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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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How do you unscare a fallen rider?

Friend went down pretty hard. No real injury, just banged up.

His riding style has changed.. ALOT..

Ive noticed him leaning as little as possble, and just seeming very ridged in riding... I dont wanna just tell him.. Its fine..blahblahblah..

he just always rides like hes on ice... Whats the best way to get him to .. relax or like get back in to it?

MSF course again? Ive scrubbed his tires for him so he knows there not slippery. Ive checked the suspension with him, and done the string test to show him its all straight...


Trying not to be an ass.. just wanna help him out.
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Re: How do you unscare a fallen rider?

It just takes a while. When I've fallen I try to get back on as soon as I can.

MSF would be great. Maybe some novice/street sessions at a track day? (very controlled situation)

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Re: How do you unscare a fallen rider?

I'm taking it that he hit a gravel patch or slick spot (oil, atf fluid, antifreeze) on the streets. He may just need to slowly grow out of it. Not much you can do with that.

If the tires gave out, were they still cold? If not, I know a set of new tires are always confidence inspiring after they're scrubbed in.

If he's not confident in the bike itself anymore, a shop can do an inspection to prove to him everything is legit. I've seen people get paranoid after there bike goes down. They'll feel a "new" vibration or hear a "new" sound. I know I did after I got forced over a median by a dumb bitch on a cell phone. It felt different riding it, but then again it was totaled
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Main this is that you're not going to be able to change it. It's up to him. You can show him the ladder, but you can't make him climb it.
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Re: How do you unscare a fallen rider?

When I went down I went out riding two day's later. If you wait and it takes a while to riding again it gets in your head not to trust the bike again. Maybe have him read some how to's on this forum like cornering and leaning again so his confidence will be there knowing he's doing the right things. You can't be afraid of the bike.

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yea i know what your saying. I was on my way to work one day and lowsided. I picked the bike up in the middle of the road and pushed it across the street into a parking lot and tried to start it. It took a little bit but it finally turned over and i drove it the rest of the way to work. Damage was some rashed fairings and a broken clutch lever. I had two pretty torn up knees but it was all good.

I noticed that i never leaned into a turn really hard after that. Before that i was able to hit my feet on the ground just weaving and messing around but I don't think i hit them once after that. And after my current crash (looped on the highway at 85) i don't think i'll be doing wheelies anytime soon. But i am excited to rebuild over winter and ride again.
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Re: How do you unscare a fallen rider?

He did slide out. That was the purpose of the new tires. They are Avon AV56's.

The bike was checked out. I rode it before and after. Its just fine. Like I said.. its all in his head.

As for gettting back on asap - That was impossible. He broke his right wrist. And was down for 6 weeks.
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A track day is a great way to get back into it in a control enviroment
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As for gettting back on asap - That was impossible. He broke his right wrist. And was down for 6 weeks.
So, then apparently it WAS a real injury. I think it's just gonna take time man. I was thinking he just scraped his knees or something and is being a pansy now, but this is a little different.

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i went down sept 8th...
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