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Old 06-09-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
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So I was on the way to the Barbq yesterday trailering the bike when I looked in the rearview mirror and saw the bike leaning slightly to the right. This was right at 288 and 59. I immediately began to merge towards the shoulder. It kept leaning and two seconds later right as I was getting on the shoulder the front straps came loose and the bike was drug behind the trailer for a second. Really sucks because there was no way the bike would pass inspection so I loaded it back up (along with the help of two very nice hispanic men that stopped to help.) The back strap held the bike halfway on the trailer but the front right side was hanging off the trailer.

Damage is broken brake lever, dented tank, back brake pedal bent up, front fairing and air dam needs replaced, bent the metal bar that the fairing connects to and a few minor things.

There is good news that comes from this, I guess. I have been looking for a reason to "personalize" this bike and now that there is a need for some body work, I am going to put race plastics, paint, replace the old rear shock, ect and have a full time track bike.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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oh no :(

who tied it down?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:24 AM   #4
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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jkng mang!! Goodness!! How did it come loose???
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:41 AM   #7
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #8
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I tied it down and checked it when I got gas and made it from Kingwood to 288 with no problems.

I dont know what happened :dontknow:

But I will update this thread periodically as the bike takes the transformation to a track bike.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:53 AM   #9
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so were you able to ride the track or did you not make it?
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+1 and a longer trailer. do you use a wheel chock? i usually tie the front wheel to the chock and leave the bike in gear. harborfreight sells a decent chock for $40.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96349
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:12 AM   #11
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That sux man...but glad to see you found the silver lining
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+1 and a longer trailer. do you use a wheel chock? i usually tie the front wheel to the chock and leave the bike in gear. harborfreight sells a decent chock for $40.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96349
Well I had rented a 5 x 9 ramp trailer from Uhaul, then when I went to pick it up Saturday that pretty much told me I was SOL even though I had reserved it online. So I was scrammbling and had to borrow a trailer from Justin and the trailer worked fine for as small as it is but one of the front straps came loose somehow.

I will also be purchasing a ramp trailer for future needs!
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That sucks. Cyclecynch would of def helped avoid this. Also, you may want to shorten those frame sliders before heading to the track.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:28 AM   #14
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That sucks. Cyclecynch would of def helped avoid this. Also, you may want to shorten those frame sliders before heading to the track.

yeah Cyclecynch is a must have. The sliders didn't bother me last time at the track but they are extended and they are coming off for sure. They are aluminum too and may grab the pavement and tumble the bike as opposed to sliding on the pavement.
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aw man that sux. that bike was CLEAN.
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aw man that sux. that bike was CLEAN.
I know thanks. I'm lucky it didn't just fall off and start tumbling into the interestate.

After that I turned around and went home and got back in bed.

TTD was nice enough to give me a credit too! Thanks guys! I needed something to brighten up my day yesterday.
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Bob, sorry to hear about the bike. :(

Now you definitely have a reason to track it out.
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noooooooooooooooooooo!!!! that sux. i saw 2 brand new zx-6r's in the back of a truck, and when he merged on to i10 both bikes tipped over and where resting on eachother, tank to tank. even if it was a kawi, sad sight
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I know thanks. I'm lucky it didn't just fall off and start tumbling into the interestate.

After that I turned around and went home and got back in bed.

TTD was nice enough to give me a credit too! Thanks guys! I needed something to brighten up my day yesterday.


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