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Offline Tour1

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Steering head lock-up?
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:33:05 pm »
https://youtu.be/_HpMigyyVbg
This is an 8 minute video with a low speed Harley drop in the middle.  He said it felt like the handlebars locked but they were centered (they do seem unusually steady during the critical moments). It was a test ride on what looks like a brand new bike.  I don't think any handlebar locks work with the bars straight, could it have been grit in the steering head bearings?
It was at a cusp or gore point and the guy is riding across the stripes too (besides it being a country where theyre all on the wrong side of the road).
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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 10:11:25 pm »
I ran across that vid a while back.  That guy is so full of crap that he better not walk outside in the rain or he'll melt down and leave a big brown spot.  I watched it a few times and still couldn't see why he went down.  Think he needs to work on his riding skills!

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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 10:54:12 pm »
I too saw no reason why the bike went down. Maybe the front tire just washed out from under him but why? New tires not  scrubbed in yet with AmorAll on them?
Did he hit the front brake? I dont think it was a steering head lock up.  :beerchug:
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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 02:23:00 pm »
I think it was a head lock-up, just not the bike's steering head. ;D
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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 03:51:39 pm »
Hehe! Yup. I am going with that theory.
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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 04:00:33 pm »
some people, should not, NOT, ride motorcycles...

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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 06:20:39 pm »
That’s bada$$...

Looked to me like he was fighting the bars wanting to turn to the left right before he went down...still, though, I’m going with excessive air gap between the ears...

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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 06:28:51 pm »
some people, should not, NOT, ride motorcycles...

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Re: Steering head lock-up?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 07:13:13 pm »
oil light coming on, and attending to it is fine...
jumping on the freeway, and saying "how much you love" ("wee heee... whooo hooo" I wish I had a bigger bike, etc.,) the freaking bike, with it already on... (douche)... well, as I tell my wife, "stop a.s.a.p. and add oil, OK?"..or "just stop. and call me..."
if you don't, and keep driving, when the engine blows just stop and throw a lit road flare in the truck, and walk away fast... and then you deal with me.

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