|07-04-2006, 12:53 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: San Diego
Been a long time since I did one of these, but I thought I would share.
Riding with some supermoto people today on the Husky 610, road I wasn't familiar with. I entered a set of esses, bad line, ran wide. Wouldn't have been so bad, but a wide strip of sand off the hillside made sure I paid for that mistake. It went down fast. I mean, I had time to know it was gong down, but no time to do more than just react. I screwed up, plain and simple.
I was wearing a two-piece Vanson suit, Sidi Discovery boots, Held 2277 gloves, Arai RX7-RR4 helmet.
The suit has scuffs, but is otherwise fine. I've had that suit for over 10-years, and it's a tank. I highly recommend getting a suit made by Vanson.
My left Discovery was trapped under the bike for a while, and was ground a little, mostly on the buckles. One buckle came undone which was interesting. Otherwise, they are in good shape and will live to ride many miles. I plan on buying some Sidi Crossfires in the next few weeks for future supermoto activites.
The Held gloves did their job, but are done. I've had these for maybe 8-years, and probably should have been retired by now, but like a good used pair of underware, you hate to trash them. They seriously have been through everything as my only gloves, many, many miles. I only wish they still made them like that.
My left hand took the worst of it. The back of it slammed the ground hard, and the weak padding on the back of the Helds didn't provide any protection. If I had some of the Galaxys, or some other good glove with armor on the back, I probably woundn't have any damage at all. Time to go glove shopping.
Helmet luckily never hit the ground. Not sure how, but I couldn't find a mark on it. That saves some money.
Bike, scraped good on a few panels, one turn signal broken, busted the clutch off. The axle sliders from SME I had just put on this week did their job, and are in fine shape with a few scuffs. I wish I had had the parts to put my hand guards on at the same time. I probably would have had no damage to the bike.
Going to be sore tomorrow I think, but all in one piece. Wear your gear boys and girls. ATGATT.
|07-04-2006, 07:32 AM||#2|
Dirty Old Mudder
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Fort Erie,Ontario
Glad you are okay, ATGATT work's,,,, I'm sure it'll be much cheaper to fix your bikes broken parts than it would have been for your broken parts
goodluck & ride on
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06 Husky TE510
|07-05-2006, 02:29 PM||#3|
That's MR. Toothless
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
What's this Husky yer talking about?
When did that happen?
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
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