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Old 03-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #16
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What would a KTM 990 do?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
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6 foot drop onto the front wheel and you're surprised something broke?

I can't think of any bike that I'd expect to survive that.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #18
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What would a KTM 990 do?
The guy wouldn't have lost it on a KTM.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #19
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Nah, the first snap is usually the femur!
Yep

Not too many things survive a sudden stop especially when you've got some speed up and come to a very sudden stop.

Been there done that. Here's a hint - don't lock your knee when you hit.

That's what Insurance is for. I'm going to have to check about off road excursions though... good point.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #20
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The guy wouldn't have lost it on a KTM.
Same thing goes for a mo-ped. He wouldn't be going fast enough.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #21
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To the insurance comment: Will Comprehensive insurance aka Progressive cover this??? I was under the impression that off-road, you are on your own. That greatly limits my sense of adventure when on a $16K bike.

Comprehensive insurance will cover the bike even if off-road, provided he was not entered in a sanctioned racing event, just like your car would still be covered even if you are driving on a dirt road.
I've carried it on all the pure dirt bikes I've owned and never had a problem with a claim, Progressive is one of the better insurance companies.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #22
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Tell me about this bailing out shit, was he on a boat?

What ever happened to hangin on till the ride comes to a complete stop.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #23
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A friend of mine split a deer in half at about 50 mph with his wife on the back of their 1100GS and they were able to ride it home.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #24
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A friend of mine split a deer in half at about 50 mph with his wife on the back of their 1100GS and they were able to ride it home.
That's impressive! They're extremely lucky. Others haven't fared so well.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #25
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18 months ago I was riding my GSA on some FS roads and came up on a slow jeep liberty. I was standing on the pegs, rode where he could see me in both rear view and door mirror. Quite a while later he sees a pull off on the side of the road and pulls over. Great! I start accelerating past and all of a sudden he snaps the wheel hard to the left and pulls across the road. Sonofabi... Is making a U-turn!

I hit him in the front wheel and go over the bars and get knocked out from the rapid deceleration. After waking up he helps me pick the bike up and I expected the forks to be bent under the engine. Nope. $6k of cosmetic scratches (that were pretty minor actually). The best part was his car had to be towed while I drove home!

The right fork leg hit the bottom of his wheel and buckled the linkage somehow. Don't tell me those forks aren't tough. I replaced the slider, but only for cosmetic reasons. Speed of crash was ~ 25-30 MPH.

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #26
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Bike could easily be built to handle that kind of impact

If you don't mind having front forks that weigh 300 lbs. I think they're called I-beam shocks
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #27
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Once ran a Honda 150 Dream (Bentley Touring Model) off a 12' drop. Straight down on its nose and mine. My brother on the back. Only damage to the bike was a bent front swing arm and broken tail light. There is no rhyme or reason why some bikes die and others live. Rode that bike another 3 years.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #28
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Hey that KTM in the pic is my Avatar...not my bike though. It has a snapped triple clamp.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #29
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #30
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Mmm don't see any broken forks here, and they are all light weight race bikes
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