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Old 08-20-2018, 07:03 PM   #19
Gear head on 2 wheels
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Concord, CA
Motorcycles: 2004 Ex250, 2001 GSF1200s Suzuki Bandit Current: 2001 Sv650s
Name: Marco
Originally Posted by ScottRNelson View Post
I'm curious if you might have been able to ride it out in the dirt and keep from going down. Clearly you want to be light on the front brake at that point. If the dirt is smooth enough there do you think you might have saved it?
After reading and hearing multiple similar stories, i'm confident it was the rear end that was getting wobbly on me, it just seemed like the front, since it all happened so quickly. Just wanted to clear that up since I said the front on my original post.

To answer your question, yes, I think I absolutely could have rode it out, had I had the idea of "dirt = no brakes" in my head, all I had to do was let go of the brakes and probably even add a tiny bit throttle to drive my way back on to the track. I had successfully bled off most of my speed when I stood her up and braked hard, I was going about 20/25mph when I hit the dirt, I think it was totally save-able lol I honestly thought I had it, surprised me when it went down, I was already preparing to jump the tiny dirt hill that was in front of me, but I never even got that far.

I'll tell you what, not gonna forget that shit ever again. I will always remember this fall when I think of riding on the dirt lol
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