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Old 02-17-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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laying bikes over

How often do people lay their bike over due to oil spots and gravel on the road
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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My wreck at TWS (Texas World Speedway) was the direct result of a bike spilling oil directly in front of me. So, once that I'm aware of.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Mine was a mix of loose gravel and sewer drain that had a heavy dip, so it was like a bad pot hole. Luckily I was in a parking lot and no major damage happened, just straches to the bike.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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In a span of 3 years I laid it down once due to high water (like 10 inches), and once due to gravel ( txdot).
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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In a span of 3 years I laid it down once due to high water (like 10 inches), and once due to gravel ( txdot).
It felt more like 2 feet of water .

I made it through though!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:08 PM   #6
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It felt more like 2 feet of water .

I made it through though!
right it did.

I know you made it through.


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Old 02-17-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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apparently this crash was due to diesel on the road



After the crash he discovers the Diesel on the road

I wend down once on a slick road, but that was because heavy morning dew and object fixation (another crashing motorcycle in front of me) with a bad choice of corrective action (Front break). iv hit cans and cardboard in the middle of a corner before... made me poo a little... but never hit any oil slicks to speak of, and if you keep your head up you can usually see gravel before you crash threw it. ;p
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:12 PM   #8
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apparently this crash was due to diesel on the road

http://youtu.be/BZBjPIIPmU0


After the crash he discovers the Diesel on the road
http://youtu.be/TNwXmN6QZ3c

I wend down once on a slick road, but that was because heavy morning dew and object fixation (another crashing motorcycle in front of me) with a bad choice of corrective action (Front break). iv hit cans and cardboard in the middle of a corner before... made me poo a little... but never hit any oil slicks to speak of, and if you keep your head up you can usually see gravel before you crash threw it. ;p

Unless you're riding directly into the setting sun.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:02 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #10
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Many moons ago I came upon a very familiar intersection that was part of my ride home. It was summer, traffic light was green as I approached and made a right turn without having to slow down. In an instant the front washed out and I was on the ground. Only thing I could figure what might have happened was that I might have hit a/c condensation on top of old oil stains that had collected from cars sitting at the light.
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So then I shouldn't feel to bad then cuz I busted my cuz of gravel then
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:47 PM   #12
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So then I shouldn't feel to bad then cuz I busted my cuz of gravel then
We never said that
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So then I shouldn't feel to bad then cuz I busted my cuz of gravel then
You should feel real bad.

You should also know that " happens".
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:55 PM   #14
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I guess happen as long as I get back on
the bike is really all that matters
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:36 PM   #15
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I laid the bike down once due to oil, coming up on a red light. There was a truck with a long flatbed full of lawn equipment stopped at the light that was making the right-on-red as I pulled up behind him. I didn't notice until it was too late that he had something on the trailer dumping oil in the street. Little front brake and down she went.

I laid the bike down once due to gravel while trying to pull back onto a slightly elevated (+6" or so) asphalt road off of gravel. My bike is too tall for me to flat foot, so once the front wheel started up the asphalt I had no footing. Too much gas, too quick on the clutch, or whatever, rear tire slipped just for a second, I lost balance, and got to set it down slowly.

So that's twice in about 7 years, both the same 750-800 lb. bike.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:31 PM   #16
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when i first started ridding back in late 90s I was a red light and saw some cute girls next to me at the light. So I decided to take off real fast and show how cool I was. I stalled out and fell over.
SO DON'T FEEL THAT BAD ABOUT HITTING GRAVEL>
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Especially if they have ridden a mini bike

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Old 03-08-2014, 02:09 PM   #20
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I just laid down my bike yesterday because my tires were wet. It sucks seeing your bike on the ground for the first time.
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