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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok guys I have a bit of an issue that i think you can help me with. My first bike was a 1997 CBR F3 years ago. I had dropped it a few times (not laid it down) being my first bike and all. Not long before i sold it though, i was pulling into my yard (all grass with some dirt spots) like i always do at around 10 mph, when all of a sudden the front end hit a loose patch of dirt and the bike slipped out from under me. I went off the bike and flipped once or twice as the bike slammed on its side and slid a short bit. Messed up my brand new paint and all! lol. Anyhow, to the point. Ever since then i FREAK when i am on the street riding coming into any kind of turn...fast or slow...with any form of loose dirt or gravel. To the point where i try to stand the bike up to ride straight through it. This has almost caused me to wreck or run off the road a few times. The CBR incident happened over a year ago and it's still in my mind. Should I just calm down and ride through it, or are my fears well founded? I just feel like the bike will slip from under me if i put and kind of angle on the bike through loose stuff. I'm super confident through high speed turns on clean pavement though.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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more pics like the one in your avatar and you will get the answers you seek
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lol...bribery wont work on this one! She will be added to the wives/girlfriends thread soon enough though. I mentioned it to her about a month ago, and she has been begging me to take more pics of her on the bike. No time yet though. So any real help?
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There is no advice for what you describe above.
You either carry on and master the fear or give up and sell the bike.
The answer is in your head, not anywhere else.


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The question i am asking can be answered. I made a simple question too involved i suppose. Is it better to ride through the dirt or gravel continuing on my projected path, or do everything i can to avoid it? Will the bike give way, or was what happen to me a simple accident.

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The question i am asking can be answered. I made a simple question too involved i suppose. Is it better to ride through the dirt or gravel continuing on my projected path, or do everything i can to avoid it? Will the bike give way, or was what happen to me a simple accident.
Never been in the situation, I would assume avoiding it if all possible.sorry not much help here. But i do enjoy looking at your avatar
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I swear...you guys are terrible!!!!
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Just try to avoid those areas and know where the gravel is when you go somewhere. Look ahead and dont make the bike surpass your limits to ride it. Know to take it easy if you are uncomfortable on the road. That is all.
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Just close ur eyes and give it throttle as ur going through the turn. Hopefully it works out
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