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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2010, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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Wonder if ABS would have saved him?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2010, 7:21 pm
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Looks like he just went in a bit too hot! Almost as if the front wheel lost it at a critical moment.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2010, 11:15 am
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Cop freaked him out ... one of life's "aw shit" moments, I'm guessing.

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He wasn't going that fast. Had he not hit the brakes he would have rode right through the corner and the cop probably would have let him go on his merry way.

Interesting question about the ABS. Had the ABS been able to save it, he likely would have stood the bike up and might have crossed the DY which the cop would definitely pull him over for. You can see the bike begin to stand up in the slow-mo before he locks it up.

This is a weak area for me and I think for most riders. I've thought about practicing slowing down in corners but have not given it the time that I should. Maybe I'll practice once they release the K1300R to the US.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2010, 6:13 am
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Hey Mack, if the ABS actuates you have already started to lose traction.
Combine that with the traction being used to take the corner and youve got the same result i reckon.

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I looked at it several times in slomo. Just as the blk/wht comes into riders view-the bike straightens up "-front brake" . He really wasn't going fast--just like we used to call it-black/white fever..

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