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Old 04-10-2013, 06:35 AM   #16
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James Bond did it so why not?
Slid, banged or both?

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #17
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well I am glad I am not the only one hearing this bullshit..
My next favorite is a guy on an old Harley that it was so fast they would not let him race it.............
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #18
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well I am glad I am not the only one hearing this bullshit..
My next favorite is a guy on an old Harley that it was so fast they would not let him race it.............
200mph V45 Magna.

OTOH. One of my neice-in-laws sperm donors (aka, father of the child) claims it's not possible to ride a motorcycle faster than 100mph, the wind blast will blow you off. Mind you, he's never ridden a motorcycle, and he knows that I do high speed training with the local motor cops... what does he think "chasing cops around at a buck'twenty" means?

One of these days I'm going to slap a helmet on his head, go find an isolated straight road, and mess with his personal laws of physics.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #19
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Nothing over 100

Dwoodward, can I come and watch when you do that? I'd like to hear his reasoning after the ride.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #20
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He'd probably claim the spedometer was lying.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #21
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Has anyone else heard this line of bull shit and just wanted to yell " Liar!"???

I'm sure it's perfectly true... last time I went down I had to climb up on the bike.

Then, unfortunately I realized I left my wallet in the saddlebag... so had to climb back down and rummage around for it. Then climbed back up on top of the bike.

After that I thought 'Who wants to go to the hospital hungry?" so I climbed down, pulled out some sandwich fixings and started to make a little something. At which point I realized I was in serious trouble.. I mean I had nothing to spread the mayo with! Fortunately a piece of the front fairing broke loose. So I finished lunch, climbed back on top of the bike.

After I made a few more trips for raingear, sunglasses, comfy pillow, etc, I finally impacted the other car, then did a ninja flip six times over and landed on my feet... all to the tune of AC/DC's "Back in Black."
(I'd constructed a rudimentary MP3 player out of electronic bits coming loose somewhere around trip 9 back down the bike.)

Still had to go to the hospital of course. Repetitive strain injury from all that climbing.

(In case it isn't obvious.... I somewhat doubt anyone could "climb up and surf the bike in real life)
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:34 AM   #22
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I'm sure it's perfectly true... last time I went down I had to climb up on the bike.

Then, unfortunately I realized I left my wallet in the saddlebag... so had to climb back down and rummage around for it. Then climbed back up on top of the bike.

After that I thought 'Who wants to go to the hospital hungry?" so I climbed down, pulled out some sandwich fixings and started to make a little something. At which point I realized I was in serious trouble.. I mean I had nothing to spread the mayo with! Fortunately a piece of the front fairing broke loose. So I finished lunch, climbed back on top of the bike.

After I made a few more trips for raingear, sunglasses, comfy pillow, etc, I finally impacted the other car, then did a ninja flip six times over and landed on my feet... all to the tune of AC/DC's "Back in Black."
(I'd constructed a rudimentary MP3 player out of electronic bits coming loose somewhere around trip 9 back down the bike.)

Still had to go to the hospital of course. Repetitive strain injury from all that climbing.

(In case it isn't obvious.... I somewhat doubt anyone could "climb up and surf the bike in real life)
Was it a bologna sandwich???
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #23
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My first crash had me end up on top of the machine for a good bit of the slide.
Young, stupid, first bike. In no way could I have tried to "climb up on her".
A lucky bounce on an unlucky night.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #24
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Was it a bologna sandwich???
He does not sound like a KLR rider.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #25
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Was it a bologna sandwich???
Complete baloney in fact ;)
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:28 AM   #26
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I was exiting an expressway ,following another friend on a bike with a few more behind me ,when a car in the left turn lane decided he wanted my lane and cut me off and the next thing I know I'm sliding on top of my bike. Seems I was in the goo that builds up where traffic sits and as soon as I touched the fr brake it went out from under me. I don't Know how in the hell I ended up on top but it was sweet. Not a scratch on me and the bike was in better shape than before the crash. Just kidding,but very minor scrapes and a torn handlebar grip.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #27
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He does not sound like a KLR rider.
Nope. He was riding his hack.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #28
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Both of my street crashes happened very fast, although I was going less than 40mph both times. The first one, I remember thinking, "I'm going down," and the next thing I knew, I was standing on my feet looking back up the road. My second one, apparently I high-sided in a a turn. All I remember of that crash is standing beside the bike while a lady in a BMW waited for me to move out of her way.

No way in hell, however much experience I get, will I attain this guy's level of skill. Form me, it always happens so fast I don't have time to think.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #29
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #30
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In November of 2009 I was riding my 2007 Gold Wing down a back road when a deer ran out and hit me on the right side and tripped over my front wheel.

This caused an instant low side on the right side of the bike.
I remember sliding down the road holding onto the handlebars for about 30 ft, after which I came off the bike as it high-sided.

There was not a scratch on me at all, nor did the bar ends touch or the saddle bags. while I didn't "climb up onto the bike" it DID slide down the road on the engine guard and the U-shaped guard by the passenger footrest.

The GL1800 guards are designed that in a low-side the bike rides on those guards and protects you VERY WELL!! My only scrapes I had were on the right side of my helmet as it somehow was bouncing along the pavement - I LOVE SHOEI!! I'm as mentally fit as I was before the accident (which isn't saying much )

Anyway, the point here is you CAN ride a wing on it's side and never touch the pavement, at least not till you stop or the tires catch and it high-sides at the end.....end result was $4800 in damages and a new helmet!!

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