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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    It broke free before that cover. From the outside of the approach, my usual line to the apex runs just inside/to the right of the cover.
    If you pause the vid @ :16 you'll see a White'ish colored object right in your path (in front of your front rack) about 3' before that patch/man-hole cover. Think you're right.... lost the rear. Just as you rolled on the throttle, and appear to run over that object, engine revs up a bit while you lose traction, and down goes rider!! That was what 'ya kinda call a "highside" with exception you weren't launched vertically.... more fell over. Be thankful you were.... could've been much worse!

    Glad you were okay.... for the most part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    Someone really ought to put up a sign or something...

    LOL....^ I was like..... "OH NO!! He crashes again!?!?"

    Thankfully NOT!!
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    It's a very fun and very blind corner with a good elevation change. If I lived there, I'd keep a camera pointed at that corner just for the constant entertainment.
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    That spot on the road at the point of the fall almost looks like a manhole cover to me.
    It was a loss of traction on a manhole cover, and the corresponding reacquisition of traction after spinning off of it that resulted in a fall for me once. I tried to power through it like you would in the dirt, but once traction came back, the bike snapped back and launched me high side.
    I am exceedingly cautious of manhole covers now.
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    Almost nothing, that's definitely a manhole cover. If you check out the traction break detail follow-up video though, you can see the point where the ass starts to swing out, and that the manhole cover is just forward and left of the bike. My preferred line for that corner runs just inside the manhole cover.

    I hear ya though, I'm not a fan of manhole covers, painted stripes, grass clippings, or unexpected gravel. The worst I had was when I stumbled across what I can only describe as the trail left by a leaking tanker truck that was transporting Kentucky Jelly. I was on an early 80's GS1100, and while I somehow managed to keep it upright, I was slipping side to side with both wheels for about 1/8th of a mile before I was able to turn off. Even the cars were sliding around on that one.
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