Running Over Object on Cruiser

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    Matt Miller

      Team,
      I need some help – i have taken the MSF course and when running over an obstacle, they taught us to put weight on the pegs, lean forward and give the engine a blip just prior to running over it (and while i understand that avoiding the object altogether is ideal, i want to plan for possibilities) – but, on a cruiser, i’m fairly sure i’ll have trouble standing on the pegs without some major whisky-throttle… can you all maybe provide some guidance?

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      Alex Hatfield

        The goal of the blip is to unload the front suspension just a bit in order to provide extra suspension travel for the object. We certainly don’t want to run into a whiskey throttle situation, but we’re in a bit of luck here: suspension engineers design the motorcycles to have enough suspension travel to deal with normal road hazards without intervention from the rider. That being said, the best practice is simply to use our eyes, brakes, and body to avoid the hazard to begin with 🙂

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