BigTone
Nice vid from mcrider worth a view. Very interesting...
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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crash
Nice.  I guess the problem in the wet is not so much cornering but stopping and accelerating.
Our beasts take a bit to stop (especially in the wet) and the torque seems to have an adverse impact when taking off and you get slippage.
Not prepared to try and stop in the wet with ABS kicking in.  Don't know how this would work - might be something for a time when it has to happen me thinks.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10
I can testify to ABS working well in the wet. lol I don't want to testify to that again any time soon. It was stable enough to stop safely but it definitely puckered me up. Kangaroo didn't seem to give a sh!t at all!

Regarding traction, we'll grind out floor boards off on our 111s before losing traction.
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Jollster
Great video Tony. Thanks for posting
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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V-Twin
Nice video and a great conversation starter that will benefit us all.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
Thanks for the link. The 1 to 1.1 G dry down to .9 G wet was interesting and not as much drop in traction as I'd imagined.

Since buying this bike at new year I've only spend one morning riding in rain, down on Tassie's west coast. There was no trouble at winding road riding speeds.

Here at home we had rain two days ago and I was losing traction pulling away uphill from traffic lights and had to nurse the throttle for a few seconds but that's the only time the back wheel has let go.

I've scraped the kick stand a few times on corners but it was not until I removed the left footboard to install a heel shifter that I saw that I've also scraped under the footboard bracket itself. It would be interesting to know what lean angle that was happening at.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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BigTone
Dr.Shifty wrote:
Thanks for the link. The 1 to 1.1 G dry down to .9 G wet was interesting and not as much drop in traction as I'd imagined.

Since buying this bike at new year I've only spend one morning riding in rain, down on Tassie's west coast. There was no trouble at winding road riding speeds.

Here at home we had rain two days ago and I was losing traction pulling away uphill from traffic lights and had to nurse the throttle for a few seconds but that's the only time the back wheel has let go.

I've scraped the kick stand a few times on corners but it was not until I removed the left footboard to install a heel shifter that I saw that I've also scraped under the footboard bracket itself. It would be interesting to know what lean angle that was happening at.

Yeah Doc as the Vid said, the first time it rains after the dry there is oil and gunk on the road until the rain washes it away, so that is the worst time for riding.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Nudge
I've seen a couple of video's McRider has done, Interesting i must say, seen a couple of police trial video's and do they throw those machines around.



Cheers 👍
Leo
Sunbury, Victoria
IMRG: AU101514
2017 Indian Scout.

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Nudge
CHF10 wrote:
I can testify to ABS working well in the wet. lol I don't want to testify to that again any time soon. It was stable enough to stop safely but it definitely puckered me up. Kangaroo didn't seem to give a sh!t at all!

Regarding traction, we'll grind out floor boards off on our 111s before losing traction.



That's One situation i don't want be be in, came across a couple in the dry but never in the wet, glad to hear you stayed upright and safe.👍
Cheers 👍
Leo
Sunbury, Victoria
IMRG: AU101514
2017 Indian Scout.

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