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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Motorcycle crashes in depth...

Hey, would be thankful if someone could detail the differences between lowsiding and highsiding as well as any other type of crash there is out there.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 11:22 PM
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lowside is when the bike slides out from under you and highside is where the bike flips you up over it.

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"Looped it" - when you wheelie a bike too far and it goes past the balance point causing the rider to either lose control or let go of the bike. This is followed by several rolls and tumbles before the bike comes to a stop.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 05:57 AM
 
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Hey, would be thankful if someone could detail the differences between lowsiding and highsiding as well as any other type of crash there is out there.
Highsides generally hurt more than lowsides.
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Highsides generally hurt more than lowsides.

Generally is an under statement, try most always!!! Highsides suck!!! Here is a tank slap into a high side.

Tank slap- when the bars of the bike shake uncontrolably from side to side because 1) the front wheel is skimming the ground causing it to lose traction, 2) a person loses traction on the front end while the froks are still unloading.

Tucking the front- When you go through a corner and the front wheel turns in to hard causing the weight of the bike to push it under (tuck it). Braking to hard while going into a corner is a perfect example.

Lowside- when you lose traction on the wheels due to many things that makes the bike a little to heavy for the current wheel traction. Like hitting a puddle of water and the bike goes sliding underneath you.

Highside- when the rear wheel is moving faster than the front in a slide which causes the bike to twist, the back wheel tries to exceed the front wheel, when the back wheel finally catches traction most of the time the bike is twisted and causes a hard shock to the structure which usually throws the driver up and over the bike, then the bike usually falls over comming after the rider. Very scary site to see. This also happens alot in the rain as a rider goes throught a corner and the back wheel is spinning.
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ouch...ouch....ouch........oh yeah.....OUCH!!!!!!!!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 09:43 AM
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Hey, would be thankful if someone could detail the differences between lowsiding and highsiding as well as any other type of crash there is out there.


Lowside = Lowside is the less painfull of crashes. Usually this type of crash is due to the front end washing out and the bike sliding across the pavement. After A classic lowside 90% of the time (In closed circuit racing applications) the rider can get up (if no controls are broken off) collect his marbles and and finish a race. Some lowsides can turn into bad news though. If the bike is sliding across the tarmac and then abruptly hits the grass or a curb the bike may tumble. Depends on the velocity the machine is sliding at.

During a lowside, get out from underneath the bike and let it go, get away from the bike. Try to keep your hands off the tarmac for any extended period of sliding because they get hot. "OUCH!!!"

If you think you stopped sliding your probably didn't. Pat the ground hard 3 times before standing up!

High Side = in other words Bye bye rider, Bucked! SHot to the moon! YEA HAH.

A highside is most often caused my loosing traction of the ass end, then the ass end abruptly gets traction shooting the rider over the bars and into the trees! Bike tumbles in most cases and the rider see's starz or sparkly things because his bell is rung way to fucking hard. If you are able to finish a race after a high side and everything with the bike and rider are intact. GOD IS WITH YOU!

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Dont forget about the endo. Going for a stoppie and going a little too far. Faceplant.
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Highsides generally hurt more than lowsides.


I resemble that remark.

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