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Old 11-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Close call

I've had my bike for about two months. Have a pilot power on the back and pirelli Diablo on the front. Both stick well once they get warm. Decided to take a ride and enough the 65 degree weather. A car pulled out in front of me on a country road as I was going down a hill around a curve going 50ish. I squeezed my brakes and the bike took to going sideways. I could feel my back tire sliding and just knew I was going down. I came to a stop a foot from the ditch safe and sound. I owe it all to the pilot power I think

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Glad your ok bro but a few pointers

1. Never mix and match tire manufacturers.

2. Don't slam on your rear brake when you freak out cause you'll experience what you just experienced. Learn to use the front brakes effectively and you'll forget you even have a rear brake.






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Old 11-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Glad to know. The tires were like that when I got it. In my study book to take my test it says to use both brakes to effectively stop so I've just always used both at the same time. I always felt like I shouldn't be but I'm not the expert like I thought the book guys were. I think most of the sliding was cause I was cornering and only had 20 ft Max to avoid tboning him

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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Rear brake will help but if you don't lock it up.

Either way, glad your ok.


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Old 11-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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Yeah me too. I've never had a close call in my 6 months of riding

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #6
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I wouldn't worry too much about the differing tire brands. Your close call was probably due to locking the rear brake like already mentioned. Your bike has more than enough front brake to stop you in an emergency situation. Go to a parking lot and practice stopping quickly with just the front despite what the MSF may teach you.

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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Re: Close call

Yeah, bad reflexes to jam the rear brake... We all do this at least once. It happened to me last year, but in a straight (car was beside me, he didn't saw me and changed lane) so I managed to control the back, but I would have probably ended up in a ditch if that had happened in a curve.

What I've learn : Don't stay in the blind spot of other vehicules, because drivers are dumb as hell.

Glad you're lucky though, it could have been really bad.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:08 AM   #8
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I wouldn't worry too much about the differing tire brands. Your close call was probably due to locking the rear brake like already mentioned. Your bike has more than enough front brake to stop you in an emergency situation. Go to a parking lot and practice stopping quickly with just the front despite what the MSF may teach you.

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this^^^ i put no fault on the tires unless they were dry rotted to hell.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:34 PM   #9
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Re: Close call

Take an advanced riding class. Then do track days.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
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Re: Close call

i've owned my r6 for over 2 years now. i've used the rear brake exactly once.

you shouldn't use the rear brake at all unless you find yourself going off-road. most other times, it's completely useless unless your last name ends in "rossi"...


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