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What happened to this bike? (video)

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by deXtrous, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. So I thought I'd post this here for the fellow newbies (including me) to get a bit of insight.

    What happpened to the gixxer at 1:11?

  2. Downshifted?
  3. yeah he just dropped it back into 5th, but kept the revs up
  4. I think he means the headhshake the lead bike experiences around 1:14.
  5. It sneezed
  6. Yep and it looks like as they are approaching the car the rider downshifts, but the revs are too high and it compression locks the rear. Took me a few seconds to figure out as the blade has a slipper clutch and I haven't locked up the back on a down shift in about 3 years :p
  7. Looks like he goes over a bump/dip right before it goes squirelly, at that speed, that's all you need.
  8. + Death Grip of Death.