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Old 03-10-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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close call!

so I hit a rock or something mid-turn (right hander) and the bike started to low-side (scraped the side of my boot and the foot peg! YIKES!!) but my angels somehow got me and the bike to stand back up (yes, there IS a :notworthy ). Now it feels as if the rear is slipping around even when I am not pushing all that hard. My first thought is that I'm just scared now, but could something be wrong with the bike? The back wheel is true and I didn't lay the thing down, the only thing I can see is a very slight gouge in the back wheel (not on the edge, but the flat part where the wheel weights go). Any comments? Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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I felt the same last night when I took my girl out for a ride we hit a 2by4 about 65mph in heavy traffic going through the Woodlands. We got some air, but all we had time to do was pucker up. I guess that is working over time this weekend.
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Apparently... and thankfully.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Quote:Now it feels as if the rear is slipping around even when I am not pushing all that hard.

Every time Ihave been out lately I have been lighting up the rear tire alot, in the curves and or on the straights. Same tires, same roads, same throttle control just seems alot more slippery. Maybe all the pollen and trash on the roads it hasn't rained in a while to clean up the streets and I know by the end of the day my car is yellow as from all the pollen and dirt in the air.
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I had a pucker moment today on uneven pavement. I knew the road had been recently repaved and wasn't smooth, and heading into a 40mph left-hander I got caught staring out into the field on the right. Something snapped me back to attention and I caught a little front brake before I hit the apex. I scraped peg and boot, so I know I wasn't set up correctly for the turn.

Let's all stay focused out there guys n gals! Just a momentary lapse in concentration almost got me - and rocks/gravel/animals/traffic/debris is always going to be out there!
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:46 PM   #8
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you got the fear in ya now.lol it'll go away soon enough. congrats on not lowsiding
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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I also had a "pucker moment" Saturday courtesy of a cager. I was coming back from the bike thing at Stubbs and was almost home. I got in the left lane because I had to make the left turn. Some @$#@@% was in that lane about a 1/4 mile back and flew right up on me. He also made the left and stayed right up on me. I was olny going about 30 yards before the (left) entrance to my complex so I didn't think much of it. I put my blinker on (again) and tapped my hand brake a few times to make the light blink so the guy would realize I was slowing down. Apparently he didn't because all of a sudden all I heard was his tires screech to a stop (as I was turning). I looked back and he was stopped in the middle of the street shaking. I could also feel my wife (who was on the back) shaking. He waved to me and mouthed "I'm sorry" before he took off again. Just a heads up people, sometimes they don't see you when you're right in front of them.

On the subject of this thread, I agree. The roads are probably slippery from all the pollen and stuff. I washed my bike and my wifes car, and while I was vaccuuming her car I saw it was already covered in pollen again.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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A change of underwear was all I needed... and good call on the pollen and whatnot all over the roads. The weekend should be perfect after the roads are rain-cleaned!
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