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Old 04-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #61
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I didn't say nor do I think that HD riders are worse riders than on other marques. It's just that that layer down phrase is not only exclusive to HD, but seems to be, to many of them, an expression of heroism as if they let out a sigh and with regret, laid their bike over on its side as a last resort for a short stop.

I never heard ANY other marque rider say similar.
Oreally? http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...32&postcount=6

Just do a search on "lay it down" on this board, and you'll find plenty of R1/VFR/Gixxer pilots who all appear to have the same odd way of describing their get offs.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #62
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I have, Triumph riders, Suzuki riders (on the old 2 stroke death bikes).
Never heard a sport bike rider say that though.

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I didn't say nor do I think that HD riders are worse riders than on other marques. It's just that that layer down phrase is not only exclusive to HD, but seems to be, to many of them, an expression of heroism as if they let out a sigh and with regret, laid their bike over on its side as a last resort for a short stop.

I never heard ANY other marque rider say similar.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:22 PM   #63
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I had to lay her down. What a joke. Can someone please tell me what the correct procedure is for purposefully making a bike lay down on it's side from a perfectly stable upright riding position? Where is it documented and taught? How do you practice this?
I had to lay her down means, I crashed. Period.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #64
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Heck, even famous Alabama politicians Lay 'er Down:
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Former Gov. Bob Riley seriously injured in Alaska

"Had to lay down the bike when I hit a slick spot on a gravel road. Some broken bones & bruises, but doc says I’ll be just fine," Bob Riley said

http://blog.al.com/live/2011/06/bob_..._accident.html



And didn't some Arkansas Razorbacks coach lay 'er down, and then have a bike mishap??

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Petrino laid her down and then laid her down again

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780452


I'm a-guessin' that a lotta famous people had laid 'er down...

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #65
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Another Harly-ism is the "Formation"

As in "we were riding in formation, and I lost my wingman ! "

An acquaintance at the "local" mentioned this to me after he had a Sunday ride with his pirate mates on the north cascades route ( hwy 20 to Winthrop. Google it) Man down !!

The concentration needed to do this for any distance must be exhausting.

If you are within 100 M of me at speed, it's get off my lawn

But hey, everyone needs to be part of the gang I guess.

But I digress from the OP.

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:20 PM   #66
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All this talk about H-Ds scoring the owner chicks... And no one has pointed out that the chicks an H-D will score you are old, fat, leathery, rode hard and put away wet?

No thanks.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #67
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All this talk about H-Ds scoring the owner chicks... And no one has pointed out that the chicks an H-D will score you are old, fat, leathery, rode hard and put away wet?

No thanks.
You truly are an ignorant if you believe this drivel.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #68
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I always thought the idea of laying 'er down came from the days when bikes had drum brakes front and back and were not able to stop in as short of a distance as they do now. Now the idea of laying it down just seems to be an excuse in not knowing how to properly execute an emergency brake

Isn't that what killed Lawrence of Arabia ? I thought he laid his triumph down to avoid hitting a small child who ran into the street.
T. E. Lawrence , born Aug. 16, 1888, died May 19, 1935, six days after a
motorcycle crash. Lawrence was riding a Brough Superior when he swerved
to avoid two boys on bicycles, and was thrown over the handlebars.
Lawrence was attended by famous neurosurgeon Hugh Cairns, who also
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #69
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All this talk about H-Ds scoring the owner chicks... And no one has pointed out that the chicks an H-D will score you are old, fat, leathery, rode hard and put away wet?

No thanks.
Well that's a bummer! Well, so far, there's only $.53 in my H-D fund.


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You truly are an ignorant if you believe this drivel.
Sweet! I've got $.53 in my H-D fund already!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:37 AM   #70
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As one old racer once told me, "If ur slidin', you ain't stoppin..."

(I use that in my MSF classes when the question comes up...usually by Harley riders)
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:52 AM   #71
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I considered using in my sig file on this board, but thought better of:

"When you're done running around looking like a rodeo clown wearing assless chaps and fringe, and a pudding bowl on your head, and riding an 800 pound brick that corners like a Calistoga wagon...you might be ready for a BMW."



Dunno. What do you think?


I think it's a damn good sig line.


(You might want to change the first "and" after "fringe" to "with", for grammatical reasons.

Possibly change BMW to "real motorcycle" for ironic effect...and to avoid being branded as an elitist.)


But hell, even as is, it's still a damn good sig line.



As for the OP...

I can't recall ever hearing the "layer down" line.

Guess it's 'cause I'm anti-social.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:38 AM   #72
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So, you voluntarily crashed your bike to avoid crashing your bike?
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:57 AM   #73
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I always thought the idea of laying 'er down came from the days when bikes had drum brakes front and back and were not able to stop in as short of a distance as they do now.
Mmhmm. Back when brakes and tires were pittiful, the phrase was common. Far less so now. Honda does try to keep the phrase around by installing mechanical front drum brakes, right up to this very day.

Along with the phrase was all the discussion and literature on when to lay it down, how to lay it down, and how to ride it once you laid it down. From motorcycle magazine articles to rider instruction manuals, they all would cover it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:14 AM   #74
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Mmhmm. Back when brakes and tires were pittiful, the phrase was common. Far less so now. Honda does try to keep the phrase around by installing mechanical front drum brakes, right up to this very day.

Along with the phrase was all the discussion and literature on when to lay it down, how to lay it down, and how to ride it once you laid it down. From motorcycle magazine articles to rider instruction manuals, they all would cover it.
I seem to recall that British police started teaching a lay-it-down quick-stop technique back in the 1930's. When they stopped teaching it in the 70's, it was acknowledged that they had probably carried it on for about 30 years too long.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:26 AM   #75
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I think it's a damn good sig line.


(You might want to change the first "and" after "fringe" to "with", for grammatical reasons.

Possibly change BMW to "real motorcycle" for ironic effect...and to avoid being branded as an elitist.)


But hell, even as is, it's still a damn good sig line.



As for the OP...

I can't recall ever hearing the "layer down" line.

Guess it's 'cause I'm anti-social.
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WTF is a "Calistoga" wagon?....
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