Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108
Heres one for ya: A buddy of mine bought a wrecked Duc 996 and spent the winter rebuilding it as a dual purpose street/track bike. He was going to meet a few of us at a friends house then take it out on it's maiden day-ride. I hear him coming up the street and go outside to have a look. He pulls into the driveway and gets off the bike, flushed and not looking good. He points at his wheel. Apparently he was on the highway, a few minutes from us, doing about 100, and he applied the brake. Unbeknownst to him, the bolts holding the right caliper had backed out. A soon as he pulls the lever- KAPOW- the caliper flies off the rotor and is now hanging by the brake line, banging against the rotor and wheel. Luckily for him the caliper didn't come off, injuring him, bleeding his brakes, and getting fluid on his front tire at 100mph!!!
Don't try to keep up with my life, you'll only get hurt.