Instagram     

Go Back   PNW Moto > PNW Moto > Motorcycles

Motorcycles For topics and discussions about all motorcycle makes and models

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Jan 9th 2019, 11:08 AM   #1
 Tripledij's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Tardagain Towing

So much win.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...ow-motorcycle/
Jan 9th 2019, 01:03 PM   #2
DGA
 DGA's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Ha ha ha ha...to save a few dollars. In the end they are even more behind the curve with the bike repair and doctor visit costs.
Jan 9th 2019, 01:11 PM   #3
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I loved the way he stayed in the opposing lane and made no move to get out of it...the oncoming truck hit the side of the road to miss this complete idiot...what's that? a cruiser he's on...enuff said...
Jan 10th 2019, 11:09 AM   #4
 fanatic291's Avatar
 
  Nov 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2016 Kawasaki ZX636R
He had on a high viz vest, so he obviously cares about safety.
Jan 10th 2019, 02:05 PM   #5
 PeteN95's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by chadams66
I loved the way he stayed in the opposing lane and made no move to get out of it...the oncoming truck hit the side of the road to miss this complete idiot...what's that? a cruiser he's on...enuff said...
It looked to me like he didn't understand counter steering and he kept trying to "steer" the bars back toward his lane, but of course that has the opposite effect.
Jan 10th 2019, 04:04 PM   #6
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
It looked to me like he didn't understand counter steering and he kept trying to "steer" the bars back toward his lane, but of course that has the opposite effect.
I honestly don't think you *can* countersteer a two-wheeled vehicle when you're being towed like that, because the moment you push the wheel out in the opposing direction to get some lean, the very next tug from the tow cable will instantly lowside your pasty ass, just as we saw. The only way it's ever going to work is to keep the bike upright and keep it down to a slow walking pace. Footdragging recommended. Or just don't do it.

Countersteering will only work when the thrust is inline with the bike: it'll work when someone is pushing on your luggage rack from behind, for example, if everyone's being careful. But tugging from a pivot point that's swinging in and out of line with the the bike's direction of movement? Not ever.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Jan 10th 2019 at 04:09 PM
Jan 15th 2019, 01:28 PM   #7
 PeteN95's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
I honestly don't think you *can* countersteer a two-wheeled vehicle when you're being towed like that, because the moment you push the wheel out in the opposing direction to get some lean, the very next tug from the tow cable will instantly lowside your pasty ass, just as we saw. The only way it's ever going to work is to keep the bike upright and keep it down to a slow walking pace. Footdragging recommended. Or just don't do it.

Countersteering will only work when the thrust is inline with the bike: it'll work when someone is pushing on your luggage rack from behind, for example, if everyone's being careful. But tugging from a pivot point that's swinging in and out of line with the the bike's direction of movement? Not ever.
You have obviously never tried it!
Jan 15th 2019, 01:59 PM   #8
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
You have obviously never tried it!
Nope. Once in an emergency (fuel delivery problem) did 8 or 9 miles in hilly terrain in neutral holding onto another bike's grab bar with my left hand. Never got above 12 or so mph in that mode. And that was scary enough even though I could let go when things got wobbly or when free-coasting on the downgrades.
Reply

  PNW Moto > PNW Moto > Motorcycles

Tags
tardagain, towing



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing with a Toyota Corolla Flyboymedic Mechanical and Technical 5 Jan 22nd 2016 08:48 PM




Copyright © 2019 PNW Moto. All rights reserved.