I crashed on a motorcycle today!

Joseph F

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I was riding on my friend's DR-Z400 when my hand slipped and tapped on the front brake and I fell. Didn't break anything or have to go to the hospital though.
 

FoBoT

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waggy

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at least you are ok. but..how can your hand slip and tap the front brake? i just don't see it.
 

Joseph F

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Well... I was being a dumbass and riding with my hand on the front brake. I'll upload pics soon.
 

Joseph F

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Nope, the bike survived just fine. But I owe him some new wiring though. The bike started up and rode fine for him the first time he tried but afterwards none of the electronics would turn on so I probably severed a wire or something.
 

Alone

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I hit the front brake on my Harley once by accident. I've never used it since, fucking sucks.

But how did you slip and PULL a lever? I don't think that's possible.
 

olds

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The front brake provides 70% of your braking. Of course on raked out Harleys, it can be dangerous.
 

Alone

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The front brake provides 70% of your braking. Of course on raked out Harleys, it can be dangerous.

Depends on the situation I suppose. For straight line stopping I usually get away with engine braking and rear brake just fine.
 

olds

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Depends on the situation I suppose. For straight line stopping I usually get away with engine braking and rear brake just fine.
I don't use the rear brake unless I am stopping in a hurry. Or too fast in a turn.
 

Joseph F

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It's kind of hard for me to remember but I believe it was only two fingers.
 

Pliablemoose

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Any of you fools not using the front brake needs to take a MSF class and not give any riding advice till you've passed the class and hopefully taken the advanced class as well.
 

olds

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Any of you fools not using the front brake needs to take a MSF class and not give any riding advice till you've passed the class and hopefully taken the advanced class as well.
Don't get me started on counter steering...
 

busydude

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I cant even imagine why you would do this. Lesson learned.

Especially for a kid of your size. Glad you are doing OK though. Also.. if you get hit on the head.. don't be fooled even you feel fine.. just go visit the doc once.. and make sure everything is ok.
 

Mike Gayner

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Wow there are people recommending AGAINST using the front brake? WTF guys?

Mind you, I've never ridden a raked Harley or similar. Considering they barely break 50km/h it's hardly a big deal.
 

olds

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Wow there are people recommending AGAINST using the front brake? WTF guys?

Mind you, I've never ridden a raked Harley or similar. Considering they barely break 50km/h it's hardly a big deal.
It is. Especially since 90% of Harley riders are yuppies that don't know how to ride.
 

Dirigible

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Any of you fools not using the front brake needs to take a MSF class and not give any riding advice till you've passed the class and hopefully taken the advanced class as well.

That.

If you need to stop in a hurry, you will need to use the front brake. Learn your skills, practice your skills, stay safe.