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Old 12-24-2006, 05:03 AM   #21
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I got 13 words for you; Order the EBC 320mm disc, steel braided line and the green galfer pads.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:40 AM   #22
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What's Golf got to do with front brakes.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:49 AM   #23
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I also have avoided serious injury s couple of times in the past in my garage by "laying it down".... usually because I didn't clean up the oil drips or left a pile of sweepings on the floor.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:52 AM   #24
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I was just talking to one the other day, who described an accident. He didn't mention laying-r-down, but said he had been coming to a downhill curve at about 40mph, felt it was too fast and used the brakes hard, which caused first the bike to stand up, then the rear brake to lock and he slid into the guardrail, causing himself road rash and major damage to the bike. He rides a cruiser. He thought he had avoided worse damage this way. I told him to trust the bike the next time, to relax, lean a bit more, give a bit of throttle and let the bike get you out of trouble. We all ride our bikes only a percentage of their potential anyway....





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Old 12-24-2006, 06:03 AM   #25
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If I could choose I'd go for sliding Behind the bike!



Anybody else ever think about jumping Up off the bike before an inevitable collision to avoid the initial impact? I'm convinced that I could substantially clear the cage many times. Had a cage passing another vehicle head on to me on a 2 lane month ago started me thinking about it again.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:12 AM   #26
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You might clear the cage but you won't miss the ground.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:19 AM   #27
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I think it's still gonna hurt. A LOT! A buddy of mine t-boned a car at an intersection (car ran the red light) and flipped over the car and landed squarely on his feet. He landed so hard he bruised both soles of his feet and both heels. Needless to say, walking and standing was unpleasant for several weeks. If he'd been going faster, he would've rolled and probably broke some bones. I believe the best bet is to make better decisions and always try to keep control of your bike.

Sometimes, stuff happens, when it's happened to me, I've always looked to myself for the first layer of fault. Other factors may have contributed, but I was always the one who decided to do what I was doing at the time. No one ever told me to go forth and crash!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:20 AM   #28
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A friend of mine did just that. A 300ZX pulled out in front of me and him coming home from the bar one night and just before he hit he jumped up like a gad-dam flea. Funniest thing I ever saw, he somersaulted over the car and landed on his butt, his '67 FLH torpedo'd the Nissan and bent it and the frat boy inside in half and I managed to stop my '80 FLH in time while laughing my ass off and avoid the whole thing.



My bro wound up with a sore ass, bent forks and front wheel and a DUI, the frat boy and his girlfriend wound up with a trip to the hospital and a DUI and I got the f*ck out of Dodge before the cops showed up. So it does work, whether he planned it or had an Oh Sh*T Moment or what he won't say but it probably saved him from getting banged up pretty bad.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:23 AM   #29
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I yell "bite" every time I hit the brakes.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:26 AM   #30
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I don't get what's wrong with just saying you F-ed up, sh*t happens or the famous you were just F-ing around and F-ed up!



When I was a kid All the old-timers would go on about how "If you're not crashing then you're not trying hard enough!" and "I got more miles slidin' on my a$$ than you got ridin' Boy!"



Was talking with a guy that said he had been riding for 40 years and had never "gone down". I didn't know what to say or think...



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