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Old 03-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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KTM 950 80kph crash

Crashed my 950 on my way down to ride the WABDR last year. Cant even count how lucky I was. Picked the bike up and just kept on riding!

http://youtu.be/98hyrjEPwOA
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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Crashed my 950 on my way down to ride the WABDR last year. Cant even count how lucky I was. Picked the bike up and just kept on riding!

http://youtu.be/98hyrjEPwOA
What do you think caused this?
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:12 PM   #3
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Crashed my 950 on my way down to ride the WABDR last year. Cant even count how lucky I was. Picked the bike up and just kept on riding!

http://youtu.be/98hyrjEPwOA


Damn!

I guess you just exceeded the lean angle for those knobbies? You're lucky as hell you didn't get hurt.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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Fortunate you certainly are, but the lack of damage to the KTM Beast is not surprising. I'm holding onto mine for life.

I'm a little surprised the HB hardcase latch was not damaged. Impressive!
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:22 PM   #5
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Glad you are OK

Glad you had your gear on and that you are OK. Looked like came in too hot on turn, started running wide and grabbed a handful of front brake causing front end washout? Regardless, I'm glad you and bike are OK. These incidents while painful are good learning lessons for ALL of us.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:34 PM   #6
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Glad you had your gear on and that you are OK. Looked like came in too hot on turn, started running wide and grabbed a handful of front brake causing front end washout? Regardless, I'm glad you and bike are OK. These incidents while painful are good learning lessons for ALL of us.

Hard to see on the video, but hand was off the front brake through the whole turn.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:17 PM   #7
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Hard to see on the video, but hand was off the front brake through the whole turn.
Was your foot on the rear brake?
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:22 PM   #8
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Was your foot on the rear brake?
As far as I can remember I was just starting to roll on the throttle again. Maybe it was slightly dragging with out me being aware
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:23 PM   #9
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Looks like you just hit a loose spot in the road. It looks warm, your tires should have been fine at that angle. They probably weren't excessively old, I imagine a 950 goes through knobbies pretty rapidly.

If you gave it too much gas, you could have lifted weight off the front wheel and caused it to slip, but something else must've happened as well.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:08 AM   #10
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At first glance I thought maybe you got a taste of the painted white line on the right hand road edge (can be notoriously slippery)... but it looks like you were clear of the line on further inspection.

Do you recall which end "let go" first (from the footage it is easy to assume it was front first... but maybe it was rear that went away?). You posted that you were not on the front binder... and it didn't seem like you gave it a big fistfull for the rear to have stepped out... caught completely unaware... so...

Maybe coolant reserve tank pressure/overflow dribbled onto the front tyre?

... or maybe a bit of chain lube overspray on the rear tyre? (Had this happen to a buddy once: Stopped at a service station for fuel, while at it he gave the chain some TLC... and then at the first bend in the road on the way out of town (tarmac, bone dry day)... down like a sack of spuds...
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:10 AM   #11
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That road is my back yard, and a fun one. Doesn't look to me like you were going too fast, or did anything obviously wrong. I do know rocks/gravel/sand can and do slough off the hillside there, but from what I can tell the road looks clean at the time. Glad no one was coming the other way right at that moment!
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:09 PM   #12
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Glad no one was coming the other way right at that moment!
No shit!


Glad you're alright!
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Lean angle looks wierd at about 15 seconds in.

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Damn!

I guess you just exceeded the lean angle for those knobbies? You're lucky as hell you didn't get hurt.
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Pretty cool huh?
You can send your KTM down the road on its side ahead of you into a rock, and then just pick it up and keep riding it.

That's why I love my KTM's.

Glad you were not hurt.
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I can't see your right hand at all in the video. It looks like a classic front end tuck.
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