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   Posted 10/28/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
joelmoses said...
...I once had a client who jumped off his pegs and over a vehicle that had turned left in front of him, avoiding the brunt of an accident. He was trained in the military but had learned these skills.

joel,

What is the military course that teaches m/c riders to jump off the pegs to avoid a crash? I'd like to read that course description. Can civilians take it?

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Scott Wang
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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I thought they were impossible!~~ But they made it!~
Very cool and impressive!~

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   Posted 6/1/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I tried to stop the video, but these guys are so good it is hard to stop their actions.  At the very slow speeds that they travel and the sharp corners they make do the same techniques apply:  To counter lean, as you lay the bike over to make a right turn you do not lean that way but lean the other way to counter the desire of the bike to fall down.  I think I have the fall down of the bike correct, I am trying to master the not having the bike fall down.


Life's journey is like riding a bike.  Enjoy the smooth parts of your ride on the sunny days.  When storm clouds come and the sun goes down and the rain pours, lean into the curves, keep your eye on where you want to end up, use your brake sparingly, and do not be afraid of the throttle.
 
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   Posted 6/9/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Keeping your body upright is a way to allow the bike to lean and turn tighter. If you allowed your upper body to lean with the bike, you will increase the "fall over" tendency.

The real trick to tight turns is to maintain steady drive by setting the throttle and dragging the rear brake and using the clutch to control speed. Without this steady forward drive, stability is nearly impossible. Once this is set, then lean the bike (yes, countersteer slightly), turn your head and the bars.


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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
okay, so these guys are really good, but they make it look so easy!! props to our cops!
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
That's pretty impressive! 
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   Posted 6/27/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, it's three years later and it isn't any less impressive! The absolute control that these guys command over their machines is just mind boggling. I don't know about anyone else, but I plan on studying these long and hard. There has to be close to a book's worth of instruction just in these short videos alone!


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