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post #1 of 151 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Why you shouldn't 'lean' a Harley

As many of us know on here, out of the box, Harley-Davidsons are not sports bikes, as this rider found out the hard way. He was incredibly lucky to get away with just a scrape on his knee, as he was wearing no protective gear at all, other than a pisspot helmet.



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post #2 of 151 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:18 PM
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Wow, the fact that he literally "walked" away was incredible.

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What is it about that particular corner that causes riders to crash so often?

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I can only think it must be quite off camber because I wouldnt even consider that a "corner", it's just a curve.

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What is it about that particular corner that causes riders to crash so often?
Check the related vid that pops up at the end "Mulholland @ 300fps"...you get a few better angles of the turn that show how it tightens up.
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What is it about that particular corner that causes riders to crash so often?
It also might have something to do with the assembled peanut gallery and all the cameras.

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The bike looks lowered, but that is a-hole rider error. I've successfully leaned my Road King many, many times. You just got to know your limitations man!
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He was too hot going in and on a Harley Bagger you can scrape the floorboards all you want but once the frame contacts the road it unloads the back tire and you are headed for crashville. The frame on that bike is just too low to run a turn like that with that much accumulated speed. But then again....he knows that now....

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Thanks BMK9251 Here is a screen capture guys:


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Not a bad bit of road by the looks of it

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