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Old 06-17-2010, 10:40 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by RedRocker
I have to say I think I hate you!
As I dodge cars and feel the heat from
miles of concrete and asphalt on my way
to work. I must have done something wrong.
I lived in the valley for 10-years before I moved here, so dodging cars and baking in the heat is something I'm very familiar with, but I don't miss it in the least.

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #17
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It seems deep to me.

I guess it adds a little character.
If the scratch is just paint deep and the shell has not been deflected or compromised, I would probably keep wearing it.

FWIW, I just sent a helmet back to Arai to have them check it out after a get-off in the dirt, where I hit my noggin' pretty good. They gave it the OK so I'll wear it again.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #18
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:13 PM   #19
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If the scratch is just paint deep and the shell has not been deflected or compromised, I would probably keep wearing it.

FWIW, I just sent a helmet back to Arai to have them check it out after a get-off in the dirt, where I hit my noggin' pretty good. They gave it the OK so I'll wear it again.
WRONG! Your helmet doesn't have to even have a visible scratch to have failed under the shell. What the hell are you trying to tell this guy? Don't disseminate false information that could lead to safety concerns!

Please either have your helmet checked or get a new one!


Anyways, cool ride, and don't worry about your bars, I've crashed on my SW-M bars 20+ times and they are relatively even (because I crash on both sides ). Very sturdy bars and very happy with them!
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #20
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How was it picking the bike back up and getting started out again?
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #21
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How was it picking the bike back up and getting started out again?
After I picked the bike up, the tires ended up in some soft dirt beginning to slope down the side of the trail. I had to walk it out standing beside the bike pushing on the handlebars while using the throttle.

I have no problem picking my bike up.

I'm not a big guy (5.9" 165lbs), but I workout regularly. Doing squats, lunges, and dead lifts, etc., make it no problem to lift the bike up because it's essentially the same movements and muscles being used.

However, one time I was frightened because I was all alone and had crashed my KLR in some real slick mud on one of these trails back in January. It was a trail I really didn't even need to be on. Every time I tried to pick the bike up it would slide around in the mud and my feet would slide also. There was no traction.

After sweating with if for a while, I finally just prayed, and sure enough, it came right up. I don't know if an angel helped me or what, but I was very grateful to get out of that situation.

If anyone has a problem picking their bike up, all they have to do is some regular exercises to strengthen their legs/back, etc., and they should find that picking their bike up becomes easier.

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:24 AM   #22
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That's an SW-Motech Evo rack.

It's a pretty neat design. They have quarter-turn fasteners that allow me to remove them in just a few seconds if I want to.

There is an adaptor kit I bought so that I can use them with Pelican/Caribou cases.

The cases and rack design works very well and I'm happy with it.

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Thanks for the info. I note you've obviously got it fitted even though you don't have the cases with you. Is this a deliberate choice? Extra protection?

Did it actually play any part in your tipover this time?
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:20 AM   #23
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:55 AM   #24
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WRONG! Your helmet doesn't have to even have a visible scratch to have failed under the shell. What the hell are you trying to tell this guy? Don't disseminate false information that could lead to safety concerns!
I re-read where the OP said he hit his head pretty hard. You are correct, if you hit your head "pretty hard" the helmet should be binned or sent to the manufacturer for evaluation before using again. I glossed over the "hit pretty hard" part... Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #25
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After sweating with if for a while, I finally just prayed, and sure enough, it came right up.
Similar thing happened to me in a mud hole in New Mexico last summer. But instead of praying, I just swore a lot. Same result, though.

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:04 AM   #26
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Similar thing happened to me in a mud hole in New Mexico last summer. But instead of praying, I just swore a lot. Same result, though.

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Old 06-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #27
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Similar thing happened to me in a mud hole in New Mexico last summer. But instead of praying, I just swore a lot. Same result, though.

David
Kickin and yellin should do it as well, have a try next time
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #28
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Thanks for the info. I note you've obviously got it fitted even though you don't have the cases with you. Is this a deliberate choice? Extra protection?

Did it actually play any part in your tipover this time?
In this particular instance my caribou cases were already at work and I was going to bring them home with equipment in them, so that's why I had the racks on.

The racks come on and off depending on my needs at work. I like having the option to take them off when I want.

They definitely didn't contribute to me crashing. They might have kept the pipe off the ground after the bike fell.

They didn't bend in the fall, which is cool.

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Old 06-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #29
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #30
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Similar thing happened to me in a mud hole in New Mexico last summer. But instead of praying, I just swore a lot. Same result, though.

David
You heathen.

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