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Old 09-27-2012, 04:46 AM   #16
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Wow what a faceplant

I'm very very glad you're hear, don't forget to open a beer for you guardian angel, I think he did well.

Amazing what these cases and what the gear took (in term of power).

I'll open a beer tonight and drink one on your health!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #17
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Hey! Glad you're writing about it with two good hands. Count your blessings. There could've been a pole, an oncoming car, or in a construction zone....a Big Mack . You (almost) walked away from a potential last stand. It'll make a great story for the grandkids one day. A framed pic of you beside the mangled mess with your arm around it, talking like old war buddies....

Cage it for a bit while dreaming of the next big adventure and be thankful you still can..

Take care.

Don't forget to tell insurance it has a new cam chain and oil pump gear, that'll raise the stakes!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #18
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Awh man, thats terrible... and scary, i'm imagine it must have been like Chi crash....
Glad you'r okay, and also think it's great you won't stop riding.

Do you remeber hearing the tire Pop? are you shure it wasn't one of those dreaded bearing failures?

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Keep on riding, and hope you don't abandone us here on PArallel Universe, you're one of the good few
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #19
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Awh man, thats terrible... and scary, i'm imagine it must have been like Chi crash....
Glad you'r okay, and also think it's great you won't stop riding.

Do you remeber hearing the tire Pop? are you shure it wasn't one of those dreaded bearing failures?

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Well, no pop. I felt the rubber roll off of the tire [edit: or at least what felt like a roll off the tire]. I knew in the first second that this was a non-recoverable event. My first thought was to stay straight and to coast it to a stop on the rim. But after the dive to the left I was busy staying on top and keeping it from crossing into the opposite lanes. My mind's replay is like watching a movie plane crash from the cockpit. Suddenly the ground came up and the plane nosed in.

Keep riding? I've already secured my next mount.

See you on the high ground!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #20
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Wow Dieselboy! Glad to hear you're (somewhat) OK!

Heal up fast and I was going to say hope you get something figured out with your bike...but it sounds like you've already got something going. Still an F8?

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #21
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So glad you're still here!
Some guys will do anything to get a new bike.

The fact that you kept things under control in an impossible situation is not luck in my opinion. Good job.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #22
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She's at the local shop awaiting estimate.

As I sifted through the debris, the 55mph caught my eye.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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She's at the local shop awaiting estimate.

As I sifted through the debris, the 55mph caught my eye.

That's art mate! you should hang that over your chimney
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #24
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It was spectacularly done old chap.

Next time you won't even have to go to a hospital if you remember to keep your feet and knees together while not clinching your fourth point of contact.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #25
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It was spectacularly done old chap.

Next time you won't even have to go to a hospital if you remember to keep your feet and knees together while not clinching your fourth point of contact.
Try real hard to not have a "next time"

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Old 09-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #26
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As to gear I was wearing BMW Street Guard III coat and pants, ...
Yowza!! Makes me glad I sprang for that same suit. Glad you're OK
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #27
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Glad to see you are ok

what an experience!! key thing is you walked away with just some bruising!

good excuse to get a new bike now
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #28
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Glad to hear that you are okay!

Were you able to figure out what happened to the front tire? Did you pick up a nail or another sharp object?

What do you think, would the outcome have been different with a tubeless tire?
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #29
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Thanks everyone! I'm enjoying the pulsing fingers of the TENS3000 unit. I'm in great shape all things considered but the back is protesting slightly. The Tens unit is a 9v massage. Get one, you'll love it!



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Glad to hear that you are okay!

Were you able to figure out what happened to the front tire? Did you pick up a nail or another sharp object?
I looked as best I could, but could not determine the issue. The rim is bent and won't spin. Hard to inspect the whole surface. Several spokes are broken. The disks are bent and separating from their mounts.

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I don't know. Loss of air in either system is bad. Perhaps a tubeless rim would have held the tire because of its more substantial bead? Hard to say without a conclusive cause. As much as I want to know "why", I was very focused on getting her into the shop so that the estimate could be done. I will try to look again but the bike was hammered when it flipped so the evidence may not be available.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #30
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Thanks everyone! I'm enjoying the pulsing fingers of the TENS3000 unit. I'm in great shape all things considered but the back is protesting slightly. The Tens unit is a 9v massage. Get one, you'll love it!





I looked as best I could, but could not determine the issue. The rim is bent and won't spin. Hard to inspect the whole surface. Several spokes are broken. The disks are bent and separating from their mounts.



I don't know. Loss of air in either system is bad. Perhaps a tubeless rim would have held the tire because of its more substantial bead? Hard to say without a conclusive cause. As much as I want to know "why", I was very focused on getting her into the shop so that the estimate could be done. I will try to look again but the bike was hammered when it flipped so the evidence may not be available.
Thanks for your helpful responses, Dieselboy. Get well soon!
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