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Old 04-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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How to Crash a Motorcycle..

Was posted in dfw forum, so we know its a repost..It's also a pro gear web post. I got me thinking...

http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2010/...-away-from-it/

Also posted the video of an old vid.. Collin Edwards is in it and may have also already been re posted..he is about to kick a track marshals for not stopping the race... you may know it as the Oil Spill.

Just wanted to see what you all thought. Obviously crashing is not the way to go in learning how to ride..but it happens.. how much do you actually learn from crashing, and can it be done safely? Does it speed up the learning curve...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_08p-414uGY
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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That video was crazy......I agree, why didn't they do something about the track???
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crashing definitely teaches you a thing or two. the motor on my last bike decided to blow a rod out the front of the case when i decided to haul one day. luckily all i got was a broke wrist, a shattered knuckle, fractured elbow, dislocated shoulder and some extensive road rash. i say luckily because at the time my speedo was reading about 170mph. i definitely learned something that day and even as i was riding my "new" bike last night i constantly thought of the what if's and was definitely more self aware of my surroundings.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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I think crashing helps those who learn and wards off those who do not.
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+1... but does it teach you anything..??
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crashing definitely teaches you a thing or two. the motor on my last bike decided to blow a rod out the front of the case when i decided to haul one day. luckily all i got was a broke wrist, a shattered knuckle, fractured elbow, dislocated shoulder and some extensive road rash. i say luckily because at the time my speedo was reading about 170mph. i definitely learned something that day and even as i was riding my "new" bike last night i constantly thought of the what if's and was definitely more self aware of my surroundings.
A year ago I threw a rod on my 04 10R. I was going about 80mph down 610. Bike kept rolling until I came to a complete stop. I remember reading about your wreck a while back, did your rear tire lock up? Glad to hear you got back on the saddle
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Colin appeared slightly agitated. Kinda nice to see those old races with Fogerty, Haga, Chile and all the others.
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just a little. I'd say more like ..
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right.. I thought he was gonna punch that cornerworker.
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How do several people make it through and some don't. Is it tires, balance, skill or luck?
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right.. I thought he was gonna punch that cornerworker.

If the dude touched him again he probably would have.
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I could understand learning from a crash if you did something technicaly wrong. This however is bullshit. I guess you still learn how to crash (as safely as possible) since most dont get to much practice at that?
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How do several people make it through and some don't. Is it tires, balance, skill or luck?
A mixture of all of it...
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Crashing teaches you how to work on your bike to do the repairs, and how much OEM fairings cost. But in all honesty, I don't know. There are some very good riders who have never once crashed. Then again, some of the best frequently crash. Personally, I have crashed seven times. Never twice the same way. Only once on the track. I've learned to never ride too aggressively on the streets. Way too many variables, too easy to end up dead. The roads aren't built with adequate run off like a good track has. As for crashing safely, I'd say if you're the only one riding on a track and you have an ambulance waiting. That's about as safe as you'll get.
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I believe something like this has been discussed in this thread
Does it take crashing to get faster?
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A year ago I threw a rod on my 04 10R. I was going about 80mph down 610. Bike kept rolling until I came to a complete stop. I remember reading about your wreck a while back, did your rear tire lock up? Glad to hear you got back on the saddle
yeah everything just locked up and started sliding. honestly surprised there wasn't a giant hole in the seat where my sucked it up lol.
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Similar.. Not the same.. I guess my point is that I learn something every time I crash. Never the same.. But always expensive!!
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How do several people make it through and some don't. Is it tires, balance, skill or luck?
Id say its all luck man. I crashed going 60 on my 650 last month, rebuilt it a week later and Im riding faster then I have ever.
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