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Commitment issues....

Postby milleplod » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:27 pm

.......as in, I could never commit myself as much as this chap on his 1200S is doing!! :shock: I've never needed knee sliders, never mind elbow ones! :lol:
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby King Herald » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 pm

It looks more impressive than it is, with the camera turned 30 degrees. :cool:

But still, I've not scraped my bike, my knee, and definitely not my elbow on my BM yet. 8-[
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby Mjolinor » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:29 pm

Maybe the camera is straight and he is falling down the side of a mountain.

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby milleplod » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:02 pm

It looks more impressive than it is, with the camera turned 30 degrees. :cool:

But still, I've not scraped my bike, my knee, and definitely not my elbow on my BM yet. 8-[
He couldn't get much further over, looking at how close the cylinder head is to the ground! I used to be able to get my work Pan ridiculously far over - never, ever my own bike though! - but never felt the need to stick my knee out! :lol:

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby gogs01 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:43 pm

I'm guessing he's on a race track and he's a racer and he knows exactly where the camera is and he knows how to take that corner in such a way as to get everything as close to the deck as possible.
Still pretty impressive though - wish I could do that ! :grin:
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby SteveD » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:40 am

Not mine. :-k
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:47 am

I'm guessing he's on a race track and he's a racer and he knows exactly where the camera is and he knows how to take that corner in such a way as to get everything as close to the deck as possible.
Still pretty impressive though - wish I could do that ! :grin:
Either that or he was caught just on the point of becoming a statistic... we can't be sure that, half a second later, he wasn't wearing out his expensive leathers on the blacktop. The camera may not lie but it often tells a very limited truth.

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:02 pm

Without the tilt. It just looks like he is sliding off the seat and about to chew tarmac.
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby j8ejc » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:12 pm

As stated probably a racetrack but he's still got it cranked over at an angle that I would be not be particularly comfortable with.

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby milleplod » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:24 pm

Some of you are very sceptical, you know! :lol: Have you never seen boxers howling round a track, grounding the headers...which subsequently lifts the rear wheel?? :grin:

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby andys » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:14 pm

It's very impressive but these days you never know if you can really trust what you're seeing.
Programme's such as photoshop make it very easy to stretch reality, as we see here.

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby gogs01 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:23 pm

Some of you are very sceptical, you know! :lol: Have you never seen boxers howling round a track, grounding the headers...which subsequently lifts the rear wheel?? :grin:

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby milleplod » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:59 pm

I've been accused of being a little sceptical, yes :grin: ..... but I also remember watching Randy Mamola & co racing the Boxer Cup bikes and cylinder head guards didn't last long as I recall .....
Happy days! Here you go, some pretty extreme lean-angles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RYXk6ES4xI

Oh, I can never resist posting this up when fast boxers get mentioned - one of the guys over on UKGSer going round the TT course on his 1150GS - fantastic commitment! :smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Cu8BZJ_hw

Bet the engine was pinging like a good 'un when he'd done! :lol:

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby DEEP DIVER » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:21 pm

I can hold my hand up and say it was not me. But a few years back I was washing my R80RT and found the rocker covers on both sides had been ground down by my fast cornering with the wife on the bike. I had to take them to work and have them welded up. #-o
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby CharlieVictor » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:31 pm

Marquez brought it down to 68 degrees (the norm with modern tires, bikes and riding techniques was thought to be 64 degrees lean angle).
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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby Mjolinor » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 pm

Seems to me that it can be anywhere less than 90 if you design for it.

Difficult design problem though having the bike narrower than the tyres I have to admit. :)

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby macplaxton » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:28 am

I'm of the Boet van Dulmen school:

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Re: Commitment issues....

Postby gogs01 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:22 am

[quote=milleplod post_id=194657 time=1546199979 user_id=5520
Happy days! Here you go, some pretty extreme lean-angles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RYXk6ES4xI .....
Oh, I can never resist posting this up when fast boxers get mentioned - one of the guys over on UKGSer going round the TT course on his 1150GS - fantastic commitment! :smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Cu8BZJ_hw .....
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Thanks for the videos.
The Boxer Cup race series proved you could make something close to a silk purse from a sow's ear ! 😁
The old GS going over the mountain reminded me that I would probably be slower on Peter Hickman's BMW ! 😂
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