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Just hit the car and take it like a man... 26 32.50%
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:21 PM   #21
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Noo BS. I have done the Superman thing from a bicycle over a car hood. The car was backed into a driveway. I was riding down the sidewalk and the car pulled out towards the street. I was moving and I was gonna tbone it. I threw myself over the handle bars and cleared the car. The landing kinda sucked but it was better than hitting the car.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:22 PM   #22
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Hmmm good question.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:23 PM   #23
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I've seen a motorcycle wreck where this same thing happened....the guy hit the car that pulled out in front of him while he was doin maybe 35 and then he did a front flip over the hood and landed on the other side. He got up and was fine.

So based on that, I would think IF you can jump on purposed you stand a good chance of being okay @ low speeds...otherwise you're just gonna end up flipping over the car anways
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screwed how? If I land the right way with my gear on, Id think Id have a decent shot at not being a vegetable.. i might be falling from 7-10 feet in the air but id be coming in at an angle... not strait down.
Have you ever practiced jumping off a moving sportbike at a good rate of speed? I think it would take a good amount of time.

I say just wheelie into the car.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:24 PM   #25
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i'd probably try both, slow down as much as i could and right before impact try to jump off the bike.. i'd rather fly over the car then straight into it while sitting on the bike.. i could easily see having 2 broken legs if you didn't try to jump or at least slow and attempt to make it over the vehicle.

u + car = dead stop.. while on the other hand u + jumping over car you will tumble and i would think more chance of surviving. ... Either way your screwed
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:25 PM   #26
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The best thing to do is slow as much as possible and then swerve
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #29
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if you have enough time to get your legs behind you so they don't get caught on the bars then Newton will probably help you get over the car... you just have to get over your own windscreen... or break it
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Hmm, I say the first option even though I don't like the way you worded it. I'll grab front brake and take my chances of NOT hitting the car. Yesterday, and every now and then, I practice sudden braking down backroads. I go about 60+ or so and grab the brakes and squeeze hard. It gives me a good idea of how much I can brake if I'm put into that situation. I think more of animals to avoid than cars though.
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The best thing to do is slow as much as possible and then swerve
some of you can't read... he said if there is no time!!! imaging you are riding city streets marked at 50 mph... and you come to an intersection with cars stopped in the oppsite lanes but you have a green light... and then some dumbass flies between the cars in an open lane and runs the light, or someone turns left in front of you... there is absolutely no way you can avoid hitting the vehicle... then what?
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Hmm, I say the first option even though I don't like the way you worded it. I'll grab front brake and take my chances of NOT hitting the car. Yesterday, and every now and then, I practice sudden braking down backroads. I go about 60+ or so and grab the brakes and squeeze hard. It gives me a good idea of how much I can brake if I'm put into that situation. I think more of animals to avoid than cars though.
This is a good idea. I know I did it in the safety course but havent really done it, successfully, on my own bike.
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Hmm, I say the first option even though I don't like the way you worded it. I'll grab front brake and take my chances of NOT hitting the car. Yesterday, and every now and then, I practice sudden braking down backroads. I go about 60+ or so and grab the brakes and squeeze hard. It gives me a good idea of how much I can brake if I'm put into that situation. I think more of animals to avoid than cars though.
I have done that before...that's how I did the only stoppie I have ever done on an R6.
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I doubt very much that you'd clear your own bike, let alone the car in the best conditions. And to time it so that you were at the peak of your jump just as impact was made....good luck. practice on a stool next to your bike...and do it where your neighbors can't see you. I bet your feet don't clear the tank even.
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and some of ya'll haven't been in a no time to think wreck ... bam there you go .. then the slow motion starts ........


if you got time to think .. you got time to evade ..
i have... and i had time to actually think... of course it was slow motion and i may not have had much choice... but i chose to jump off the pegs and hope for the best. didn't take much. that electric fence came out of nowhere!!! your waist is almost at the level of the bars... get your hips over the bars and inertia takes care of the rest.

most bike seats are at about 30 inches... what are the heights of most cars hoods? get your waist over the bars and you'll prolly fly over the hood.

backstory... i was on a dirt bike hauling through a field and saw an electric fence with barbed wire below it at the last second. i bet i was doing 40
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I know I could clear the bike. I have no doubt about that. Now, havin the time to realize its Superman time is another thing.
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Depending on the car and where you hit it, looks like you could clear it if your timing was right. Beats the alternative.

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