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Old 06-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #21
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RIP. stupid question though, did the friend just put himself in a very sticky situation in terms of being liable for that accident? just being curious.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #22
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i doubt it, dead dude was in control of the veh.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #23
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
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Forgive me if this sounds silly but how does one accidentally grab throttle instead of brake on a motorcycle?

I can understand hitting the wrong pedal on a car but a motorcycle has a brake lever and rear brake pad. I remember reading somewhere that the front brake lever is located where it is because people will naturally roll off the throttle to grab the front brake.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #25
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maybe he forgot where the brake was and subconciously grab more throttle by accident.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #27
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Forgive me if this sounds silly but how does one accidentally grab throttle instead of brake on a motorcycle?

I can understand hitting the wrong pedal on a car but a motorcycle has a brake lever and rear brake pad. I remember reading somewhere that the front brake lever is located where it is because people will naturally roll off the throttle to grab the front brake.
When you don't know what the you're doing and you panic, anything can happen
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When you don't know what the you're doing and you panic, anything can happen
yup, in MSF class i called it the bucking bronco....people would get on the gas vs brake, then let off suddenly, then get back on, then off, then on....

eventually crashing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:17 PM   #29
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Forgive me if this sounds silly but how does one accidentally grab throttle instead of brake on a motorcycle?
Information overload. lack of training vs. time.

Riding a motorcycle is a LEARNED art. Nobody has natural "talent" out of the box with these machines the first time they get on. (btw, it is NOT natural instinct to hit the brake to a newbie. Natural instinct is to HOLD ON TIGHT!!!!, thus accidentally rolling the throttle even more, putting them more into a situation, they are trying to get out of, but panicked.

Riding a motorcycle is not the same as riding a bicycle, nor like a car. Shares some commonality between the two, but brings on a new set of rules with it.



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Old 06-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #30
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #32
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This is why I googled how to ride and shift and use the controls months before I considered using a bike.

Then I practiced countersteering on my road bike at high speeds.

When I got on the first time, I already knew how to ride.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #33
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This is why everyone should start riding on a 50 when they are about 10 years old.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #35
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Then I practiced countersteering on my road bike at high speeds.
Is there any other way to steer a bike above 30mph?
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