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Old 09-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Knowing why you crashed?

How do you learn from a crash when you dont know what the happened?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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...just give it time and things will come to you. talk to people too if you can
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:53 PM   #3
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you ask someone who watched you crash. LSTD has alot of corner workers and they usually have a good view of all the turns.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:54 PM   #4
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How do you learn from a crash when you dont know what the happened?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:55 PM   #5
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I down shifted in to 2nd felt the wheel lock up while I was going into the turn and then I low sided, spun 180. Had some fun today!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:10 PM   #6
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lowside, I hit a wet spot.

highside, the whole track was wet.

the begining of 07 had to be the wettest Saturdays on record.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
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the moment i said "oh f***", i already knew why i crashed.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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Well couple changes to the bike.. brand new tires, turning my 3rd lap... new ohlins shock in the rear - adjusted by Motorcycles Unlimited...

I know one thing is, my pegs need to be raised. Last track day I was scraping toe all the time.

This time, Im going into the turn, dragging knee... then toe... then more toe,, more toe.. then thinking oh shiiiitttt and lowside to go tumbling across the pavement..

Not sure if peg finally hit? i know my foot was all over the ground... ugghhh
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i could guess track was still green. dont feel bad ive lowsided too in the first session of the day and i didnt think i was pushing it either.
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Well couple changes to the bike.. brand new tires, turning my 3rd lap... new ohlins shock in the rear - adjusted by Motorcycles Unlimited...

I know one thing is, my pegs need to be raised. Last track day I was scraping toe all the time.

This time, Im going into the turn, dragging knee... then toe... then more toe,, more toe.. then thinking oh shiiiitttt and lowside to go tumbling across the pavement..

Not sure if peg finally hit? i know my foot was all over the ground... ugghhh
So did you end up picking up your feet through the turns or what?
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:19 PM   #11
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I down shifted in to 2nd felt the wheel lock up while I was going into the turn and then I low sided, spun 180. Had some fun today!
Fiddy on the golf coarse is teaching me a lot.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:22 PM   #12
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whenever I would come to a turn i would scoot my foot back a little, but sometimes not far enough..

girlfriend got some pics, lemme scan them
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:24 PM   #13
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if you have a bike mounted camera you can at least go back and watch the video. (assuming the data survives the crash)

it would be so cool if you could wire up sensors to record throttle and brake input and have it synced for playback along with video. im sure it can be done and will be more mainstream soon.

motogp bikes have a ton of data recording equipment, everything trickles down to us eventually.
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When I crash I always know why. You just need to figure that out and learn from it. like not holding your line, coming in too hot and locking up the brakes slidding tires or losing traction. Just try to think back and why you might of crashed, you might remeber. I'm sure if you posted a vid or somthing some one might be able to tell you what you might of done wrong.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #15
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Well pics didnt help much... the bottom right pic is right before I fall,, she stopped taking pictures after I fell cause she was shocked by seeing it happen..

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What do you think caused you to low side?
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:35 PM   #17
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did you crash in 10? looks like you might of gotten a little chopy on the gas. IDK just a thought looking at your pics
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:37 PM   #18
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the horseshoe, whatever turn that is, 9 or 10 cant remember
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probably weighted the handlebars and tucked the front end. hang your upper body off more. put your head where your mirror would be, drop your elbow towards your knee, your upper body will follow with it.
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probably weighted the handlebars and tucked the front end. hang your upper body off more. put your head where your mirror would be, drop your elbow towards your knee, your upper body will follow with it.
So, are you saying he washed out on the front end?
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