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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 09:43 AM
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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-23-2001, 01:58 AM
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Gravel for me, pissing me off cause the city didn't have the intersection lit and I'm still fighting for only $600 in repairs. I could have been dishonest and claimed bodily harm but I'm honest enought to just settle for $600, an apology, and time to heal a bruised ego.
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post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 07:07 PM
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Right after I sold my motorcycle to my friend in Va Beach, I was riding it home from work that day because when it was mine, I would let him ride it, and now that it was his, and my wife needed the car, I was riding it to work. This was the very next day after he gave me the money. I was coming out of a stoplight that I normally would have ran through when turning yellow....but THAT DAY, I stopped and waited for it, because it wasn't my bike anymore, and I didn't want to crash it. It had rained a little earlier that day, but the roads were pretty much dry. Or so I thought. They still must have been wet because when I took off, I leaned into the left hand turn, and started on the throttle. The ass end started sliding out, and when it did, it was so hard and fast, that it pulled my throttle hand down. I managed to actually keep it up for the first bout, but I don't know if I brought the front wheel up, or what, but there was some turbluence followed by a sudden impact on the pavement that did a number on my knee. I ended up crashing the bike on the right hand side while going into a left hand turn. Hmmmm. I think I lifted the front wheel and landed it crooked and thus caused the crash. It must have looked worse than it was, because about ten people stopped to see if I was okay. I was so pissed, that my only reply was that "my ego had a compund fracture." Ouch.

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post #24 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 07:38 PM
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Seized front brake caliper on an RD400. My first real bike, my first real wreck. Slid into the ass end of a toyotapickup, kind of a forced stoppie. I remember looking directly into the bed then the rear end came down with a thud. The bike never fell over. but the fork stanchions were wasted. New ones cost more than I had paid for the bike. I got off with a scare and a miserable 4 block push back home.
Another incident (also on the RD) was sand around a 5mph right hander. Hey why is my bike on the ground in the other lane? Why I am I lying on my ass near the curb? Typical questions of a stoner 17 year old.
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post #25 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 02:25 PM
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Well, our scooter had the auto-lock brake feature on the rear tire. I broke just before the corner to slow down, started turning, but the back tire decided not too.

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post #26 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Luv2RideFast
[B][b]What is the smallest object that has knocked you down in a corner?

This question was suggested by photobug. Thanks for another great question!

I haven't had anything knock me down, but I think sand would definitely do it and that's pretty small!
About 10 little 16-ounce brown bottles.... I was living in Florida and owned a '91 Honda XR250 dual-sport. Me and two of my buddies, (both on sportbikes), rode over to Ft. Meyers to party. The party got busted, I was hammered, so we bailed to avoid jail. It was a 45-minute ride home and there is a HUGE 90 degree turn coming out of More Haven toward my home town. It's banked and about 25 feet higher on the lip than the ground, (sugar-cane field), just beyond it. My buddies had hauled ass toward town, and I was left cruising by myself, (doing like 65) and I guess I blacked-out, but the next thing I remember I was laying on my back in the sugar-cane field next to my bike, with a headache the size of the canal just passed the drop-off that I just cleared. It's amazing that I didn't die, but about the same time I came to, my buddies showed up at the top of the highway, (30-feet up). They said they had gone back to town and waited for about twenty minutes before turning around to come and find me, and then looked around for at least another twenty minutes till they checked the field beyond the highway. I learned two important lessons:
1.)Riding and drinking definitely don't mix.
2.)Pushing your bike 6 miles back to town because both of the bars are bent all the way back to the point that they are touching each other, and the front rim is bent to hell, is not the way to spend a potentially good Saturday night....See lesson one...
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post #27 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-17-2001, 08:11 PM
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LOL, Yup, my 3rd gear took me out one time. I slowed down and stopped for a left hand turn by the local supermarket. Well being the dumbass I was, with both feet down waiting on traffic, I was not thinking about shifting to 1st. When the traffic finally cleared, I naturally put my feet bak on pegs as usuall, leaned left and gassed the sh** out of it; but I just piled the dam thing up right on the double yellow line. Dam sure hurt my ego!
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post #28 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-18-2001, 12:44 PM
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Brain of the car driver
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post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-18-2001, 04:34 PM
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While trying to beat a very bad storm home the rain and wind caught up to me. Headed back from the vintage races at Mid Ohio a couple of years ago a bad front was moving in and everybody was taking off from the races. With only about 6 miles to go on US30 I was hit by rain that had cars pulling over. Since I had slowed to about 20 MPH I thought I would be OK. Wrong, a strong gust of wind hit and blew me off the road. A TL1000 dose not handle real well in a steep wet grassy ditch. Lucky for me I had almost got it stopped and was starting to put my foot down when the back-end turned about 45 degrees. Since I didn't have a chance to get a solid footing I ended up having to let the bike fall on its left side since I could not hold it up. No damage to the bike or myself. Just to point out how bad the storm was Mid Ohio had several thousand dollars of damage that day with one of the demo ride set-ups coming down and damaging everyone of the demo bikes. Not to mention that the town I live in was out of power for about six hours do to the wind damage. And I thought I could make it ....... shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #30 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-19-2001, 12:25 AM
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Smallest Thing

Definately my Brain!

I T-Boned the instructor when I was going for my bike licence . My brother nearly sh*t himself laughing..
I ended up taking the test again in a town 300 miles away, just so I wouldn't see the same guy.
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