I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "steering blocking on a straight"... could you clarify?obknob said:
My sister had a near fatal accident on her new Burgman caused, she said, by the steering blocking on a straight causing her to crash. She was extremely "lucky", anyone out there with similar a experience?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Some details would really help. Bleeder's on the right track with his questions, so getting 'help' on the forum would be much easier with as much info as you can provide.obknob said:Thanks anyway, hopefully someone will be able to help us.
My sister's "ok": few broken bones, fingers and toes and an amputated thumb...as I said...she was "lucky". She'll definately never ride again.
It does sound like they are looking to lay the groundwork for a lawsuit.Bleeder said:At 38 mph you're not "steering" a bike to turn it, you're leaning it. Yes yes yes you should counter steer to lean (please let's not start one of those tortured counter steering arguments) but the point is: At 38 mph your sister should have been able to manuever the bike without "steering" it. Since I live where people sue one another for sport, I do wonder if there is such a motivation here. If not, I mean no offense.
If it happened in a nanosecond, there would not have been a struggle and a witness. The accident took place over significant time and distance.NormanB said:At 38 mph if the steering is put over to full lock in what I take an almost instaneous action you will high side and be off within nanoseconds
obknob said:Her struggle was confirmed by a witness driving behind her.