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09-11-2013, 11:28 PM,
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I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
locking them up for a freaking PeDESTrian!

Dumbass just stepped out from the sidewalk.

Too bad he couldn't hear what I shouted at him from my helmet.

Now I know what my tires smell like when they have smeared the asphalt.

Funny thing is, there was no question of control, stayed upright, straight and true.
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09-12-2013, 12:15 AM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
so you locked up the rear, and held it all strait, excellent work. of course you would have stopped faster without locking up but great skill none the less. excellent way to strengthen those sphincter muscles, lol
Jmck
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09-12-2013, 12:42 AM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-12-2013, 12:15 AM)jmck Wrote: so you locked up the rear, and held it all strait, excellent work. of course you would have stopped faster without locking up but great skill none the less. excellent way to strengthen those sphincter muscles, lol
Thanks! And the small cloud of stinky, burnt rubber only added to the effect.
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09-12-2013, 02:13 AM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-11-2013, 11:28 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: locking them up for a freaking PeDESTrian!

Dumbass just stepped out from the sidewalk.

Too bad he couldn't hear what I shouted at him from my helmet.

Now I know what my tires smell like when they have smeared the asphalt.

Funny thing is, there was no question of control, stayed upright, straight and true.
@SnaykByte well done, I've locked a rear a few times and it gets the heart pumping, but the fact that you held it upright says heaps. Pedestrians are virtually mobile chicanes at times and I believe use the same principle a lot of car drivers use - the thumb in bum and mind in neutral principle!!!

Gibbo
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09-12-2013, 09:52 AM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
Glad you're okay! The number of pedestrians I see doing really stupid stuff has gone up exponentially with the introduction of handheld "smart" devices.

Maybe we need some laws against distracted walking...

I think I've finally figured out why they call them "smart" phones, though. Since almost everyone I see in public using one seems to be stupid and/or oblivious, I think that the devices suck the smarts out of one'shead as they're in use - thus the devices become smarter as the user becomes dumber.


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09-12-2013, 10:05 AM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
amen brother.
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09-12-2013, 11:18 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-12-2013, 11:20 AM by commonground.)
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-11-2013, 11:28 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: locking them up for a freaking PeDESTrian!

Dumbass just stepped out from the sidewalk.

Too bad he couldn't hear what I shouted at him from my helmet.

Now I know what my tires smell like when they have smeared the asphalt.

Funny thing is, there was no question of control, stayed upright, straight and true.
If you come close enough to the pedestrian and they are awake, it will cause them to have 'Skid Marks' in their shorts too. Which is a good thing. Wink BTW I hate shouting, coughing or sneezing in my full-face helmet. Sad
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09-12-2013, 01:05 PM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
How about belching or puking? LOL

John
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Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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09-12-2013, 01:10 PM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
BTW I hate shouting, coughing or sneezing in my full-face helmet.



On THAT note, watch this. I LOVE Billy Connolly (Made as Welcome as a Fart in a Space Suit).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DcDzJmW6Qg
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09-12-2013, 03:27 PM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-12-2013, 01:10 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: BTW I hate shouting, coughing or sneezing in my full-face helmet.



On THAT note, watch this. I LOVE Billy Connolly (Made as Welcome as a Fart in a Space Suit).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DcDzJmW6Qg
Billy Connolly is one funny dude. I watched several of his skits on YouTube. Thanks
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09-12-2013, 03:54 PM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
yep, sneeze can deafen you for a bit even with flippin open the shield, i can just shake my head and people read all kinds of things from that, don't even give the bird, a full open hand with a what th gesture works real good.
will not be long till wearin the full face again(hope) as should be starting to cool down.
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09-12-2013, 07:04 PM,
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I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
So what am I doing wrong. I have skid every time I had to stop quickly (traffic lights). I thought this was just the nature of the 1100.
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09-12-2013, 07:55 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-12-2013, 08:01 PM by Gibbo.)
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-12-2013, 01:10 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: BTW I hate shouting, coughing or sneezing in my full-face helmet.



On THAT note, watch this. I LOVE Billy Connolly (Made as Welcome as a Fart in a Space Suit).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DcDzJmW6Qg
@SnaykByte thanks for that BC is really cool!

Gibbo

(09-12-2013, 07:04 PM)Agspace Wrote: So what am I doing wrong. I have skid every time I had to stop quickly (traffic lights). I thought this was just the nature of the 1100.
Mate, it's the way you are applying your brakes.

Have a look at this link it may give you some ideas: http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/333.html

I have found sometimes that if I apply more rear brake than front I will lock the rear wheel, no big deal if you realise what is happening and correct it .... gently not radically!

Gibbo
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09-12-2013, 08:07 PM,
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RE: I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-12-2013, 07:04 PM)Agspace Wrote: So what am I doing wrong. I have skid every time I had to stop quickly (traffic lights). I thought this was just the nature of the 1100.
are you serious? the breaking tip in gibbos vid. take a close look at your tires, how old are they? is the pressure correct? is there 'give' in the rubber or is it hard, press it with a coin or something.
Jmck
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09-12-2013, 08:15 PM,
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I Left Skid Marks Tonight...
(09-12-2013, 08:07 PM)jmck Wrote:
(09-12-2013, 07:04 PM)Agspace Wrote: So what am I doing wrong. I have skid every time I had to stop quickly (traffic lights). I thought this was just the nature of the 1100.
are you serious? the breaking tip in gibbos vid. take a close look at your tires, how old are they? is the pressure correct? is there 'give' in the rubber or is it hard, press it with a coin or something.

@jmck No kidding. It's terrible when roads are wet. A couple times I've gone into a wheel spin taking off.
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