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Oh my god!!!!

As above, omg is all I could think today. Decided to take the bike out for an hour. After a bit of lane riding and familiarising myself on corner exits I decided to catch a short stretch of motorway. I see an opening, 3rd, full throttle lying on it, comes straight up whilst kicking around at the back so short shift into 4th, much the same so short shift into fifth, here we go, omg, 10k in fifth and get a massive slide I was tucked in and stayed on it just gradually letting the throttle off a little. The bike was very stable and controlable but it was certainly a brown trouser moment moral of the story, stay away from concrete motorways, they are ****
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You started a new thread to tell us all you lost control of the bike and almost crashed ?

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As above, omg is all I could think today. Decided to take the bike out for an hour. After a bit of lane riding and familiarising myself on corner exits I decided to catch a short stretch of motorway. I see an opening, 3rd, full throttle lying on it, comes straight up whilst kicking around at the back so short shift into 4th, much the same so short shift into fifth, here we go, omg, 10k in fifth and get a massive slide I was tucked in and stayed on it just gradually letting the throttle off a little. The bike was very stable and controlable but it was certainly a brown trouser moment moral of the story, stay away from concrete motorways, they are ****
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You started a new thread to tell us all you lost control of the bike and almost crashed ?

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I didn't lose my bike or almost crash. If you get wheelspin at that speed and can't handle it then maybe you are on the wrong bike? Or you could leave it in rain mode

I was just sharing an experience with the rest of the community, I suppose I could have added it to the back of another thread to save you the read???? Hmmm, tell you what, I'll get back to you on that as a priority

Scharfschaf, fear not, this stuff happens on these bikes, I find the trick to staying on is to keep your head. Did you see the TT senior race? How did he stay on that kaw? I bet he said more than omg
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Not smart dicking around on the streets.. just my opinion though. Save it for the track where your tires are at optimal temperatures and the conditions are generally more predictable. :P
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you have to have a little fun on the road. here in old Blighty may bikes can't get on track with a standard exhaust due to noise levels and twats for locals next to circuits.

SO sometimes fun is needed on the road

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To each his own a 150mph plus slide was not my intention but you have to expect these things on bikes like this the chassis on this bike is truly amazing. After my ride I went to the gym, my shoulder tear was painless and I was as strong as an oxen, adrenaline does cause premature heart determination but it's some real good stuff
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Yes Vmax they do that. I run standing miles and do so with TC off. I've even had the odd wheelie in fifth and you certainly can't give it full throttle in the first four gears.

The H2 is one of those bikes where you nearly always have more power available than you can use, if you ride it like other bikes where you hold the throttle wide open and wait for speed to build it will BITE.
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Sliding a VN Adam, i'm impressed

Are you not confusing a bit of wheel spin and TC kicking in with sliding, on a motorway, presumably pretty straight ????

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The only way that vn will slide is on ice. No power at all but a nice bike to ride non the less. The h2's polar opposite
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