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Old 03-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Charlotte, NC....Did anyone crash on 485 2 days ago?

I was riding south on I-485 a couple days ago and saw a GS on the side of the road (Northbound) on its side. The police was there, and a fire truck was en-route. I was not able to cross the median due to the traffic and didn't want to cause another accident, so I just continued on. I didn't see anything on the news. Hopefully it was just bike issues. It looked like the rear wheel was off. Maybe a flat???

A couple friends of mine drove past, and thought it was me....
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Hopefully it was just bike issues. It looked like the rear wheel was off.
It was a bike issue alright... the rear wheel fell off. I stopped and talked to the guy. He said it started to wobble and as he tried to slow down it came off. He said he was nearly stopped before it came off though he was in the middle lane. Fortunately for him there wasn't any traffic directly behind him. He had just picked it up from a local dealer who just serviced the rear wheel.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Wow.... -1 for the dealer here..... I did not see a wheel on it, and thought he might have had to change a tire, but wondered why he didn't use the center stand. That explains it.

Actually I thought it was a long shot to post it here, but I guess not! Thanks for replying. Glad everything is OK
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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Owner of an ATV forums site. He shared the experience on his site.......
http://www.atvnc.com/showthread.php?37650-My-Accident...
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:19 AM   #5
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
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I was riding south on I-485 a couple days ago and saw a GS on the side of the road (Northbound) on its side. The police was there, and a fire truck was en-route. I was not able to cross the median due to the traffic and didn't want to cause another accident, so I just continued on. I didn't see anything on the news. Hopefully it was just bike issues. It looked like the rear wheel was off. Maybe a flat???

A couple friends of mine drove past, and thought it was me....
It was me

Adventurecycle - thanks for taking the time to track down what happened to your fellow rider!

BC61 - I sent you email last week.

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #7
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Wow. Glad you made it OK. And people wonder why I am so anal when it comes to working on my bikes.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #8
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Adventurecycle - thanks for taking the time to track down what happened to your fellow rider!

BC61 - I sent you email last week.

First off- Glad you are ok. But---



If you was on 485 and just left a BMW dealer then I am really starting to wonder about this.

I am not here to throw a dealer under the bus but "if" it is the same dealer that I got my 11' Ducati from then it is disturbing. I took mine back in for the 600 mile maintenance and they left a bolt loose on my skidplate when changing the oil filter.

Although mine is nowhere near as serious as yours... I bought their 3 yr unlimited mileage service program when I got the bike. I dont want to wonder about my safety due to poor mechanics. A bolt left loose in a skidplate is one thing (although I was a bit pissed that my $20k bike was not perfect after recieving it back from them) but leaving a wheel nut loose is another.


Please keep us updated on what happens.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #9
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First off- Glad you are ok. But---



If you was on 485 and just left a BMW dealer then I am really starting to wonder about this.

I am not here to throw a dealer under the bus but "if" it is the same dealer that I got my 11' Ducati from then it is disturbing. I took mine back in for the 600 mile maintenance and they left a bolt loose on my skidplate when changing the oil filter.

Although mine is nowhere near as serious as yours... I bought their 3 yr unlimited mileage service program when I got the bike. I dont want to wonder about my safety due to poor mechanics. A bolt left loose in a skidplate is one thing (although I was a bit pissed that my $20k bike was not perfect after recieving it back from them) but leaving a wheel nut loose is another.


Please keep us updated on what happens.
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I'll post updates when I have them. As I understand it the dealership contacted BMW who is sending out a metallurgist to examine the wheel hub and associated hardware. I should know more later this week.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:30 AM   #10
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Hi Greg -
Somehow, my account at ATVNC.com doesn't seem to work anymore so I'll post here...
I know you 'tweaked' your knee but I'm glad you're not MORE injured. How bad is your knee?
I'm sorry it happened and hope the results turn out to your satisfaction.

BTW - Footy sent me an email with the link to your atvnc post. I've ridden bikes up in WV with Footy, Wyndzer, Zoomer, Head Wrench ... good fellers.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #11
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Hi Greg -
Somehow, my account at ATVNC.com doesn't seem to work anymore so I'll post here...
I know you 'tweaked' your knee but I'm glad you're not MORE injured. How bad is your knee?
I'm sorry it happened and hope the results turn out to your satisfaction.

BTW - Footy sent me an email with the link to your atvnc post. I've ridden bikes up in WV with Footy, Wyndzer, Zoomer, Head Wrench ... good fellers.
All good guys - ridden with most of them many times :)

The preliminary diagonosis on the knee was a sprain, given that it has improved a ton over the past few days I think likely it was correct and there is no more significant damage.

I'll see if I can figure out what is going on with the ATV account. :)
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #12
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The preliminary diagonosis on the knee was a sprain, given that it has improved a ton over the past few days I think likely it was correct and there is no more significant damage.
GLAD TO HEAR IT!!

70+ mph get off on an interstate with just a sprained knee? You must be living right!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
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Blur - you'll need to re-register at atvnc. I just saw a message from Jason that one of the other Admins was doing some DB cleanup and inadvertantly deleted a number of accounts. Sorry!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #14
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I'll look for it when I get to the office tomorrow.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:36 AM   #15
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Hey Greg, glad to see you over here. I have been lurking here for a long time!
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