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jonathanc

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jonathanc says:

Motorcycle Skid Control Courses

Now that the winter is coming on heavily, does anyone know of any skid control courses?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

skid control

Yes,it`s called speedway.

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Not as such but...

The California Superbike School has a rig (the brake bike rig) which allows them to simulate slides. Looking on their website they use it on level3/level 4 to simulate front wheel slides and rear wheel slides respectively. On previous levels they use other simulators to examine your leaning etc. Their training comes very well recommended by the mags...
I would recommend doing some off road riding as well (preferably on an off road bike:smile). You will slide both wheels lots of times and get your reactions to do the right things.


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Ride4Fun

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Ride4Fun says:

Off Road

Probably the best way to learn how to control a bike sliding around is by doing some off-road/moto-cross riding.  I know that Honda and Yamaha used to do days for this, providing bikes and gear, accompanied by qualified instructors.  With the relative low speed and lightweight machines, you will be amazed how much you learn...no wonder the circuit racers do it.  :smile

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

Winter? special training?

I've taken out my 125 and 650 in snow and floods and have been passing stuck cars and slipping and sliding along easily. This is all on uncleared roads.

Just keep your speed low, lots and lots and lots and lots of space, look ahead and make decisions early and take it very easy on the throttle. simple :biggrin:


also if you do skid at high speed i just kick the bike back up (15 years of martial arts focusing on kicking combined with expensive boots makes for a good slide recovery) before it drops too far and if its low speed on really snowy ground i slide my foot along the ground like a ski and gently apply pressure to right the bike. (Both methods are for when the bike is too far to "steer" it upright)

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Re - cyclonite

your last reply reads -:

 

"also if you do skid at high speed i just kick the bike back up (15 years of martial arts focusing on kicking combined with expensive boots makes for a good slide recovery) before it drops too far and if its low speed on really snowy ground i slide my foot along the ground like a ski and gently apply pressure to right the bike. (Both methods are for when the bike is too far to "steer" it upright)".

You are fucking hilarious!!!!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:!!!!!

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

"You are f*ing hilarious"

Cool story bro.
Tell us another.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Snow + high speeds

with road tyres and attempts to correct like that = a recipe for a broken leg or death.


Please be careful before you learn that the hard way.

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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i was thinking about when the weather was bad, but now as there weather is warmer and summer is on the way then it not as need now.

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

philehidiot

high speeds as in high speeds for snow... i'm not talking about 65mph ..more like 30 at most any faster than that and you wouldn't have time.

I've done it a few times and as long as you keep the angles right you actually cant break anything, you'll just fall or you'r knee will bend because the weight is too much.

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Re - Cyclonite

As I said earlier "fucking hilarious" you should be on the stage bud !!!:biggrin::biggrin::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::biggrin::biggrin::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::biggrin::biggrin::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::biggrin::biggrin:!!!

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