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Old 09-07-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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First "pucker" moment not caused by other drivers

Well this weekend I went to La Grange. On the way home, I left at 6:30AM. Because there was plenty of dew on the ground I was taking it easy. On this map I was going into the first of two sweepers that I normally do about 75mph through (really nothing extreme, just my comfort zone) at about 55 as I was in the apex of the first turn I felt both tires slip, the bike wobbled as it raised up then laid back into the turn. I don't think I ever let off the throttle, nor did I take my eye off the exit point so I don't know what I hit. I'm thinking wet spot, oil, or a combination. I did ease through the second sweeper then stop to make sure I didn't have low tire pressure.

My question is, when you feel your bike slip like that, was steady throttle and hanging into the turn the right answer? I know it worked, but I'm sure this won't be the last time I experience this.
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chop the throttle hard core next time. are you one hundred percent you were steady on the throttle to begin with? i used to think i was but i found out deep into turns at TWS (Texas World Speedway) that was not the case

many thanks to the instructors at TTD (yes I went there) and Ride Smart for teaching me easy on the throttle and easy off is the way to go.
You could be right. I felt like I stayed steady with the throttle. I know my concentration was keeping the bike turning. But thanks for the tips. One of these days I will make it out to get more training myself.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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Had the same happen to me mid turn (tight turn)on Lime Creek. My front stepped out farther than the rear. It upset the the bike bad. I still somehow made the turn on a stretched and lowered busa. I had to pull over for a min. after that.
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steady, or SMOOTHLY back off a little.

I had 2 good puckers. Both on 3090. One was dropping a gear too far and locking the rear up at 90 on entrance. Stood the bike up and went offroading at about 60. Didnt go down, rode back on the road at 30 or so.

The second was rolling on at the apex around 130 and the back end stepped out. I'm glad the of the 954 with the Ohlins was progressive when it lost grip. Still had to change undies after that one!
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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic....chopping the throttle when your rear is slipping is almost a guarantee to highside.
I took it as sarcasm as he went to say easy on and off.
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