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Be The Bunny! Safe riding and motorcycle survival thread

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by bigfitz52, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. XJ550H

    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    for the new rider you want them to develop the mussel memory of appling rear then front brake. if he panic stops and just crushes the front brake he may go down .
    I watch videos of casey stoner trail braking on the race track and it allows him to jump the rear tire over because the weight has been removed from the rear of the bike from the application of the front brake.
    if this were to happen to a new rider things could go very badly for him.
    the training course is for those learning . once they develpo there skill sets they can think about covering the brake.
    my state I live n gives you 1 learners permit good for 45 days . only 1 permit is allowed in your lifetime. if you fail 3 road tests you then must take the course. if your permit expires you can still take the road test but again can only fail 3 times total.
    when riding season comes around again you will find me in a parking lot or industrial park practicing my emergency stops and evasion skills.
     
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    He was was wearing a full leather, air bag suit which activated and inflated as he was propelled off his bike and he survived.
     
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    Dragons Tail is that the road in the United States with 318 corners and 11 miles long?
     
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    ^^ Good news on the air bag full leather suit, wow glad that he did survive. Yes the Dragons Tail is that road, sorry I should have added a link or made that more clear. I think sometimes no matter how much to train or how much you are the bunny if your number is up it is up that day. I won't give up riding after seeing that video but will make you take notice and maybe not go into my next corner without thinking a little safer.
     
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    I won't give up riding either, but it just shows how easily bad accidents can happen. The Dragons Tail will be a fun road with all the corners. Mabe one day l will go on a motorcycling holiday to the United States.
     
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    that was a tiny road even if he were left of center he did not have any place to go except off the road .
    no guess on speed but a 60 mph your traveiling 88 feet per second add the car speed

    the car was going 66mph maybe 2 seconds from when you see bike to impact

    when I first saw those air bag suits I thought no thats not going to be any good.
     
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    Yes he had no chance of avoiding the car. This is the first time l have heard of a motorcyclist using the air bag suit. The car driver was sent to prison. Unbelievable how he survived a crash like that. Press report stated speed was about 70 miles per hour.
     
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    video camara in car shows 66mph
    I have seen a few ads for the suits
     
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    Yes it does. I have got an armoured jacket and trousers.
     

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