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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2007, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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Motorcycling 101

For those first learning to ride, here's a good video on how to properly lean into a corner.

And what to do if you lose a teeny bit of traction...

http://www.gaskrank.eu/tv/racing/fae...nicht-1469.htm
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2007, 10:07 pm
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Keith Code made a couple of videos a few years ago that may still be available. "A Twist of the Wrist" was the name on them. They cover track riding and the basics and should be a good start.

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I was kinda kidding...

That was either HUGE SKILLS or HUGE LUCK!!!

Both ends washed out then regripped. Like Keith Code says in Twist o the Wrist 2, survival instincts say to close the throttle which would probably lead to a nasty highside, but instead, he stayed on throttle and the tires finally scrubbed enough speed and regripped. Incredible.

Love the glance back at the end, like what the fuck was that?!?
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2007, 11:38 pm
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I call that rule #2:

NEVER give up!!!!!!!


That was a beautiful piece of motrcycle riding......

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I've seen that video a few times and would definately call that the best save ever. it is mind blowing at full speed and pretty cool at slow speed. talk about serious pucker factor.

that guy is a stud. a lot of skill plus a lot of luck.

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And, he was way beyond hanging off of the bike. These folks aren't mortals when it comes to riding motors, they don't even come close to the regular Joe. These boys drift their bikes around corners on a daily basis, at high speed, without even thinking about. Gotta love it.

I wouldn't be looking back saying, "WTF?", I'd be looking for somewhere to clean out my pants.

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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 2007, 11:46 am
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I didn't look at the video before I posted.
I would have to stop and change my pants after that. But my knees would not hold the bike up.

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'17 R1200RS, 2 yrs. 31,000 mi.
'16 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,000 mi. (gone)
'03 R1100S Boxer Cup Replika 6/200
'85 K100/1100RS, 35 yrs. 326,000 mi.
'05 R1200ST, 8 yrs. 57,400 mi.-3rd deer killed it.
'11 R1200RT, 2 yrs. 30,000 mi. (gone)
'99 R1100S, 2 yrs. 15,000 mi. (gone)
'96 Ducati 900SS/SP, 12 yrs. (gone)
500,000+ BMW miles
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Holy crap! That was impressive...

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Wow, you guys are just now learning how to ride a bike!?

When, you are done doing that. You can move on to other adult conversations.

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O man, I am sooo tempted to read what wonderdog said but you know what?

HE"S STILL ON MY IGNORE LIST
AND I CAN"T HEAR A WORD HE"S SAYING

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