If you'll recall from the MSF course, the best course of action when you feel your rear tire losing traction in a curve is to do nothing. The natural panic response is to back off the throttle and go for a handful of brake, but that always just makes matters worse.jeff_connors wrote:My 19 year old son and I have been riding a year. He has an 05 SV650S. He was on a dry 55 mph curvy road this past sunday. He came upon a 20 mph curve. He said there was gravel on the curve, he felt the rear tire slip, he then locked the rear wheel and went off the road and hit a built up dirt bank. He is okay but the bike has a broken front fairing and scratched it up some. The bike and he are extremely lucky.
Now I rode the road the day after and he showed me the spot where it happened about three days after the accident. There was NO gravel on the road. He said he took the curve at about 35-40 mph. If he was taking an outside curve too fast and locked up the rear wheel to slow down and then released it, would that have propelled him off the road?