So I had my first spill tonight...

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  1. Metalifann

    Metalifann The Minivan Can Nevar Lose! OT Supporter

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    Already posted in main forum.

    I was on a toll road coming up on the plaza and I was switching lanes when I began to slowly apply the front brake. It was very wet out and I guess I was on the white dotted line because all of the sudden the front wheel slid out and I hit hands first into the pavement.

    Thank God for my Shoei helmet, Alpine Stars Jacket, and Icon pants(esp. the Icon Pants really saved my ass).

    The bike then slid into a parked explorer and fucked the tail fairing and tail light up as well as bending the exhaust up agaunst the wheel. I rode the bike home, but still probably at least $1200 worth of damage to the bike, plus the helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, and my doc martins.
     
  2. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    Dam :( That's too bad man...
     
  3. Esp69st

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

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    good to hear you're OK...
     
  4. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    seriously, thank god you are ok. too bad about the bike though.
    I know some people disagree with me, but I mostly just use my front brake towards the ends of my stop when I know I can control it well.
     
  5. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    Damn, be careful with the lane dividers when it's even a little wet out.

    The moisture just sits on top of the painted lines & dots.

    Glad you're OK though. The bike can be fixed, your health is more important.
     
  6. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    So you use the brake that gives you 80% of you stopping power "towards the end of your stop"??? :squint:
     
  7. Bret The Ripper

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    I agree with that not making sense, I only use my rear brake when i have to brake HARD, and im talking about coming up on a sharp corner at over 100mph HARD. And even then im definatly using both brakes.

    Should probably just try to practice easing onto both brakes at the same time, with slightly more power going towards your front to keep the rear from sliding out. :dunno:
     
  8. Metalifann

    Metalifann The Minivan Can Nevar Lose! OT Supporter

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    I often use my rear brake as a way of feeling how much traction there is when i begin riding.
     
  9. Volkl

    Volkl New Member

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    MY first and only spill had me and my bike sliding into oncoming traffic. Consider yourself lucky
     
  10. Carolyn

    Carolyn Guest

    Glad to hear you're OK after your spill and that the gear did their job :)
     

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