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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Had a guy in my advanced MSF class with a lowered fat boy. He couldn't even do the box. That guy at least got a good video of his wreck.

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It sounded like he opened the throttle just before he low sided? Was he thinking he could "flat track it" on the asphalt?
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I just don't get why one would want a bike that won't go around corners. He didn't seem to be going fast at all. It should be called a Street Slide, not a Street Glide.
The video looked to me like the engine raced a bit when the wheel lost traction due to being levered up when solid parts touched down.

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I just don't get why one would want a bike that won't go around corners. He didn't seem to be going fast at all. It should be called a Street Slide, not a Street Glide.
The video looked to me like the engine raced a bit when the wheel lost traction due to being levered up when solid parts touched down.
That's prolly it.

I'm amazed that the guy just steps off the bike, not missing a beat, and strolls across the road like this is something he does everyday.
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I think most of us probably lean our bikes that much in normal, everyday riding. Could be the camera angle, but he seems to be hardly leaned over when his bike touches. 10 points for his dismount. If he did not land on his feet I think he would have been wishing for proper gear.
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I just don't get why one would want a bike that won't go around corners. He didn't seem to be going fast at all. It should be called a Street Slide, not a Street Glide.
The video looked to me like the engine raced a bit when the wheel lost traction due to being levered up when solid parts touched down.
That is not a stock bike. The Harley Touring models have OK lean angle. Never touched down riding moderately fast. A few over the speed limit.

Some people still can't touch the ground or think it is cool to lower a bike, just like the lowered car craze. There is a right way to do it and a cheap way to do it.

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I agree on the 10 points for the dismount. Notice he's already tucking his left leg under him
just before the wipeout. So he saw it coming and that's what made his dismount look easy.
The only thing that worries me is that he looks so laid back I wonder - was it even his bike?
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