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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy AT Crash - Wet conditions

No INJURIES (except rider pride).
If you freeze the frame at the 0:14 mark and slowly advance it...you might note that above all the comments of speed, lean, bad tires, pilot error, oil, etc... Looks like he road right over a nice TarSnake that made his front go bye bye! Hate those things!

Caution for those who push a little bit too hard on OEM(?) tires..Err on the side of caution at the start of rain Eh!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 04:48 PM
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OEM tyres? I got rid ASAP.

OEM tyres or not, those tarsnakes are a PITA. I nearly lost a street triple with metzelers on a wet tarsnake, and that is a light, sweet handling bike with real good, sticky tyres.
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Not sure what is more scary - the crash (my sympathies!) or the creature that appears after 1.00 minute!

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Glad to see he wasn't hurt.

But WTF is up with the old guy in costume who shows up at 1:00. Is that like motorbike Sasquatch.. or maybe Nessie?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 04:20 AM
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I blame the Morris dancer.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 04:30 AM
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If you ask me, and I know you're not, he was going too fast. That's the UK my stomping ground of past and that was just too fast for the conditions. He's got a fair bit of lean on that corner.
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Bloody ****,he wasn't going that fast.are the oem tyres that bad or is it the larger narrow front wheel nor great for wet tar.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 04:39 AM
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I've had some scary situations like this as well with the OEM tires on the AT.
With my varadero I could go all the way to the edge of the tire in the rain, but on the same road with the AT on OEM's, no way...

Good to see you're alright!
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I've had some scary situations like this as well with the OEM tires on the AT.
With my varadero I could go all the way to the edge of the tire in the rain, but on the same road with the AT on OEM's, no way...

Good to see you're alright!
Don't think the rider was the OP. In fact on another forum it has been suggested that the rider was a journalist road testing the AT.
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i heard since then that he was NOT on original dunlops, i think they were scorpion trails or something half decent.

PS. my dunlops were sh1te in the wet so they are long gone!!!
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