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Old 07-31-2006, 03:19 PM   #51
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:24 PM   #52
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Default Re: Harley Crash Riding at the GAP

Here in California, we have some straight stretches with double yellow lines over a mile long (Hiway 1) Other states seem to leave a little something to the individuals discretion. Even elderly bikers ignore double yellow lines out here. If there's room, you pass, otherwise, you will be following that sucker all the way to Forestville, where 1 rejoins 101. Slower vehicles pulling over is just not done on 1, in my experience. I don't know why.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:31 PM   #53
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But if he didn't have the helmet on he wouldn't have crashed...
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:57 PM   #54
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You want to get a full dresser?
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:18 PM   #55
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The woman gave it the thumbs down and you went along with it.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:19 PM   #56
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David Hough would say a move like that would seal your fate. If you're in too hot and you're already leaned over (thus heavy braking not really an option), you'd better hold steady throttle and go to maximum angle. If you roll off, you make the bike squat down and go lower to the ground, decreasing your ground clearance (and thus available lean angle). You have to keep enough throttle on to keep from engine braking. Keep the front end off its haunches! On a soft front end bike, this is especially important. My CB1000 (even with progressive rate front springs) will dive down a lot during a hard roll off.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:59 PM   #57
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Yawn!
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Old 07-31-2006, 06:00 PM   #58
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Simply put... Darwin in action.
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Old 07-31-2006, 06:08 PM   #59
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True, but I have yet to see someone pulled over for anything that didn't result in crash here in OC. I remember seeing some f&cknut riding down PCH on his chopper, leaning back like on a la-z-boy, with his hands behind his head and his FEET ON THE TRIPLE TREE.
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Old 07-31-2006, 06:30 PM   #60
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I had a similar experience on the way to the Grand Canyon down Hwy 89. It's a two lane hwy and I came up behind a line cars going 10 under the 55mph limit. I worked past a few and saw that there were two guys on Harley dressers very happily holding up as many people as they could. I finally got past them. What a pair or jerks.



I've also seen a couple of idiots on softails going 10 under between Price and Green River, Ut. This is a 65 mph two lane road with substantial truck traffic. These guys were being followed by three tractor/trailer rigs that had great difficulty passing them. I finally got by them after the three rigs. I swear these guys came within a couple feet of being squashed by these rigs more than once. It never fazed them. The arrogance and stupidity of some people passeth all understanding.
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