Join Date: Feb 2010
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Dude, glad you are okay. Not being hurt while the bike's front wheel removes itself is remarkable.
Let me preface this with the fact that I am in no way an expert level rider. I only just finished my second track day riding school with Ridesmart. Great organization, super cool instructors in the best learning environment: the track. Take this as you will.
From the photos, you look crossed up. Your head is right of the center line axis of the bike during your left turn. In other words, rather than your head being way out and down near your left mirror, it is above the tank.
Since you haven't help change the bike's center of gravity, you needed more lean angle to make the turn which resulted in you overwhelming the tires. With the correct body position, you can take turns at the same speed but use less lean angle because you change the bike's center of gravity.
I dunno. Something to think about. If you're trying to drag knee and get crazy on public roads, take a track day class. Something with instruction. It will make you better and safer on the roads, and it's also FUN AS SH*T! I thought I could ride at a decent clip, went to the track, and realized I knew nothing about truly controlling my bike through a corner. Eye opener.
Once you're able to identify what crossed up looks like, watch all those rnickymouse YouTube vids. Almost every guy that lowsides is crossed up.