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Old 02-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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70MPH into the ground

Im not saying who (He can if he wants too) and I ask those who know the machine to respect that) A friend of mine who is a member here had a front tire/tube blowout and went down at about 70MPH last night. He and his Pillion were ATGATT and after hitting the pavement were both fine other than minor bruising. The Bike fared very well.

Crashbar sustained serious damage

Bag is scraped bad but is still plenty useable

Scraped the Bark Busters pretty good.

The worst damage is the front rim got scraped up bad but with a few minutes work of a file will be okay


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Old 02-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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amazing!
I can't even see any serious damage on the crash bars....
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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They are scraped pretty deeply and need to be replaced but they did the job they were designed to do.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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Tire: Punctured or tube/bead failure? Tubed, Tubeless, balance beads, static or dynamically balanced?

Sorry, it's the DCI in me - I need to know
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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Tire: Punctured or tube/bead failure? Tubed, Tubeless, balance beads, static or dynamically balanced?

Sorry, it's the DCI in me - I need to know
Factory mounted tire, Stock, Unaltered. Tube. Tire itself looked fine and we couldnt find any puncture marks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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tubed tires

I have to say, while I understand the need for spokes on a bike that is ridden off-road, I wouldn't trust a tubed tire at higher speed. A tubeless tire doesn't usually blow up.
I know some people modify the rim to mount tubeless tires using some sort of goo on the spoke heads. How well does that work, and what happens when you tighten the spokes?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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I have to say, while I understand the need for spokes on a bike that is ridden off-road, I wouldn't trust a tubed tire at higher speed. A tubeless tire doesn't usually blow up.
I know some people modify the rim to mount tubeless tires using some sort of goo on the spoke heads. How well does that work, and what happens when you tighten the spokes?
I have done so on my DRZ400SM, sealed the entire channel with adhesive silicone (forget the brand, it's been a few years. I haven't had to adjust the spokes, but considering the amount of silicone in the channel, I don't think it would affect the seal in the least. No tire pressure issues. YMMV,

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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Insurance will probably cover the repair
but
If wanted ... I've got a set of crash bars that are new / removed from bike at 1K miles
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #10
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Thats kind of his attitude. He said "Well Now Im not worried about taking it offroad"
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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No rim locks?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #12
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Are you sure it was 70MPH and not 7? That bike looks great for a front rim blowout at freeway speed. Glad to hear that no one was badly injured, too. That's about the best outcome you can ask for with a high-speed get-off.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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Does he know what the tire pressure was? Unless tube was defective you would think you would have to generate some serious heat to cause a failure.

One of the first things I did to the SE was fit heavy duty tubes. But I generally do not see much slab time on it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #14
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Does he know what the tire pressure was? Unless tube was defective you would think you would have to generate some serious heat to cause a failure.

One of the first things I did to the SE was fit heavy duty tubes. But I generally do not see much slab time on it.
I have heard that the HD tubes built more heat on the big bike...
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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Are you sure it was 70MPH and not 7? That bike looks great for a front rim blowout at freeway speed. Glad to hear that no one was badly injured, too. That's about the best outcome you can ask for with a high-speed get-off.
Knowing the rider's skills (He is a Phenomenal Rider) I would bet the bike hit the ground at less than 50, But from what I am told it happened FAST.
His Girlfriend on the back said he told her "Somethings wrong with the front end" and then it immediately went sideways (Figuratively and literally) and then they went down.
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