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Old 01-13-2020, 09:04 PM   #1
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Uneven lanes on a highway ??

Do you try to step up ? Is it possible without crashing ? I got stuck behind a slow ass cage the other day and I was on a section of the interstate that was being paved and the next lane over to my left was new and about 1 1/2" step up .

I didn't try it . I didnt even know if it was a thing or if its just better to stay stuck in your lane .


Yall ever step up one of those lanes @ 70mph ?
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:00 AM   #2
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I've done it, on purpose and also by accident. It feels like you're sliding down them as you cross but I didn't have any big problems.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:40 AM   #3
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yeah, its just sketchy, move to the opposite side of your lane then hit it, so you're on more of an angle.

But my girlfriends mother went down trying to do this, her father hopped up on it fine, but she was too parallel to the step up. Broke a few bones and had some road rash.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:41 AM   #4
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double post.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:35 AM   #5
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Yes, don't try to carefull move over going up, you just rub your tires against the side of the asphalt and as mentioned might crash. I try to get over to the far side of my lane and at least get something like a 30-35 degree angle on it.

First time we hit one of those with my son following me he wouldn't do it, I showed him like 3 or 4 times so he could see the angle I was getting.

I always have fun jumping down!
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:17 PM   #6
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Take it like railroad tracks... firm grip on the bars & raise your butt off the seat so any abrupt movement of your steering or frame won't impair your control. Like gratings, it feels worse than it actually is.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:28 PM   #7
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Have done it many times. Especially on PCH, never had an issue. Yes it seems sketchy but you just need to avoid going parallel to the ridge. Make a decisive move and you’ll be fine.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:37 PM   #8
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Wheelie before proceeding. Half the chance the tar devil snags your tire!

j/k. Square it off to the extent possible, use your MSF riding over obstacle training, etc
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:48 PM   #9
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I've done it many times. If you're not willing to do so you might as well not ride around here during road construction season, which is most of riding season.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:23 AM   #10
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I'll usually swing it a little wide then cut across it so i have more angle against the step up, running it parallel will run ya a higher risk of it stepping out.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:58 PM   #11
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Had an interesting encounter with uneven lanes today. Crap falling off a truck in front of me, so I did an obstacle avoidance maneuver, left into the raised lane. Having the bike leaned over when you hit that raised edge isn't fun at all. I kept it together, but stopped to see what bottomed out on the left side of the bike, afterwards. I was expecting to find a chunk of fresh asphalt on the kickstand, but everything looked normal.
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