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Old 01-03-2015, 10:34 AM   #1
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Rider Down Fiday Afternoon...... he he he

I was pretty excited to go riding on my new 2013 R1 so yesterday during a lull in the mist I went out 6 to Sugarland. All was well. We were having this nice conversation (y'all talk to your bikes, right?) about power, seating, cg ,handling... typical stuff, right? Don't know how it got started, but suddenly he was getting arrogant, trying to challenge my authority and , trying to tell me that HE was the boss. I started to think, "dumb- punk", so I just let him keep jabberin and calmly waited until the right moment.

Sure enough, just entering Sugarland I noticed him drifting a little close to the right side curb, so I gave him a quick shove. Tripped him and slammed his young punk right into the wet, muddy grass.

Yeah, I fell on my too, but just got wet britches. Him on the other hand was layin all spread eagle sprawlled out in the middle of the lane all crying and whining. Lookin the fool, couldn't even get up on his own. So being the good role model that I am, I went over and helped him back up on his wheels, brushed the grass out of his grill.

Well, needless to say, he kept his mouth shut all the way home and went we got back he went straight into the garage and didn't even come out for supper.

See, these young punks think they're all badass kuz they think they're so powerful. I'll take wisdom over power anyday. I've been riding for 35 years and this is the first time I had to slap a bike to the ground.

Yeah, he's got a broken clip-on tube, but it's is pride that got hurt more than anything. All the people that saw it said the same thing, he was being a wise and someone had to put him in his place.

Well, he's on a nice long two week time out. See how he likes that. By then his new clip-on should be in, but I'll bet anything he'll never try to pull that kinda wise mouthed, lip again. Not with me anyway. I ain't havin it and now he knows I ain't afraid to shove his juvenile in the dirt.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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Cool story but still not exactly sure what happened. You were running wide and tried to turn sharper and low sided?
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I was just watching traffic to the left and didn't know the road was turning left. The right curb just kinda snuck up on me. I've ridden that way a hundred times . . . . stoopit on my part.
I hear that the 09 - 13 basically have a lot of inter-changable parts. Anyone got a bar? It's black and the only other spare I have is chrome.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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Actually it was more like a low speed high-side. I was in the right lane looking back over my left shoulder to change into the center lane. I didn't realize the road was also turning left. By time I looked back I was going right into the curb. Basically it knocked the pins out from under the bike. My body went straigth, flipped, I landed on my right shoulder and back. It wasn't much more than a good football hit.

The bike bounced back into the middle of the lane laying on the right side not more than 15 feet from me. That's how slow we were going.

Tires, rims, helmet, jacket, gloves, boots, pants . . . . nothing had a mark, just mud. What was weird was the amount of grass clippings on the "inside" of my face shield. Small scratches on the Woodcraft cover. THAT is a GR* reason to have those. No cracked, leaking covers. Saved my ride home rather than a towtruck. The instant I saw the curb, the first thing that went through my mind was, "New Bike- ". LOL

It prolly woulda made a pretty funny FAIL video.
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When I was 9 I put my trail bike down because the front wheel got squirelly in some sand and I basically laid the bike over and ended up burning my little knee on the tail pipe. Waaaaaaaa!!!! Rode 35 years without going down, and my first one had to turn out to be a wipe-out.... ha ha ha
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He'll, I crashed at the shop this am
dood - I'm the one with the stoopit reputation on MH, ok???

Don't ruin it for me . . .. ha

Forget the kickstand?
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I was just watching traffic to the left and didn't know the road was turning left. The right curb just kinda snuck up on me. I've ridden that way a hundred times . . . . stoopit on my part.
I hear that the 09 - 13 basically have a lot of inter-changable parts. Anyone got a bar? It's black and the only other spare I have is chrome.
i have a spare set of oem clip-ons off a 2010 r1 they're mint. they are silver
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Great story and thumbs up for the sense of humor about brain fart leading to the wreck. Glad you walked away in good shape.
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Great story and thumbs up for the sense of humor about brain fart leading to the wreck. Glad you walked away in good shape.
So- did I really have a wipe out - - - or just fall down like a dork?
I gotta wonder what the thoughts were of the people behind me.
"What the is this guy doing?? Oh yeah, he's down."

It was EMBARRASSING !!! ha ha ha
And now my nice new bike is dirty.....

Thanks for the well-wishing too. 35 years, then I pooped my pants compared to other guys that go down. (I know - that's a good thing.)
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dood - I'm the one with the stoopit reputation on MH, ok???

Don't ruin it for me . . .. ha

Forget the kickstand?
Nope, thats a fall over. Happens every now and again when you ave a 29" inseam and a 37" seat height.

I was testing the new to me shock. Mud covered concrete, doin' donuts, slinging mud.

Front tucked, end swung out, Thump went thump!

Right in front of one of my drivers, he was laughing his off, as was I.

Found you a nice 2007 WR450

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100336
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First 1000 I ever bought was a KZ1000LTD. The guy had his wife on the bank and when he got to the end of his driveway and a car was coming so he stopped. Front wheel on the road, rear on the driveway skirt. His feet coundn't touch the ground.

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Ouch. I wrecked a new bike once. Had a brand spanking new 2008 Aprilia Tuono back in 2009 and wrecked it 5 days after I bought it. Lady started to pull out in front of me and I grabbed too much front brake. Front tucked. Only cost me about $400 to fix it thank . Mid pipe on my brand new $1800 exhaust got a huge dent that I didn't want to fix. Six months later a lady at my office bumped into my bike and knocked it over. Scratched the exhaust can on the same side and you could only replace the exhaust by buying a whole set. Her insurance cut me a check and I just kept the cash but it made me feel better every time I looked at the dent.
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Ouch. I wrecked a new bike once. Had a brand spanking new 2008 Aprilia Tuono back in 2009 and wrecked it 5 days after I bought it. Lady started to pull out in front of me and I grabbed too much front brake. Front tucked. Only cost me about $400 to fix it thank . Mid pipe on my brand new $1800 exhaust got a huge dent that I didn't want to fix. Six months later a lady at my office bumped into my bike and knocked it over. Scratched the exhaust can on the same side and you could only replace the exhaust by buying a whole set. Her insurance cut me a check and I just kept the cash but it made me feel better every time I looked at the dent.
LIFE SUCKS
THEN YOU BUY A BIKE
THEN YOU GET A BETTER JOB
THEN A MARRIES YOU KUZ YER SO COOL
THEN YOU SELL THE BIKE TO MAKE HER HAPPY
THEN SHE LEAVES YOU ANYWAY SO YOU BUY ANOTHER BIKE
THEN YOU WRECK IT
THEN YOU BLAME IT ON HER DUMB ANYWAY.

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