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Old 11-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #91 (permalink)
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that guy was looking for a cool pic with all the sparks flying... if you listen close.. he scrapes the ground once before the sparks fly... who scrapes twice..?.. someone wanting a cool pic...

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #92 (permalink)
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That guy is obviously capable of riding way beyond the limits of that bike, judging by how far he was wanting to lean verses how far that bike was able to go. Time for a Triumph, and some actual gear. If you turn your volume all the way up at the very end of the video, when they pan in close at the motor to show the damage, they show the oil dripping from the case and he says, oh, that was already like that.

I am not sure how you figure that this idiot was riding beyond the abilities of his bike. As an idiot he believed he could do anything with out practice. This vid just proved he couldn't, not that the pig HD failed him. He failed the poor bike.
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Pure and simple the guy is just an idiot whether on a HD or whatever brand it could have been. How many vids are on Y.T. about other bikes wrecking on that same corner? Just another idiot only on a HD.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #94 (permalink)
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I am not sure how you figure that this idiot was riding beyond the abilities of his bike. As an idiot he believed he could do anything with out practice. This vid just proved he couldn't, not that the pig HD failed him. He failed the poor bike.
Agreed HAP, simply put that person some have called "cool" couldn't ride a motorcycle very well and displayed a lack of experience and ability.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #95 (permalink)
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"A man has got to know his limitations." says Harry.
A man's got to know his motorcycles limitations!
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Watching these videos showing people showing off in front of cameras has heightened my awareness of not allowing photographers to distract me when cornering on the motorcycle.

Yesterday, I took part in the Southern California Norton Owners' Club's annual all-Brit ride held at the Hanson Dam Recreation Area north of Los Angeles. Hundreds of bikes participated. On a twisty part of the ride on Little Tujunga Canyon Road, at the tightest corner, a photographer had set up his camera where he waved at the riders as they approached him. I thought of this thread and the one about the Harley on the Dragon and consciously avoided looking at him and concentrated on the road and the curve.

These videos have been instructive reminders to me to avoid being distracted and to keep my concentration where it belongs.



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Lee that is a wise course of action ...focusing on photographers or waving is never a good idea.....

This was one of the photos from the photo shoot for the AMA last June. I did not look at him...granted it was on a straight away and on a rarely used road out in the middle of no where..... fyi he asked me not to wear my helmet for the shot ...even more reason not to be distracted by him....


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Old 11-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Watching these videos showing people showing off in front of cameras has heightened my awareness of not allowing photographers to distract me when cornering on the motorcycle.

Yesterday, I took part in the Southern California Norton Owners' Club's annual all-Brit ride held at the Hanson Dam Recreation Area north of Los Angeles. Hundreds of bikes participated. On a twisty part of the ride on Little Tujunga Canyon Road, at the tightest corner, a photographer had set up his camera where he waved at the riders as they approached him. I thought of this thread and the one about the Harley on the Dragon and consciously avoided looking at him and concentrated on the road and the curve.

These videos have been instructive reminders to me to avoid being distracted and to keep my concentration where it belongs.
There was??....I didn't even see him!!

But I do remember passing a bunch of riders under some shade at the side of the road on the outside of a turn looking on as we passed...so I waved at them - without ever looking in their direction.....I'm thinking of the Thunderbird rider's error on the Dragon here, although I didn't think of it at the time.
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It appeared that he tried to push steer through the corner, rather than counter steer, after he realised "oops!"

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Yesterday, I took part in the Southern California Norton Owners' Club's annual all-Brit ride held at the Hanson Dam Recreation Area north of Los Angeles. Hundreds of bikes participated.



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Any pics of those hundreds of Brit bikes? Sorry for the thread high-jack.
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