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Old 10-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Check your bikes before take off

What's up good people! Well this morning my friend came by on his ex250 and we started talking on how ugly his 2fiddy was lol. Afterwards i took it for a test ride the engine was shaking like , so i stopped to check it out. It seems like there was only one bolt holding the engine while the one in the middle was barley on, and the third one wasn't even there. gladly i had one laying around from an old project so i put it on for him and sent him on his way... Any way this is just to say let's all make sure we check our bikes before we head on our way.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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I spent a whole day racing on my old CR125 old to find that i never tightened the rear axle the night before. Completely forgot to tighten the last thing i needed to.. Only thing that kept my rear wheel in place was a hand tight axle nut and tension on the chain thanks to the chain adjusters. I got lucky.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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Yep. It's called preventive maintenance. You have to look at things and check them on a regular basis. These are machines that are subject to vibration, corrosion, stress cracks, etc. Better to find it now then at 60 or 70 mph. Finding a small problem now will prevent big problems from happening later.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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Yea...I am guilty of this.
I just ride and my ex found my bike missing bolts and screws and stuff. SCARY!!!!!
I HATE how it just rattles off, dangit! Bikes are so much maintenance.
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I don't even look st that beetch .. I get on it and put the key in with my eyes closed
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I don't even look st that beetch .. I get on it and put the key in with my eyes closed
Yup next thing you know ur flying off the freeway
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Sadly! not everyone that rides a bike knows what to look for and when things need adjusted/ replaced....that whoel "don't fix it till its broke" mentality is not always true..
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:34 AM   #13
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Sadly! not everyone that rides a bike knows what to look for and when things need adjusted/ replaced....that whoel "don't fix it till its broke" mentality is not always true..
Right right but the simplest thing to do is to do a 360 degree walk around your bike even if your in hurry you might spot something that could be worth being late to where you're going... you don't have to know alot about bikes, you just gotta have common sense.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #14
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I don't look at my bike until after I'm done riding it

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I'm pretty good about keeping on eye on anything rattling off, but I'm horrible about tire pressures. I ran the dragon for two days a couple weeks ago - still don't know what the tires were set at. Kept meaning to check it but I'd always remember just as the bike was warmed up and all my gear was on.
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I'm guilty of this and it bit me in the . I had a banjo bolt come loose on my bike and when I exited the freeway I had no front brakes. I then hit a bump and my front tire locked up and sent me sliding down the road at 50mph. I'm assuming maybe the brake pad got caught eyed in the caliper and locked the tire up. I ended up with rash on my hip, knee and a broken clavicle.
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Yup next thing you know ur flying off the freeway
I'm always flying on the freeway..
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I'm always flying on the freeway..
Yeah "on" i don't think you often fly off tho.
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