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Old 12-08-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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can you be to big to properly control a bike?

only race guys or guys with years of riding exp need to respond.

Here's the deal, a buddy of mine went down on a BMW r1100, bunch of road rash, got some teeth knocked out, but hes goin to be fine. Hes about 350 lbs and wrecked on a entrance ramp on the frwy. A few guys who i thought knew about bike told him the bike was to small for him thats why he could not maneuver in the turn which he went down in.

I understand an adult male on a 50cc dirt bike may have maneuvering disabilities(i know some on here who stunt the things may disagree) but on a 600 or above I would think that any adult should be comfortable, being that they know how to properly ride. After arguing with his buddies who had been telling him he needs a bigger bike vs what im telling him, he needs to learn to ride, i gave up. But im wondering am I right or are they right? btw i have had 3 bikes differing in weights and sizes, im 6ft 2 at 230lbs, i can ride comfortably on a 600, but a man 350lbs not so sure of. thanks for any response.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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well, one could be to big for a suspension. he could beef up the springs to match his weight and be just fine.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Lemme get this right? He wrecked on an entrance ramp to a freeway, and blames the bike for being "too small"?

There are some large dudes that ride 600's that do very well. All you gotta do is go to ANY trackday to see that
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i would think a big sport tourer like that would be one of the best bikes to haul his big with. i think 350 is a little big for riding, but thats just my opinion
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no he doesn't blame the bike , the other exp fools are telling him the bike is to small.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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im was trying to explain to them the dynamics of a bike but dont know a thing about dynamics :/
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no he doesn't blame the bike , the other exp fools are telling him the bike is to small.
then they dont sound too experienced at all. must be gixxer riders.
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i dont understand, too small the bmw 1100r isnt what someone would call a small bike....
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no it isn't a small bike, but if the suspension wasn't set for him, it would not handle right
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then they dont sound too experienced at all. must be gixxer riders.
shut your filthy mouth, you traitor


anyway, a bike should be able to handle 350, it's like a 200 pound guy with a 150 pound chick. Beef up suspension but on an entrance ramp, no need, he should've been fine
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then they dont sound too experienced at all. must be gixxer riders.
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i dont understand, too small the bmw 1100r isnt what someone would call a small bike....
its a pretty big bike bike to me
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lol, see i bet that guy drags knee
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:40 PM   #15
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anyway, a bike should be able to handle 350, it's like a 200 pound guy with a 150 pound chick. Beef up suspension but on an entrance ramp, no need, he should've been fine
been a while since i had a 150 lb chick, come to think about it, i think all my chicks been no more than 115 max
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It's not even about the suspension, the rider should have had enough experience to ride a new bike or he shouldn't have even been riding it at all. I let my chopper buddy ride my bike but I knew he wasn't going to do anything stupid when he could barely get his knee up on the peg. I'm sure your friend knew before he got to the entrance ramp that things where a bit off! Let alone pursuing the endeavor and risking his life as well as someone elses property. BTW a big person with less experience has a better chance on something that weighs less than him, than something that weighs so much more than him. Besides if it does go down, do you think he could pick up a bigger/heavier bike?
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this guy drags kankles..
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maxgs, cdill35, and 99 Chris are fairly large guys and they ride the out of the track
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A few guys who i thought knew about bike told him the bike was to small for him thats why he could not maneuver in the turn which he went down in.
BS on the scoot being too small and if he had been wearing some gear he'd have his teeth and skin....

Just saying....

Tell him to heal up, denture up and get some skilz....

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If ridden PROPERLY, then there shouldn't be a problem. If he's not leaning with the bike and/or "pushing the bike under him" (leaning AGAINST the bike) he's going to have 2x the problems as his weight is placing 2x the steering input as an average weight person. If someone can teach this dude to lean with the bike, he should be completely fine.
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