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Old 09-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Wife had her first minor wreck

She was making a sharp right turn (more than 90 degree) up a hill, and from what she can remember she popped the clutch with the handlebars turned while she tried to down shift for the hill. To make matters worse, she had just melted her gloves on the muffler earlier in the day so she was bare handed.

Just a few bruises nad cuts on her. A bent brake lever and scratched muffler on the bike. All very minor. I need to check in the light of day, I might of seen brake fluid. It shook her up pretty good. She is a trooper though, picked up the bike and went to her next job, then the 30 min home. I am proud of her for shaking it off.

Not sure what she learned, tomorrow she will be more clear headed. If anything it was a reminder to be careful and always watch what you are doing.

Be safe everyone!
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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glad she is Ok, My wife has laid her bike (Sleepy) over a few times, It scares me worse than her. maybe a spare set of gloves for the tankbag is in order.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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How do you melt leather gloves on an exhaust?
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:24 AM   #4
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How do you melt leather gloves on an exhaust?
She had one these off road gloves that were only part leather. The bright yellow backs were what melted. My wife is tough as nails (but barely over 100lbs) and hardheaded, she liked the color and was going to use them no matter what haha.

Last night she got new all leather gloves.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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point your wife to www.twowheeledfemales.com
there are many good pointers that she can learn from the site.
My Wife reads something new every night
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:43 PM   #6
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Thats one tough woman you got there. Thank your lucky stars!
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:33 AM   #7
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Hope she's ok. My wife broke her left clavicle last Friday while we were riding on a dirt road that had developed some deep sand toward the edges. Her 2010 F650GS didn't have a scratch on it (thanks to Adventure-Spec bars) Feel real bad though taking her on that road and she ended up laying it down. Battlewing tires didnt help either. She don't have any problems at all on any other surface, but she hates sand with a passion.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:12 PM   #8
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Hope she's ok. My wife broke her left clavicle last Friday while we were riding on a dirt road that had developed some deep sand toward the edges. Her 2010 F650GS didn't have a scratch on it (thanks to Adventure-Spec bars) Feel real bad though taking her on that road and she ended up laying it down. Battlewing tires didnt help either. She don't have any problems at all on any other surface, but she hates sand with a passion.
Sorry she got hurt. It is worse when the wife gets hurt than when you get hurt yourself.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #9
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Sorry she got hurt. It is worse when the wife gets hurt than when you get hurt yourself.
The feeling of guilt is overwhelming............
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