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Offline Nice Goat

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 09:34:15 AM »
Grass clippings can be a pain....
GLASS clippings will cut your tires in a New York minute...
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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2019, 05:39:45 AM »



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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2019, 01:47:46 PM »
As much as I would like to see growth in the riding population, we have a serious headwind with declining skill and common sense.
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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2019, 07:46:36 PM »
Fresh grass clippings in a curve is more than rider skill. Weight of bike, bike weight high or low of center, tire thread, tire compound, speed of approach, and angle of lean all come into play with rider skill when you try to comment to a question like this. No two people and no two bikes will handle the scenario the same.  8)
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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »
only problem I have is if a bike is in front of me I get a face full of grass debris. It's not as slick as ice. Wet leaves and straw is slick.... but not grass.... IMO
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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2019, 12:26:27 AM »

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2019, 07:54:29 AM »
I'll never be old enough to ride a sportbike responsibly...

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2019, 11:04:36 AM »
I have been riding for 39 years.  I haven't crashed on grass in the road yet.  That's all I have to say about that.

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2019, 09:52:57 AM »


Apologies for the risqué meme, but it was too perfect not to share in this discussion

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 08:08:05 AM »
As much as I would like to see growth in the riding population, we have a serious headwind with declining skill and common sense.

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2019, 01:00:12 PM »
What is need is some Kone Killing. Nothing breeds confidence more than killing some evil kones.
Can we set up a course with grass clippings?

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 02:43:48 PM »
Can we set up a course with grass clippings?

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Sure! We can even set it up on grass!! Anyone know of a good victim with a big yard? :D
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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2019, 06:13:16 PM »
Sure! We can even set it up on grass!! Anyone know of a good victim with a big yard? :D

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Re: Grass clippings... problem or not?
« Reply #28 on: Today at 09:01:23 AM »
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/354928/grass-clipping-deadly-motorcycle-crash/?fbclid=IwAR2IObRm56q3Ak5roLckXHvxKp2OkvxvF5aeFdkVF6XRS3qLfQKzGs4DIJ0

I'm going to go out on a limb and say grass clippings in the road wasn't the root cause of this fatality....
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