A good buddy of mine said that there are 2 types of riders. Those who haven't crashed, and those who are going to. I just fell into the latter the other day. I just put a brand new back tire on. It was such a beautiful day on Saturday here in South Georgia, so I decided to take it around the block a couple times. I didn't want to burn out the back tire, because we live on a military installation and there are a bunch of pricks around my house that would tell someone. So I decided to take it pretty slow and be VERY careful so I wouldn't lose traction. Well, that's exactly what happened coasting around a right hand turn. The back tire broke loose and the back end swung around and before I could stabalize the bike, the tire caught the ground again and threw all the weight the other way. Well, my foot was on the ground, and when the weight came over, I lost my footing and the bike basically decided that it wanted to throw me off of it. So I hit the ground and rolled a couple times and got up was cussing up a storm. So I picked the bike up, parked it in a friend's driveway, and ran all the way home so I could call someone to bring a trailer. Meanwhile, I didn't know I had a sprained ankle, so when the adrenaline came down, needless to say, it stung just a little. The miraculous thing is that the bike is virtually ok! The only things wrong with it(from what I can tell) are I need a new mirror, new rear set, new clutch lever, and possibly a new tail fairing. If I didn't have my frame sliders on there, it would've been 10 times worse. My side fairing didn't have one single scratch on it. Well, that's my story...probably not NEARLY as bad as some of your stories, but I figure, what the hell, it was my first time, and it was very gentle.
--There is a wrong way to eat a Reese's, and I will find it.
Unfortunately many of us have been in the same boot. Thankfully that is all there was to it & fortunately you have frame savers on the bike.
I do not know if it was this m/c board or another, but one regular mentioned a cleaner that will take off the grease of our tyres. If I find it on another board then I will bring the trade name here OTHERWISE it is somewhere on this board within the past two days.
"Dropping bikes due to conditions" & go to one of the latter parts where James tells about the solvent in mind. Which I do not have yet, for it will be 2 to 3 weeks before I can get any of my bikes out & new tyres a bit later on-----so not in a rush to obtain said solvent.
They say everyone wrecks, glad to hear yours was slow and not damaging. I wrecked going down my driveway at the end of last riding season, and I hope it counts as "my wreck".
Originally posted by sidewaysducati SWIPE THE CARD GRANDMA!!!
SWIPE THE GODDAMNED CARD!!!!
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler