What are the odds of a Go-Pro camera catching a full highside! I don't know, watch this and find out! Recorded Jan 7 2011, right before the WERA weekend. Looks like I'm out for a while...Thank God I walked away without any breaks. I will post pictures of the bike at MyThrottle.net once I'm a little better off.
Highside Motorcycle Crash - 8/18/2012
2003 Kawasaki 636 highside crash on Mulholland Hwy in Malibu California.
Rider was uninjured. Brake reservoir was damaged but bike was ridden home.
31200 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
CBR1000 Highside Crash
Rider was uninjured other than a little road rash. Head hit hard enough to
split helmet.Location Mulholland Highway near Malibu, CA
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Motorcycle Q&A: How do I prevent a highside crash?
BMW's pro racer, Nate Kern talks with Carlyle about dealing with highside
"A highsider or highside is a type of motorcycle accident characterized by
sudden & violent rotation of the bike around its long axis. This generally
happens when the rear wheel loses traction, skids, and then suddenly
regains traction, creating a large torque which flips the rider head first
off the road. The initial traction loss may be caused by a rear locked
wheel due to excessive braking or by applying too much throttle when
exiting a corner or by oversteering the bike in the turn or by any loss of
traction to the rear wheel. Examples are: attempting to turn too sharply
and leaning the bike past the limit of tire adhesion; rolling off the edge
of the tire sidewall; levering the rear tire off the ground by scraping the
Exhaust, peg, leg, foot, or knee; or
overstressing the rear tire if it's too cold or worn-out or there is oil,
water, sand, dirt, ice, paint marks, or other patches of reduced traction
on the road. Highsides differ from lowsides as follows: during a lowside
the rear wheel slips laterally and continuously until the bike falls onto
its side -- the side that's inside the corner, while during a highside the
rear wheel slips laterally only briefly before suddenly regaining traction
and flipping the bike onto its other side -- the side that's outside the
corner. As a result highsides happen very quickly with little if any
warning and are very violent.
If the slipping rear tire suddenly regains traction while the bike is
side-slipping, the motorcycle will straighten-up very quickly. Often the
rider is thrown off before they can regain balance & control." Source:
Nate Kern has established himself as one of the most promising racers of
his time. He had only ridden on the track a few times before his March 2002
debut at Daytona Int. Speedway where he won 8 of 8 races and was
immediately moved to pro status.
2002 -- 3rd place CCS Mid Atlantic Championship
2003 -- 2nd place WERA lightweight twins
2004 -- BMW Motorrad BoxerCup 2004
2005 -- Champion CCS Mid Atlantic and Southeast region
2006 -- Champion CCS Mid Atlantic and Southeast region, 1st place Sun Trust
Moto-ST "8 Hours at Daytona"
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My Crash on Mt Lemmon or be alert on ice.wmv
The motorcycle crash at actual speed (not slow motion like the first video
published a week ago). No music on this one; just the actual sounds
recorded by the GoPro Hero HD helmet cam. You can see me riding the
Victory Vision back down Mt Lemmon after the crash in another video
published last week right after the original crash video in slow motion.
Streets of Willow Springs with Starlane Overlay
A novice practicing on the track. Streets of Willow Springs is a fun and
technical tack. The track is 1.8 miles long, and a great place to work on
your technical skills and hard braking. It has a fun "bowl" before you hit
the straight. Lots of tight turns and a few elevation changes to keep you
The Timer Used is a Starlane Athon GPS Laptimer. My FL and intermediates
are not directly the same as the track so that is why is was difficult to
perfectly synchronize the video to the overlay.