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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-22-2018, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Harley Crash According to you, who made the mistake?

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The absolute one and ONLY driver to blame for the bikes crash was the bike rider. Each driver is responsible for leaving an "assured clear distance" between them and any vehicle they are following. If a vehicle in front of you slams on the brakes, you need to be driving in such a manner that you can stop without hitting anything. As a biker, you also need to keep an eye on the vehicles behind you when you emergency stop to make sure you are not going to get obliterated by the vehicle immediately behind you. So... bottom line... the crash of the bike was the bikers fault.

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Scared to use the front brake.
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Oh no, I locked up the rear!

Oh, I know!

I'll Fred Flintstone it!!!
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Scared to use the front brake.
It seems that this is a hard custom to beat in the USA, and only in the USA.... I know you guys use the 70front/30rear rule of thumb breaking, but there are some hard core rear brake believers out there at your side of the pond .....

So when you get your license, don't they teach you that in school? In Holland it is not easy to get ANY type of licence... It is hard work for many months, and expensive, coz the teacher is very professional....

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It seems that this is a hard custom to beat in the USA, and only in the USA.... I know you guys use the 70front/30rear rule of thumb breaking, but there are some hard core rear brake believers out there at your side of the pond .....

So when you get your license, don't they teach you that in school? In Holland it is not easy to get ANY type of licence... It is hard work for many months, and expensive, coz the teacher is very professional....

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License tests in the US have been dumbed down as well as our education system. Its part of a national program of inclusiveness. We are told we must include and accept all, no matter what. Also, each state has its own standards for licensing drivers. Oregon doesn't test to see if you can parallel park, so you should see the strange attempts that block traffic for many minutes.
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Oh no, I locked up the rear!

Oh, I know!

I'll Fred Flintstone it!!!
Absolutely unbelievable!

How this clown has survived for however long he's been riding escapes me.

Not only does he give it a big fat boot full of too much rear brake, he then throws the towel in and shoves his feet on the roadway, expecting that to slow him quicker than perfectly good motorcycle brakes!

How lucky he was that the oncoming vehicle wasn't a second or two further back from where it was. His head might have ended up as a bumper bar ornament if that had been the case.

That's incompetence, right there...
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License tests in the US have been dumbed down as well as our education system. Its part of a national program of inclusiveness. We are told we must include and accept all, no matter what. Also, each state has its own standards for licensing drivers. Oregon doesn't test to see if you can parallel park, so you should see the strange attempts that block traffic for many minutes.
I lost count of the jerk riders who tell me they use only the rear brake.
Yeah....but you know....there are those (even on this forum) who'll tell you that a rear brake is only for slowing down, not stopping. That it'll make you crash....which is equally absurd as using it exclusively.

Or those who tell you that using brakes in a curve will make you crash.

Braking myths abound.
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I learned early on that my XR's rear brake was too powerful and in hard stops it was difficult not to lock the rear wheel. Turned out the rear OEM pads are HH rated, so I swapped them for cheapo GG and that resulted in far better rear rake control, for I use the rear a lot for trail braking in the twisties. BTW, EBC HH in the fronts was a huge improvement over those wooden OEM pads.
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