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Old 05-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #41
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There's been 2 instances on the street where I have lost the front pretty bad while mid turn due to loss of traction b/c of gravel in a blind turn (lost f & r) and slick road surface (lost front). In both cases, I felt like I hardly had any time to react/adjust. I just acted instinctively. First thing is my puckered, then I eased off the gas and just tried to get back on my line as to avoid hitting a curb, and in the other case, pushing into the next lane completely. I don't remember what inputs I made in my body position, etc. it all just happened so fast. Had I been pushing it a little harder in both cases, I highly doubt I would have saved it and would have been on my .

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #42
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I had the front give out on me at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this saturday. I managed to save it

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #43
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More recently I was turning into my neighborhood, while in the turn, my front tire hit a part of the road where concreate was missing. my front tire slid and I almost thought I was going to lay the bike down. but i saved it
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #44
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Not that it applies to your question but fresh parking lot paint before turning onto main road.....I was on my before I even realized what happened. Luckily I was just rolling while checking for traffic. I never had a chance.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #45
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In the '70s I rode a Z1, not known for it's stellar handling. Washing out the front end was semi common. Moving back in the saddle and adding throttle in one motion became the first action to take. Practice on a dirt bike will teach some skills.

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:26 AM   #46
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Hasn't happened to me yet.. good to learn.
I always feel the rear sliding out
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #47
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I think the times the front slipped on me I rolled off the throttle a little, picking up the bike and going wide.
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