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Ouch . . .

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That's going to hurt in the morning

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post #4 of 20 Old Dec 24th, 2012, 2:37 pm
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Every time I see that I'm surprised at how poorly the bike handles the speed bump. Did you put his brakes on hard? Why the endo? No suspension travel in the back?

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Re: How to NOT handle a speed bump

Looked like he jammed his front brake. I hit speed bumps around here all the time without any of that effect.

That's going to really leave a mark!

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He was moving along at a pretty good clip ... but I'm not sure he hit his brakes. On the other hand, not sure what else could cause that flip!

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Bet he wishes he was wearing full protective gear. They're supposed to be professional riders and they go out virtually unprotected.


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Re: How to NOT handle a speed bump

Rather than a common speed bump that appears to be a larger step bump. In my experience these are usually a bit higher than a normal parking lot bump.

I am not surprised at the result but do feel for the man.
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That helmet looked like a toy helmet. Couldn't have helped much when his face hit and skidded on the asphalt. Quite an example being set.

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Mexican Speed Bumps resemble those to which we in the US are accustomed in name only (actually that is not even accurate since the name in Spanish is “topes”). Those that are shaped similar to our speed bumps are often 2-3 times as large. They will launch you into flight!.

When I returned from a ride down the Baja last summer I prepared a Baja Trip Report. Below is the section on Topes:

• Topes: Topes come in many varieties and sizes and may (or may not) be marked in advance by one of the below warning signs. You should understand these signs to mean: “We seriously, seriously want you drive slow in this area. We really, really mean it and just to show you we definitely mean business we have installed Speed Bumps From Hell. If you do not think we are serious, please notice the “reparcion de numaticos” (tire repair) shop conveniently located nearby. (PS: Contrary to my initial impression, the first of these topes signs has nothing to do with the female anatomy nor does it indicate a shapely bikini clad senorita awaits at the beach.) (PPS: the domed topes made of series of metal domes nailed to the road are especially interesting on a motorcycle—not large enough to ride on top of them and not enough space for the tires to pass between.)






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Mexican Speed Bumps .
Wonder where all the uniforms on the right came from?

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Wonder where all the uniforms on the right came from?
I saw this someplace for the first time a few weeks ago. That original post stated that this was in Mexico City and was the Presidential Guard leading a Presidential convoy. That would explain all the Federales on the sidelines.

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Yup! That is a Mexican "Tope" went over on in my VW Pointer, it was like hitting the Berlin wall, sure as hell won't want to go over one at speed on the Iron Pig.

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never saw a Harley do a stoppie before...next, they'll have LTs doing wheelies.

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never saw a Harley do a stoppie before...next, they'll have LTs doing wheelies.
Or dragging knees . . .

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never saw a Harley do a stoppie before...next, they'll have LTs doing wheelies.
The K1200LT doing wheelies is old news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zvSWLH2OxE
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He wheelied until he scraped the trunk...I think that is the wheelie limiter on the K1200LT. Absolutely incredible Jean Pierre Goy...you the man.
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The K1200LT doing wheelies is old news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zvSWLH2OxE


lol, I know...that was the joke

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Re: How to NOT handle a speed bump

1. Excessive speed. Hard to tell from a straight on perspective but my guess is he hit that bad boy - a "sleeping policeman" - at about 50 mph. Probably charging ahead to get to the next intersection to hold up traffic for the motorcade.

2. He also didn't see it coming, perhaps busy chatting on the radio or looking waaaay down the road... It took him completely by surprise.

3. Any way you slice it 100% operator error.

3. I really hope he wasn't seriously injured - what a horrible get off. He'll be sore for months at the very least. OW ow ow...


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lol, I know...that was the joke
Pete... you have been around here long enough to have seen the LT wheelie. I see the sarcasm now.
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