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Old 02-06-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Had a baby highside tonight =(

First off, I SUCK at storytelling. . . so deal with it

Well it was a nice night tonight, so a few friends and I decided to meet at StarBucks(PP2) and BS for a while. Finally right after 11 we decided it was about time to head out, which means coooold tires. I took a right out onto the feeder road, started straightening up and started to give it a little gas. No problem, I've given it more gas on cold tires without so much as a slip. . . but this time was different. The rear tire started sliding pretty far out, so I ust counter-steered and stayed right where I was at on the throttle hoping/expecting to just ride it out, pull over, and . Anyways, the tire caught traction and immediatly stood straight up and threw me off. Luckily I was doing MAYBE 25mph, so the bike just slid instead of flipping. All the left side fairings and the case cover are trashed, and my ego took a hit. The X-11 did it's job well, but is obviously useless now. Jacket has some abrasions, but still good. Gloves and boots are perfect. Luckily no cars were behind me, and the only damage to myself is a small quarter size baby abrasion on my left hip.

While I'm not happy with the way things went tonight, I realize I could have been MUCH worse off, so I'm thankful for that.
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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awww man... atleast your ok and your bike is not totaled
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:25 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear you f'd up your bike. what do you think you could have done differently to prevent it next time?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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Same thing happened to a guy leaving a Super Bowl Party Sunday night but he wasn't wearing a helmet. Happened in Sugar Land near Richmond, new Subdivision at FM 762 and 59. Lifeflighted to Herman with a split skull. girlfriend was tossed off but is ok. She also didn't have a helmet.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
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I'm an idiot, I opened this thing expecting to see some baby highsiding their big wheel or some . Coffee has'nt kicked in yet.
Glad your okay man, sorry about the bike though.
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I'm an idiot, I opened this thing expecting to see some baby highsiding their big wheel or some . Coffee has'nt kicked in yet.
Glad your okay man, sorry about the bike though.
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glad to hear you're okay and that you were wearing your gear.
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Glad to see u made it through and are able to tell us about it man..... +1 for wearing your gear!!!
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:28 PM   #15
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sorry to hear dave!
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Glad you're OK man.

Can someone help out a newb here--is there anything else you can do in that situation to prevent a highside, or at that point are you just hoping that you can straighten up before the wheel gets traction?

(And I'm not criticizing anything Turbo did, just wondering what the recommended procedure is here.)
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I never ride without gear. If I didn't have a jacket I would have messed my shoulder up pretty good. The only thing I could work on is I wear just thick jeans to ride, not actual pants. I really can't say what I did to help cause the highside other than the cold tires. I stayed on the gas, but can't remember how much. I've had one minor lowside before and after I read Twist of the Wrist a few months later I figured out why I went down that time, and haven't made that mistake since. Hopefully I'll figure this one out. . . if it's anything other than being too greedy with the throttle.:eh:
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glad your ok man. but that pretty x11 porto is gone :(
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #19
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glad your ok man. but that pretty x11 porto is gone :(

Yeah it is. I wanna find another one though. . . I LOVE that helmet.
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Glad you're OK man.

Can someone help out a newb here--is there anything else you can do in that situation to prevent a highside, or at that point are you just hoping that you can straighten up before the wheel gets traction?

(And I'm not criticizing anything Turbo did, just wondering what the recommended procedure is here.)
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