girls laugh in your face and think you're a 'gangsta' poser when you use dumb 'gangsta lingo'.

I hope one doesn't walk around in a DC shirt, tilted and off center New Era 'LA' cap with your ears tucked inside, Elmo sneakers and pants down to ones thighs exposing ones fine knickers to one's adoring audience.

If so, then it's evidence that person is 16 (Mentally at least) and simply won't understand just how silly it is and how the two are exactly the same.



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