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Old 04-21-2013, 09:07 PM   #16
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Nice RR Yardstick!

Glad to hear you and Mrs Yardstick are OK.

MilT, sorry to see your new truck banged up. Hope the damage isn't too bad on the pocketbook.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #17
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Thanks guys! That was the first time that bike has been down. I try to ride conservatively enough when we're 2-up that I can recover from any wobbles. Excrement happens though, right?

I think Mil's truck breaking that upper control arm bolt was a fluke. It must have been fatigued to near failure before the trip. The bolt head itself is what broke off. Failures suck but they happen. It could have happened in a better (less dangerous) spot but it could have also happened in a much worse spot.

If anyone wants the track I can post a pic of the track but I don't really have a place to host it. Or just send me your e-mail by PM.

Stay tuned to Day Trippin' for what Slowred and I were up to today.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #18
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Hey Yardstick,

Thanks for the report, just wanted to tell you I biffed it on the same water crossing Saturday.

We were eastbound, and luckily for me I had just caught up to a side by side as we approached that longer crossing. He got in there and goosed it a little and got completely sideways. Shoulda been a clue...I eased in, feet up, and next thing I knew I was laying in the water, feet on the pegs, hands on the grips!

Wow, was that stuff slick! I must have looked like a keystone cop trying to pick that thing up!

Glad you were both ok, that concrete underneath was a bit unforgiving!
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