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post #11 of 22 Old 02-20-2017, 12:40 PM
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I'm a new rider and am facing issues similar to bungletronics and Hobdar. The last car length of my driveway is gravel and it opens onto a short gravel road. Then I'm doing a lot of my riding on paved county roads that get sand spread on them for traction in the winter. That sand winds up on the outside of curves and at intersections until we get some spring rains to wash it away. It may help the cars on ice, but it's causing me a lot of tense moments on the bike this spring.


My plan on curves has been to avoid the outer track as that's where the sand accumulates near the shoulder. It would be extremely easy to low-side and go right off the outside of the curve.


On intersections I try to complete my turn while I'm still on bare pavement and try to line up so that I cross the least amount of sand possible. I've been going through it at a slow but steady speed.


Yesterday I came off a highway onto a county road. The intersection was all sand and I was coming in a little hot. I came close to high-siding it when the rear got a bit sideways on the sand. Since there wasn't any oncoming traffic I was able to straighten it out and get to clear pavement in the other lane where I could brake and then resume my turn.
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You're all going to love what almost happened to me today. I was on a ride with a group of friends. Leader does a last minute left turn. I had to stop quickly. My rear wheel locked. Backend started sliding to my right. Weird feeling. Like I was on a boat during a storm. Don't ask me How, I managed to keep it upright. And not miss the turn. For some reason, I was not shaken up by it. Weird. I didn't seem to care. The guy behind me on the CanAm said I left a skid mark. But I don't recall hearing a screech.


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I've had the same thing happen. When the rear locked up, the rear end started to come around to the right a little. Stomping on the rear isn't a great idea I guess.
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The Rear Section on the Street is very light. All I can say is, That's is the First time that happened to me on Street. Then again, The roads here in NJ have been covered many times with Salt, Sand, Brine. And we haven't had any heavy down pours recently.

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I slammed on the rear brake in a Food Lion parking lot oddly enough lol when I was trying to avoid a car that was pulling in front of me and the back tire locked up and started sliding to the right side. Idk how but I pulled it off like I meant to do a bada** drift in the parking lot and kept rolling on. Like 2 minutes after it finally registered in my brain what had happened and I almost shat my pants, but at the time I was like a stunt bike pro in the Food Lion parking lot hahaha.
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My 2015 750 has EBC 643V GG pads front and rear.
And? Brake fade happens to all pads, regardless of what you may think....

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breath man, there are two types of people on bikes..
people that have fallen, or people that are falling.

when its wet and you're going slow.. try to keep the bike up rights.
try to avoid wet leaves and the white paint on cross walks ( my first drop on a sport bike)

you'll get it, its always best to learn at slow speeds...the falls most just hurt your pride.

A bad day riding is better than a good day anywhere else.
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breath man, there are two types of people on bikes..
people that have fallen, or people that are falling.

when its wet and you're going slow.. try to keep the bike up rights.
try to avoid wet leaves and the white paint on cross walks ( my first drop on a sport bike)

you'll get it, its always best to learn at slow speeds...the falls most just hurt your pride.
Yeah man, I couldn't have said it better myself. Grass clippings are one of the worst man...

Go to an empty parking lot and some basic maneuvers there.... That's basically the MSF course with a little speed

Get up after you have fallen, that's what matters most... Literally... and continue to ride
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What is wrong with this site?? I click on Edit. And all I get is a blank post.


Never mind. I just found out I need to click Edit twice.

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