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Old 12-14-2011, 08:06 AM   #4831
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I guess if he would've had linked brakes and ABS that wouldn't have happened.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:34 AM   #4832
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Absolute classic target fixation and panic. At least we know he's using the front brake.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:39 AM   #4833
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Absolute classic target fixation and panic. At least we know he's using the front brake.
What makes you think he is using the front brake, I don't see any brake light?
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #4834
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Any of you MGP experts remember a race where a rider on a red bike ran his brake lever into the back of the rider in front of him, did a major endo crash red flagging the start.
That was one of the most amazing crashes I ever saw. The bike starts doing an endo in the middle of the pack heading into the first turn. Took out four or five riders if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:52 AM   #4835
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What makes you think he is using the front brake, I don't see any brake light?
I thought the bright red lights were on with braking - Now I see from the other photo that they are just running lights - You are correct - No braking at all!

[Note: stupid f***ing idea to have red turn signals on the back]
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:53 AM   #4836
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When will the authorities stop this carnage by mandating ABS on ALL race bikes?

If it only saves one life...
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:57 AM   #4837
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Clearly doesn't know what he's doing - His elbow is not on the ground.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #4838
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And his head isn't below the handlebars...

And in another epic fail, he is riding on a TRACK and probably going warp factor 9 besides!
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:11 AM   #4839
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[Note: stupid f***ing idea to have red turn signals on the back]
Why? You have triple the visibility from the rear when compared to the stock setup. Three running/brake lights vs. one...
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:25 AM   #4840
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Why? You have triple the visibility from the rear when compared to the stock setup. Three running/brake lights vs. one...
Nothing wrong with the running-light idea. I just happen to think it's retarded to put red turn signals on a bike when amber has been the standard for decades (yes I do know red turn signals are legal)
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:38 AM   #4841
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Nothing wrong with the running-light idea. I just happen to think it's retarded to put red turn signals on a bike when amber has been the standard for decades (yes I do know red turn signals are legal)
If I recall red turn signal (lens) is not allowed in some States but not sure. Anyone?
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #4842
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Nothing wrong with the running-light idea. I just happen to think it's retarded to put red turn signals on a bike when amber has been the standard for decades (yes I do know red turn signals are legal)
Fair enough. I like amber indicators better, as they make it easier to discern whether you're turning or pumping the brakes. But I couldn't fault somebody for making one decision over the other.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #4843
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Seems to me some folks here seem to have forgotten the days when you couldn't hang off as much because you had to keep some weight on the front tire.




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Old 12-14-2011, 10:41 AM   #4844
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Absolute classic target fixation and panic. At least we know he's using the front brake.
he's dragging his foot like Fred Flintstone
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #4845
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More pics....

Dragging his foot seems odd to me...how fast do you figure he is going with his foot down?
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