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Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Also looks like he was leaning away from the curve with the stiff left arm. Should have had his left arm bent and body tucked down into the turn with his left side off the edge of the seat. Setup should have been more to the outside then in to the center line. We can armchair ride all we want, bad riding posture and poor setup drove that bike into the ground. Nothing more
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here. In the wind.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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That's what happens when you chase a crotch rocket on a dangerously low HD bagger.




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Old 11-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Mullholland/Rockstore

Ah yes the last lefthander on Mullholland above the rockstore before you get to Kanan Rd. It is a weird turn that seems to be a decreasing radius turn in both directions, lol. Going the direction he was going it is an uphill turn. Hey if a guy never tests his limits how does he know where they are? He walked away and his crash didn't cost any of you 1 dime.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I wonder how much that lesson cost? Ouch!!


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Old 11-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I beleave he had that bike lowered. if the bike was stock, the frame and saddle bag would not of hit the floor in the turn, Just my opinion.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I might have tried some rear brake and let the primary grind all the way through the turn. A better entry would have helped too. But in the end it might have been more speed than that bagger could handle in the turn.




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Guaranteed if those bags lift that rear wheel, he is going to crash. That why I never have extended bags on anything I ride. I drag the floor boards enough as it it!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Also looks like he was leaning away from the curve with the stiff left arm. Should have had his left arm bent and body tucked down into the turn with his left side off the edge of the seat. Setup should have been more to the outside then in to the center line. We can armchair ride all we want, bad riding posture and poor setup drove that bike into the ground. Nothing more
Agree, a little counterbalancing "might" have helped.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Hey if a guy never tests his limits how does he know where they are? He walked away and his crash didn't cost any of you 1 dime.
I can't disagree.

After a wreck like that you are jacked up cause you are still alive. It can be a bit of a rush. Then there is the issue of $$$$ you lost. Luckily I have never done it on that expensive of bike.
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That's exactly what game film is for.
It seems that ol' Windy believes he is the only authorized MMQB. You put it much more nicely though.

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:47 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I watched it a few times, if the bags unloaded the rear tire, nothing would have stopped it.

Now I'm speaking from experience. Looking at the film he was pushing the bars the wrong way. He should have been counter steering.

Been there done that, only I didn't look so cool dismounting.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:45 AM   #42 (permalink)
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When you alter your motorcycle, you should know if you have improved it. Lowering the best handling H-D other than the KR/ XR is the FLHT at standard height and ground clearance.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:56 AM   #43 (permalink)
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More right foot .
He was tryin to be cool by draggin that left foot .
If he'd only lifted that left foot and added more weight to the right floorboard he would have made it .
And looked much cooler doin it .
I don't think the bike was lowered that much .
He just wanted to look cooler than he really is . Got a little " come back down to earth " handed to him .
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:59 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I beleave he had that bike lowered. if the bike was stock, the frame and saddle bag would not of hit the floor in the turn, Just my opinion.
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Guaranteed if those bags lift that rear wheel, he is going to crash. That why I never have extended bags on anything I ride. I drag the floor boards enough as it it!
In most situations, I agree with both of you, but things are not always static. I have a '13 Road Glide, completely stock ride height and I have brushed the primary and saddlebag in a left turn at Deal's Gap. If the road was not crowned, this may not have happened, but that is why I was saying think more dynamically. Also, I scrape my frame all the time with no ill effects other than chewing metal off and having to spray can it to keep it from rusting. When I had my 09 V-Rod Muscle, there were a few times when I scraped hard enough to lift the rear end, causing me to loose traction on the ass end, but that doesn't guarantee a wreck, as I never wrecked it.
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