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Old 04-10-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Muddy road face plant

Hi there!

I decided to pick up my Pegaso 650 in some muddy road in the beginning of this week... Result: face plant, but I have not been injured.

Here's the video, taken with a hero4 black edition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4fJIrGR0tQ


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Old 04-10-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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If you can get in the habit of standing on the pegs when riding in the dirt you'll have better luck. Glad you and the bike are OK.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:48 PM   #3
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yikes! you and littlebike should hook up
maybe put on an air show
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #4
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Is there any way to get out of a tank slapper like that once the bars start wobbling? Glad you aren't hurt, now maybe we can learn something from it.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:59 AM   #6
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Ah la pute!

That was my first reaction, yes! Are you french too?!?
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:51 AM   #7
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If you can get in the habit of standing on the pegs when riding in the dirt you'll have better luck. Glad you and the bike are OK.
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Gotta learn to get up on the pegs, not many people could have done better sitting down.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:57 AM   #8
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The problem is: I WAS actually standing on the pegs. On the video it looks like I'm not, but I was. I'm always standing on the pegs while driving off road, except on some gravel roads without any hole in the ground. But it's not so common...

The fact is that I have been surprised by this muddy part of the path, and maybe I did not react in the best way. I don't know.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:16 AM   #9
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Do you think a steering damper would of help?

I think mine has saved me a couple times, one of those, 45 mph on a dirt road, BIG DEEP pot hole snuck up on me.. Bike soaked it up and keep straight
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:23 AM   #10
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Do you think a steering damper would of help?

I think mine has saved me a couple times, one of those, 45 mph on a dirt road, BIG DEEP pot hole snuck up on me.. Bike soaked it up and keep straight
+1 Looks like the wheel was snatched sideways by the mud. It's hard to hold onto the bars when that happens.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #11
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On that part there were some holes, and a lot of mud. The bike started to jump over a little bump, and when the wheel hit the ground, it was snatched sideway by the mud. On a dry path, I think I would'nt have fall. But in that case, it was complicated to keep myself away from falling on the ground (after flying in the air)
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Saw that you ended up what looked like pretty far from the bike.... Superman!!!!

How did you land,, of course you tucked and rolled, then just stood up, right?
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:07 AM   #13
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Saw that you ended up what looked like pretty far from the bike.... Superman!!!!

How did you land,, of course you tucked and rolled, then just stood up, right?


YES! I acted like SUPERMAN!!!!!

I think I tucked and rolled on about 7 or 8 meters. ANd then I just stood up, as you said. I felt on the right side, so now my leg hurt me a little bit, but nothing really creepy. I think I just could have broken some bone, in a crash like that one! I was lucky, this time!
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:16 AM   #14
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When you get headshake, nail the throttle and lean back. If you lift the throttle, the weight transfers up front and makes it shake worse. But that would have taken cat-like reflexes. That happened very quick with little warning. Glad you are OK.
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Ah la pute!

That was my first reaction, yes! Are you french too?!?
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