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Old 02-06-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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Had a baby lowside Sunday

Saw the thread Turbo_LS_Hatch started and thought I would share my tale too.
Went for a ride on the FZ-1 Sunday afternoon. Turned under the beltway at Almeda road in one of those U-turn lanes. Feeling good, riding in a spirited fashion (not pushing any limits just kinda cookin along). Went through the first turn hangin' off a little. Took the straight at a brisk pace and bent into the second turn. And then I realized BANG I was goin down.
The front washed out with no warning that I could detect. We (me and the bike) slid for about 30 paces. The rear tire hit the curb and the bike flopped over into the grass.
I wasn't hurt too bad, cuz like Turbo I was wearin' the gear. Got a bruised shin and sore ribs. The bike has the usual road rash but was able to ride it home. I hate the sound of a bike sliding on concrete.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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There is a funny part to all this...
I was standing there lookin at the bike when these 2 guys and 2 girls in a SUV pull up. I expect the usual "are you OK?"
They ask... Do you know where Sharpstown Mall is? I said, No. Then they replied Thanks! and drove off.
Didn't even offer to help pick the thing up!
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There is a funny part to all this...
I was standing there lookin at the bike when these 2 guys and 2 girls in a SUV pull up. I expect the usual "are you OK?"
They ask... Do you know where Sharpstown Mall is? I said, No. Then they replied Thanks! and drove off.
Didn't even offer to help pick the thing up!

LMAO. sorry, i started laughing when i read that. ****in people. Glad your ok man
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:14 AM   #6
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Glad you're o.k.!

Thanks I guess I need to get serious about that suomy helmet I been for.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
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Not a good time for us Pearland residents huh?:eh: Nice title though, I saw it and was like WTF?!?!?

EDIT: I'm glad no one saw mine though, the bike is pretty light even for my little .
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:36 AM   #8
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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tthat sux.........well time for a new paint job!
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sucks about the lowside but dang! The funny part had me LOL!!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #11
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Glad that nothing major happened. After how long were you riding the bike? Cold tire problem?
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glad to hear you didnt get hurt. That's funny about the people that stopped, people are weird.
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There is a funny part to all this...
I was standing there lookin at the bike when these 2 guys and 2 girls in a SUV pull up. I expect the usual "are you OK?"
They ask... Do you know where Sharpstown Mall is? I said, No. Then they replied Thanks! and drove off.
Didn't even offer to help pick the thing up!
Fuggin people, thats funny tho. glad youre alright tho
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:41 PM   #14
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glad to hear your ok... but that is some cold hearted s***... atleast the bike drove home too
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:34 PM   #15
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I think it was a combination of the pavement being kinda dusty, the tires were probably a little cold and (drumroll please) little raingrooves.
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I think it was a combination of the pavement being kinda dusty, the tires were probably a little cold and (drumroll please) little raingrooves.
These young kids and their motorsickles J/K charlie, glad to hear your o.k....holler if ya need anything
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:40 AM   #18
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Glad you were ok. What gear were you wearing? I hate dusty roads. I added full coverage back to my bike for the street.

You should have told the mall seekers that it(the mall) was under your bike.
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Glad you were ok. What gear were you wearing? I hate dusty roads. I added full coverage back to my bike for the street.

You should have told the mall seekers that it(the mall) was under your bike.

LOL Yeah that would have been good but Iwasn't thinkin very fast at the time.
I was wearin a Shoei helmet, First gear textile jacket (with leather pads at elbows etc), And Icon gloves. I can't remember what the gloves are called but they are short with flames and metal knuckle guards. and boots.
They all got torn up but I didn't. I can't explain why I don't have serious road rash since I was just wearin jeans and they were pretty holey when I was done slidin.
I DO have a lovely bruise on my right calf. and ribs on left side are toast.
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