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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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I laid her down today

I was riding my vulcan 750 and must of hit oil on the pavement going 27mph. back break locked up and slid sideways 10 feet on the pavement. Bad news: couple scrapes. good news: the floorboards I had made by ccspinner saved my bike. the bike slid on those floorboards which protected the bike and myself be keeping it off of me. I would suggest everyone getting the floorboards. not a scratch one my bike (except the windshield).

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 05:50 PM
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glad to hear you're ok!! Now I'm rethinking floor boards...

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that is something to think about...glad you are OK
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 06:06 PM
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Wow man. Glad you're ok. The fact that the bike came thru alright is icing on the cake.

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it was my first experience laying down a bike. Hopefully my last one. Scrape on my knee and arm. If those floorboards weren't on the bike the whole bike would of been on top of me. well the bike was on top of me. But the floorboards were touching the pavement and I slid out with ease.

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This is a rough time of year to be riding but many of us (myself included) hate to pack it up for any amount of time. There are fallen leaves, wet roads that never seem to dry out and even some icing to contend with. Your description of the floorboards assistance is something I had not thought of while considering installing boards on my bike. Are your boards hinged or totally "fixed"? Can you post any pictures of your installation please?

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but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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GREAT that you're ok!

I had a very close call yesterday... some retarded lady decided to make a U turn right in front of me, without even a turn signal or any other sort of sign. There was a patch of sand on the lane I was in, so my rear tire started sliding when I tried to brake.

Thankfully, I somehow reacted right and I got the rear tire to stop sliding and managed to stop the bike like 2 feet before my front tire hit the car's door.

What reeeaaaaallyyyy pissed me off though was that the b¡tch looked straight at me when she started doing the U turn, stopped for like half a second and then decided to make the U turn anyway, even though she saw I was definitely going to hit her! All the while just looking at me with this retarded "I don't give a crap" look on her face. She even made the U turn sloooowly...

I'm lucky I was going to work and had no time to stop or I'd be in jail for beating up that stupid, retarded b¡tch!

Sorry for the aggressiveness, been wanting to vent on that one lol.
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You should consider yourself lucky....although the floorboards are pretty tough, the cast aluminum pegs they bolt to are not. They are notorious for breaking off in a spill. I think the fact that you slid "sideways" helped alot, as the force was in the direction the peg folds.

I did not, nor do I think Chad would make any claim about the floorboards providing any crash protection , be it for the bike or the rider.

So I would not suggest anyone buy them thinking that. They are however awesome for riding comfort.....

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 11:09 PM
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Glad you are OK. You must have a ton of gear on to stay warm in Wis. this time of year. We were 38 degrees for a high temp today. Brisk ridin for sure!
You must have some snow where you are by now.
Hope you don't need much to mend the bike.
Stay warm.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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nope no snow. flurries last night but all melted right away. their is no claim about the floorboards saving lives. I just posted how I found them to be helpful in that situation.

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