ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2013, 01:46 AM   #2386
Daz the Aussie
Dualsporting Actor
 
Daz the Aussie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Californicator
Oddometer: 942
Hit something on the freeway at night..

Photos to follow but just got home from a trip up into LA and coming home via the 91E I hit something large and very hard in the H.O.V. lane. Even with the new HID lights I didn't see the object but it threw the bike up in the air one wheel at a time and came back down with a huge wobble. I am grateful I was on my Beamer with it's tough front suspension because at the speed I was doing at the time I don't think I would have stayed upright with a bike with normal forks. Both my new Heidenau tires are ruined (took a huge chunk out of the side of the rear tire) plus I will need to have the rims checked for bends, especially the rear one that has a big ugly scar on the rim edge.
__________________
"We need a new thread for fuel tank capacity bitching." - Super Sneaky Steve

"Where do I go now that I've gone too far?"

My actor site: www.dazbyard.com
Daz the Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #2387
seatec
Dutch Transplant
 
seatec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Clearwater
Oddometer: 809
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daz the Aussie View Post
Photos to follow but just got home from a trip up into LA and coming home via the 91E I hit something large and very hard in the H.O.V. lane. Even with the new HID lights I didn't see the object but it threw the bike up in the air one wheel at a time and came back down with a huge wobble. I am grateful I was on my Beamer with it's tough front suspension because at the speed I was doing at the time I don't think I would have stayed upright with a bike with normal forks. Both my new Heidenau tires are ruined (took a huge chunk out of the side of the rear tire) plus I will need to have the rims checked for bends, especially the rear one that has a big ugly scar on the rim edge.
Wow, Glad you kept it upright though.
__________________
Got places to do and things to be.
'14 1200 GSA
seatec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #2388
johnny80s
Gnarly Adventurer
 
johnny80s's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Fallbrook, CA
Oddometer: 250
SoCal freeways can be dangerous. Lots of stuff in the road.
johnny80s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #2389
Daz the Aussie
Dualsporting Actor
 
Daz the Aussie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Californicator
Oddometer: 942
Aftermath..

Finally got the photos of the tire/wheel damage ready for the insurance guys.

The front tire split is pretty deep, certainly this tire can never be used again!




The rear tire is a bigger mess, the object tore a chunk clean out of the sidewall down to the cords and smashed into the edge of the rim as well.


The run out on the front rim isn't too bad but it has a minor ding in it. At speed it probably would not be really all that noticeable but I am opting for another wheel. The rear wheel movement is very noticeable and will need to be straightened.
__________________
"We need a new thread for fuel tank capacity bitching." - Super Sneaky Steve

"Where do I go now that I've gone too far?"

My actor site: www.dazbyard.com
Daz the Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #2390
johnny80s
Gnarly Adventurer
 
johnny80s's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Fallbrook, CA
Oddometer: 250
I put the stickers on my panniers from the last few places I visited.
johnny80s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 02:46 PM   #2391
YetiGS
No Talent Ass Clown
 
YetiGS's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 7,346
In the last week I have:

- Removed the ABS pump and converted to non-ABS fittings and a 3" longer line ot the master cylinder
- Replaced the final drive pivot bearings
- Changed the oil in the engine, transmission and final drive
- Re-wired my HID lights
- Replaced the throttle cables (actually just removed them, I put the new ones in tonight)
- Installed Pivot Pegz
- Installed TT folding and adjustable shifter
- Installed the TT Rallye fender (only because it's a "RALLYE" fender )
- Replaced the stick coils with the new ones from Euro MotoElectrics
- Replaced all four spark plugs
- Ordered up a spare rear bearing and seal

Tonight I'll install the new throttle cables and tomorrow I'll bleed the brakes and put everything back together again.

It's been a busy week. Can't wait to ride again!!
__________________
-Scott-
Semper Fi
'04 BMW R1150GSA, '04 KTM 625 SXC
"You had better bring an extra magazine. Yeti's amped up on weird shit are hard to bring down." Lonestar2112
YetiGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #2392
Ravenslair
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Placer County, California
Oddometer: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daz the Aussie View Post
Finally got the photos of the tire/wheel damage ready for the insurance guys.

The front tire split is pretty deep, certainly this tire can never be used again!


The rear tire is a bigger mess, the object tore a chunk clean out of the sidewall down to the cords and smashed into the edge of the rim as well.


The run out on the front rim isn't too bad but it has a minor ding in it. At speed it probably would not be really all that noticeable but I am opting for another wheel. The rear wheel movement is very noticeable and will need to be straightened.
Glad you were able to keep the bike up. Looks like it could have been a lot worse. Did the tire go flat immediately?

I leave early in the morning when it is still dark. I hate the fact I cannot see far out in the distance for stuff like that. I try and see what the cars out front are doing. I wish I could throw the spots on without blinding others on the road.
Ravenslair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 07:06 PM   #2393
Daz the Aussie
Dualsporting Actor
 
Daz the Aussie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Californicator
Oddometer: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenslair View Post
Glad you were able to keep the bike up. Looks like it could have been a lot worse. Did the tire go flat immediately?

I leave early in the morning when it is still dark. I hate the fact I cannot see far out in the distance for stuff like that. I try and see what the cars out front are doing. I wish I could throw the spots on without blinding others on the road.
Thanks for the thoughts. Yes it could definitely have been a lot worse, I'm glad of my riding experience, the bike type in this instance and for not panicking and making it worse. I was able to pull over within a mile or so of the incident to check things out, in the dark under a street light I couldn't see much but the tire was still up and I didn't hear any air escaping so I took it easy and rode the last 25 miles home very slowly and half expecting the front tire to go flat. As to the blind spots, I am now going to invest in a set of those Motolights that mount on the front forks to light up the lower road and fill in the area that the headlight can't due to how high up it is on these bikes. Some good news to end with, Progressive came through like champions and lived up to their advertising and have approved my claim already!
__________________
"We need a new thread for fuel tank capacity bitching." - Super Sneaky Steve

"Where do I go now that I've gone too far?"

My actor site: www.dazbyard.com
Daz the Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #2394
Ravenslair
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Placer County, California
Oddometer: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daz the Aussie View Post
Thanks for the thoughts. Yes it could definitely have been a lot worse, I'm glad of my riding experience, the bike type in this instance and for not panicking and making it worse. I was able to pull over within a mile or so of the incident to check things out, in the dark under a street light I couldn't see much but the tire was still up and I didn't hear any air escaping so I took it easy and rode the last 25 miles home very slowly and half expecting the front tire to go flat. As to the blind spots, I am now going to invest in a set of those Motolights that mount on the front forks to light up the lower road and fill in the area that the headlight can't due to how high up it is on these bikes. Some good news to end with, Progressive came through like champions and lived up to their advertising and have approved my claim already!
That is amazing the tires still held air, even with the major trauma they had just endured. Your story makes me think a pair of fork mounted lights would be a good thing. Depending on what Progressive is covering (i.e., new wheels and tires), Woody should be able to get your current wheels all dialed in. That way you would have a second set. Can't go wrong with two sets of wheels.
Ravenslair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #2395
Patagonian Fox
nOOb, not any more
 
Patagonian Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Neuquen, Argentina
Oddometer: 284
Trade my GSA '09 by a new GSA '13

Days a go went to a dealer to say hello to the guys and I did it.
Here is the COLO, as I call it.



Now looking for the WC to see how GSA will look and who knows.....
Cheers

Omar.............
__________________
'13 R1200GSA Red Magma
'09 R1200GSA Red Magma (sold)
'08 HD Dina low Rider (sold)

Patagonian Fox screwed with this post 10-05-2013 at 06:10 AM
Patagonian Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #2396
ron*
Adventurer
 
ron*'s Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Brasil
Oddometer: 21
In january I and my Wife visited dealer Codasco Austral - Argentina and was change an lamp free. Good Friends!!

ron* screwed with this post 10-06-2013 at 03:42 PM
ron* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #2397
squiffynimrod
maximum shrinkage
 
squiffynimrod's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Flatskatchewan
Oddometer: 1,303
Installed a larger kickstand footplate and some cool rubber grip wraps.
__________________
Posting all the bikes you have or have owned in this spot is stupid.
squiffynimrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 12:47 AM   #2398
Hikertrash
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 2,716
Took it on it's first SS1000; 17 hours with no drama

Hikertrash screwed with this post 10-06-2013 at 02:43 AM
Hikertrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #2399
jd2577
The Boy Ruger
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Oddometer: 88
Yesterday the better half and I took the bike on a 95 mile road trip. Not the bright and sunny day the weather man was predicting but it was still a great day! The ride home got a little wet with some pretty heavy downpours the 15 miles or so. Once we got to the garage, she said to me... "That rain wasn't bad. I was laughing the entire time!" She's a great riding partner!
jd2577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #2400
VEGASGSA
Need more Summer
 
VEGASGSA's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: The Northwet..
Oddometer: 7,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
Took it on it's first SS1000; 17 hours with no drama
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimVonBaden View Post
You are not half as ugly as I thought you would be!
VEGASGSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014