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Old 04-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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learn from my dumbass mistake!!! (avoid the embarrassment)

So, got to TWS (Texas World Speedway) this morning in hopes of squeezing one more day out of my tire... did one session, getting close to the wear indicators on the sides and really thin just off the center. Managed to squeeze 3 sessions out of 'em before I realized I needed to suck it up and buy a new tire (it was getting squirly leaving the corners). So, on to my mistake....

I was worried about scrubbing in my new tire (thanks to SCRC for the trackside support) in L4 since the pace was so fast. I came to a quick conclusion that I would wait until I heard over the PA that the track was hot in hopes that the really fast guys would be out of the gate prior to my arrival at the grid. Well, not sure how that plan worked out. I dropped my rear stand, saddled up and pulled on out. With all the thoughts of scrubbing in my tires in L4 I forgot to take into consideration my travel from the paddock to the grid....that's right folks...dbuck laid her down in the pits.

I managed to add a couple of scratches, bend the rear brake lever (who needs that anyhow) and put a pin size hole in the stator cover which started leaking oil. I'm not even about the bike (it's a trackbike, I expect it to take a beating), what topped off the whole situation? I totalled a borrowed Sony handycam that another MH member loaned me. If you're happen to be reading this homie, no worries. I'll replace it with the newest model.

All in all, a rookie mistake that could have been avoided. I asked for a refund from that tire dude, but he wasn't havin' it. Wonder why?

I learned my lesson for sure. Sucks, but it happens. And if you are wondering why I posted it up, it's b/c several MHer's saw/heard about it so I thought you'd like to hear it from the horses mouth. This most definitely takes the cake out of my crashes, including my crash in the 1st session at MSRC a couple yrs back. I'm still beating myself up over it.

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Old 04-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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Its aight man. I dropped my bike at TWS (Texas World Speedway) once. Took it off the stands, thought the stand was down and BOOM!

Then dropped my street bike in the parking lot in front of about 45 other riders. lol

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Old 04-04-2009, 09:45 PM   #6
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So, got to TWS (Texas World Speedway) this morning in hopes of squeezing one more day out of my tire... did one session, getting close to the wear indicators on the sides and really thin just off the center. Managed to squeeze 3 sessions out of 'em before I realized I needed to suck it up and buy a new tire (it was getting squirly leaving the corners). So, on to my mistake....

I was worried about scrubbing in my new tire (thanks to SCRC for the trackside support) in L4 since the pace was so fast. I came to a quick conclusion that I would wait until I heard over the PA that the track was hot in hopes that the really fast guys would be out of the gate prior to my arrival at the grid. Well, not sure how that plan worked out. I dropped my rear stand, saddled up and pulled on out. With all the thoughts of scrubbing in my tires in L4 I forgot to take into consideration my travel from the paddock to the grid....that's right folks...dbuck laid her down in the pits.

I managed to add a couple of scratches, bend the rear brake lever (who needs that anyhow) and put a pin size hole in the stator cover which started leaking oil. I'm not even about the bike (it's a trackbike, I expect it to take a beating), what topped off the whole situation? I totalled a borrowed Sony handycam that another MH member loaned me. If you're happen to be reading this homie, no worries. I'll replace it with the newest model.

All in all, a rookie mistake that could have been avoided. I asked for a refund from that tire dude, but he wasn't havin' it. Wonder why?

I learned my lesson for sure. Sucks, but it happens. And if you are wondering why I posted it up, it's b/c several MHer's saw/heard about it so I thought you'd like to hear it from the horses mouth. This most definitely takes the cake out of my crashes, including my crash in the 1st session at MSRC a couple yrs back. I'm still beating myself up over it.

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I won't kick you while your down brotha. Thanks for the laugh though. Get her patched up and take it easy next time.
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dude, lesson learned. When I pulled back in the pits I was like where the fukk were you that session?. . . and then I seen the damage Good riding with you today Danny
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I won't kick you while your down brotha. Thanks for the laugh though. Get her patched up and take it easy next time.
It's all good, I think I'm beating myself up more than anyone else was laughing. Don't worry about the getting her patched up part. Thanks to some guys from San Antonio, I got some liquid metal weld and patched the hole in the stator cover, replaced (and added) a few zipties and I was back out there the next session....after a few laps in Level 1 to scrub my tires, of course.
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Good riding with you today Danny
good time, you was hauling out there...you must feel a lot more comfortable at TWS (Texas World Speedway) than MSRH cause it was like a new dudewheresmybike out there today.
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good time, you was hauling out there...you must feel a lot more comfortable at TWS (Texas World Speedway) than MSRH cause it was like a new dudewheresmybike out there today.
I been tryin to tell y'all TWS (Texas World Speedway) is my man
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It's all good, I think I'm beating myself up more than anyone else was laughing. Don't worry about the getting her patched up part. Thanks to some guys from San Antonio, I got some liquid metal weld and patched the hole in the stator cover, replaced (and added) a few zipties and I was back out there the next session....after a few laps in Level 1 to scrub my tires, of course.
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Its aight man. I dropped my bike at TWS (Texas World Speedway) once. Took it off the stands, thought the stand was down and BOOM!

Then dropped my street bike in the parking lot in front of about 45 other riders. lol

Happens to us all.
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the closest I'll ever get to stunting is wheelies down hot pit and rolling endo's coming in....I love rolling a stoppie, even if I can only roll it 15 or 20 feet. I'm also glad I wasn't hurt, other than bruising my ego.

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I know, tell me about it. I almost think it's worse than those folks who have crashed on the parade laps

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the closest I'll ever get to stunting is wheelies down hot pit and rolling endo's coming in....I love rolling a stoppie, even if I can only roll it 15 or 20 feet. I'm also glad I wasn't hurt, other than bruising my ego.



I know, tell me about it. I almost think it's worse than those folks who have crashed on the parade laps

in the stunt world you just get a rolling burn out around you and the bike and a champion sign thrown at you
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