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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Nearly dropped her!

Well this was unexpected...
Pootling along in traffic down main street a hill in one of our local 'sea side towns'.. bike in 2nd gear feathering the clutch in and out and my right hand lightly holding a shut off throttle. The car in front along with the rest of the traffic move forward creating a gap....I unexpectedly go into a dip/rut in the road and my 'lightly' gripping throttle hand slipped and jerks the throttle round 'suddenly'!
Lucky there was 'that' gap to the back of the car in front as my bike shot forward violently! . And I was very fortunate I wasn't into the back of him!
More embarrassing than anything else with the huge rev of the engine and me outa control. (lucky I had my black visor down)
When your'e at your most relaxed and something like this happens instantly...boy that throttle is 'sensitive'!!
It's not like me though...and gives me a cold shiver every time I think about it
Be careful
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I know how you felt.
Similar thing happened not long ago when out on my Hayabusa. Threw the throttle hand into go faster mode and scared me half to death. I took off like a drag bike. Only damage was to my underwear.
Just shows that you can never relax.

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I know how you felt.
Similar thing happened not long ago when out on my Hayabusa. Threw the throttle hand into go faster mode and scared me half to death. I took off like a drag bike. Only damage was to my underwear.
Just shows that you can never relax.
Yeah I felt..and probably looked like an idiot....'all decked out', riding an MV through a 'seaside town'. Then a huge rev and the bike and me outa control violently heading toward the back of a slowly moving car in front
Hand just 'slipped' when I was doing about 3mph and went into 'warp factor 9 Mr Sulu'
Needless to say...I didn't stop for a 'bar of rock'
My shorts held up well though.
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My shorts held up well though.
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Yeah, I've done stuff like that myself. In my case, it's usually when I start getting tired. Fatigue can really make it hard to keep a finessed touch on the throttle.
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Hi Brian,

That's an excellent cautionary tale, thanks for posting it. I am glad nothing more than a little embarrassment was the worst damage that you suffered.

We all get into the 'relaxed' state and it seems tthat's when all the bad things associated with bikes happen. A timely reminder for us all.

Isn't that 'sensitive' throttle one of the reasons why we bought these things? - he he

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Yeah, I've done stuff like that myself.....
Me too......my Sportster 48 has a very sensitive throttle that has caused me to sit up and take notice. Jackie rode it once, and decided she didn't like the hair trigger throttle. The dealer says it's normal.

My problem is having to relearn a different bike each time I ride. The throttle, clutch, horn/turn signal switch, the front brake lever, etc., are all different from bike to bike.

Today, I rode Jackie's VRod to church today with a naturally soft front brake.........every time I ride it, I have to remind myself that a big old handful of brake doesnt come quickly.

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Tell this tale to the fools thinking an F4 is a good choice for a "first" bike or an upgrade from a scooter. "Oh I ride easy, I pay attention, I know what I'm doing" phbhbhbhbhbhbt The margin of error on these is a knife blade and they won't get that until they end up wrapped around a street sign.
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My problem is having to relearn a different bike each time I ride.
Yeah, i get used to twisting the throttle with aplomb on my other bike and then when I switch back to the Brutale I get carried away. It wouldn't be so bad but my wife has this absurd fear of riding on one wheel...
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Yeah, i get used to twisting the throttle with aplomb on my other bike and then when I switch back to the Brutale I get carried away. It wouldn't be so bad but my wife has this absurd fear of riding on one wheel...
Is that her only absurd fear?

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