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Old 07-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Looks like she didn't even try to downshift
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Looks like she didn't even try to downshift
There is no downshifting on that clutch
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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""I came down the hill, and I was like, 'This is going to be a wild ride,'" Smith said, according to Go2Geiger.com. "I just decided to ride it out as long as I could. I went through the sandtrap, I went through the field, and the cornfield was coming up, and I was like, 'I don't want to mow the whole cornfield down,' so I just bailed."
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I cant believe that skinny front made it through the sand
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I cant believe that skinny front made it through the sand

So much for the sand trap.
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it works like a for cars. She just coasted over the top of it
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that rider should just drag knee and make a right turn
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There is no downshifting on that clutch
How come? A design to save weight/simplicity? Or is every clutch just fubar, after all the stress?
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gear up so in case of a crash there won't be fluids on the track
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How come? A design to save weight/simplicity? Or is every clutch just fubar, after all the stress?
Its not a clutch like the ones we ride on. Its an engine/throttle driven clutch
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Well that makes more sense then.

I'm surprised how far she made it through the dirt on a bike that's slammed like that. Would have been cool if she kept it upright
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She had to get clear of the bike. I cant believe she didnt bail in the sand pit. I bet she she was shocked it didnt do more to slow her down.
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Saw that on Saturday. Pretty crazy.
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I see harder crashes than that at every track day. LOL.


Still shocked the sand didn't catch her.
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I see harder crashes than that at every track day. LOL.


Still shocked the sand didn't catch her.
I'm thinking speed/weight ratio. similar hydroplaning..of sorts.

When I used to work off of 362, the entrance to the company had an actual pebble road. After sinking into the pebbles a few times, (and taking forever just under a 1/4 mile)I learned that if I just went fast over it, it was like riding a jetski. Not tight on the bars, and just kind of "drift" through the curves, while making slow, subbtle input. Letting myself be in front of the "wake" of the weight, rather than in it, and sink.
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I'm thinking speed/weight ratio. similar hydroplaning..of sorts.

When I used to work off of 362, the entrance to the company had an actual pebble road. After sinking into the pebbles a few times, (and taking forever just under a 1/4 mile)I learned that if I just went fast over it, it was like riding a jetski. Not tight on the bars, and just kind of "drift" through the curves, while making slow, subbtle input. Letting myself be in front of the "wake" of the weight, rather than in it, and sink.
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she decided to bail? Seems like a stupid decision.
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