Along the lines of the highside video thread...

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  1. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    I posted this a couple other places back when it happened but never posted it here.

    I was running harder than I should have been (stupid on my part) just because I was feeling good that day. I'd stepped out away from the guys I was riding with and had "THAT" thought.

    "I'm coming up on St. Meinrad, I better slow down".... then.... "ahhh, one ore curve."

    Came around the curve (blind corner) and there sat a LWB Dually with a HUGE horse trailer stopped in the middle of the road. Hard on the front brake. Tire locks. Release before it washes out. Back on it and apply some back brake. Realize I'm not scrubbing fast enough and get on brakes harder. Back locks unexpectedly and starts to slide out. Once it came around on me I just stayed on it as I didn't want it to grab and snap.

    Stayed on the brake until I realized I was NOT going to get stopped in time to keep from hitting the trailer. Released the brakes as I aimed for the outside left corner of said trailer. Back grabbed hard, snapped up and threw me off the seat with feet nearly coming off pegs. Caught it, straightened it and barely cleared the corner of the trailer and just missed the extended mirror on the dually (was trying to stay as close as to the yellow as I could because I didn't know what was coming from the other way). Got back on the brake hard and stopped about 20 or 30 feet in front of the truck where there was a fireman stopping traffic so that cars could come out of the Monte Casino Shrine where they were having their annual service.

    I always joke that he looked like a noob Jedi trying to stop me with the force. Eyes wide, hand out and fingers spread.

    It was close and next bike in line pulled in beside me a few seconds later and said that he could see smoke and the black line and asked what happened.

    Close call for me. Lesson learned. Sometimes you just gotta slow down and enjoy the ride and ALWAYS listen to that "voice" in your head.

    Can just barely see some of the black marks as they were points that I was trying to modulate the brakes to get the lock up to stop. Slide actually happened twice. The second lock up was when it really got sideways.

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    I posted this pic the other day but I'm going to post it again as it was taken after going back and taking the above pics. It just happened to be a good place to take a low down pic from when I parked to go back and check out the skid marks.

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  2. samonkahonk

    samonkahonk New Member

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    that bike is hot
     
  3. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Nice save!
     
  4. wetwillie

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    Hmmm...glad you're all right. Perhaps you should slow down going over hills and around blind corners?
     
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    That bikes not made for the turns sir. :rofl:
     
  6. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Funny, it does a fine job of it.

    Yes WetWillie... obviously. As I said, lesson learned.
     
  7. Frequency

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    you're an idiot
     
  8. aCab

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    No, I'd just rather rise something else in the mountains. :bigthumb:
     
  9. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    "rise"?

    That being said, I've fully enjoyed the Busa in the mountains too. :)
     
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    Frequency New Member

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    That doesn't mean the bike isn't for turns, sure its bigger than normal but ive ridden my neighbors busa through some twisties and it seemed to be jsut fine :dunno: maybe you should open your perspective a bit more
     
  11. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    I have tried to do better lately but I can't help it... just once.

    Maybe he just needs to let his balls drop so he can move a heavier bike around in the curves.

    People seem to forget that super bikes of the past were as heavy or heavier than the Busa.
     
  12. Got Me SOM

    Got Me SOM I'd win

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    I think that was your one "freebie" Ride safe and more responsibly.
     
  13. 00600

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    Nice save :bigthumb:


    .... And for the people who have never ridden a bike and think they can handle a SS- how many seconds did that take in real life?
     
  14. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Honestly, I'm unsure. If I had to guess, I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 to 3 seconds. 4 at the most. I honestly don't think I'd have saved it if I didn't have so many miles under my ass.
     

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