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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Was riding home from work last nite, on the freeway doing about 35/40 when someone decided they needed to be in my lane more than I did. I dunno if they looked over or not, I just knew I needed to move. Had to get on the brakes while swerving into the next lane to avoid hitting the guy in that lane, dont know if I hit a oily spot or what, but the front tire locked & started to go sideways. I got off the binders, bounced my foot off the ground pushing myself back upright. Went on my merry way.

I bet the guy in the semi truck behind me was sucking seat as much as me when that front tire went sideways!!

There was no need for an afternoon nap after that!!

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Yes not only do you have to watch whats in front of you but always have to think of that escape route.
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Had to get on the brakes while swerving into the next lane to avoid hitting the guy in that lane, dont know if I hit a oily spot or what, but the front tire locked & started to go sideways.
You don't need an oily spot. When you are leaned over (i.e. swerving) and lock the front, it is way easy to wash it out. And it is easier to lock because your contact patch now must share its grip to hold you in an arc with braking forces. Better to hit the brakes upright, but I understand the emergency nature you were facing. Anyway, it's just another good reason to get one with ABS. Glad to hear you rode it out.




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You don't need an oily spot. When you are leaned over (i.e. swerving) and lock the front, it is way easy to wash it out. And it is easier to lock because your contact patch now must share its grip to hold you in an arc with braking forces. Better to hit the brakes upright, but I understand the emergency nature you were facing. Anyway, it's just another good reason to get one with ABS. Glad to hear you rode it out.
yeah, I'm very aware of how easy the front can lock up. It was slick there I am fairly sure. Thanks!

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Glad to hear you've saved yourself a crash.

Do you have the stock horn? I have blasted my air horn a few times in similar situations, and it woke up the sleepy cagers each and every time.

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Glad to hear you've saved yourself a crash.

Do you have the stock horn? I have blasted my air horn a few times in similar situations, and it woke up the sleepy cagers each and every time.
Thanks mang, I do not yet have an air horn. I do have the step by step instructions you wrote up saved tho!! Maybe this is the wake up call for me to bump that to the top of my priority list!

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