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Old 04-20-2011, 10:13 AM   #16
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I had to "layer down" the other day.

It was getting hot riding so I took my fleece sweatshirt off.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #17
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or simply can't ride well enough to have any strategy but "laying it down."
Are you telling me there is another strategy besides laying it down? WOW. I will have to look into this grain of wisdom and find out if it might be true.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #18
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Well, if you have crappy (Or no) brakes, and bad tires, there is probably a higher coefficient of friction between Leather (Cow or Human) and concrete, stopping you faster.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:30 AM   #19
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I had to "layer down" the other day.

It was getting hot riding so I took my fleece sweatshirt off.

I started to work layered down this morning, but I had to stop and layer up (it was cooler than I thought).
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #20
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are they talking bout motorcycles or chicks....I had to lay her down.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:48 AM   #21
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I think it's more of a "Naw, I didn't crash, I MENT to do that!"
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #22
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Ya know sometimes when youre lane splitting and your ABS fails, youre already dead so the only chance you have is to lay it down...
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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Crashing, to avoid crashing. Makes sense to me!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #24
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Awesome.

Another thinly disguised Harley bashing thread.
I just searched HDforums for "Laid it down" and got 246 hits.

Then I did a search for the same words at stromtrooper.com and got zero. Svrider.com: 244. But don't worry, they all argue endlessly about ABS, oil, and riding attire.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #25
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I just searched HDforums for "Laid it down" and got 246 hits.

Then I did a search for the same words at stromtrooper.com and got zero.

I'm glad I switched to a Wee.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #26
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Once I was at a trailhead parking lot watching a forest fire in the distance and a guy on a Harley and leather gear adorned with fringe pulled up and was watching also. So I said "nice bike" to be friendly and start a conversation so he starts telling me about his bike how he "customized" it with bolt on chrome and all of the "battle scars" it has.

"This was from laying it down on the way to Sturgis in 97" - a .75inch scuff on some chrome.
This was from laying it down on the way to Sturgis in 99 out running a hail storm" a 1.25inch scuff

And a few more battle stories about little scuffs that look like they were 0-3mph tip overs and I am thinking this guy tipped over his bike a few times and made up some big stories about it. ?
Idono I always thought "laying it down" meant sliding out at road speed= bent handle bars, broken parts, major gouges though out the bike. But I guess it can also mean a tip over in a parking lot to some people.?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #27
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I hate telling my wreck story to certain types of riders. My accident was at 60 MPH with my ass hanging off the side of the seat in a hard left corner. A car coming the other way decided to make a u-turn in the middle of this corner. I saw it develop with enough time to look for an escape. Going on my projected path was suicide and hitting the brakes would have launched me into a brutal high-side.

I looked for an escape route and the result was predictable: I rode exactly where I was looking at the time and that meant into the gravel, off the road and that lead to a brutal high-side.

There was no avoiding this crash. Yet, it bugs the crap out of me to have a person hear it and start nodding enthusiasticly and saying, "yup... I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes, ya gotta lay er down."

I didn't lay it down! I stayed with the bike as long as I could. Had there been an escape, I would have taken it. I had no time to scrub off any speed.

The really irksome part of it is, if I had just "laid er down" I probably would have been better off. Laying it down and accepting the low-side would have kept me out of the hospital completely and the bike would not have landed on my back. Still though, laying it down just isn't ever a plan. At least its not for me.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #28
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She thought I was talking out of my ass, so I shut up (she did have shears in her hand).
this very thing has made me stop, consider, and shut my mouth on numerous occasions
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #29
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The funny thing about common misconceptions is that they tend to be, you know, pretty common.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #30
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you know that cable guy "get r done" thing?

whenever I see these threads, in my head I can hear some :ymca talking about "layin er down"...but they always talk with the cable guy's voice
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