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Yes, target fixation is a real thing, I make a point of making target changes as I ride for practice .
 

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I thought releasing the skidding rear wheel is what causes high sides.....?
 
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Right, my point exactly ~ I've had the displeasure of getting an 820 pound Harley sideways both wheels sliding then managed to get up right again, God alone knows how, why I try to ride slower these days .

Some of my memories and experiences I'd rather forget.....
 

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Good to hear .

Good judgement comes from experience,

Experience comes from poor judgement .

I too learned slowly when I was a yoot .

Today I took my Sweet out for lunch and pointed out some damnfool riding an unregistered, no lights dirt bike on the boulevard at speed, two blocks from the Hawthorne police department, her comment was "you need to leave those Motocycles alone" ~ sorry honey, I tried and can't seem to yet .
 

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Gunsmoker :

Target Fixation is a real and dangerous thing, it's nearly gotten me over the decades .

Along with practicing rapid lane changes by using man hole covers I make a point of looking at something then forcing my gaze away .

You have to begin doing this at slow speeds but it really helps and has saved my bacon more than once .
 
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Simple to us experienced riders, to many not so much .

Target fixation is a real thing .
 
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