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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Most rediculous wreck of the day, thank you.

So in driving to work today, I bit it. All morning on my way to work, my bike kept stalling at every stop light, having not ridden in two weeks I chalked it up to the bike being cold and what not. Finally after a tight right my fuel light came on and I though, hum, maybe that's why it was stalling. On my next left I was on my ass with my bike sliding away from me (first and only wreck in 14 years of riding). Looking at the turn there was a 15 ft black streak where my back tire locked up mid turn . In trying to figure what just happened I popped my gas cap to see it was absolutely dry, figuring that it died mid turn and locked up the rear tire sending me to ass slide. Moral of the story, anybody can fall, no matter how much experience you have and no matter how much you think you know. And yeah it even hurts with all your gear in place. Helmet scratched, leather jacket and gloves now officially worn in, and jeans busted with scratched up knees, sneakers trashed. I'm thinking about better below the belt protection from now on, ya dig. Glad it was only at about 20 mph. Lesson learned.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 11:27 PM
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where you in 1st gear in the turn?

even if the bike died in gear thats WEIRD, glad you didnt get hurt though!



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where you in 1st gear in the turn?

even if the bike died in gear thats WEIRD, glad you didnt get hurt though!
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 11:57 PM
 
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+2 very weird...
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Accidentally stomp on the rear brake as it died?

Seems possible since you were turning right.
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 02:01 AM
 
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Still in gear + come off the cluctch + no gas = lock up rear?
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 02:10 AM
 
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Yeah ... after I lowsided @ WCM I started to wear leather pants when I rode. While I still do when I go out to rip around, I stopped wearing them when cruising locally. Mostly because of friends riding in jeans .... I may have to rethink that, although I did get some reinforced jeans ... no armor though.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 07:01 AM
 
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That really sux. Glad you are ok and were wearing your gear !
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 08:32 AM
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Glad youre ok. Strange though, if I hit the kill switch mid turn in 1st or second, the bike just decelerates, the wheel doesnt lock, even at higher speeds....I checked it this morning on the way to work after I read your post. Strange.

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Glad it all worked out okay for ya as far as gear goes.........but........i have never heard of the rear locking up like that. Not saying it didnt happen but DAMN thats a first for me!

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Glad you're ok man, but i doubt it's from no fuel = lock up.

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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 09:18 AM
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If he was going slow enough, and was in a higher gear, a stalled engine can easily lock up the rear tire. If you've ever tried push-starting a bike, you'll know that you have to get it moving pretty good before the wheel will turn over the engine.

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If he was going slow enough, and was in a higher gear, a stalled engine can easily lock up the rear tire. If you've ever tried push-starting a bike, you'll know that you have to get it moving pretty good before the wheel will turn over the engine.
True, I locked mine up trying to push start it a couple times. Does sound wierd if he had some speed though. Get that sucker checked out.

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If he was going slow enough, and was in a higher gear, a stalled engine can easily lock up the rear tire. If you've ever tried push-starting a bike, you'll know that you have to get it moving pretty good before the wheel will turn over the engine.

Ahhh, makes sense.

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While I still do when I go out to rip around, I stopped wearing them when cruising locally. Mostly because of friends riding in jeans .... I may have to rethink that, although I did get some reinforced jeans ... no armor though.

People! You have to ride the way YOU feel comfortable, not by how other's ride! I ride around in ripped jeans... I figure that I did the work for the pavement already!



I say either wear riding pants or jeans.. .the 'riding jeans' look kinda crazy IMO...

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That is really weird. I wonder if the engine stopping really caused the tire to lock up. Glad that you weren't going to fast and you're okay.

Jeans aren't good protection against a crash. They are just cotton. I have a pair of armored JR pants but they are hot as hell since they are synthetic. I almost always wear them if it's cooler than 75 degrees, otherwise I'm in jeans.

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I love draggin jeans and wear them all the time when I ride. I know they are not the ultimate protection but better than just jeans. I also wear boots all the time.

If you go down your legs are going to hit the ground might as well protect them.

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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.

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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.
It's easier, quicker, and less work. Just watch the tank and see where it's at and no spillage. DUH!!

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What condition are your tires in?

Bald tires (small contact patch) plus a very low speed turn (with bike leaned) with stalled engine could possibly cause rear tire to lock up but it would seem the speed you have to be traveling at would have to be pretty slow.

Glad you are ok, hope your bike wasn't damaged.
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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.

I sit on my bike all the time while filling. Did it just about an hour ago, in fact. I don't have a problem with overflow, I just watch how much I'm putting in. I make sure my kickstand is down, however, because I tiptoe as it is on that bike.

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Sorry to hear ya fell, glad you're ok. Did it scratch up the fairings all that bad?

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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.
Easier to fill it up all the way, when its leaned over you cant fill it as much. I did have a spill once, haha..but it just splurged all down the front and sides.

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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.
I do it cause you can get more gas into the tank when the bike is vertical. I have never spilled or overflowed though, maybe its your technique with the filler. Practice practice practice

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Not to be insulting, but I never understood why people fill the gas tank while sitting on the bike. Do a lot of people pull into the station fill up and then leave w/o ever getting off the bike? I mean if you have an overflow or spill you'll get it all over your crotch.
It's far far easier to do something with the nozzle should there ever be a failure with the pump (no shutoff). It's also much easier to sidestep out of the way should some idiot come pulling in at you without looking (or while drunk).
In addition, it's easiest to reach the emergency pump-off switch for the station while sitting should there be a catastrophic type of accident.

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I guess I just know how to handle a hose....
I love manhandling hoes. Oops, wrong type.

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Glad you are OK. If your looking for more protection there are jeans out there with armour now in the knees and hips.

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It's the same attitude about no gear... I know how to ride. Everyone thinks bad things can't happen to them.... to each their own.
My statement was a joke... Gheez!

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