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Old 07-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #10486
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Well, I just had my first get-off on the Tiger. I started to low side in the pouring rain & hit a curb. The pass pegs survived (thank God). The forks twisted in the tree, but that's it. I was only going about 10mph when I hit the curb. I don't know if I should blame the rain, my tires, or the ABS. I tried to stop but couldn't get traction. Oh well, the adrenaline is almost gone. I guess I better go take another look for damage. I managed to ride 10,800 miles without dropping it one time. The worst part is now I have to listen to my wife lecture me about how dangerous motorcycles are
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #10487
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Well, I just had my first get-off on the Tiger. I started to low side in the pouring rain & hit a curb. The pass pegs survived (thank God). The forks twisted in the tree, but that's it. I was only going about 10mph when I hit the curb. I don't know if I should blame the rain, my tires, or the ABS. I tried to stop but couldn't get traction. Oh well, the adrenaline is almost gone. I guess I better go take another look for damage. I managed to ride 10,800 miles without dropping it one time. The worst part is now I have to listen to my wife lecture me about how dangerous motorcycles are
That sucks, but any crash you walk away from allows you to ride another day.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #10488
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Glad you are OK, Rob and hopefully there is not too much wrong with the bike.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #10489
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Hate to hear that Rob. Hope you and the bike pull through fine. As for the wife... Can't help you there. I'm in the same boat.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #10490
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Upon further inspection, all is well. I found my rubber peg cover. The skid plate contacted the curb & it rolled onto wet grass. I feel very lucky. I just had to straighten the forks in the tree. Thanks for kind words.

As I started the corner



Where I landed




Curb where the skidplate touched down

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #10491
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Mississippi Ride

Looks like I will get an early start I will pull out of Monroe la mid morning on the 16th. With a stop in Jackson then will turn north around Forest then start looking around to see what I can find.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #10492
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What day is it?

After riding 25 days and camping out all but 3 nights and 8500+ miles I can't seem to remember what day it is. Any way I am about to spend some time in Mississippi.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #10493
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After riding 25 days and camping out all but 3 nights and 8500+ miles I can't seem to remember what day it is. Any way I am about to spend some time in Mississippi.
Welcome, it sounds like the good life for you! I hope the weather cooperates while you are here.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:59 AM   #10494
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After riding 25 days and camping out all but 3 nights and 8500+ miles I can't seem to remember what day it is. Any way I am about to spend some time in Mississippi.
Hope your tent has AC you'll need it here
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #10495
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Does anyone know of a good mechanic? I stripped out a screw on the throttle body when I was trying to re-jet it, and I messed things up even more when I tried to get it out .
Any luck fixing the carb?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #10496
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Does anyone know of a good mechanic? I stripped out a screw on the throttle body when I was trying to re-jet it, and I messed things up even more when I tried to get it out .
Ouch.....not good!!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #10497
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Any luck fixing the carb?
Not yet. I've been too busy preparing to move to do any work on it, but I got it an appointment Monday morning!

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Ouch.....not good!!!
It's not that bad, and it will be fixed soon! I was able to take a nice ride on it today
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #10498
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A trip to Mississippi

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #10499
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