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#768093 - 03/26/12 08:13 PM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: roadscholar]  
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without pics.....


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#768146 - 03/27/12 01:34 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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..will work on it the next few days.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

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#768323 - 03/28/12 01:42 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: roadscholar]  
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Patted my bike on my way to the lawn machine. At least it has a Kawasaki motor. With twenty years in the house I never had to mow this early in the year.


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Many years and 1 million (s)miles.

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#768457 - 03/28/12 11:21 PM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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Rode to work. Then at lunch...

This;



Plus this;


Led to this;
Front...


Rear;


Short version is she couldn't decide whether to make the left turn in front on me or not. By then she was fully in my lane, & I was out of time & out of room. It was either her grill or the curb. I chose the curb, & using my best dirt bike skills, managed to not go down. Came to a safe stop in the parking lot of...wait for it...a nursing home.

And no, she didn't stop. A witness tried to chase her down, but to no avail.

Thanks to Highway41, my weekend with RideSmart is saved. He very kindly pulled his RT off the consignment floor to loan me his wheels & tires. How awesome is that?!


Danny

'07 R12GSA (Moose)
'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
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#768460 - 03/28/12 11:44 PM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Huzband]  
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Originally Posted By: Huzband
And no, she didn't stop. A witness tried to chase her down, but to no avail.

WTH, was it the little old lady from Pasadena?

Glad it was only wheel damage! thumbsup


Pat


"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed" Curly Howard
#768470 - 03/29/12 12:37 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Firefight911]  
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Danny,

Glad you made it through without anything worse and I look forward to meeting you this weekend.

Kudos to Highway41 for loaning you the wheels and tires.


"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too. Khaled Hosseini

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#768487 - 03/29/12 01:59 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Firefight911]  
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NOT what I wanted to see when I read this!!!!

So glad you are OK. Wheels and powder coat....cheap. You, though cheap and incorrigible, not so much!!

Down on bended knee for you, hug the wife, etc.


Phil Challinor

'16 GMC Denali HD Crew LB Diesel
'16 Mazda 3 HB
#768489 - 03/29/12 02:12 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Firefight911]  
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Originally Posted By: Firefight911
NOT what I wanted to see when I read this!!!!

So glad you are OK. Wheels and powder coat....cheap. You, though cheap and incorrigible, not so much!!

Down on bended knee for you, hug the wife, etc.


Thanks, Phil. I, too, am very thankful. Looking back, it was only a few feet on either side of being REAL ugly. As for hugging The Wife, round one of that was done when I climbed out of the tow truck in front of the house. She had to book off to an event tonight, so I'm sure there are more hugs to come later.


Danny

'07 R12GSA (Moose)
'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
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#768494 - 03/29/12 02:54 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: Huzband]  
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It's where dirt experience comes in handy on the street, you kept riding it. When that happens most obstacles become fairly minor concerns.

Glad you're OK Danny boy.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

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#768499 - 03/29/12 03:46 AM Re: What you did on or to your bike today...... [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
without pics.....


Here are several from the 1st day.
















Bill

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