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Old 10-17-2011, 01:13 AM
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Talking Gixxer guy full race suit did something weird

Hey CBR members.... I know below video is an old post few years back but this is the first time I've seen it... But can anyone tell me what he did wrong? Glad he's only going like 10mph & not 100mph....His suit look pro....

Brand new Gixxer crashed - YouTube
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:41 AM
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I'm guessin brand new tires, still had mold breaking stuff on them and slick as hell....next?
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 AM
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looks like that tyre shine stuff they put on showroom models.

Its slippery as hell.
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:02 PM
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lol he was filming it so nuff said
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:31 PM
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Wearing a full suit doesn't make the assumption of skill valid. In fact the suit and helmet also looked brand new, which would make me assume him to be a complete bike noob. Salesman prolly sold everything to him that day.

The mold breaking stuff and needing to scrub it off is now more urban myth and noob excuse for ****ing up. They don't use that stuff any more on new tires. And needing to ride 100 miles to break in new tires is ridiculous, as any track rider will attest. What can throw an experience rider about new tires is the sudden change in tire profile and traction the new tires give. It took me about 10 minutes of "sedate" riding on my new rear before I finally said "screw this" and went back to 7k-9k gear changes.
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:40 PM
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Oh and to guess:
Realizing he was going too fast and would catch the lead car the hard way, he grabbed a handful of front brake
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
Oh and to guess:
Realizing he was going too fast and would catch the lead car the hard way, he grabbed a handful of front brake
you mean rear brake ?
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:18 PM
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my guess: look how shinny the tires are, except in the center, where the dirt got picked up from the sidewalk. there is more there than just a new set of tires. tire dressing maybe? it did just come off the show room. detailed all out, tires included.
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by voxtrox View Post
you mean rear brake ?
No I mean front brake. Looked and sounded like he grabbed the front brake without rolling off the throttle. Rear end kicked out of alignment from the front and tossed him on the high side. Or there was no brake involved and he didn't know what the term "cold tires" meant. Definitely can hear the engine still revving up as things go wrong.

If he was a brand new rider, I can almost guarantee the salesman barely mentioned the rear brake during his Riding 101.
Guy: "What's this lever for?"
Salesman: "It's a footrest so you can strike a cool pose when sitting in front of the Starbucks"
 
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:36 PM
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looks like a whole lot of rear brake and some armoral
 

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