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View Poll Results: In your last crash that was 45mph or + did you low side or high side?
lowside 31 77.50%
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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45mph+ Crash

I'm just curious about something. I read about crashes that get posted up here showing pictures and descriptions. It looks like more people are high siding it instead of low siding it. I want to see if a poll reflects what I am seeing. Yeah, I know I could of added looping. I was just more curious about crashes happening on curves.

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Old 02-23-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Almost all I've seen on our forest rides are highsides; secondary run offs from target fixation.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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not sure... but i think most the crashes ( not including run off wrecks) that happen in "houston area" are lowside brought by panicing and grabing too much brake mid corner. the reason why i say this is because all those crashes has occured on the way to the apex of the turn ( which is when or off the gas and on the brakes) on the other hand high sides are caused by too much throttle coming out of the corner, throwing the bike way pass the apex.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:10 PM   #6
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run offs from target fixation.
Turn one at TWS (Texas World Speedway)........a little more than 45 mph
Low side at MSRH.......just a little off line and on a green track.


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Old 02-23-2009, 10:18 PM   #7
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Last time was a low side I guess, but I was already off the road rodeoing the bike....
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Almost all I've seen on our forest rides are highsides; secondary run offs from target fixation.
Can you expand on this?
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the reason why i say this is because all those crashes has occured on the way to the apex of the turn ( which is when or off the gas and on the brakes)
Wait, you brake at the apex of the turn?
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Wait, you brake at the apex of the turn?
He is refferencing trail braking.

If you haven't done a trackday come out, day 1 session 3 it will be covered methinks.
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He is refferencing trail braking.

If you haven't done a trackday come out, day 1 session 3 it will be covered methinks.
Buy me PSP and help me pay for one lol

Im trying hard to come out with the funds. I really wanted to do GSS on the 1st because I was told it would be good with my not so well endowed bike . And cornerworking is full up, I need to get signed up for that for one of the trackdays
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Buy me PSP and help me pay for one lol

Im trying hard to come out with the funds. I really wanted to do GSS on the 1st because I was told it would be good with my not so well endowed bike . And cornerworking is full up, I need to get signed up for that for one of the trackdays
Sorry, all full up on PSP's, but you could still come out to the trackday for the parade laps, and at least get an idea. Then just check the calander and sign up for CW when we do a full weekend. CW on Sat, ride on Sunday. You will learn more in one trackday than months of backroads riding.

If you want to do the parade lap, just make sure you wear a jacket, gloves, long pants, and boots that go past your ankle.

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:38 PM   #15
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Sorry, all full up on PSP's, but you could still come out to the trackday for the parade laps, and at least get an idea. Then just check the calander and sign up for CW when we do a full weekend. CW on Sat, ride on Sunday. You will learn more in one trackday than months of backroads riding.

If you want to do the parade lap, just make sure you wear a jacket, gloves, long pants, and boots that go past your ankle.

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Didn't know there were two day ones! Thanks for the heads up

That would probably be the best thing, I could drag the bike up there and stay at a hotel. Well I still gotta get a little spending money to rent a suit, but this is a way better idea than before.
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Well depending on where the trackday is located, I would offer the spare bedroom of my home, as long as you don't mind sleeping on an airmatress. I live in Spring, so TWS (Texas World Speedway) is relatively close. If it is at MSRH or GSS, you might be better off staying in a hotel.
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Well depending on where the trackday is located, I would offer the spare bedroom of my home, as long as you don't mind sleeping on an airmatress. I live in Spring, so TWS (Texas World Speedway) is relatively close. If it is at MSRH or GSS, you might be better off staying in a hotel.
Wow that is very nice, thank you. Hopefully I will be able to take you up on that offer.
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Almost all I've seen on our forest rides are highsides; secondary run offs from target fixation.
That's pretty surprising, Cali. Most folks get into a corner too hot, stand the bike up and ride right off the road. After that, I've seen low sides. High sides happen coming out of the turns and I don't see that often.
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That's pretty surprising, Cali. Most folks get into a corner too hot, stand the bike up and ride right off the road. After that, I've seen low sides. High sides happen coming out of the turns and I don't see that often.
I concur. Right off the f ing road.
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That's pretty surprising, Cali. Most folks get into a corner too hot, stand the bike up and ride right off the road. After that, I've seen low sides. High sides happen coming out of the turns and I don't see that often.
I screwed up on my poll, I should of added one more option to allow for those that stand their bike straight up. When I look at a lot of the pictures of crashes that get posted around here that is what it appears to be happening.
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