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post #1 of 13 Old 08-25-2019, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Brown trousers moment

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Managed to get away to the coast over the weekend which, from where I live involves a two fantastic mountain roads, both listed in the top Australian motorcycle roads. Coming up the Snowy Mountains Highway over Brown Mountain I had a rather scary moment.
The road was empty of traffic, it was cold but not icy, the road surface was dry and it wasn’t raining. Tipped nicely around a tight left hand bend (ok at about twice the advisory speed, 70+ kmh) I hit some evenly spaced corrugations in the tarmac. Only a few inches high, they very effectively robbed me of rear wheel traction and pushed the bike into a pretty unusual corner geometry. The rear was suddenly trying to overtake the front...
I’m still not sure how I recovered it, but I do remember actually saying ‘F#$k’. The following corner was a not so tight right hander and, apart from being a little out of position for the line I was soon back in the groove.
I’ve not seen corrugated tarmac that bad before, especially radiating out like spokes on the apex of a tight corner. Definitely scared me. I’m giving all the credit to the bikes traction control and electronic wizardry, I’m sure all I did was hold on!
This road is prone to landslides and wash aways, I wonder if that was the genesis of these corrugations.
Anyway that speed test of the Illium rear guards will have to wait a little longer
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-25-2019, 03:58 AM
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There are not many baggers out there that would have allowed you to get away with that one Donna! I've had the pleasure of riding in Australia (Alpine national park, southern ocean road), there are some great roads. Some a bit like those in the highlands of Scotland where the surface isn't always as good as it could be. Glad you survived unblemished.

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Talking to a friend... Guess that corner has got more than me...
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-25-2019, 06:28 AM
Rain mode, try it.
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Talking to a friend... Guess that corner has got more than me...
Donna,
So.... you were doing twice the posted speed limit?

Thats a common problem that plagues many of us..
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Saved by the pink seat again, err brown now.
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Excellent play by play. Glad your skills and machine got you through. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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That road! it does for me what the blue pills cannot.
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Donna,
So.... you were doing twice the posted speed limit?

Thats a common problem that plagues many of us..
Twice the advisory speed (in kmh) only... Thatís the maximum recommend speed for that corner for boys, in ĎRain Modeí

The posted speed limit for that part of the road is 60 kmh
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