Bad Motorcycle Highside

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  1. io-bot

    io-bot New Member

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    For those that would like to see, a fellow rider was on a warm up lap, made a mid corner adjustment while on a very shallow line and stepped out the rear, chopped the throttle and it hooked back up, ended up highsiding. He was 99% ok, just had a little rash on the back on his neck, but the bike it 100% GONE.

    http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=328268
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    So, does highsiding mean getting catapulted off the bike if it flings itself upright too fast?
     
  3. io-bot

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    pretty much yes :rofl:
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    In mountain bike terms, that's called over-ending. There's actually a biker named Ned Overend who's perfected the move of stepping over the handlebar and running away from the bike if he's about to faceplant. It's hella impressive to watch, unlike that video.
     
  5. luxy

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    lowside: either the front or rear tire (or both) loses grip and the bike tips over (onto the "low side" of the bike) and slides out

    highside: rear tire loses traction and slides, but then abruptly grips again, disrupting the momentum of the bike and resulting in the bike flipping upright (then momentum carries it over to the other side) in a violent manner and sending the rider over onto the "high side"
     
  6. io-bot

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    Well there are 2 temrs, Highside and Lowside.

    Lowside = you tuck the front end or the rear steps out and you fall into the inside of the turn and onto the inside part of your bike

    Highside = You break the rear end loose, it regains traction and the bike tries to re-align itself, thus quickly snapping back and throwing the rider off onto the other side and the bike falling onto the outside of the turn and onto the outer part of the bike.
     
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    Which is pretty much what I said. Okay, I get it.
     
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    Better the bike than him!
     
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    Ouch :eek3:
     
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    when in doubt, stay on the gas
     
  11. crunchy_black

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    easier said than done of course :o
     
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    and off the clutch.

    true that.
     
  13. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    this is nothing compare too my highside.. I remember flying in the air (I mean flying) with my feet and ass up in the air... I heard the bike hit the ground before I did... I landed shoulder/elbow first hit the ground then the helmet.. I was okey, but my leathers took a beaten... nothing happened to my bike tho.
     
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    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    fuckin true to this.... no time to think,,.... OH Shiiiiiiit look my rear tire broke lose I'll just hold the gas till it grips..." RIGHT.

    it happened so quick, after I got up I tried putting 2 and 2 together...
     
  15. EXACTLY, when I high sided, I just remember being sideways thinking "this isn't how bikes ride" then it was all over. Woke up in a ditch trying to piece together the puzzle

    I fractured my lower spine and got some road-rash, but that was it :hsd: I can walk and ride still (with some discomfort with my back)
     
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    Yep. Takes a lot of experience to learn how to control slides.

    When I highsided, my knee was on the ground, apply go juice, heard the motor spin up, felt myself sideways... then like, almost instantly, i'm basically 2' over the front of the bike, looking down at the windscreen and tach... at this point I thought "oh fuck i just crashed!"

    then ground...tumble.....fuck this hurts, am i ever gonna stop...

    :coolugh:
     
  17. cellphone

    cellphone Must not sleep.....

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    I thought the same thing. "hmm I'm floating..." :noes:
     
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    wow. ouch.
     
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    That's called an endo when you go over the bars, not highsiding.
     
  20. Bugalu

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    not really.
     
  21. V!

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    You probably don't want to go over the handle bars when you are doing an endo......you might be doing it wrong....:hs:
     
  22. luxy

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    Generally when someone full-out "endos" they do go over the bars... as opposed to a controlled endo/stoppie :)
     
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    Endo = (end o)ver end. You're thinking of stoppie.
     
  24. Coottie

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    Did he hit the brakes or the gas to cause this?? or was it just a fluke?
     

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