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Old 02-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #31
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Bert - hopefully Progressive is as good with you as they were with my whole dealeo. The pavement hasn't been a friend lately. Let's NOT plan on chicken and waffles. That seems to be a bad omen man.....

Where is that front wheel wobble thread? My 990 front end looks to spin a bit odd - but no vibrations...

Glad you both are unscathed...

Oh - and those orange handguards are all yours bro.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #32
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Why wouldnt you trust a tubed tire at higher speed? Superstition? Guys have roadraced in the past at really high speeds with tubed tires with no apparent problems.
A tubeless tire can get cut or fail and blow off the rim at speed about as easy as a tube can go flat.
Common knowledge? See the Safety section. Makes sense to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubeless_tire

Now they do mention that tubeless tires also have their problems. So I guess you are screwed either way.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:19 PM   #33
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Glad you're O.K...

Very freaky situation. Probably won't happen again in two lifetimes. Hope the insurance treats you well. If you find any clues... pass them on.

Great choice on the crash bars and side cases... probably soaked up lots of ground away from other softer stuff.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #34
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Are you sure it was 70MPH and not 7? That bike looks great for a front rim blowout at freeway speed. Glad to hear that no one was badly injured, too. That's about the best outcome you can ask for with a high-speed get-off.
+1 the bike faired very well for a 70 mph off and glad the rider ald pillion faired better
Love the attitude about using it off road now
well done that man and well done for not getting hurt
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:30 AM   #35
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Glad everyone's okay. Those crashbars really work, as I found out at freeway speed as well:



All the welds cracked and the bolts look like bananas, but the frame and tanks were solid.

Let's all keep having crashes where everyone's okay!
I think that without the crashbars the damage would have been detained to the plastic slider/protector and the handprotectors...I'd like to hear from somebody that got his bike damaged really bad after crashing without crash-bars...
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:40 AM   #36
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Why wouldnt you trust a tubed tire at higher speed? Superstition? Guys have roadraced in the past at really high speeds with tubed tires with no apparent problems.
A tubeless tire can get cut or fail and blow off the rim at speed about as easy as a tube can go flat.
New tubeless tires seldom rip to the point that the bike becomes uncontrollable...instant deflation is the culprit of most crashes after punctures and tubeless tires usually deflate slowly which makes all the difference in the world....
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:20 AM   #37
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I thought those bags looked familiar. Glad to see they served you well.

For some reason I seem to remember a lot of threads (I.e., more than 1) about valve stem separation and they all seemed to be in the front wheel. Bad batch of tubes?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:57 AM   #38
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Scary stuff. I had a front flat, 2-up and loaded down, 80 mph. It's been a few years, but it's so uncontrollable and scary it still haunts me every time I ride at a high speed or two up.
Glad you guy's didnt get too hurt.

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ok it was me. I was on a two day ride and the speed limit is 65mph so I would not be going faster then that.

Katomm119, the bags you sold me and crash bars saved my bike. thanks you!

tire's I pulled out the drive with 32psi front and 40psi in the back. now that was friday night for a two day ride and checked them sunday morning before pulling out of calostoga.

I have been riding for 21+ years dirt and street and have had more then my share of flats put never on the free way.

I was thinking not having the rim lock and was part of problem and after reading Peanuts post I would say that was a bigger part of it.

I put my foot down three times trying to keep it up. than I lost the front end it shoot out. we are down and off. back in a few got to go





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Old 02-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #39
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I'll pile on here... glad the 2 riders fared no worse!
And good on your SO for being inclined to get on with you again.
And good on you for having her dressed! (I presume you already do so for yourself...)
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #40
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I know the question of why is driving you crazy. But brother, the most important thing is that both of you are here to share this with us.....


And yes I know the HD tubes can build up more heat....but I do not tend to ride this bike long distances at high speed when set up for offroad.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #41
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I'm thoroughly impressed with how the bike held up! That would have destroyed a BMW, especially a 1200... probably woulda worn a hole in the cylinder head.

Glad it worked out okay! If it was my bike, I probably wouldn't even file an insurance claim.. like the others said, wear the scars with pride! Maybe sand the crash bars and shoot 'em with paint to prevent rust, and touch up the wheel since it's black, but that'd be it. Just my opinion. :)

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #42
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Thats kind of his attitude. He said "Well Now Im not worried about taking it offroad"
Whenever one of us dropped a bike and the damage was minimal, my racing friends would say "That's OK, it's a race bike"

/I guess I should get that bent front rim looked at...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #43
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My front rim has been bent since the Moab Rally. It doesnt affect the bike so I dont worry about it
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #44
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it would have been a different story for the bike if it was without the hard panniers. Even with the crash bars on
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #45
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Glad to hear you are both OK and the damage looks minor for such a high speed crash!

This may or may not be related to your mishap but I noticed a hole in my front tyre at the weekend and I have no idea how it got there ! It was fairly new with a good few thousand miles left in it >>



Plenty of air left in the tube when I pulled both it and the tyre off headed for the bin !

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