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ABS is pretty tricky

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So a wheely

I made it by accident. On an old Bandit 1200. Of course I had already seen people from all currently known genders on the rear wheel on YouTube, while their feet were supported by the rear light. But in fact I didn't see the point. After all, I saw them fall just too often.

Motorcycles have two wheels

People usually have two legs. We've thought about that. Moreover, I know the story of one motorcyclist who, during such a failed wheely campaign, damaged his motorcycle jacket. On the backside. But still: if you can do such arts and more on your motorcycle, then that is - as long as it goes well - an admirable vehicle control.


I never claimed to be a good motorcyclist

But I am now an experienced motorcyclist. So when I was chasing someone who combined fast straight ends with extremely crumbling cornering, I gave him the full space for me. And when a straight piece came that was long enough to get my faithful classic going, I quickly went past it. As an experienced motorcyclist I could of course have caught up with the good man in a corner, but maybe he was so shocked that he might have hit me. You cannot be careful enough as an experienced motorcyclist.

Fred proved that it can sometimes go wrong with experienced motorcyclists

I found it at a motorcycle fair where many old motorcyclists happily sauntered among many old parts. Note: Fred and I are not old. Fred and I are experienced. But that Fred was walking on crutches? That surprised me with such an experienced motorcyclist. After all, he wasn't old yet?

Like everything else, the story was different from what I expected. Fred was a victim of the current state of the art. He has more or less grown into his BMW R60 / 5. And he also has a thick, cheaply scored old Ducati with a wide handlebar. On that old Italian fun bike, he likes to have fun on local or regional car parks, public roads and - sporadically - in shopping centers. Sometimes even by invitation. Because when Fred is playing with his Duc, hard core BMW Fahrer get very nervous and the average figure skater is a loser. With those skills he is world famous in a limited circle.

But all in all Fred now walked on crutches

I asked him how he was doing, what had happened to him. He said that he had performed his arts at a local motorcycle fair. That the public was appropriately impressed by that. Certainly when he put his Lief in position, ran towards her, made a stoppie, kissed her, fell back on two wheels and rode on.

After the party there was someone who wanted to show that he could do that too

That hero put his Lief in position and headed for her. At the moment, the young God squeezed his front brake hard. Then his motorcycle turned out to be equipped with an ABS. The rear wheel came up only very briefly. But the engine went on. The girl ducked to the right, was hit and curled up against Fred's back. Fred got out of balance, turned away and fell too. When he fell, he only injured his judge.

Now his girlfriend does the stoppies and gets kissed.
Until its just doing the weather.

Sometimes an ABS is pretty tricky.

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